GEF IW:LEARN e-bulletin #15, Feb/March 2009
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|Most popular documents on IW:LEARN (Jan/Feb 2009)|
|Calendar of Events from April to June 2009|
|Vacancies and Requests for Proposals|
of State vs. Community-Based Mangrove Management in Southern Thailand
This study (Sudtongkong, C., and E. L. Webb, 2008) is the first to quantitatively demonstrate that mangrove forests of Thailand can be managed and conserved by local communities. Moreover, the condition of community-managed mangrove forests was superior to that managed by the state.
Resources Use and Management in the Amu Darya River Basin (Central Asia)
This paper analyses groundwater resources use and management in the socio-economic context of the Amu Darya River Basin which covers part of the following landlocked Central Asian countries: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Ridge to Reef: Water, Environment, and Community Security, GEF action
on transboundary water resources
This publication highlights nearly two decades of achievements by the GEF International Waters programme, in securing a wide range of economic, political, and environmental benefits from shared surface water, groundwater, and marine systems.
This report (King N. et al., 2008) reviews
the potential of developing a payments for catchment services scheme in
upper Ga-Selati sub-catchment and the Sabie Sand catchment in South
Africa map from Harvard University
AfricaMap is based on the Harvard University Geospatial Infrastructure (HUG) platform, and was developed by the Center for Geographic Analysis to make spatial data on Africa easier for researchers to discover and explore.
Report of the UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project released
This report provides inter alia a detailed account of the project's operation; outputs and outcomes; achievements, failures, and lessons learned; management and scientific innovations; and the proposed mechanisms for the implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the South China Sea.
the beautiful, blue, cleaner Danube
The Danube shows signs of improving water quality and still contains significant natural populations of flora and fauna which are typical for such a large river.
PEMSEA announces the release of the latest issue of the Tropical Coasts which focuses on the Sulu and Sulawesi Seas, a large marine ecosystem (LME) within the Seas of East Asia.
This is the 5th global report since the GCRMN (Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network) was formed in 1996 as an operational network of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI).
Global economic crisis provides opportunities for sustainable development says Mekong body
As the effect of the global financial crisis impacts Southeast Asia, it is providing more time for the four countries of the Lower Mekong Basin to ensure private sector proposals for new hydropower dams are planned with environmental sustainability in mind says the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
Most Popular Documents on IW:LEARN.NET (Jan/Feb 2009)
The top five documents in January/February 2009:
Sample Medium-Sized Project Concept Paper - "Makys" [64 unique pageviews]
Sample Medium-Sized Project Brief - "Forestland" [32 unique pageviews]
Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe - TDA. 2005 [27 unique pageviews]
Calendar of Events from April to June 2009
Events in May:
WaterTech 2009 Abu Dhabi, UAE 3-6 May 2009
International Seminar - Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Coastal Management in Developing Countries Manado, Indonesia 4-6 May 2009
5th Congress of Balkan Geophysical Society: Geophysics at the Crossroads Belgrade, Serbia 10-16 May 2009
World Ocean Conference Manado, Indonesia 11-15 May 2009
Fourth International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning Cyprus 13-15 May 2009
6th International Multi-Purpose Reef Conference (IMPR) Eastern Cape, South Africa 18-21 May 2009
34th Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) International Conference Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 18-22 May 2009
International Conference on Water Resources (ICWR 2009) Langkawi, Malaysia 26-27 May 2009
International Conference on Marine Ecosystem: "Transboundary Approach in Sustainable and Integrated Marine Resource Management" Langkawi, Malaysia 26-28 May 2009
STRIVER Final Conference: Integrated Water Resource Management in Theory and Practice Brussels, Belgium 28-29 May 2009
Vacancies and Requests for Proposals
Conservation Manager (WWF-Cambodia)
Closing date: 08 April 2009
The Freshwater Conservation Manager leads coordination, development, planning, management, reporting, and monitoring of WWF efforts to conserve key freshwater habitats, aquatic species, and ecological functions of the Mekong River Ecoregion in Cambodia, working closely with the Country Director, Programme Manager, Ecoregion Coordinators, and project managers.
Project Manager (BCLME Programme)
date: 17 April 2009
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Executive Secretary (ES) of the BCC, and the UNDP CO, the Senior Project Manager (SPM), will be in-charge of co-ordinating the day-to-day management and operations of the BCLME SAP IMP project, ensuring high quality, efficient and effective project delivery. The SPM shall report directly to ES. He/she shall liaise directly with designated officials of the Executing Agency (the UNOPS), UNDP Country Office, the GEF Operational Focal Point, the existing and potential additional project co- financiers and others as deemed appropriate and necessary by the BCC.