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FileBuilding Sustainability: Partnerships and Finance by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
$80 – $180 billion for investment in environmental facilities and services.70% of which is needed for:Wastewater treatment,Pollution abatement,Nutrient reduction,Water reuse/recycling.
FileThe Strategic Action Programme for the International Waters of the Pacific Small Island Developing States by admin — last modified Mar 26, 2012 09:25 AM
The Pacific Small Island Developing State International Waters Programme (the IWP) was designed as a 5-year programme for 14 participating Island countries . It is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and executed by the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
FileSecond Biennial GEF International Waters Conference:Plenary II: The East Asia Experience by admin — last modified Mar 26, 2012 09:25 AM
GEF International Waters Project Examples and Highlights from East Asia.
File2nd GEF Biennial International Waters Conference: Implementing Agency Perspectives by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
GEF IW regional programs can be a vehicle to foster multi-country understanding, communication and cooperation between countries where it otherwise may not have been occurring (Nile, BCLME, Tumen, Gulf of Aqaba, etc).
FileFormulation of a Strategic Action Program for the Integrated Management of the Hydrological Resources and Sustinable Development of the San Juan River Basin and its Coastal Zone by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
It is a binational project that promotes the integrated management of the hydrological resources of the San Juan river basin and its coastal area. It is executed by the governments of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, through their respective ministries of the environment in each country.
FileStrategic Action Program for the Bermejo River Binational Basin: Argentina- Boliva by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
Objectives: To promote the sustainable development of the binacional basin of the Bermejo river. Incorporating the environmental concerns into the national policies, plans and programs. Establishing a basin vision and integrated management of the natural resources, Impelling the establishment of regional coordination mechanisms and public participation and consultation.
FileIntegrated Management of Land- Based Activities in the Sao Francisco River Basin: Strategic Action Program for the Integrated Management of the Sao Francisco River Basin and its Coastal Zone- SAP by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
Objective: Development of Integrated Watershed Management Program, promoting sustainable development and addressing root causes for actual degradetion.
FileImplemention of Integrated Watershed Management Particies for the Pantanal and Upper Paraguay River Basin by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
Objectives: Promote the sustainable development of the basin through the implementation of the strategic activities identified in the Upper Paraguay Basin Conservation Plan (PCBAP) and the elaboration of a Strategic Action Program for the Integrated Management of the Pantanal and the Upper Paraguay Basin ­ SAP.
FileA Framework for Sustinable Water Resource Managment in the La Plata Basin: With Respect to the Hydrological Effects of Climate Variability and Change by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
Project Objetive: Strengthening the efforts of the governments of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay to implement their shared vision for the environmental, social and economic sustainable development of the La Plata Basin, Specifically in the areas of the protection and integrated management of its water resources and adaptation to climatic change and variability Harmonization and preparation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable Management of the La Plata Basin.
FileEnvironmental Protection of the Rio de la Plata and its Maritime Front: Pollution Prevention and Control and Restoration of Habitats by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
Major trends in the project area will increase the pressure on the uses and resources of the aquatic ecosystem Human impact on the aquatic ecosystem threatens its uses and resources in quality or quantity.
FileThe Guarani Aquifer Project: Contributions for the Groundwater Resource Management by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
Objective: Support Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay to jointly elaborate and implement a coordinated institutional framework for managing the transboundary Guarani Aquifer System for current and future generations.
FileGEF: Third Biennial International Waters Conference: Pestana Bahai, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, June 20th-25th, 2005 by admin — last modified Mar 26, 2012 09:25 AM
Important Goals: I- Creation of a GWA web site which allows the access for all of the relevant information and topics in our four official languages. II- E- Conference on Gender Mainstreaming in Integrated Water Resources Management which was run during the year 2002 all over the world in four GWA languages simultaneously. The outputs and recommendations of this e-conference were very relevant to orient the GWA work programme. Recollection of the discussions, outputs and recommendations were registered in a CDROM as a contribution to the present and future.
FileSupporting Private Investment in Infrastructure Finance by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
Need for Private Financing: 1.Financing needs are too large to be met soely by donor and host government funds: need for sustainable solutions 2.Conducive legal and regulatory environment critical: to attract private capital banks will still be reluctant to undertake new projects in new sectors 3.Partial guarantees can serve as a catalyst for: private financing in new sectors and new projects development of capital markets.
FileSustinable water Infrastructure Through Innovative Financing by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
Purpose: To quantitatively understand the future needs for water investment to: Address U.S. population growth/economic needs, and renew existing aging infrastructure. Estimates were made for water and wastewater, investment, cost and payments (2000-2019).
FileSlovenia: Danube River Basin EBRD/GEF Environmental Credit Facility by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
Project: Framework environmental credit facility for reducing water pollution Channelled through local banks. Aimed at industry, agriculture and smaller municipalities within the Slovenian portion of Danube River Basin.
FileTransfer of Enviornmentally Sound Technology to Reduce Transboundary Pollution in the Danube River Basin by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
The Country Perspective: All target countries are in economic and political transition Undergoing increasing industrial production and consumption. Experiencing growing environmental pressure. Changing social conditions and considerations. Competitive enhancement of their production and marketing. Improved social responsibility (workplace and landscape). Environmental compliance (to meet market needs and national priorities).
FilePollution Reduction Revloving Fund for the LMEs of East Asia by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
Objective: To scale up investment in pollution control of land-based water pollution in coastal urban and peri-urban areas of East Asia. Two main subcomponents: 1. Investment fund: grant financing to World Bank pollution reduction projects in the pipeline. 2. Project preparation revolving fund: one or more regional (multi-national), national or sub-national revolving funds.
FileInternational Legal Regime for Transboundary Groundwater by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
Basic Challenges Faced with Transboundary Groundwater: Low level of technical knowledge. Definition of transboundary GW. Pollution and over extraction. Issues of land and water ownership at national level; customary water rights. Issues of federal and state jurisdiction over GW. Conflicting interests of states sharing aquifer.
FilePresentation for the 3rd IWC Conference Salvador, Brazil, June21st-26th 2005 by admin — last modified Mar 26, 2012 09:25 AM
The Dnipro basin has been described as a “classic example of unsustainable development” due to the past legacy of trying to convert a traditionally agricultural region into a major industrial one in the space of a few decades. There is currently no common institutional framework for co-ordinated actions on the Dnipro by the riparian countries. The Dnipro PDF-B Project Document states: “Now is the critical moment to establish an international management regime for the Dnipro River in order to avoid potential friction and conflicts resulting from misunderstandings between the riparian countries and to protect the Black Sea commons with the establishment of an emergency system which would prevent trans-frontier pollution crises”.
FileUNDP - GEF Dnipro Basin Enviornment Programme by admin — last modified Feb 29, 2012 08:25 AM
Specific Objectives: Create a transboundary management regime and coordinating body; Assist countries in the formulation, review and endorsement process of a Strategic Action Programme (SAP); Improve financial/legal/operational mechanisms for pollution reduction and sustainable resource use; Formulation of National Action Plans by Inter-ministerial Committees; Improve conservation of biodiversity in the Dnipro River Basin; Enhance communication among stakeholders and encourage public awareness and involvement in addressing the problems of the Dnipro Basin; and Build capacity for SAP implementation.
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