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The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) brings together a wide range of people and organizations that are deeply concerned about the resources and environmental quality of the Housatonic River Valley. Together, we protect land and water throughout the entire 2,000-square-mile, tri-state Housatonic Watershed.

The Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management was created in 1997 when Maya and Garifuna communities in southern Belize discovered that three years earlier, the government had turned their ancestral lands into a national park. Not much later they awoke to the sound of dynamite blasting seismic paths in preparation for oil drilling in this ‘protected area.’ The paths, wide enough for jeeps, ushered in new, illegal traffic into this unique ecosystem recognized by the RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands.

Bienvenue sur l’espace dédié aux rivières et aux ressources en eau du bassin versant de l’Arly Si nous avons la chance d'être sur un territoire où l'accessibilité à l'eau n'est pas un problème majeur, nous sommes tous conscients aujourd'hui que l'eau n'est pas une ressource inépuisable. L'amélioration de la qualité des eaux, l'entretien des milieux aquatiques et le partage équitable des ressources sont des priorités

Le Contrat de Rivière Semois-Chiers est un outil de gestion participative de l'eau à l'échelle d'un sous-bassin hydrographique. A travers un programme d'actions concrètes défini consensuellement, l'objectif consiste à restaurer les multiples fonctions et usages de l'eau en tenant compte des préoccupations de chacun des acteurs et en veillant à respecter les potentialités environnementales du milieu.

Founded by “The Group of 10”, they started it all, from cleaning up the lake environment to creating the trail around the lake, to ongoing activities such as nest box monitoring and removal of invasive species. This regional park, right in the heart of Burnaby, is a place to reconnect with the natural world without leaving the city. The area is a stunning wildlife sanctuary where birdwatchers regularly spot great blue herons, bald eagles, belted kingfishers,

Le concept de contrat de rivière est né de la notion de développement durable : gérer les ressources naturelles au quotidien en tenant compte des besoins des générations futures. La dégradation de nos cours d'eau nécessite d'établir un dialogue entre les acteurs concernés et d'impliquer les riverains et la population pour que nos cours d'eau retrouvent la place qu'ils méritent.

The MaMaSe Sustainable Water Initiative is aimed at improving water safety and security in the Mara River Basin to support structural poverty reduction, sustainable economic growth and conservation of the basin’s ecosystems. In this four year programme the people and institutions in the basin will be supported in a process of structural change, promoting water-wise economic development that lifts people out of poverty and sets them on a sustainable path to improved well being and self-reliance.

The Indus Basin Knowledge Platform (IBKP) is a comprehensive and systematically set up source of information on developmental issues in the Indus Basin. It aims to bridge the science-policy interface, by bringing together scientific material from multiple disciplines such as spatial and time series biophysical datasets and maps, academic publications, as well as policy documents and legal frameworks in effect at regional to sub-national level.

Brahmaputra basin shared by China, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan , covers an area of 651,335 sq. km., is the home to about 118 million people. The river carries an average annual sediment load of about 400 million metric tons at Pandu (Assam) which is mostly used as an aggregate material for construction purposes. Deforestation and construction of embankments has altered the riverine ecosystem drastically, ...

Established in 1993, WOTR is a non-profit that engages at the intersection of practice, knowledge and policy across scales and in collaboration with stakeholders from across sectors. Headquartered in Pune, WOTR has supported and carried out development work in over 3700 villages across 7 Indian states – Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha.

To evaluate, protect and enhance the health of the middle Colorado River watershed through the cooperative effort of watershed stakeholders..The physical connection between tributaries and larger streams and rivers, between surface and ground water, and between wetlands and all of the water sources, warrants the need to assess, plan and implement activities at the watershed level. Our Council brings together a diverse set of stakeholders ...

Support local communities in establishing sustainable solutions to protect, rehabilitate & preserve this unique natural & cultural treasure.Since 1998 the Tukad Petanu river has been devastated though illegal mining of paras stone along the river bed. The riparian zone of the river has been and continues to be seriously degradated.

The Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme (OWLP) is a 3-year project largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme focuses on the promotion of the area surrounding the Ouse Washes, the heart of the Cambridgeshire and Norfolk Fens, and on encouraging community engagement with the area’s diverse heritage.

Virunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on the border of Uganda and Rwanda. Virunga is Africa’s oldest national park and is also the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area. The park’s 7800 square kilometers (3000 square miles) includes forests, savannas, lava plains, swamps, erosion valleys, active volcanoes, and the glaciated peaks of the Rwenzori mountains.

The Water Quality and Quantity Committee (QQ) comprises municipalities, counties, water and sanitation districts, and conservancy districts in the headwaters region of Colorado located in Grand, Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, Park and Gunnison counties. QQ’s purpose is to facilitate and augment the efforts of member jurisdictions to protect and enhance the region’s water quality while encouraging its responsible use for the good of Colorado citizens and the environment.

Upper Gunnison Water Conservancy District : To be an active leader in all issues affecting the water resources of the Upper Gunnison River Basin.

Since 1979, Friends has been working to improve the health of the Chicago River for the benefit of people, plants and animals; and by doing so, has laid the foundation for the river to be a beautiful, continuous, and easily accessible corridor of open space in the Chicago region. Friends’ work spans the entire 156-mile Chicago River system and its surrounding watershed.

The Friends of the White River is a not-for-profit corporation formed to preserve and protect the White River. The Friends represent those who use the river for recreational purposes, those who live near its banks, and all citizens interested in the preservation of the river as a natural resource. The primary purposes of Friends of the White River are to promote the continued improvement of the quality of the river’s water, ...

The Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP) is a public-private collaborativeof partnering individuals, organizations, and agencies working to restore the riparian corridor of the Dolores River, which flows from the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado to eastern Utah, where it merges with the Colorado River.

In the Verde Valley, we treasure the Verde River and what it provides to our communities, businesses, and ecosystem. But as populations grow, so does the demand for water. If nothing is done, there is the potential for water levels and river flows to continue to decline. But we as a community have the potential to shift this outcome, preserving a flowing river and protecting water supplies, while promoting sustainable economic development.

The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council is an Indigenous grassroots non-profit organization, consisting of 73 First Nations and Tribes, dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Yukon River Watershed. The YRITWC accomplishes this by providing Yukon First Nations and Alaska Tribes in the Yukon Watershed with technical assistance, such as facilitating the development and exchange of information, ...