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Three organizations launch $27 million partnership to create “water funds” to protect critical watersheds and related ecosystems

The Nature Conservancy, FEMSA Foundation, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will announce a new partnership that will protect threatened water resources across Latin America and the Caribbean, securing water resources for up to 50 million people.

At a kick-off event to be hosted by Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S., Arturo Sarukhan, the heads of the three organizations will announce the $27 million Water Funds Partnership, which will protect 7 million acres of watersheds in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and other countries.

WHAT:    Launch of Water Funds Partnership

WHO:      Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Develpoment Bank
                Mark Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy
                Antonio Fernández, CEO, FEMSA and President, FEMSA Foundation’s Board
                Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States

WHERE:  Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

WHEN:    June 8, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

RSVP:      Paul Constance, IDB External Relations, 202-623-2572,

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