Mendoza Gil

Project: Recovery of amunas in the community of Huamantanga

More than just empathic with the environment, I declare myself convinced that the world can be a better place to live! Trainee in the area of environmental sustainability in the industrial sector enterprise. With experience as manager of safety, health and environmental initiatives in a business association, and environmental consultant in handling environmental certifications for the hydrocarbon sector and industry. Social and environmental volunteer in projects with focus on sustainability. Focused on contributing to the sustainable development of the country.


The pilot project aims to recover approximately 350 m of amunas in the Huamantanga community. This is a recovery of 1 water channel which is part of the inventory of amunas that The Nature Conservancy Peru carried out last year showing a potential of approximately 70 km of amunas to recover. The main benefit of this project is water generation that will exceed 62 thousand m3 of water per year, for the community, initially of Huamantanga but also of the city of Lima. This quantity of water can supply yearly almost 490 people benefiting the lower part of the basin – the urban area. In addition, a plot with native species will be afforested with the help of the local community who will identify the appropriate species that can withstand this new changing and climatic scenario, and thus control soil erosion and contribute to carbon sequestration.  Also, the capacity for hydrological monitoring of 5 women in the community will be strengthened, which undoubtedly adds to maintaining the sustainability of the project, their inclusion in decision-making and an active role in adaptation to climate change.

Lima is highly vulnerable to climate change, as we are located in an area with considerable seismic activity, and we face very changing climatic events such as floods and droughts, in addition to the El Niño phenomenon. The UN classified Lima as a city with severe water scarcity, with less than 2.2% of water availability for the 11 million existing inhabitants. The per capita availability of water in Lima is 125 m3 and the recommended is above 1000 m3 of water, we have 8 times less water. Under this situation the proposed initiative arose, which has the purpose of generating water profit in the Chillón basin, which will not only directly favour the Huamantanga community but also the urban area.


Being a link in the management of environmental sustainability, actively contributing to the development of actions that favour access to healthy ecosystems, where the interrelation of beings is harmonious; and human intervention maintains empathy with the natural environment. Likewise, from my space, I hope to contribute to having access to resilient and sustainable cities, where equal opportunities prevail, allowing all of us to have the same accessibility to services and opportunities. Finally, I am very interested in promoting teamwork, where the strategic alliances of public and private are organic and strengthen public governance for the benefit of all citizens, with thought oriented towards achieving goals as a country.