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GEF IW:LEARN e-Bulletin, January 2011

The GEF IW:LEARN e-bulletin is a regular circular of information regarding upcoming meetings, projects specific news, interesting tools and applications of relevance to the GEF International waters community (and projects in particular). It serves as a mechanism to widely share highlights and news about your project with over 1400 water practitioners.

GEF IW:LEARN e-Bulletin, January 2011

The GEF IW:LEARN e-bulletin is a regular circular of information regarding upcoming meetings, projects specific news, interesting tools and applications of relevance to the GEF International waters community (and projects in particular). It serves as a mechanism to widely share highlights and news about your project with over 1400 water practitioners.

Lead Stories

Eurasian Arctic Rivers

Changes in the amount and timing of the discharge of major Eurasian Arctic rivers have been well documented, but whether or not these changes can be attributed to climatic factors or to the construction of man made reservoirs remains unclear. A new research report helps to identify the key processes (snow cover and air temperature) that have regulated seasonal stream flow fluctuations in the Eurasian Arctic over the last half-century (1958—1999) and to understand the regional coherence of timing trends, using a set of Eurasian Arctic rivers selected specifically because they are free of known effects of dams.
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"Water for Life" Best Practices Award

The United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action "Water for Life" 2005-2015/UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) and the UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) are pleased to invite you to submit your application for the 1st edition of the "Water for Life" Best Practices Award. The purpose of the Award is to promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015 through recognition of outstanding best practices that can ensure the long-term sustainable management of water resources and contribute to the achievement of internationally agreed goals and targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.
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Feeding the water

Peer-to-peer exchange in western Ukraine focuses on agricultural nutrient pollution in Tisza River Basin
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World Water Day 2011

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.

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UNDP-CTI News Update

For the first issue of CTI Currents: Quarterly Update of UNDP-GEF Projects in the Coral Triangle, read updates from three projects: West Pacific East Asia Oceanic Fisheries Management Project (WPEA OFMP); Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action Programme (ATSEA); and the Sulu-Celebes Sea Sustainable Fisheries Management (SCS-SFM) Project.
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Project and Partner News

New guide on adaptive management

The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook The overarching goal of sound natural resource management is an equitable, efficient and sustainable use of managed resources (e.g. water, forests, and species stocks). The governance systems put in place in democratic societies to reach this goal must respect the principles of good governance, as laid down in the EC White Paper on Governance: to be transparent and accessible, inclusive, effective, coherent and accountable. Good environmental governance is both an end in itself and a mean to reach higher level environmental goals.
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Water security is becoming a real issue

With water scarcity now a serious global concern, agencies involved in water resources management internationally are seeking to work together to promote efficient and sustainable solutions. Recycling and reclaiming water should be a key objective for both agricultural and urban supply, says Global Water Partnership’s Executive Secretary Dr Ania Grobicki in an interview with the magazine "Global - the International Briefing".
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Videos on Competing for Water: Conflict and cooperation in local water governance

The "Competing for Water" research programme investigates local water conflict and cooperation in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and analyzes the consequences for the poor.
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More Programmatic Investments Needed in the East Asian Seas Region

Manila, Philippines - Representatives from East Asian countries and regional programmes and organizations convened for two days to assess the status and challenges to sustainable management of the East Asian Seas region, and to identify the future role of and support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
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Fisheries experts agree on first global guidelines on reducing fishing discards

Problem may involve over 20 million tonnes of fish and other animals annually. The first global guidelines for bycatch management and reduction of fishing discards were released today by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. They now go to the Committee on Fisheries for endorsement when it meets in Rome at the end of the month.
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FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS Volume 3: Issue 12 December 2010

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS Volume 3: Issue 12 December 2010  By Amanda Hamilton, Elizabeth Havice and Liam Campling[1] CONTENTS Fisheries Subsidies and Trade Fisheries Subsidies Proposals Discussed at the World Trade Organisation Update on PACP-EU EPA Negotiation Fisheries Management Meeting Outcomes from WCPFC - Seventh Annual Session  Corruption in Mediterranean Bluefin industry; 2011 Catch Quotas Reduced Slightly  Fisheries Development  Te Vaka Moana Group Holds Cooperation Talks  Recent PNA Developments  Fisheries Governance  The Future of Pacific Fisheries – 25 Year Projection  Tuna Markets
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New Projects and Documents

CCLME Bulletin February 2011

The CCLME project officially launched

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ReefBase Newsletter - January 2011

The ReefBase Newsletter provides registered users with updates on new additions to the ReefBase database and website. 
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IWC6 Marketing Memo

This memo contains general information regarding the IWC6.
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Prespa Newsletter No. 4/2010

The newsletters contain a summary of the detailed sector studies prepared by different stakeholders both international and national, and reflect the specification of a range of issues, mainly related with territory planning, most of them made evident from the field mission of the expert in Korça, and Liqenas and Progër communes.
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Project Document - GEF IW:LEARN: Strengthening IW Portfolio Delivery and Impact

A global project, encouraging learning, information sharing, collaboration and replication of good practices and experiences in the GEF International Waters portfolio. The project has a strong focus on groundwater and supporting the Middle East and North Africa Development (MENARID) process, and in the replication and sharing of good practices between transboundary surface and groundwater management. IW:LEARN will provide tools and procedures to assist IW projects better achieve their objectives through the provision of improved knowledge management and guidance on mainstreaming climatic variability & change, gender and public-private co-operation in IW projects. Lastly IW:LEARN will facilitate the 6th IW Conference and initiate improved involvement between IW projects and the wider science community through the first IW Science Conference.
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UNEP Project Document Read on.

