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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 01:50

The UNEP/GEF Volta River Basin Project

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The UNEP/GEF Volta River Basin Project for “Addressing Transboundary Concerns in the Volta River Basin and its Downstream Coastal Area” is a regional initiative designed to facilitate the integrated management, sustainable development and protection of natural resources of the Volta River Basin within the six riparian countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo.
Published in Volta (Nakambe)
Monday, 06 January 2014 15:21

everydropmatters : Lake Baikal Project

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This project focused on the threats to Baikal’s water resources from unregulated tourism and municipal wastes. Local coastal communities and tourists are among the main direct users of the Baikal freshwater resources. A lack of awareness, knowledge and financing at the local level in relation to sustainable water use has put serious pressure on the lake. Unregulated tourism is also a growing threat, ...
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The Volta basin has many types of dam and reservoir, providing different services to a variety of first and next beneficiaries. The first beneficiary is the operator who receives income from selling the services or licenses to access the services of the reservoir.
Published in Volta (Nakambe)

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The Yoshino River flows through Shikoku Island in southeastern Japan. The Yoshino River Basin Management Plan of 1966 was one of the first such efforts in Asia and the Pacific region. It was formulated through consultations held with local stakeholders, including riparian residents in Tokushima on the east of Shikoku Island, upstream residents of Kochi on its southern coast, and transboundary water users in Ehime and Kagawa on its northern side.

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"Protect the Flows is a network of over 800 businesses who depend on a healthy Colorado River for our bottom lines. We own and operate businesses in communities along the Colorado River and its tributaries in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, California, Nevada, and New Mexico. The economic future of the west is tied to a Colorado River that flows strong and beckons people to communities along its banks for recreation and tourism."
Published in _Colorado river Global

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Published in Verde
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:28

Our Athabasca - A River Story

Published in Athabasca

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Almost 40 years ago, Revelle and Lakshminarayana (1975) coined the term “Ganges Water Machine” trying to find a solution to the fundamental problem of land and water development in the Ganges, where 80% of the monsoon-driven river flow occurs during 4 months from July to October. The dry-season flow of the Ganges in the 1970s was already barely sufficient for irrigation needs of India and Bangladesh, ...
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 07:38

Hai River Basin Project (GEF-IBRD)

Published in Hai He - Ziya He

The Pungwe River flows from the Eastern Highlands in Zimbabwe into Mozambique and drains into the Indian Ocean. The river basin, with its abundant water resources, offers considerable potential for economic grow.
Published in Mozambique Coast

The Incomati basin is shared by Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland. These riparian states establised in 1983 the "Tripartite Permanent Technical Committee" (TPTC) to agree on water use in the shared watercourses enabling sustainable development.

Published in Incomati (Komati)

The Save/Sabi River rises as the Sabi south of Harare and flows southeast from the Zimbabwean highveld to its confluence with the Odzi. It then turns south, drops over the Chivirira Falls, and is joined by the Lundi at the Mozambique border. The river continues as the Save, following an east-northeasterly course to its mouth near Mambone on the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean.

Published in Save

The Maputo basin is shared by Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland and includes the tributaries Pongola and Usuthu Rivers and the estuary. These riparian states establised in 1983 the "Tripartite Permanent Technical Committee" (TPTC) to agree on water use in the shared watercourses enabling sustainable development.

Published in Maputo

Eco-TIRAS International Environmental Association of River Keepers is created by environmental NGOs of the Dniester River basin, shared by Moldova and Ukraine, to help and advice authorities and population to manage the river in sustainable way, using Integrated River Basin Management Approach. In present it unites 38 NGOs-members.

Published in Dniester

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In 1997, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and the Department of Interior formed a unique partnership with the goal of developing a shared approach for managing the Platte River. Water users from the three states and local and national conservation groups joined the effort. Together, these stakeholders developed an innovative approach for improving the management of the Platte — for the health of the ecosystem and the people that depend on it.

Published in Platte
Saturday, 24 November 2012 00:00

Mekong (trailer)

The film examines the issues of hydropower development and its impact on Mekong citizens’ lives...

