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by Christian Ledermann last modified Nov 09, 2007 12:10 PM
newsletters, brochures.
FileGIWA newsletter No 1 [2005-05-02] by admin — last modified Jan 10, 2014 01:10 PM
A number of GIWA regional reports are in their final production phase. During this spring we will publish our reports on regions such as South China Sea, Russian Arctic, Yellow Sea, Canary Current as well as other waters. Each has its specific issues, yet they all provide strategic guidance for actions on the problems.
FileGIWA newsletter No 4 [2004-12-20] by admin — last modified Jan 10, 2014 01:10 PM
2004 comes to an end and it is time to sum up the GIWA activities. It has been a successful year for GIWA. A large number of regional reports have been completed and published. The results have been launched and received attention by decision makers and by media.
FileGIWA newsletter No 3 [2004-09-29] by admin — last modified Jan 10, 2014 11:08 AM
Overfishing of cod, nuclear waste storage and the invasion of the red king crab are all issues threatening the unique Barents Sea ecosystem. They are described in the recently released GIWA Barents Sea report, which received high attention, both by media worldwide and by official agencies concerned with the future of the Barents Sea region.
FileGIWA newsletter No 2 [2004-06-29] by admin — last modified Jan 10, 2014 11:08 AM
The GIWA regional report on the Caribbean Islands highlights not only a number of problems endemic to the majority of SIDS, such as eutrophication, solid waste, freshwater shortages and destruction of coral reefs, but also points at the specific transboundary problem of spills and discharges from ships as a major threat to coastal and marine ecosystems.
FileGIWA newsletter No 1 [2004-03-31] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
GIWA region 3, Caribbean Sea, is one of the most diversified GIWA regions consisting of 28 different countries from Mexico (state of Quintana Roo) in the north to Venezuela/Colombia in the south. Apart from their varying natural characteristics the countries in the region have different historical backgrounds with influence from Spain, France, Holland and Great Britain.
FileGIWA newsletter No 5 [2003-12-18] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
Freshwater shortage has the highest severity of impact on the water situation for people living in the Lake Chad Basin. The primary reason is climatic changes, aggravated by stream flow modification as dams are disrupting the timing and extent of the flooding of the Waza-Logone and Hadeija Nguru wetlands.
FileGIWA newsletter No 4 [2003-09-08] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
Through the work of more than a thousand experts worldwide the GIWA assessment on environmental problems in international waters is coming to the finalizing stage. We have now produced the fi rst volume of our report on three diverse water regions in the world. I am proud to see the impressive amount of important information in these reports and I expect it will lead to wise decisions by stakeholders engaged in the future for the involved countries.
FileGIWA newsletter No 3 [2003-06-24] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
The GIWA assessment from selected regions, representing different environmental and socio- economic situations, will be presented at a seminar in Stockholm on August 15. The seminar is part of the World Water Week to be held in Stockholm August 10-16. The worldwide assessment is being finalized in many parts of the world. Local experts, working in transboundary teams using the GIWA methodology to evaluate the environmental concerns in each water regions, carry out the main part of the project.
FileGIWA newsletter No 2 [2003-04-08] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
A large number of water stakeholders learned about the GIWA project when participating in the 3rd World Water Forum in Japan recently. GIWA held a session under the theme “Water for peace” and presented its work with an exhibition.
FileGIWA newsletter No 1 [2003-02-12] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
Modifi cation of aquatic habitats is present in all parts of the world and is inextricably linked to increased population pressure and exploitation of resources. In the GIWA assessment environmental impact of habitat and community modifi cation is severe in 16 of currently 47 assessed sub-regions or parts of sub-regions. In the subsequent ranking, taking socio-economic and future concerns into account, about half of the regions include habitat and community modifi cation among their two top priorities.
FileGIWA newsletter No 6 [2002-12-13] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
GIWA and the University of Kalmar is organizing a symposium on transboundary waters in Kalmar in August 2003. The theme is how to apply the results from the scientific assessment to manage water resources with the focus on developing country situations. An important element will be discussions on global water-related assessments, their outcomes and experiences gained.
FileGIWA newsletter No 5 [2002-11-11] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
The world’s water issues are complex and pressing in many parts of the world and their assessment is urgent. These are words by the newly appointed ambassador for GIWA, Professor Emeritus Gotthilf Hempel. He represents SCOPE in the steering group of GIWA and was named Ambassador at the fi fth steering group meeting in Kalmar on October 8–9.
FileGIWA newsletter No 4 [2002-09-27] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
Scaling and Scoping assessments have been received from 30 different subregions distributed around the world. Most of these sub-regions have been assessed as single hydrological entities. However, seven sub-regions have been divided into either two or more subsystems, yielding a total of 38 discrete assessments of the environmental and socio-economic impacts of water related issues around the world.
FileGIWA newsletter No 3 [2002-08-29] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
This newsletter is issued at the opening of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, WSSD. A very important venture indeed which will set the pace for the for future work in the field of human development and the environment.
