Abstract: Beginning with a grassroots approach to water management, increased knowledge and information and the improvement of environmental health and livelihoods, the region around the Tacaná volcano on the border of Guatemala and Mexico has shown the way forward in scaling up local level approaches to national level initiatives. Together with partners, we set up a demonstration project in the Tacaná Watersheds, which combined pilot livelihoods projects and bottom-up integrated governance of water resources management. This case study describes the situation, activities taken, and results achieved during this process.

Authors: Welling, Rebecca; Cartin, Megan; Córdoba Muñoz, Rocío; Rivera, Ottoniel; Rosal, Carlos; Arrevillaga, Felipe