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FileTowards an International Nitrogen Management System (INMS) Newsletter - December 2014 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jun 16, 2015 08:50
This is the first in a series of regular newsletters regarding the Project Preparation Grant (PPG) phase of the GEF funded project “Targeted Research for improving understanding of the Global Nitrogen Cycle towards the establishment of an International Nitrogen Management System” that we are now preparing with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
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
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
Training on International Water Law in Africa from Aug 03, 2015 08:00 to Aug 05, 2015 05:00 Kampala, Uganda, by Damaris Waigwa
Five partner institutions are organizing a joint training on International Water Law (IWL) in Africa. The experiences and lessons learnt will be used as a pilot to develop a 5-year-long (2016-2020) training programme on IWL, with the aim to improve transboundary water management in Africa.
World Leaders' Conservation Forum 2015 from Jul 07, 2015 08:00 to Jul 09, 2015 05:00 International Convention Center, Jeju City, South Korea, by Damaris Waigwa
The World Leaders' Conservation Forum (WLCF) will provide a platform for leaders from all sectors of society, including government, business, civil society and academia, to discuss and seek creative nature-based solutions to global environmental, economic, and social challenges. The main theme of this three-day event, organized by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is 'Nature: a path to peace and coexistence'. On Day 1, expert meetings will be held on: reduction of threats to biodiversity; nature conservation for sustainable development; co-existence between humans and nature; and facilitating transboundary conservation and peace building. On Day 2, dialogues will take place on: transboundary conservation and peace building; harmonious coexistence between humans and wildlife; and resilient ecosystems and sustainable development. On Day 3, participants will be invited to visit one World Heritage site, two Ramsar Sites as well as their adjacent local communities.
Call for Applicants – Master of Science in Maritime Science, Academic year 2015-2016 - Ghent University (Belgium) by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jun 03, 2015 01:39
The Master of Science in Maritime Science – an inter-university programme created by both Ghent University (UGent) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), taught in English and accessible for students who already have a Master degree – will be organized for the first time during the academic year 2015-2016. The history of the study programme goes all the way back to 1985, when Ghent University initiated the ‘Speciale Licentie in de Haven- en Maritieme Wetenschappen’, resulting out of the necessity to develop an academic interdisciplinary programme – combining technical, economic and legal aspects – to fill the employment needs within the maritime sector.
COP 21 from Nov 30, 2015 08:00 to Dec 11, 2015 05:00 Paris, France, by Damaris Waigwa
In 2015, France will be hosting and presiding the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as “Paris 2015” from November 30th to December 11th. COP21 will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. France will therefore be playing a leading international role to ensure points of view converge and to facilitate the search for consensus by the United Nations, as well as within the European Union, which has a major role in climate negotiations.
FileThe Groundwater Governance 'Shared Global Vision for 2030 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 28, 2015 01:51
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.
Call for Applicants – 2016 IWC Masters Scholarships by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 28, 2015 01:21
Master of Integrated Water Management (Australia) (Application deadline 1 August 2015 for International candidates and 1 October 2015 for Domestic candidates)
FileDraft Canary Current Large Marine Ecosytem (CCLME) - TDA by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 28, 2015 11:02
The document is written in French. (May 2015)
File Global Diagnostic on Groundwater Governance by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 28, 2015 06:48
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
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
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
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
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
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
Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear
Blue Growth: Motivating Innovations in Aquatic Information Management from Sep 07, 2015 08:00 to Sep 11, 2015 05:00 Rome, Italy, by Damaris Waigwa
The FAO Global Initiative on Blue Growth (BGI) in Support of Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and the Sustainable Management of Aquatic Resources, defines “Blue Growth” as Sustainable growth and development emanating from economic activities in the oceans, wetlands and coastal zones, that minimize environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and unsustainable use of living aquatic resources, and maximize economic and social benefits.
Sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific from Aug 16, 2015 08:00 to Aug 19, 2015 05:00 Dharubaaruge, Male, Maldives, by Damaris Waigwa
The conference is organized on the theme, '3R as an Economic Industry - Next Generation 3R Solutions for a Resource-Efficient Society and Sustainable Tourism Development in Asia and the Pacific'. It will focus on water security, tourism, waste management and sustainable urban management. The conference is jointly organized by the Governments of Japan and Maldives, and the UN Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD). Participants include high-level government representatives from Asia-Pacific countries, city mayors and other professionals. Delegates will discuss implementation of Ha Noi 3R Declaration (2013-2023), as well as economic and employment opportunities in 3R areas, especially in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.
16th International Conference of the Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health from Aug 10, 2015 08:00 to Aug 13, 2015 05:00 Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia, by Damaris Waigwa
This conference will meet under the theme "Human and Environmental Health Risk Factors in the Pacific Basin," and cover such areas as: hazardous waste management and remediation; E-waste; air pollution; persistent toxic substances; emerging pollutants; climate change; and children's environmental health. More specifically, proposed sessions are expected to address, among others: an ecosystem approach to environmental health in the Pacific Basin; environmental impact of natural disasters; and arsenic projects in Southeast Asia.
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