Published in _Mekong Global

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The Tanzania Coastal Management Partnership (TCMP) is a small and agile group of professionals committed to creating healthy coastal environments for the country and region. We view our organization as a catalyst for effective and sustainable changes that both safeguard valuable natural resource assets...

Published in Tanzanian Coast
Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00

Mekong: Watch that river!

Published in _Mekong Global

This ecoregion encompasses the whole Don River basin, including the Severskiy Donets system in the west and the Zapadnyy [Western] Manych system in the east. The ecoregion also includes all of the smaller rivers draining into the Sea of Azov in the west (northward from the Crimean Peninsula). The border between the ecoregion and Dnieper runs along the Dnieper drainage, whereas the border with the Kuban ecoregion follows the lower main course of the river.
Published in Don

“The challenge and the opportunity here are the same—to manage this vibrant ecosystem and its rich natural resources as a complete, interconnected whole.”

Carter Roberts

WWF President and CEO

Published in _Mekong Global
Sunday, 14 October 2012 09:08

Belo Monte dam: Xingu rising (Amazon Watch)

Published in Xingu

OKACOM’s permanent secretariat provides a repository for the Commission’s accumulated knowledge – records of its deliberations and consultations, products of the research it supports and information it needs to support decision making. Some of these resources are made available here.

Published in _Okavango Global
Monday, 08 October 2012 00:00

The Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA)

The Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) is a community-based organisation that works to protect natural assets, improve adoption of modern and environmentally-friendly land management practices, and promote sustainable development.

Published in Fitzroy

A River Basin Management Plan of the Sava river basin is under development, the first attempt in the Southern European region to draft a River Basin Management Plan according to the EU Water Framework Directive. GWP Mediterranean and GWP Central and Eastern Europe have significantly contributed to the stakeholder involvement process related to development of the Plan.
Published in Sava
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 02:51

Life Along the Sava River

Published in Sava

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Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:35

Iraq Upper Tigris Waterkeeper Project

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Nature Iraq is initiating a Project called the Upper Tigris Waterkeeper (IUTW). The primary problems of Iraq’s watershed are related to pollution and degradation to the rivers themselves and upstream water diversion projects. There are few advocates for Iraq’s watershed and the people who rely upon them. Government decision-makers view the rivers as abstract resources that they can pollute, divert, drain and trade away without consideration to the communities and ecosystems that are destroyed in the wake of these activities.

Published in Upper Tigris

The Salween river basin is more than twice the size of England, the 2nd largest river basin in southeast Asia and one of the last free-flowing international rivers in Asia.

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By international standards fresh water in New Zealand is both abundant and clean.

Published in _New Zeeland Global

The Tanzania Coastal Management Partnership (TCMP) is a small and agile group of professionals committed to creating healthy coastal environments for the country and region. We view our organization as a catalyst for effective and sustainable changes that both safeguard valuable natural resource assets...

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The present site of the Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development (DDNIRD) contains the following information:

- general data on DDNIRD (location, history, organizational structure etc.)

Published in Danube Delta
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 09:45

The Siuslaw Institute

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The Siuslaw Institute, Inc, was founded in 1994 as a locally-based, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the “sustainable improvement of community and habitat in the Coast Range of Oregon, particularly in the Siuslaw River Basin.” In 2004, the Siuslaw Basin Partnership won the Thiess International Riverprize and was encouraged by the International Riverfoundation to "twin" with another country to share expertise in restoring waterways. Other interesting links on the same topic by clicking on "read more".

Published in _Columbia river
Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:27

Sustainable Silicon Valley

SSV is leading Silicon Valley to a more sustainable future through collaboration with local government agencies, businesses, and community organizations to identify and address these highest-priority environmental issues. We do this by engaging prominent Valley organizations to proactively work toward self-imposed goals of reducing regional CO2 emissions and water use – and helping them translate those goals into measurable results.

