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by Christian Ledermann last modified Oct 25, 2013 05:57 PM
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Open-access ebook: Global Water Issues and Insights

Open-access ebook: Global Water Issues and Insights

by Khristine Custodio last modified Jul 23, 2014 11:20 AM
The Global Water Forum and the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance are pleased to publish the open-access collected volume: Global Water: Issues and Insights. The principal aim of this ebook is to communicate the key academic research and issues in water management and policy to a broad audience.
Jul 23, 2014

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IGRAC publishes "Groundwater Monitoring  in Latin America" report

IGRAC publishes "Groundwater Monitoring in Latin America" report

by Khristine Custodio last modified Jul 21, 2014 10:47 AM
This report is a summary on groundwater monitoring practices in Latin America. A brief overview is made for each country to capture the current state of national monitoring networks in Latin America and their challenges. It is a compilation of the information shared during the third regional workshop of the Global Groundwater Monitoring Network.
Jul 21, 2014

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IUCN releases "Transboundary water governance: adaptation to climate change"

IUCN releases "Transboundary water governance: adaptation to climate change"

by Khristine Custodio last modified Jul 16, 2014 05:38 AM
Management of transboundary waters in increasingly becoming more challenging, and climate change is likely to exacerbate these pressures. Not least because climate change is a global issue, adaptation will require an international response. This book aims to identify issues, both theoretical and practical, that States face in establishing cooperative transboundary mechanisms to effectively adapt water management to climate change.
Jul 15, 2014

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Campaign to protect the sardines of the Sulu-Celebes Sea launched

Campaign to protect the sardines of the Sulu-Celebes Sea launched

by Damaris Waigwa last modified Jul 09, 2014 07:27 AM
Recent studies have shown that the sardine stock in the Sulu Celebes Sea is under threat of collapse. Overfishing is an important factor but there are many other causes. These include pollution and climate change.
Jul 08, 2014

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 International Water Centre Masters Scholarships - Australia

International Water Centre Masters Scholarships - Australia

by Damaris Waigwa last modified Jul 03, 2014 01:11 PM
The International WaterCentre (IWC) is offering several scholarships for high calibre international and domestic students accepted into the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) commencing in Semester 1, 2015. These prestigious scholarships will be awarded on a merit-basis to candidates who clearly demonstrate potential to become future water leaders.
Jul 03, 2014

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Sampling Ballast Water in Aqaba

Sampling Ballast Water in Aqaba

by Khristine Custodio last modified Jun 25, 2014 12:11 PM
The GloBallast Project and PERSGA organised a three-day national training on sampling of ballast water in Aqaba, Jordan from 5 to 7 May 2014. The objective of the training was to further raise awareness about invasive alien species and the Ballast Water Management Convention and more importantly to prepare the country for the sampling of ballast water for data collection prior to entry into force of the BWM Convention.
Jun 25, 2014
Source: Ballast Water Partnerships

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National BWM Seminar Nicaragua

National BWM Seminar Nicaragua

by Khristine Custodio last modified Jun 25, 2014 12:07 PM
The first Meeting of the National Task Force for the Ballast Water Management Convention in Nicaragua was held on 23 May 2014 in Managua.
Jun 25, 2014
Source: Ballast Water Partnerships

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LVEMP II rewards the best Community Driven Development Project in Watershed Management

LVEMP II rewards the best Community Driven Development Project in Watershed Management

by Khristine Custodio last modified Jun 27, 2014 10:47 AM
The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Environment Day (WED) on 5th June, 2014, in Furahia grounds - Mwanza, Tanzania. LVEMP II customized this year’s theme as Conserve our Environment to address Climate Change, in line with the Projects Global Development Objectives.
Jun 25, 2014
Source: Lake Victoria Basin III

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Second meeting of the Correspondence group on the Economic and Social Analysis, including outcomes of the national pilot cases of the Regoko Project

Second meeting of the Correspondence group on the Economic and Social Analysis, including outcomes of the national pilot cases of the Regoko Project

by Khristine Custodio last modified Jun 27, 2014 10:55 AM
In the framework of the Mediterranean Action Plan's “Ecosystem Approach Initiative" (EcAp), the environmental assessment of Mediterranean marine and coastal ecosystems is to be completed by a socio-economic analysis highlighting relationships between human societies and natural systems. A Correspondence Group on Economic and Social Analysis (COR ESA Group) has been established to develop and coordinate the socio-economic assessment of water uses and coastal areas of the Mediterranean at the regional, sub-regional and national scales. Plan Bleu and the MAP Coordinating Unit are in charge of leading the Group and implementing the ESA action.
Jun 25, 2014

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Arab countries study the benefits of joining the UNECE Water Convention

Arab countries study the benefits of joining the UNECE Water Convention

by Khristine Custodio last modified Jun 19, 2014 08:48 AM
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) can be a source of inspiration for progress in the management of shared surface waters and groundwaters in the Arab region and neighbouring States. Accession to the Water Convention could reinforce cooperation with riparian countries and lead to the equitable utilization of shared waters. Such potential benefits were acknowledged by participants in a workshop that gathered representatives of 12 Arab States on 11 and 12 June 2014 in Tunis. Key aspects of different legal frameworks for cooperation on shared waters were discussed, in particular the opportunity that the globalization of the UNECE Water Convention represents for the Arab region.
Jun 19, 2014

