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FileFinal Report on the Partnership between South East Asia START Regional Center – United Nations Environment Programme by Taya Santives — last modified Jun 11, 2015 10:44 AM
Within the GEF IW projects, UNEP delivers both information on the environmental status of global waters and manages knowledge transfer services. UNEP is responsible for the implementation of Components 3 and 4 of the third phase of IW:LEARN, which involves the organization of an IW:Science Conference (Component 3) and designing of an information management and communication platform to support ecosystem management and more informed policy making (Component 4). The two components aim at improving information and communication flow and management practices through face-to-face encounters and enhancement and expansion of Internet-based tools and technology utilized by both GEF IW:LEARN and the GEF IW project portfolio.
FileAUDITOR’S REPORT by Taya Santives — last modified Jun 11, 2015 10:44 AM
FileThe Groundwater Governance 'Shared Global Vision for 2030 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 28, 2015 01:51 PM
This is a Vision of the World in 2030 in which countries have taken appropriate and effective action to govern their groundwater in order to reach globally shared goals of social and economic development and avoid irreversible degradation of groundwater resources and their aquifer systems. There is more freshwater stored underground than anywhere else on the planet. Although not all of this groundwater is readily accessible, groundwater has become a critical element in our lives, settlements, cultures and economies, as a prime source of water and as a factor in environmental health and climate change adaptation. For all too long now, groundwater has too often been ‘abandoned to chance’ – despite growing resource utilisation and dependence. Therefore, a Globally Shared Groundwater Governance Vision has been generated through a global process of consultation with groundwater professionals, users and managers. It is an ‘urgent call for systematic action’, recognising that the ‘price of doing nothing’ will be especially high, in terms of lost freshwater reserves at a time when groundwater storage is critical for sustaining water security and adapting to climate variability.
FileDraft Canary Current Large Marine Ecosytem (CCLME) - TDA by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 28, 2015 11:02 AM
The document is written in French. (May 2015)
File Global Diagnostic on Groundwater Governance by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 28, 2015 06:48 AM
The document comprises of baseline review of the science, policies and experience and a series of five regional consultations and diagnostic studies.
FileGroundwater Governance Synthesis Report by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 27, 2015 01:33 PM
This Synthesis Report highlights a number of key findings from the Project’s first Component, which was designed to provide a science based consolidation of knowledge of the groundwater resources economically exploitable under presently prevailing conditions, and their state (both quantity and quality), with focus on governance relevant aspects. It aims to contribute to achieving broad agreement on the scientific and economic issues in relation to groundwater and a consensus on the scope for future action. (Warning: This draft is NOT for quotation, citation or copying.)
FileMalaysia - Development and pilot-testing of model sustainable livelihood enterprises in Kudat-Marudu-Pitas Districts, Sabah by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified May 20, 2015 09:09 AM
CTI-SEA is developing alternative livelihoods in Kudat-Marudu-Pitas Districts and in the proposed Tun Mustapha Park to ensure sustainability of livelihoods and food security in an increasingly significant number of coastal communities across the region. The livelihood activities will involve giving technical advice and training in entrepreneurial skills, developing markets for products, as well as the conducting public awareness campaigns on improving the quality of coastal waters for ecotourism, aquaculture, and public health.
FileMalaysia - Applying integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) in Marudu Bay adjacent coastal zone by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified May 20, 2015 09:01 AM
ICZM is an ecosystem-based management framework that can address land-based sources of pollution in the marine environment. It is also one of the tools in ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM). The application of ICZM in an ecosystem will contribute to the sustainability of coastal and marine resources.
FileMalaysia - Capacity building on ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) in Semporna by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified May 20, 2015 08:55 AM
This subproject was designed to promote EAFM in the fishing industry for both small and commercial scale fisheries using a variety of non-formal learning techniques in collaboration with Department of Fisheries Sabah, the Department of Fisheries Malaysia, and the Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin.
FileMalaysia - Capacity building on marine protected area (MPA) management by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified May 20, 2015 08:49 AM
Building the capacity of human resources of Sabah Parks and the Department of Marine Parks, Malaysia is necessary for more effective management of existing MPAs in the country and the increasing number of MPAs being established in the State of Sabah.
FileUNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 185 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 19, 2015 09:32 AM
Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear
FileCReW's Lines, Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2015 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 14, 2015 11:22 AM
This Issue features: World water day 2015, UNEP CEP, CReW and TNC—Pooling Knowledge and Experience to tackle Wastewater Management more resourcefully, Wastewater Management Policy, Examining Gender, Climate Change and Monitoring & Evaluation Issues in Sanitation Management, The Belize Wastewater Re-volving Fund at Work and the NEW GEF CREW website.
FileThe Water-Energy-Food Nexus in LAC by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 14, 2015 09:45 AM
This report provides an overview of the water-energy-food nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), identifying the main challenges and opportunities for achieving water, energy and food security in the region. There is a particular focus on the Latin American countries Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. This report builds on IUCN and IWA’s Latin American Nexus Dialogue workshop in 2013 and the Amazonia Security Agenda project (www.segamazonia.org) and is informed by 41 interviews with key stakeholders across water, energy and food sectors in the region.
FileBuilding an Evidence Base on Private Sector Engagement in Financing Climate Change Adaptation by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 14, 2015 09:28 AM
This report documents and draws lessons from multilateral development bank (MDB) activity on private sector adaptation to strengthen the evidence base in this so far under-researched area. The private sector is key to addressing the challenge of adaptation to climate change. This is widely recognised and the major climate finance mechanisms such as the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and Green Climate Fund (GCF) are developing private sector adaptation programmes. However, the factual evidence on which the debate draws, and on which the design of these new programmes is based, is very weak. The purpose of this report is to strengthen this evidence base.
FileGulf of Mexico LME - Strategic Action Programme (SAP) by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 11, 2015 11:32 AM
This Strategic Action Programme (SAP) is a policy document negotiated by the governments of United Mexican States (Mexico) and the United States of America (U.S.) through the coordination of the appointed Technical National Focal Points to the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem Project (GoM LME), the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) of Mexico and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. The document outlines the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the GoM LME and aims to promote shared policy goals and legal and institutional actions to address priority transboundary problems that have been previously identified by both NOAA and SEMARNAT in the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA). The TDA was completed in October 2011 and is the primary source of scientific and technical information for the recommended strategic actions presented. This document and the TDA have been developed as part of the project, “Integrated Assessment and Management of the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem”, with the financial support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the implementation support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
FileGEF CReW Regional Wastewater Management Policy Template and Toolkit, 2015 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 28, 2015 02:00 PM
This Toolkit contains a package of information, with useful and simple templates, specifically designed to assist wastewater managers, chief technocrats or senior policy officers to improve capacity in developing and implementing wastewater management policies to improve the management of the sector. It sets out the key issues that should constitute wastewater management policy. It does not contain a comprehensive list of all possible subject areas that may arise in the development of wastewater management policies. It may also be used to strengthen other related policy activities. There may also be other relevant and important issues for which policy is not set out in this Toolkit which the wastewater manager may wish to consider. The fact that a particular subject or consideration is not covered in this Toolkit should not in itself be a reason for giving less weight to that matter or consideration and should not be taken to imply that the matter or consideration is not significant. Baseline and other research information, findings developed under the GEF CReW project should be considered along with the Toolkit.
FileReview of Access to, Availability of, and Organizational Readiness for Uptake of Funding for the Wastewater Sector, 2014 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 28, 2015 01:17 PM
CReW has realized that simply providing funds may not be enough to solve the challenges participating countries face in managing wastewater treatment. Therefore, CReW has commissioned this report to analyze this issue more closely. This report helps the CReW Project understand if the participating countries currently have access to wastewater funding, and if so, under which conditions. It also analyzes whether or not the countries have the organizational and absorptive capacity to effectively use the available funding. The report concludes by describing a proposed approach on how to help countries in the Caribbean achieve their objectives in the wastewater sector.
FilePanama Baseline Assessment Report by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 28, 2015 12:45 PM
Document in Spanish
FileBaseline Assessment Study for the GEF CReW Project Honduras by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 28, 2015 12:41 PM
Document in Spanish
FileGuatemala Baseline Assessment Report by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 28, 2015 12:27 PM
Document in Spanish
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