CAMBIAR – Climate Adaptation in Mountain Basins in the Andean Region (Ancash, Peru)

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With the highest density of tropical glaciers on the Earth, Peru is extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change; only 2% of the country’s water resources are stored where 70% of the population resides. In recent decades, these sources of fresh water have become less dependable and many of the rural communities have experienced water shortages during the dry season. The impacts of these shortages have been felt most acutely by farmers and ranchers in the region who have noticed changes in crop yields and struggled to maintain adequate pasture land.  We have partnered with rural communities in the Ancash region of Peru to address imminent water and climate-related adaptation issues.

During the 2016 Peru implementation trip, a few volunteers and villagers participated in making a video to help better explain the project:

Meetings:
Most Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm at University Presbyterian Church
2203 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705

Project Leads:
Sharon Heber and Camila Paez (peru@ewbgreateraustin.org)