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Towards a healthy Ganga (Global Water Forum)

The Ganga River is a symbol of faith, heritage and civilization. Its basin, with a 1.09 million km2 area and over 600 million people, generates approximately 40% of India’s GDP. Traversing over 2,500 km, the Ganga provides an extensive range of ecosystem services to riverine communities; water for cities and agriculture; fish production; recreational uses; and important sites for religious purposes to name a few.

Five Countries (Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia andSlovenia) and their ministries responsible for environment and nature conservation signed a joint declaration to establish the Transboundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve "Mura-Drava-Danube".

To achieve flood protection in the Maritsa River Basin, Greece and Turkey have been forced to take preventative measures. However, these actions have been taken unilaterally making the Maritsa River Basin an example of poor international and transboundary water management.

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