This page contains documents and links (and meeting outputs) pertaining to the GEF International Waters focal area's work on areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ).
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Eutrophication in the Black Sea region; Impact assessment and causal chain analysis

This report provides supporting information to facilitate the assessment of environmental and socio-economic impacts of eutrophication and to analyze the causes behind eutrophication. Provided in this report is an assessment of the state of eutrophication in the Azov and Black Sea marine regions, as well as the river basins of the main tributaries, namely the Danube, Dnipro and Don. The land-based pollution and its main sectoral causes are analyzed by river basins and marine regions, as well as by country. This report describes in brief the major trends in the region with respect to eutrophication.
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Challenges to International Waters; Regional Assessments in a Global Perspective

The GIWA Final Report provides a comprehensive review of the most important findings from the GIWA regional reports. It summarises the major transboundary concerns and their environmental and socio-economic impacts. To better understand these concerns and develop solutions to address them, the Report identifies the root causes and draws policy relevant conclusions. It also outlines knowledge gaps which impede the sustainable management of international waters.
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Kura-Aras Project Document (GEFID 1375)

Project document for the UNDP-GEF "Reducing Transboundary Degradation in the Kura-Aras Basin" (GEFID 1375) The Project will assist the Kura-Aras riparian states to 1) identify the principal threats and root causes of the trans-boundary water resources of the Kura Aras-River Transboundary Basin and 2) develop and implement a sustainable programme of policy, legal and institutional reforms and investments to address these threats. 
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Leadership, social capital and incentives promote successful fisheries

One billion people depend on seafood as their primary source of protein and 25% of the world’s total animal protein comes from fisheries1. Yet a third of fish stocks worldwide are overexploited or depleted1,2. Using individual case studies, many have argued that community-based co-management3 should prevent the tragedy of thecommons4 because cooperativemanagementby fishers,managers and scientists often results in sustainable fisheries3,5,6. However, general and multidisciplinary evaluations of co-management regimes and the conditions for social, economic and ecological success within such regimes are lacking.
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Caribbean WaterWays for December 2010

Newsletter of the GEF IWCAM Project Volume 4, Issue 4
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Events in February 2011

Water Treatment and Purification: A Role for Renewable Energy

13-17 February   Tipaza, Algeria.
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4th International Symposium on Water Resources and Sustainable Development

20-22 February   Algiers, Algeria
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Zero Flow: A PUB (Predictions in Ungauged Basins) Workshop on Intermittent Streams

23-25 February   Alberta, Canada
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Events in March 2011

1st International Conference on Governance for Sustainable Development of Caribbean Small Islands Development States

4-7 March   Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
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IWLEARN3 Inception Meeting

10-11 March   Bratislava, Slovakia
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International Symposium on Isotopes in Hydrology, Marine Ecosystems, and Climate Change Studies

27 March - 1 April   Monaco
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8th International Scientific Symposium-IOC WESTPAC

28-31 March   Busan, Republic of Korea
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24th ICID European Regional Conference: GroundWater 2011

14-16 March   Orleans, France
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World Water Day

22 March   Worldwide
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The 5TH GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium

16-18 March   Tokyo, Japan
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Events in April 2011

Cities of the Future: Sustainable Urban Planning and Water Management

22-25 May   Stockholm, Sweden
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25th ICID European Regional Conference: Deltas in Europe - Integrated water management for multiple land use in flat coastal areas

16-20 May   Groningen, The Netherlands
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3rd International Multidisciplinary Conference on Hydrology and Ecology: Ecosystems, Groundwater and Surface Water

2-5 May   Vienna, Austria
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World Environmental and Water Resources Congress

22-26 May   California, USA
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Water Resources Management 2011

23-25 May   California, USA
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River Basin Management 2011

25-27 May   California, USA
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Vacancies and Requests for Proposals

Environment and Monitoring Specialist, Vientiane (UNEP/UNDP PEI)

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the UNDP Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) in Lao PDR aims to contribute to poverty reduction and improved well-being of poor and vulnerable groups through mainstreaming the environment into national development processes. PEI program works to develop capacity and institutional mechanisms for effective management of private investments. The Poverty-Environment Initiative is looking for an international specialist to provide overall project management oversight, coordination support and specific technical input to the PEI program in Lao PDR. Technical support will be particularly in the area of environmental monitoring and communications (Closing Date: 10 February 2011).
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Research Fellow - Climate Change and Health (United Nations University)

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Under the supervision of the Director, the Research Fellow is expected to design, undertake and coordinate research and capacity building in the area of Climate Change and Health programme (Application Deadline: 28 February 2011).
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Chief Executive Officer (Centre for Affordable Water and SanitationTechnology)

The most senior leadership role in the organization is responsible to the Board of Directors. The CEO leads the creation and sustainment of the vision of the organization and the development of CAWST’s strategies. CAWST has an ambitious mission to bring clean water to the poorest of the poor, of which there are millions. As such the CEO much lead the creation and implementation of strategies to grow the “reach” of the organization, either indirectly or directly. This includes fundraising but also alliances, partnerships etc. In addition, the role provides functional leadership to the staff and empowers the employees to manage their functional responsibilities to carry out the mission of the organization. As CAWST is a value’s-based organization the CEO is a role model of CAWST’s values. The role must also have an excellent grasp of the governance requirements of CAWST and carry them out on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Board of Directors. Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Website: www.cawst.org.
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General Secretary - International Council for the Exploration of the Sea(ICES)

Applications are invited for the post of General Secretary of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The post, which will become vacant on 31 January 2012, is based at the Council’s headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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