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Jul 29, 2011 Stockholm Workshop Report Available
Final Report
Jul 06, 2011 Water for Life – UN Best Practices Award Nominations open now
Nominations are now open for the second edition of the ‘Water for Life’ UN-Water Best Practices Award. The nomination period is open from 30 June to 30 September 2011. See http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/waterforlifeaward.html
Jun 23, 2011 New report now available on our website – Coastal Resource Management
From our UNDP-GEF Governance of International Waters through Experiential Learning workshop in Stockholm May 2011, there is a new report under Workshops available on our website by Dr Hans Hartmann and others – University of Costa Rica and La Rochelle University – Develop universal tools for coastal and transboundary resource management under variable cultural conditions
Jun 15, 2011 Expert meeting on harmonizing national legislation and institutions with ICZM Protocol – Croatia
The Expert group meeting on harmonizing the national legal and institutional framework with ICZM Protocol took place during 18 and 19 May in the PAP/RAC premises in Split, Croatia. The first day of the Meeting was dedicated to the analysis of the content and legal scope of the ICZM Protocol.  The findings of the ProtoGIZC [...]
Jun 15, 2011 IWLEARN 3 First ICT Workshop in Thailand
For  more details go to http://iwlearn.net/news/a-successful-conclusion-to-the-first-iw-learn-ict-workshop
Jun 15, 2011 Towards Marine Eco-system­ Based Management in the Wider Caribbean
New publication – see more at http://iwlearn.net/news/towards-marine-ecosystembased-management-in-the-wider-caribbean
Jun 14, 2011 International Waters Conference 6 – Celebrate 20 Years of the GEF
The IWC6 will be held in October in Dubrovnik. We will be presenting 3 workshops over the conference. For more details on the IWC6 and the preliminary agenda, go to the website at http://iwlearn.net/abt_iwlearn/events/iwc6/index_html?searchterm=iwc6 and stay tuned!
Jun 14, 2011 Platform for International Law
International Conference in Geneva – July 2011 - Project Director to attend and present on the findings of the project. See http://www.unige.ch/droit/eau/index_en.html for more details.
Jun 09, 2011 Valuing our Coastal Environments
(DLIST Benguela) Increasingly we need to consider the economic, social and environmental value of our coastal environments, to ensure it is sustainable. Even those people that do not live near the coast still depend on what the coastal areas have to offer, in one way or the other. Read full article here
Jun 04, 2011 Plan for China’s Water Crisis Spurs Concern
(New York Times, June 1, 2011, by Edward Wong) A chronic drought is ravaging farmland. The Gobi Desert is inching south. The Yellow River, the so-called birthplace of Chinese civilization, is so polluted it can no longer supply drinking water. The rapid growth of megacities — 22 million people in Beijing and 12 million in [...]
Apr 12, 2011 The Project’s International Waters report featured on UNDP Water website
View the UNCP Water website here
Apr 12, 2011 New Resource – Share: Managing waters across boundaries (IUCN WANI toolkit)
This book presents practical tools for conceptualizing and implementing cooperative, participatory management of shared water resources. It stresses the importance of information, communication, institutions and adaptability. It points to the range of benefits from water management and development that can be derived cooperatively, and must be shared equitably. The lessons presented here provide valuable insights [...]
Apr 12, 2011 Workshop on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins: challenges, progress and lessons learnt
The workshop will be organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) under the Water Convention. It will bring together countries and other stakeholders to: exchange practical experience and share lessons-learned on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change; analyze the specific challenges of adapting water management to climate change in [...]
Apr 12, 2011 New SAP for Lake Victoria Basin
This Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for the Lake Victoria Basin builds on the results of the National and Regional Transboundary Diagnostic Analyses (TDAs) carried out in the Basin in 2006. The TDAs identified key national and transboundary issues along with their underlying and root causes, within the context of the Vision and Strategy of the [...]
Apr 06, 2011 Just Released: International Waters: Review of Legal and Institutional Frameworks
The report, International Waters: Review of Legal and Institutional Frameworks, has just been released. It is the most comprehensive report to date that summarizes legal frameworks for the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. This report discusses the legal and institutional frameworks that apply to twenty-eight (28) international water bodies that were identified as part of the United [...]
Apr 06, 2011 Marine Coastal Management Workshop in Costa Rica & Panama
The UBC project, in collaboration with the Canadian Water Research Society (CWRS), held a week long workshop on marine coastal management in Costa Rica and Panama in partnership with UNACHI, Panama; the University of La Rochelle, France; and the University of Costa Rica, with support from the Canadian Embassy of Costa Rica and the Global Environment [...]
Apr 02, 2011 ePresentation: The Global Water Crisis
ePresentation from the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto: The Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue View the presentation here
Mar 20, 2011 World Water Day 2011: Water for Cities
The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The theme this year will be Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge. UN-WATER and UN-HABITAT  are organising the day, content and key messages More information [...]
Mar 15, 2011 IWLEARN3 Inception Meeting: Photo
Mar 13, 2011 Call for Pacific Commons