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FileLake Dianchi: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (1.1 MB) by admin — last modified Nov 30, 2010 08:24
Lake Dianchi is an ancient tectonic lake (approximately 3.2 million years old) located in Yunnan Province in southwestern China. It is the 6th largest freshwater lake in China and the largest in Yunnan. The lake and its basin (Figure 1) are located wholly within the jurisdiction of Kunming Municipality, which contains Kunming City, the largest city in Yunnan Province. Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm
FileLake Constance: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (639 KB) by admin — last modified Nov 30, 2010 08:24
This Experience and Lessons Learned Brief was prepared by the Lake Constance Foundation (Bodensee-Stiftung), a private environmental organization. The sections concerning contributions to unsustainable lake use, constraints to sustainable management of the lake and lessons learned are reflections from the point of view of an environmental organization. Our statements agree with the Lake Constance Environmental Council (Umweltrat Bodensee) and its 18 regional member organizations. National and regional administrations and the international commissions, as the “officials” responsible for governance and management, might have another opinion concerning some aspects covered in this paper. Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm
FileLake Cocibolca/Nicaragua: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (662 KB) by admin — last modified Nov 30, 2010 08:24
Lake Cocibolca (Figure 1), also know as Lake Nicaragua, is the largest freshwater lake in Central America and one of the largest in the Americas. The history of Nicaragua and Central America has developed linked to the interests of conquerors and foreigners who sought to grasp the geopolitical assets of the Nicaraguan freshwater inland sea and its connection to the Caribbean through the San Juan River. Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm
FileChilika Lagoon: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (2.2 MB) by admin — last modified Nov 30, 2010 08:24
The Chilika Lagoon (also referred to here as Lake Chilika, Chilika Lake, or simply “Chilika”) is the biggest lagoon on India’s eastern coast (see Figure 1). Its size fluctuates substantially within the course of a year, with a maximum area of 1,165 km2 during the monsoon season and a minimum of 906 km2 during the dry season. It is of relatively recent origin, being formed several thousand years ago. Freshwater runoff from the drainage basin, combined with saline water inflows from the ocean, result in a wide range of fresh, brackish and saline water environments within the lagoon, with this spatially and temporally diverse water environment supporting an exceptionally productive ecosystem. Main LBMI report - http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original LBMI website - http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm
FileLake Champlain- Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (2.5 MB) by admin — last modified Nov 30, 2010 08:24
The Lake Champlain basin (Figure 1) is home to a diverse and significant array of natural, cultural, and recreational re-sources. Extending west into New York’s Adirondack region, east into Vermont’s Green Mountains, and north onto Québec’s fertile flatlands, the basin’s rich history of human inhabitance is interwoven with its natural features. Not long after glaciers retreated from the area over 10,000 years ago, Native Americans hunted, fished, and later farmed along the lake’s shoreline. In 1609, explorer Samuel de Champlain sailed into the lake that would later bear his name, initiating European settlement in the basin. Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm
FileLake Chad: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (621 KB) by admin — last modified Jan 10, 2014 01:09
The Lake Chad drainage basin (Figure 1) is located between latitude 6° and 24° N and longitude 7° and 24° E. The drainage basin covers an area of 2,434,000 km2, an estimated 8% of the total African land surface area (UNEP 2004). Figure 1 also depicts the conventional basinŽ, which is the geographic limit of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, which was created under the Fort Lamy Convention in 1964. Lake Chad is situated on the edge of the Sahara Desert, and provides a vital source of water to human, livestock and wildlife communities. Over the past few decades, the region has experienced a series of devastating droughts. The lake is one of Africas largest freshwater lakes, but has shrunk dramatically over the last 40 years. In the absence of longerterm data (i.e., 80-100 years), however, the present shrinkage can only be regarded as a temporary, rather than permanent change. Within the last century the lake has been as large as 25,000 km2 and as small as one-twentieth of that size. It is an extremely shallow lake, rarely more than 7 m deep. The lake supports a growing human population, as well as millions of birds and a number of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, despite the fact that its potential evaporation rate is four times as large as the rainfall rate in the region. Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm
FileLake Biwa: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (712 KB) by admin — last modified Nov 30, 2010 08:24
This brief outlines the major management issues for Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The lake and its watershed communities have enjoyed a common history for thousands of years, fostering a unique lake culture in the surrounding area. The birth of the lake can be traced back to some four million years ago. As one of few ancient lakes in the world, it embraces a rich ecosystem, with fifty-seven endemic species being recorded. Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm
FileBhoj Wetland: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (613 KB) by admin — last modified Nov 30, 2010 08:24
South Asia, home to over one-fifth of the world’s is facing a growing water crisis. This region is in the grip of continuing flood and drought cycles, dictating the need for a long-term strategy for management of its water resources. Big and small water bodies, in the form of lakes and reservoirs, dot the landscape of South Asia. These ecosystems impound precious freshwater, and are the most easily-accessible source for human use. ... Because of the ecological, economical and recreational potential of lakes, there is an urgent need to protect, rehabilitate and conserve them as precious natural resources. This brief examines how these issues have been addressed for the Upper and Lower Lakes of Bhopal, collectively know as the Bhoj Wetland (Figure 1). Main LBMI report: http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original LBMI website: http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm
FileLake Baringo: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (571 KB) by admin — last modified Nov 30, 2010 08:24
Lake Baringo is named after the local word ‘Mparingo’, meaning lake. The lake is located in the Eastern Rift Valley in Kenya and is one of the seven inland drainage lakes within the Rift Valley drainage basin. The lake has a surface area of about 108 km2 and drains a total area of 6,820 km2 (Figure 1). The lake is located in the administrative district of Baringo at an altitude of 1,000 m above sea level, while its basin extends to the neighboring districts of Koibatek, Laikipia and Nakuru. Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm
FileLake Baikal: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief by admin — last modified May 07, 2014 10:59
The paper focuses on the Lake Baikal watershed and includes a summary of the science, policy, and economics of the region; an assesment of the current watershed management structures around Baikal; an assessment of the GEF Russian Biodiversity Conservation Project and its smaller Baikal component; and a summary of lessons learned and next steps for the region. Date created: February 27, 2006.
FileAral Sea: Experience and Lessons Learned brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (636 KB) by admin — last modified Nov 30, 2010 01:01
This report gives an overview of major environmental and the socio-economic challenges that the Aral Sea region is facing, threats to the sustainable management of the lake global basin, major measures supported by the governments and the international donor organizations aimed to address these the critical environmental problems, and lessons learned from the cooperation environmental cooperation to date. Main LBMI report: http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original LBMI website: http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm
FileRecharge of the Guarani Aquifer System through the Serra Geral Formation: Well-head Protection Zone Definition - PHD Synthesis (Verstraeten) by admin — last modified May 02, 2007 09:37
The combined objectives of this PhD and the research project in which it is inserted, called “The Serra Geral Formation as a hydraulic connection between the Guarani Aquifer System and the land surface: structural analysis and in-situ tests”, are to define a flow model for the basalt, determine the hydraulic parameters of it’s preferential flow paths, characterize the recharge of the GAS for this specific geologic setting and specify well head protection zones. Ingrid Verstraeten
Groundwater Learning Background Documents by Mish Hamid — last modified May 02, 2007 05:22
This page contains a list of background documents relevant to groundwater learning in the GEF IW portfolio.
ContactOrganizationMarine and Coastal Environment Management Project (MACEMP) by deepa — last modified Feb 19, 2014 02:01
ContactPerson Nicodemus Odhiambo Marcus by deepa — last modified Mar 15, 2011 11:29
Development Communication Specialist, Marine and Coastal Environment Management Project (MACEMP),
ContactPerson Harrison Ong'anda by deepa — last modified Mar 15, 2011 11:29
Regional Coordinator - Data Management, South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI),
ContactPerson Robert Bechtloff by Mish Hamid — last modified Mar 15, 2011 11:29
Programme Officer, UNEP-Division of Environmental Policy Implementation(DEPI),
ContactPerson Djamel Latrech by Mish Hamid — last modified Mar 15, 2011 11:29
Project Coordinator, The Observatory of the Sahara and Sahel (OSS),
ContactPerson Cora Shaw by Mish Hamid — last modified Mar 15, 2011 11:27
, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB),
UNEP/ IW:LEARN Regional IT Workshop by deepa — last modified Apr 17, 2007 04:14
Information on UNEP/IW:LEARN IT workshop. the page includes links to background readings, agenda, participants list, presentations, help files, photos, and project website mock-ups.
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