Who We Are
The Cerrado Waters Consortium (CWC) is a multi-sectoral collaborative platform
involving business, the government, and civil society. Our aim is to join forces in
support of environmental preservation and conservation to combat climate change
Our Conscious Producer Investment Program (CPIP) provides specialist services to producers in a given watershed to promote the environmental development of their property focusing on three fronts: restoration, climate-smart agricultural practices, and efficient water resources management
The water of today is an outcome of the landscape we build.
To work collaboratively to build sustainable productive landscapes in which the activities of individuals, organizations, and sectors have positive environmental and socioeconomic impacts.
Environmental ethics, co-responsibility along the supply chain, commitment to the conservation of the Cerrado, sustainable development, and ecological restoration.
Through the Conscious Producer Investment Program, the CWC designs and implements long-term strategies to guarantee the provision of ecosystem services to adjacent properties located within a given watershed, making the region or landscape more resilient to climate change.
Based on extensive research and practical experience, our team provides specialist advice to producers and local actors on latest technologies relating to the restoration of native vegetation, climate-smart agriculture, and water resources management.
Our model of governance establishes clear functions and responsibilities for the Board of Directors and professional team. The Cerrado Waters Consortium is a legally independent association and is accountable to its members and society for its budget and interventions.
The Consortium is funded by companies whose supply of raw materials depends on the region’s sustainability. Although the pioneers of this seminal initiative are companies involved in the coffee supply chain and these companies make up the majority of the Consortium's governing body and funders, the Consortium is open to all sectors interested in getting involved in conservation initiatives that promote climate resilience.
Property-level interventions are financed through funds. Our work in the pilot watershed is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. The CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of l'Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.
Fabiane holds a Master’s degree in Ecology, Conservation and Wildlife Management, and has over 10 years of project coordination experience. She’s passionate about nature and people, and likes to coordinate teams and multiply knowledge.
FERNANDO FARIA / GH2O
Fernando holds a Master’s degree in Water Resources Management and Regulation and develops and operates telemetry hydrological monitoring and control systems for water resources management.
Juliano is an expert in coffee agribusiness management and has worked in the coffee agribusiness for 23 years. He is currently Superintendent of the Federação dos Cafeicultores do Cerrado (Cerrado Coffee Growers Federation) and Fundaccer and has over 12 years of experience working in the Cerrado in the State of Minas Gerais.
Lina holds a Master’s degree in Forest Sciences from ESALQ/USP and has over 30 years of experience in the conservation of the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado. She works with companies linked to agribusiness developing initiatives aimed at promoting the sustainability of agricultural properties.
Mariana holds a degree in Biology from the University Center of the Cerrado and is a Restoration Agent in CWC’s Conscious Producer Investment Program..
Maysa holds a degree in Business Administration and has extensive experience in personnel management, event organization, meeting facilitation, and drafting contracts. She is currently the Administrative Manager of Fundaccer.
Miller Henrique holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering and Master’s from the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), specializing in plant physiology.
TIAGO / EMATER
Tiago holds a degree in Plant Production and Sustainability from the Federal University of Lavras and works in the program Certifica Minas Café, developed by the state agricultural research and development corporation EMATER in Patrocínio.