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River Basin Planning

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Lake Naivasha is an internationally renowned Ramsar site located in the Rift Valley in Kenya. But unlike most other designated wetlands of international importance, the water in Lake Naivasha also anchors a flourishing horticultural industry...
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The Ebro river (85 362 km2 or 17% of Spain) is located in the north-east of Spain and provides an interesting example of the evolution of competences and strategies to manage water in a changing institutional context. The Ebro river crosses nine autonomous regions and is managed by the Spanish government through the Ebro River Basin Authority (RBA).
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The pressure on water resources has been mounting worldwide with water scarcity becoming a widespread problem in most arid and semiarid regions around the world. Global water extractions have increased from 600 to 3,900 km3 in the last century, which is almost twice the rate of population growth.

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Sunday, 09 March 2014 08:39

Confederación Hidrográfica del Duero

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Las funciones de la Confederación Hidrográfica del Duero incluyen la elaboración del plan hidrológico de cuenca, así como su seguimiento y revisión; La administración y control del dominio público hidráulico; La administración y control de los aprovechamientos de interés general o que afecten a más de una Comunidad Autónoma; El proyecto, la construcción y explotación de las obras realizadas...
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This paper reports on on-going research regarding the physical and institutional resilience of the Upper Basin of the Rio Grande river management system, from its headwaters, to Fort Quitman, Texas.
Published in Upper Rio Grande
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 02:03

IWRM modelling in the Lower Mekong River Basin

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:52

World Wetlands Day : Leaflet

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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.
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Monday, 11 November 2013 06:10

La Charte Vallée Dordogne

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There is currently not enough water to meet the demand in the Pangani Basin, yet the Pangani Basin Water Board continues to receive requests for new water permits from local, municipal and industrial investors. The Water Board has little data on the economic, social and environmental costs and benefits of various water allocation scenarios to guide its water permit provision.

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Saturday, 05 October 2013 05:39

Gestión de la cuenca del río Ebro

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Sunday, 29 September 2013 00:00

Lower Ob Basin Water Management

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Sunday, 15 September 2013 20:12

Welcome to the Dee Catchment Partnership

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The Dee Catchment Partnership is working to protect, enhance and restore the waters of the River Dee Catchment. These waters include the River Dee, its tributary burns, lochs and wetlands, as well as the habitats and species that depend on them. The River Dee is regarded as one of the cleanest Scottish rivers but impacts from a range of sources have significant collective impacts.
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Tuesday, 30 July 2013 13:40

River Suir Action Plan

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The Komati River Basin (14,000 km2) is shared river basin between South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. The Komati River supplies water for several uses in the three countries including water for irrigation, domestic and industrial purposes and energy production (thermal and hydropower).
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Chao Lake, the fifth largest in the People’s Republic of China, struggled to overcome one of the most serious eutrophication problems in the country caused by decades of pollution spurred by economic growth pressures.

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The Red River Basin is a transboundary river basin spanning parts of the People’s Republic of China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Viet Nam. In Viet Nam, the basin encompasses 26 provinces including the capital city, Ha Noi, with a combined population of about 28 million people.

Published in Hong (Red River)

The Davao basin covers eight sub-basins and is the main source of water for Davao City in southern Philippines. The basin supports a rich range of resources and land uses, including urban areas, agricultural land, wetlands, mangroves, tree plantations and natural upland forests. It is also a major source of raw materials for food, medicine and cosmetics, and plays a crucial role in the economy of the country as a whole.

Published in South Mindanao Coast

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Published in Verde
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 07:38

Hai River Basin Project (GEF-IBRD)

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Welcome to the website of the project Integrated Water Resource Management in Isfahan.

The objective of this German-Iranian collaboration is to develop sustainable water resource management in the central Iranian catchment of Zayandeh Rud, an area severely affected by water scarcity. The river is vitally important to the economic development of the semi-arid region of Isfahan.

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The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) supports stakeholder and public discussion concerning all aspects of Integrated Watershed Management for the North Saskatchewan River watershed in Alberta. NSWA is one of eleven Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) in Alberta.

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Saturday, 17 November 2012 12:26

IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level.

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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.