Published in San Francisco Bay
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 12:34

EU Strategy for the Danube Region

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Published in Omo - Lake Turkana

The Buzi River flows eastwards through the Manica and Sofala provinces of Mozambique. It then empties after 250km to the Mozambique Channel west of Beira, forming an estuary.

Published in Buzi

The Ruvuma River is the natural boundary between Mozambique and Tanzania covering a distance of 650 km from the Lake Niassa to the coast and has a total length of about 760 km. The entire area of the Ruvuma River basin amounts to 152,200 square-km of which about 65% are located in Mozambique, 34% are in Tanzania, and only 0.3% within Malawi.

Published in Ruvuma
Friday, 11 November 2011 00:35

Manitoba Water Stewardship

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Manitoba Water Stewardship provides leadership in environmental stewardship for the benefit of current and future generations of Manitobans so the social, economic and inherent environmental value of water is protected and realized. Manitoba's water and fish resources are managed sustainably and people are safe from water hazards.

Saturday, 05 November 2011 05:32

Amazonas 2030

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"Llamado para crear una visión de Estado sobre la Amazonia ¿Qué esperamos de la Amazonia colombiana y qué papel deseamos que juegue en el futuro?” Con esa pregunta Martín von Hildebrand, director ejecutivo de la FGA, resumió los comentarios sobre el Índice de la Amazonia colombiana y la II Encuesta de Percepción Ciudadana presentados hoy al país.

Published in _Amazon Global

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Published in _Philippines Global

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Friday, 28 October 2011 03:54

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

“Cultivate a sustainable future from a sustainable environment rooted in culture and a wild salmon ecosystem.” The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition was founded in 2004 by a diverse group of people living and working in the Skeena river watershed. Our board of directors and membership reflects the broad interests of the people in this region.
Published in Skeena

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Rising in the dense rainforested slopes of the Great Diving Range, the Wenlock traverses Cape York north-westwards through savanna country before spilling out into the Gulf of Carpentaria at Port Musgrave just north of Mapoon.
Published in North West Watersheds
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The Loktak Development Authority was first constituted by the Government of Manipur in July 1987 under the Societies Act XXI of 1860 under the aegis of the Department of Irrigation and Flood Control, Government of Manipur. The Loktak Development Authority (LDA) is now a body constituted by the Government of Manipur under the act, ‘The Manipur Loktak Lake (Protection) Act, 2006 (Manipur Act 3 of 2006) ...
Published in Chindwin
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 00:00

The Atlas of Loktak

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Sustainable Development and Water Resources Management of Loktak Lake - Language(s): English , Author(s): C.L. Trisal and Th. Manihar - The goal of Sustainable Development and Water Resources Management of Loktak Lake is to improve water management of the lake and sustain its resources for the benefit of the local communities on a long-term basis.
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The overarching goal of SuMaRiO is to support oasis management along the Tarim River under conditions of climatic and societal changes. A main result envisaged is to develop an indicator-based Decision Support System (DSS) that allows a Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) within regional planning. This SIA will take into account the perspectives of all relevant actors and consider relevant Ecosystem Services (ESS) ...

Published in Tarim He
Sunday, 16 October 2011 00:00

Living Labs: Limpopo River Basin

Ajoutée par TVEAPfilms le 14 mars 2007

Published in _Limpopo River Basin
Sunday, 09 October 2011 00:50

The Great Lakes Commission

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Vision :

A healthy, vibrant Great Lakes- St. Lawrence River region that exemplifies our shared ideals of environmental quality, economic growth, and stewardship for current and future generations.he Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River ecosystem is an unequalled natural treasure.

Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation is an international non-profit institute, which works to promote balanced development of border areas, especially in Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe region. The original "Lake Peipsi Project" was begun in 1993 as an informal organization whose primary focus was research into environmental issues facing the border between Estonia and Russia.

Published in Narva (Narova)

Créé par arrêté préfectoral le 23 décembre 2002, le Syndicat Mixte d'Aménagement Hydraulique du Bassin Versant de la Somme (AMEVA) est aujourd’hui constitué de 79 Communes isolées, 22 EPCI, 12 Associations syndicales de propriétaires riverains, du Conseil général de la Somme et du Conseil général de l’Aisne.

