International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

The document library includes a wide array of outputs from projects (reports, presentations, case studies, terms of reference) as well as other content of interest to GEF International waters. Project managers and GEF International Waters staff are invited to give their feedback or submit case studies, ToRs, or other documentation to be included in the document library (info@iwlearn.org)

Documents
04 Jul 2020 - publication - project: 6920 - English [ATSEA2] Timor-Leste Country Brief
The Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS) are part of the North Australian Shelf marine ecosystem – stretching between the Pacific and Indian Oceans across the Timor Sea to the Torres Strait. The region hosts some of the world’s richest marine biodiversity...
04 Jul 2020 - publication - project: 6920 - English [ATSEA2] Indonesia Country Brief
The region of the Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS) is significant in connecting the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) and plays a role in global ocean circulation. It is adjacent to the Coral Triangle which hosts the world’s high...
29 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 790 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management: Managing fisheries and ecosystem interactions for social, economic and environmental benefits
The majority of the world’s fisheries are over exploited with the ecosystems that sustain them becoming increasingly degraded. Maintaining productive and sustainable fisheries is essential to feeding the planet’s growing population while also supp...
29 Jun 2020 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Fisheries Refugia: Spatially-managed fisheries enhancement and environmental protection at a regional level
A Fisheries Refugia approach is a regional system of management areas that is focused on essential links between fish stocks and their habitats. It is designed to manage intense levels of small-scale fishing pressures that exert unsustainable pres...
28 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 9909 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Gender Mainstreaming: Improvement of Livelihoods in Coastal Fishing Communities
To be successful, initiatives aimed at the betterment of lives and the environment must recognize women’s frequent roles as primary land and resource managers and weigh the different ways women and men consider conservation and sustainable use inc...
28 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Coastal Hazard and Risk Mitigation: Taking an integrated approach to protect people and places
Forty percent of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the coastline (UN 2017) and the trend of population migration to urban coastal areas is increasing. Living in this region brings its own set of hazards and mitigating the risk of impac...
28 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 2600 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Marine Protected Areas: A Tool to Manage Sustainable Use and Conservation in Large Marine Ecosystems
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) come in many forms and with varying levels of protection and use. They include marine reserves, fully protected marine areas, no-take zones, marine sanctuaries, ocean sanctuaries, marine parks, locally managed marine ...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 1252 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Science to Management: Addressing Information Gaps for Decision Making for Large Marine Ecosystem Management
Translating science to management is a key issue for all natural resource managers. