The Preparation Phase of the Trifinio Case Study was executed from October 2012 to March 2013. The main output was the elaboration of the detailed Project Document for the subsequent implementation of the Full Size Project.
During the preparation phase, UNESCO and IGRAC undertook a mission to meet the staff of the regional offices of UNESCO and UICN, the consultants hired by UICN as part of the project preparation, and visited the project area and met with local stakeholders and municipalities.
IUCN carried out an inventory of existing information and identified gaps in order to describe and evaluate the Trifinio aquifer. A team of expert consultants was contracted to work in coordination with IUCN; fieldwork was conducted; workshops and meetings were held to better understand the project and to plan future events; information collected on the Trifinio region was compiled and thematic reports were generated. An outcome report contains a summary of the main data, findings and conclusions of this inventory.