Published in French West Coast
Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00

Confederacion hidrografica del Guadiana

Bienvenida del Presidente...

Os escribo desde el Guadiana y os recibo en él. Dejadme que os diga que nuestro río, su tierra y su gente son un espacio de acogida, un espacio de entendimiento y cooperación....

Published in Guadiana

This site is devoted to cooperation between Moldova and Ukraine to improve sustainable management of the Dniester River basin. It was developed in the frame of the UNECE / OSCE / UNEP project Action Programme to improve transboundary cooperation and sustainable management of the Dniester River basin (Dniester III)...

Published in Dniester

The Ruvuma River Basin is a shared water course between the two countries of Mozambique and Tanzania. The Development of the Ruvuma River Basin Monograph and Joint IWRM Strategy, the Ruvuma Consultancy in short, constitutes a part of the Shared Watercourses Support Project (SWCSP) for the Ruvuma, Buzi and Save river basins.

Published in Ruvuma

The Mahaweli Ganga Development Programme, the largest integrated rural development multi-purpose programme ever undertaken in Sri lanka was based on water resources of Mahaweli and allied six river basins. Main objectives were to increase agricultural production, Hydro-power generation, employment opportunities, and ,settlement of landless poor and flood control.

Published in Mahaweli Ganga

In the midst of eight years of drought, the seven states of the Colorado River Basin have agreed in 2007 to new rules to share and conserve scarce water in the region without resorting to lawsuits. The states — California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming — share the 1,450-mile river's water under a 1922 compact...Patricia Mulroy, Chairman of Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)make a speech at the 2010 American Water Summit...

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Seminar organised by World Bank (WB) and South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI). The objective of the seminar is to demonstrate how development partners are joining together to improve regional cooperation on international waters by focusing resources, attention, and analysis on a particular river basin: the Ganges Basin. It targets high level government officials and development partners ...

Sunday, 18 September 2011 00:00

Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC)

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Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized institution of the East African Community (EAC) that is responsible for coordinating the sustainable development agenda of the Lake Victoria Basin.

The present condition of the riverine ecosystems of the Colorado River system, including its National Parks, results from natural processes and from human water management systems. The future condition of these riverine ecosystems will likely be strongly affected by future climate change, but ecosystem condition will also be determined by how human society responds to the stresses of climate change through changes in water diversions and the operation of existing dams.

Published in Yampa
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 15:33

Paraguaçu, rio extenso, soberbo e lendário

Published in Paraguacu

Bangladesh and India have some of the most intricate and complex river systems in the world. The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna, the three major rivers, along with their tributaries drain an area of about 1.75 million km2 and directly impact the lives of 620 million people.


Published in Lower Ganges
Thursday, 08 September 2011 15:14

Lower Ganga Basin Organization

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The Ganga sub-basin extends over an area of 1086000 sq. km and lies in India, Tibet (China), Nepal and Bangladesh. The drainage area lying in India is 861404 sq.km which is nearly 26.2% of the total geographical area of the country. The sub-basin is bounded on the north by the Himalayas, on the west by the Aravallisand the ridge separating it from Indus basin, on the south by the Vindhyas and ...

Published in Lower Ganges

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La Commision Internationale du Bassin Congo-Oubangui-Sanga en sigle CICOS s'inscrit dans les objectifs de l'Union Africaine visant à intensifier la coopération entre les Etats Africains en vue de la création d'institutions communes et le renforcement de celles déjà existantes.

Published in _Congo Global

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Website of the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine.

Nine states – one river basin.

For the benefit of the Rhine and of all of its tributaries...

Published in _Rhine Global
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:00

Red River Basin Organisation

The Red River Basin Organization (RRBO) is a non-profit body under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam. The RRBO was established on April 9 2001 according to the Decision No. 39/2001 by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam. Dr. Pham Hong Giang, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development is Chairman of the RRBO.

Published in Hong (Red River)

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