FileGIWA newsletter No 2 [2002-05-15] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
As spring returns to Sweden, the tulips are blooming and the sun is shining, GIWA enters into the next phase of the project. The Scaling & Scoping is now close to be completed and the global comparative matrix is being formed. As expected the GIWA concerns show different s ev erity in the individual sub-regions, but outstanding as global problems are the concerns “Habitat destruction” and “Unsustainable exploitation of living resources and fisheries”
FileGIWA newsletter No 1 [2002-02-14] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
we are at the beginning of a new year and new challenges are ahead for the GIWA project. Intensive work has been ongoing lately for the development of the methodology for the remaining stages of GIWA. These stages focuses on the causal-chain analysis and the policy options identifications.
FileGIWA newsletter No 8 [2001-11-01] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
as this Newsletter goes to print, the Nobel price award ceremony is going on. As you all have learned, this years Noel Piece price was awarded to the United Nations. Our congratulations is given to the General Secretary Kofi Annan. We, GIWA, are proud to be part of UNEP and the United Nation’s family and share the gratitude for this honor.
FileGIWA newsletter No 7 [2001-10-09] by admin — last modified Jan 10, 2014 11:09 AM
first of all, let me thank all you GIWA partners and friends who participated in our General Assembly. The meeting was certainly very successful. 32 Focal Points from the GIWA sub-regions participated at the event. In total the General Assembly had 113 participants from 38 different countries. This venture really showed the progress of the GIWA.
FileGIWA newsletter No 6 [2001-08-31] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
A number of important events are taking place these days and in the near future. Recently I participated in the 11th Stockholm Water Symposium. We in the GIWA Core Team congratulate our colleagues in SIWI to a very successful symposium. Such events provide an excellent opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues to discuss and exchange opinions. UNEP presented on this occasion their report on the Mesopotamian wetlands. Documented with satellite remote images, it is shown a dramatic decrease in these wetlands over the past 20 years.
FileGIWA newsletter No 5 [2001-07-12] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
Environmental issues have been given much attention by the public lately, with focus on the ongoing discussion about the Kyoto Protocol and the recent signing of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. This renewed public awareness may lead to benefits and increased human welfare if linked with the socio-economic issues prevailing in today’s society. Water is one of the earth’s most important life sustainable elements, and the environmental status of the aquatic ecosystems are heavily influenced directly and indirectly by human activities. Part of the GIWA mission is to highlight the impact of environmental problems on the economy, human health, and other aspects of society, and to include these links in our assessment program.
FileGIWA newsletter No 4 [2001-05-17] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
As spring returns to Europe, the trees get green, the flowers blossom and up north in Scandinavia the days get longer and the nights lighter, GIWA is entering into its most hectic period. GIWA workshops are ongoing all over the globe, people are trained in the GIWA methdology and they are creating results. And even more important for the sustainability of the GIWA process, every day new experts and scientists are recruited to the GIWA sub-regional task forces. GIWA is now definitely on the positive track!
FileGIWA newsletter No 3 [2001-03-19] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
Important activities for GIWA are taking place these days. The peer review was completed with a science expert workshop, and the GIWA Steering Group met. Although some issues were found to require further development and refining before being fully used in the assessment, these bodies gave the marching order; the scaling/scoping activities are to be started on the sub-regional level and the first results are to be reported on the first GIWA General Assembly 16-18 June 2001.
FileGIWA newsletter No 2 [2001-02-14] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
At the start of a new year I make some reflections of the past and the future. Last year, 2000, was a difficult year for GIWA. Major problems surfaced in developing the Assessment Protocol into a useful tool and in building the global network with megaregional hosts, sub-regional focal points and task forces. There were difficulties in the development of the Core Team organisation, and there was a slow start of the network building. A significant schedule delay was unavoidable.
FileGIWA newsletter No 1 [2001-01-11] by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
Welcome to the first edition of the UNEP/GEF GIWA Newsletter. The newsletter will be issued regularly in the future giving highlights and up to date news to readers on the development of the GIWA project. It will also be available on our web site
FileGIWA Brochure by admin — last modified Jan 10, 2014 11:09 AM
Seas, lakes, wetlands, rivers, and groundwater basins not only provide us with water for all human purposes. They also constitute life-support systems, which provide us with fundamental ecological and other services. The character of our planet, physically as well as biologically, is shaped by water. Without water all life ceases.
FileAssessing the Status of International Waters by GIWA by admin — last modified Mar 12, 2010 01:25 PM
Global Environment Facility (GEF) therefore commissioned GIWA to produce globally comparable assessment results that can be used for funding priorities. The GIWA project is meant to provide the GEF with objective and strategic guidance for prioritizing its future interventions in the International Waters Focal Area.
FileArticle on the world’s water by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jan 21, 2011 08:50 AM
Degradation of freshwater and marine water resources is a major threat to ecological systems
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