Implementing Integrated Water Resource and Wastewater Management in Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS
|Project Category:||Land-Based Sources/Coastal Zone|
The constraints to effective water resource management can be summarised generally as an absence of effective strategy and policy; the absence of workable and intersectoral legislative and institutional mechanisms, inadequate financial sustainability; absence of a strategy to deal with extreme or chronic events that threaten the resources (e.g. flooding, drought, saltwater intrusion); lack of access to or awareness of appropriate and cost-effective technologies and methodologies; inadequate capacity at the institutional and individual level; an imbalance between long-term planning for development and that for resource and environmental sustainability; short-term strategies for the prioritisation of water needs (tourism and agriculture); and inadequate information to support sustainable policy-making and management strategies.
If these constraints and barriers are not addressed, the long-term implications will be a deterioration in water quality, access and availability (along with reduced environmental quality); a failure of coastal and watershed ecosystem functions (including associated biodiversity and natural habitat losses); overall land degradation; increased LBS pollution to the IW environment; and an overall deterioration in human welfare within the SIDS. This Concept Paper proposes the development of a Full GEF Project in partnership between UNEP and UNDP to help African SIDS to:
As part of the achievement of its Objectives, the Project will identify and implement a series of IWRM demonstrations within each of the SIDS that will provide real, on-the-ground solutions to common problems, and which can be transferred and replicated throughout the 6 SIDS, and ideally throughout other SIDS on a global basis, as appropriate.
|Sub-Region:||Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, SIDS (Africa), Western Africa, SIDS (Asia), Southern Asia, Small island developing States|
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|Project Status||Under Implementation|
Dec 27, 2010 12:00 AM
Dec 29, 2014 12:00 AM
|Focal Area||International Waters|
|GEF Allocation to project||9.94M US$|
|Total Cost of the project:||26.04M US$|
|Countries:||Cape Verde, Comoros, Mauritius, Maldives, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles|
|Lead Implementing Agency||United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)|