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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.
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This article provides an institutional analysis of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and highlights the institutional dissonance between regional and national decision-making landscapes in the Lower Mekong Basin.

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Water in Jordan's capital Amman is rationed during the dry season.

Published in _Dead Sea Global
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 00:00

The Orange-Senqu River Awareness Kit

The Orange-Senqu River basin is located in southern Africa, encompassing all of Lesotho, a large portion of South Africa, southern Namibia and southwestern Botswana. The Orange-Senqu RAK supports capacity development and the sustainable management of the environment and resources within the basin.

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A breakthrough in water resources management occurred in 1961 when President Kennedy and the governors of Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York for the first time signed concurrent compact legislation into law creating a regional body with the force of law to oversee a unified approach to managing a river system without regard to political boundaries...

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

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The regional information system on water and land resources in the Aral Sea Basin was designed to support decision-making process addressing water sector. The main objective - to serve as common tool for accounting land and water resources in the Aral Sea basin dynamics aiming assessment of diverse aspects of their use and effectiveness. It should facilitate sustainable management and control of water resources use.
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Over the past several years, Government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) participated in a series of dialogue leading to preparation of the Citarum Roadmap, a strategic plan of priority programs to improve water resources management and restore the environment in the river basin. Close to 80 interventions have been identified with an estimated cost of approximately $3.5 billion...

Published in Citarum
Monday, 05 December 2011 00:00

Mekong the Mother (Thai language)

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Welcome to the website for the Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County (WCVC). The coalition is comprised of a consortium of local cities, wholesale and retail water agencies, special districts, the County of Ventura, and non-governmental agencies interested in promoting and implementing integrated regional water management planning efforts in Ventura County.

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.


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Wednesday, 26 October 2011 00:00

Conewago River Conservation Plan

The Conewago Creek drains 510 square miles of steep mountain terrain, broad agricultural valleys, lush deciduous and coniferous forests, and several growing communities. As one of the largest subwatersheds within the Lower Susquehanna River drainage, the Conewago Creek has potential to greatly affect the condition of the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is an agency with a mission - management of the water resources of the basin under comprehensive watershed management and planning principles.
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Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:53

The planning spiral of Brantas River Basin

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Published in Brantas (Surabaya)
Sunday, 09 October 2011 00:50

The Great Lakes Commission

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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.

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 00:00

Daugava river basin district management plan

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The Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka (MASL) has been responsible from 1979 for the development of water resources in the Mahaweli river basin and the adjacent basins for irrigation and hydropower facilities, along with related settlement based services. It has provided water for new irrigation settlements while catering for water deficit areas in existing irrigation settlement schemes.

Published in Mahaweli Ganga
Monday, 19 September 2011 09:10

Upper Mustang Watershed Management Project

The unique characteristics of Trans Himalayan biodiversity has added more glory to Upper Mustang. Due to the deteriorating pasturelands, the project has initiated various experiments so as to preserve the biodiversity in perpetuity. The conservation knowledge to everyone is a must in each and every aspect of conservation initiative.

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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 ...

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 00:00

Upper Wabash River Basin Commission (UWRBC)

Wabash River Basin Commission (UWRBC) was enacted by the State Legislature in 2001 by House Bill 2119, under IC 14-30-4. It was established as a separate municipal corporation, which includes the area located in Adams, Huntington, Jay, and Wells counties that is drained by the Wabash River, including the tributaries of the Wabash River.

Published in Wabash
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 20:03

Savannah River Basin Partnership

Welcome to the Savannah River Basin Partnership home page. The water resources of the Savannah Basin are a valuable natural resource essential to the citizens of South Carolina and Georgia. Water in the basin is used for drinking, recreation, commercial and industrial needs, and agriculture, and is vital for the existence of fish and wildlife.

Published in Ogeechee-Savannah
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 00:00

Murray–Darling Basin Authority

he Murray–Darling Basin Authority's principal aim is to manage the Basin's water resources in the national interest.The establishment of the MDBA means that, for the first time, a single agency is now responsible for planning integrated management of the water resources of the Murray–Darling Basin. In December 2008, MDBA assumed responsibility for all of the functions of the former Murray–Darling Basin Commission.

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 ...

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