The Fund for the Protection of Water -FONAG- is a private mercantile trust which operates since January 2000 and is regulated by the Securities Market Law.
The trust is an economic financial mechanism, permanent and stable, which uses the yields of its equity to co-finance activities and conservation projects, as well as maintenance of hydrographic basins that provide water to fulfill human and productive needs of the Quito Metropolitan District, and its areas of influence.
FONAG rehabilitates, cares for and protects water basins which supply water to the Metropolitan District of Quito and surrounding areas.
To be the mobilizing agent that involves all actors in exercising their citizenship responsibly on behalf of nature, especially water resources.
To lead processes and consensus through dialogue, proper decision-making, strengthening research and the appropriate use of technology to achieve integrated management of water resources in which active, responsible participation based on solidarity leads to sustainable water management.