Peru is amongst the most affected countries by climate change in the world, with severe consequences on the availability of water across the country. The GIZ funded project "Multisectoral management of water resources in the Mantaro River basin" (ProGIRH) aims to improve the integrated and climate-sensitive water resource management in the Mantaro River basin. Within this framework, an IMF Team will support the Peruvian national water authority (ANA) in establishing remote sensing methodologies as a complement to traditional sampling-based water analysis. With a permanent focus on capacity building of the regional partners, the Team will combine multi- and hyperspectral satellite imagery with in-situ spectral data, in order to define the possibilities and technical requirements necessary to establish a self-dependent and locally managed long-term observation of water quality and availability.
Sentinel-2 MSI image of the Lake Chinchaycocha, the second largest lake in Peru and main source of the Mantaro River. The Mantaro basin generates 35% of the total electricity produced in the country and is of high importance for the agriculture production supplying the capital city of Lima.