Co-operation on the Lake Titicaca

Summary

Through the creation of the Autonomous Water Authority of the Lake Titicaca Basin the two countries sharing the Lake (Bolivia and Peru) have recognized how crucial it is to work together on the management of the water resources of the basin.

It was therefore essential for PCCP to build on the existing political will for co-operation, to further build confidence between players at all levels, and to ensure that long-term co-operation is guaranteed through a sound vision that is common to all stakeholders.

The case study's preparations, writing and publishing was generously funded by the Government of Andorra.

The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both riparian countries were contacted by PCCP through their Permanent Delegations to UNESCO. Each Ministry nominated an expert and a technical assistant, and requested them to write the case study on behalf of their country.

The group of two experts and two technical experts worked closely with PCCP and the legal office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unites Nations (FAO) for the preparation of the case study.

The final document, jointly written by the Bolivian and the Peruvian experts, shows the status of co-operation in the basin from a technical point of view. It takes into account the contributions of civil society representatives of who were interviewed by the experts during their field trips in Puno and Oruro.

The document was reviewed by both Ministries of Foreign Affairs during a meeting that was held in Lima, on 15-16 November 2005 and through electronic mail.

  • Isaac Martinez Gonzalez and Rolando Zuleta Roncal with the support of Anibal Pacheco Miranda and Julio Sanjines Gotilla, Co-operation on the lake Titicaca, UNESCO-IHP, 2006, 105 p.
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