The peasant community that managed to cure their river is a finalist to win a world award The Peasant Community of Cordillera Blanca is a finalist in the world contest, Solution Search: Water Pollution & Behavior Change.
Cordillera Blanca, is located in the province of Huaraz, in the department of Ancash, in this town the community members with the support of the Local Agricultural Research Committee (CIAL) and the support of the engineers of the mountain institute, managed to cure their contaminated rivers using ancestral knowledge and scientific solutions. This initiative is a finalist among the 10 favorites in the world competition.
In the house of Don Vicente, located at more than 3600 meters above sea level, his wife Teodora and his family celebrate that the initiative to purify the waters of the Negro River, has been selected to represent our Peru in this contest, which seeks innovative ideas to reduce and prevent pollution of the entire planet.
We know that human beings and the ecosystems we inhabit basically depend on clean water. That is why this contest is looking for ways of existing and successful solutions that reduce water pollution through behavioral changes. The purification of the waters of the Black River has become a favorite option of the contest.
To support this initiative, you just have to enter this page. Voting to determine the winner is open until June 11 at 11:59 p.m. and you can vote once every 24 hours.