Salvemos al Río Laja

Mission

Activate comprehensive socio-environmental practices and capacities with a collaborative approach and adaptation to climate change to contribute to resilience in individuals, families, communities and ecosystems in the central western region of Mexico.

Launched

November 15, 2023

Location

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

Sustainable Development Goals

Program

Promote and install eco-technologies for water resilience – home food gardens, rainwater harvesting systems, reuse greywater – 300 eco-technologies.

  1. Professionalize: Integrate and promote projects with public and private institutions that consider eco technologies as an emergency not as an alternative.
  2. Establish relationships with the land owners, locals, institutions to accept and promote and finance ecotechnologies.
  3. Inclusion: Coordinate links and invitations for the locals , schools or institutions (urban neighborhood or rural communities) to attend training to implement changes that increase resilience for the families. (home food gardens, rainwater harvesting systems, reuse greywater) (1st meeting)
  4. Continuity: include this activity in the  Design an Integrated Management Plan of the house (agenda) for the family to agree in assigning personal budget and assuming changes in how they include sustainable use of the environmental services. (2nd meeting)
  5. Self-management: Build a  local group to coordinate and monitoring of following activities and possible financial support or tools and other materials (participation)  (2nd meeting)
  6. Appropriation: Convene for actions that increase resilience at houses and they teach neighbors to start adding actions to preserve with the participation of all the environmental services available to them and to start a new logic thinking in all around conservation and they don’t compete between them but they help each other. (3rd meeting)
  7. Communication: Close the event with a small meeting and give them a recognition as a “Resilience House for the habitat” for the exchange of experience and enable a chat . (3rd meeting)
  8. Sustainability: The implementation of eco-technology involves the participation of the family; will provide the installation and maintenance and the cistern will be financed by the project, the other eco-technologies will be installed by the family after the workshop
  9. Sharing: Promote to duplicate the implementation in homes and other areas. (locals and chats)
  10. Building resilience: Promote innovation and creativity to design and implement ecotechnologies at houses that add resilience and understanding the value of water n (locals and chats)
  11. Measurable: Assess littles of rainwater and greywater used, compared to the water that will not come from the well.
  12. Networking: Convene to events between other stakeholders, neighborhoods or communities to promote networks and lessons learned.
  13. Train and promote participatory work -Nature-based Solutions and Eco-technologies,  – 500 people

Implement nature-based solutions – habitats in common areas / urban and rural areas – 50 rain gardens, native plants and pollinators gardens

  1. Inclusion: Coordinate links and invitations for the locals , schools or institutions (urban neighborhood or rural communities) to attend training and walks of problems and Nature based Solutions. (1st meeting)
  2. Continuity: Design an Integrated Management Plan of the Microregion (agenda) with locals according to the needs of the place, resources and problems. (2nd meeting)
  3. Self-management: Build a  local group to coordinate and monitoring of following activities and possible financial support or tools and other materials (participation)  (2nd meeting)
  4. Appropriation: Convene for implementation of Nature-based Solution  according to the IMP- agenda  among neighbors, institutions or other stakeholders. (3rd meeting)
  5. Communication: Close the event with a small picnic for the exchange of experience and enable a chat . (3rd meeting)
  6. Sustainability: Build capacities for the local coordination group to do monitoring and to integrate on the maintenance neighbors and institutions. (4th meeting and virtual communication)
  7. Citizen Science: Evaluate the survival of vegetation, record the problems and improvements presented in the first year. (locals and chats)
  8. Sharing: Promote to duplicate the implementation in homes and other areas. (locals and chats)
  9. Building resilience: Promote innovation and creativity following up the presented ideas that became true with implementation (locals and chats)
  10. Measurable: Assess implementation and collective work in a follow-up workshop after the first year. (5th meeting)
  11. Networking: Convene to events between other stakeholders, neighborhoods or communities to promote networks and lessons learned.

Sanitation of adult trees – 300 trees

  1. Professionalize: Integrate and promote projects with public and private institutions to participate in volunteering to clean trees
  2. Establish relationships with the land owners, locals, institutions to accept and promote activities for conservation of native trees  in private and public land
  3. Inclusion: Coordinate links and invitations for the locals , schools or institutions (urban neighborhood or rural communities) to attend training
  4. Continuity: include this activity in the  Design an Integrated Management Plan of the Microregion (agenda) with locals according to the needs of the place, resources and problems. (2nd meeting)
  5. Self-management: Build a  local group to coordinate and monitoring of following activities and possible financial support or tools and other materials (participation)  (2nd meeting)
  6. Appropriation: Convene for actions that maintain the health of trees (habitat conservation)  according to the IMP- agenda  among neighbors, institutions or other stakeholders. (3rd meeting)
  7. (communication) Close the event with a small picnic for the exchange of experience and enable a chat . (3rd meeting)
  8. (sustainability) Build capacities for the local coordination group to do monitoring and to integrate on the maintenance neighbors and institutions. (4th meeting and virtual communication)
  9. Citizen Science: Evaluate the survival of vegetation, record the problems and improvements presented in the first year. (locals and chats)
  10. sharing: Promote to duplicate the implementation in homes and other areas. (locals and chats)
  11. Building resilience: Promote innovation and creativity following up the presented ideas that became true with implementation (locals and chats)
  12. Measurable: Assess trees.
  13. Networking: Convene to events between other stakeholders, neighborhoods or communities to promote networks and lessons learned.

Soil and water conservation and reforestation actions – 2,500 hectares  

  1. Professionalize: Integrate and promote projects with public and private institutions to fund conservation and reforestation activities.-
  2. Establish relationships with the land owners, locals, institutions to accept and promote activities for conservation in private and public land
  3. Inclusion: Coordinate links and invitations for the locals , schools or institutions (urban neighborhood or rural communities) to attend training and walks of problems and Nature based Solutions. (1st meeting)
  4. Continuity: Design an Integrated Management Plan of the Microregion (agenda) with locals according to the needs of the place, resources and problems. (2nd meeting)
  5. Self-management: Build a  local group to coordinate and monitoring of following activities and possible financial support or tools and other materials (participation)  (2nd meeting)
  6. Appropriation: Convene for implementation of Nature-based Solution  according to the IMP- agenda  among neighbors, institutions or other stakeholders. (3rd meeting)
  7. (communication) Close the event with a small picnic for the exchange of experience and enable a chat . (3rd meeting)
  8. (sustainability) Capacity Building  for the local coordination group to do monitoring and to integrate on the maintenance neighbors and institutions. (4th meeting and virtual communication)
  9. Citizen Science: Evaluate the survival of vegetation, record the problems and improvements presented in the first year. (locals and chats)
  10. Sharing: Promote to duplicate the implementation in homes and other areas. (locals and chats)
  11. Building resilience: Promote innovation and creativity following up the presented ideas that became true with implementation (locals and chats)
  12. Measurable: Assess implementation and collective work in a follow-up workshop after the first year. (5th meeting)
  13. Networking: Convene to events between other stakeholders, neighborhoods or communities to promote networks and lessons learned.
  14. Train and promote citizen monitors of fauna and vegetation – urban and rural – 30 monitors performing monitoring
  15. Design and promote Integrated Management Plans for Microregions – 30 microregions with PMIC (house, schools, common áreas, milpas)
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Contact

Web

cuencasanacomunidadsana.org

Team

Agustín Madrigal Bulnes – Executive Director

Jalil Aragón Martinez – Project Manager

Paola Rangel Romero – Socio-environmental promoter and technical assistant

Remedios Reyes Reyes – Socio-environmental promoter

Olmo Torres – Back-stopper