The water ecosystem services that are generated in the upper and middle basin of the Lempa River in the Trifinio are decisive for the development and well-being of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The quality of life of rural inhabitants is in turn closely related to the revitalization of sustainable value chains by integrating innovative production systems adapted to climate change that improve rural income and strengthen the provision of said services, which demands the incorporation of integrated water resource management practices, protecting areas of high water value and reducing the respective environmental footprint. Consequently, these water ecosystem services constitute a regional public good that generates environmental, social and economic benefits.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB
The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).