Sustainability and land use - Argentina-en

Sustainability and land use

Finding solutions together

Water governance in the Province of Buenos Aires

In the rural Tandil-General Lavalle basin, the Water Governance program is implemented through a cooperation agreement between the Water Authorities of the Netherlands and the Province of Buenos Aires. Funded by the Blue Deal program of the Netherlands (2019-2022), the project focuses on improving water governance and integral management.
The area covers seven municipalities, with an area of ​​12,000 km2 (1/3 of the area of ​​the Netherlands). Under an integral vision and a participatory process of the producers, authorities and social actors of the basin, work is carried out in the territory defining water management systems for the reduction of water stress, flood control and the protection of ecosystems, as central axes to sustainable agricultural production.

Sustainable management of the Upper Picasa Basin

The Government of the Province of Córdoba, represented by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Province, and the Netherlands execute a cooperation agreement within the framework of the Partners for Water program (2019) in order to work together in the water-soil nexus. In this way, the sustainable development of the agricultural sector is promoted.

The project is based on a participatory process of all the stakeholders in the basin and on the development of simulation models of the physical (water- soil-) system. For this purpose, specialists from the Wageningen Research Center participate from the Netherlands, while on the Argentine side, the National Institute of Agricultural Technology takes part. Consultants, advisors and producers from renowned local entities such as CREA, Aapresid and the University of Rio Cuarto also participate.

Zarate and the Delta footprint

The “Zarate and the Delta footprint” project, started in 2018, aims to socially and economically develop the island sector through the protection and strengthening of the unique characteristics of the Delta. The Municipality of Zarate (1200 km2), has an insular area (650 km2), with the need to be integrated into the continental area. Through a participatory methodology, the project focuses on the research of alternatives for a new conception of land use in economic production, flood mitigation and protection of natural areas against fires.

The aimed result of the project is a master plan and development strategy based on the Dutch experience on solutions “Based on Nature”. The project is developed under the leadership of the Beccan Davila Urbanismo Study (Netherlands) and the Society of Architects and the Municipality of Zarate, in addition to the participation of agricultural producers, industries, NGOs and social actors from the island area.