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Revised Strategy for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean: Focus on the Interface between Environment and Development

Revised Strategy for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean: Focus on the Interface between Environment and Development

by Damaris Waigwa last modified Jun 27, 2014 10:40 AM
The revised strategy will focus on seas and coasts, natural resources, rural areas and food, climate, sustainable cities, green economy transition, and governance.
Jun 17, 2014

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World Oceans Day 2014: A Washington DC UN Family Celebration

World Oceans Day 2014: A Washington DC UN Family Celebration

by Damaris Waigwa last modified Jun 27, 2014 10:59 AM
The Head of UNDP’s Water and Ocean Governance Program, Andrew Hudson, spoke to a room of 40 representatives of government, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations to commemorate World Ocean’s Day 2014. The joint UN Family Washington DC event – held at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Regional Office of North America (RONA) – highlighted current work of the UN organizations addressing issues associated with sustainable use of the ocean.
Jun 13, 2014

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A new ecosystem training course to improve management of fisheries in the Asia-Pacific Region

A new ecosystem training course to improve management of fisheries in the Asia-Pacific Region

by Damaris Waigwa last modified Jun 27, 2014 10:45 AM
A training course which contributes to more practical and effective management of fisheries in Asia and the Pacific was launched today by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Jun 11, 2014

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Get Ready for World Oceans Day!

Get Ready for World Oceans Day!

by Khristine Custodio last modified Jun 06, 2014 12:29 PM
PROVIDENCE, RI – On June 8th 2014, people in communities around the globe will celebrate this year's World Oceans Day with the theme of “Together we have the power to protect the ocean.” Hundreds of events are planned to help people get involved in solutions for a healthy ocean and society - by supporting clean energy choices, trash-free coasts and beaches, sustainable seafood, and more.
Jun 06, 2014

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Tehran Convention COP5: A Milestone in Caspian Cooperation

Tehran Convention COP5: A Milestone in Caspian Cooperation

by Damaris Waigwa last modified Jun 24, 2014 06:49 AM
Ministers of Environment and other high level government officials of the five Caspian States met in Ashgabat for the Fifth Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the Tehran Convention Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea.They took major decisions towards ensuring a sustainable future for the Caspian Sea. Ministers agreed to establish a permanent Secretariat of the Convention, under the administration of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Countries also unanimously adopted the Biodiversity Protocol, and two of them have already signed it. The Protocol is an international treaty that obliges the Parties to work together and guides them in the conservation and restoration of the unique Caspian habitats and species such as the celebrated sturgeon and the Caspian seal.
Jun 04, 2014

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World Coral Reef Conference Participants Sign Manado Communiqué

World Coral Reef Conference Participants Sign Manado Communiqué

by Khristine Custodio last modified Jun 03, 2014 10:47 AM
17 May 2014: Representatives from 29 countries and 13 international organizations made a commitment to ensure the sustainability of marine resources in the Manado Communiqué, which was agreed upon at the World Coral Reef Conference 2014. The Communiqué, titled ‘The sustainable utilization and conservation of coral reefs, food security, and partnerships and initiatives,' confirms commitments to achieve the long-term conservation and sustainable management of coral reefs for food security, poverty eradication and climate change adaptation.
Jun 03, 2014

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UN Watercourses Convention to Enter into Force Following 35th Ratification

UN Watercourses Convention to Enter into Force Following 35th Ratification

by Khristine Custodio last modified May 30, 2014 10:50 AM
19 May 2014: The UN Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (UN Watercourses Convention) will enter into force in August 2014. Viet Nam became the 35th country to accede to the Convention, in accordance with Article 36 of the Convention, which states that entry into force will occur on the 90th day following the deposit for the 35th ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.
May 30, 2014

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Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Australia commit to protect and manage a globally significant ocean region

Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Australia commit to protect and manage a globally significant ocean region

by Khristine Custodio last modified May 27, 2014 08:49 AM
15 May, Manado, Indonesia -- An important tropical region that plays a vital role in the circulation of the world's oceans stands to benefit from a Ministerial Declaration that was signed here today. Ministers from Timor-Leste, Indonesia and the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia endorsed a regional Strategic Action Programme that will promote the restoration, conservation and management of marine and coastal ecosystems for the Arafura and Timor Seas - know as the ATS region.
May 27, 2014

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FAO State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture Highlights Growing Fish Production and Consumption

FAO State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture Highlights Growing Fish Production and Consumption

by Damaris Waigwa last modified May 22, 2014 08:15 AM
Fisheries and aquaculture are playing an increasing role in feeding the world and provide livelihoods for over 10% of the global population, according to the ‘State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014.' However, the report, produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), cautions that illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing continues to threaten marine ecosystems as well as local economies, food supplies and livelihoods.
May 22, 2014

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Australia, Indonesia and Timor-Leste Endorse Marine Action Programme

Australia, Indonesia and Timor-Leste Endorse Marine Action Programme

by Damaris Waigwa last modified May 22, 2014 08:10 AM
Ministers from Timor-Leste and Indonesia and the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia endorsed a regional Strategic Action Programme to promote the restoration, conservation and management of coastal and marine ecosystems in the Arafura and Timor Seas, an area that links the Indian and Pacific Oceans and is known as the ATS region. The officials endorsed the Programme at the World Coral Reef Conference 2014, which took place from 14-17 May in Manadao, Indonesia.
May 22, 2014

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