Bogotá is the capital and largest city of Colombia with more than 8 million inhabitants. It has an area of approximately 1587km2, with the Bogotá river passing along the western limits of the city. Bogotá’s water management officials have focused heavily on improving the coverage and quality of water supply in the city for the past few decades. However, as the number of city inhabitants continues to grow year by year, Bogotá finds itself facing challenges in urban water management, especially in terms of flood control and pollution mitigation of the Bogotá River. Joining Cities4Forests affirms Bogotá’s determination to use green infrastructure as a solution to tackle its water crisis and to build Bogotá as a green and sustainable city.
“Cities4Forests is supporting our program to a greener and healthier 21st century for Bogotá. The forests we want to create […] will be essential to help us become resilient to the impacts of climate change and supply clean water, while also providing jobs and boosting infrastructure, public health and recreation.”
Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia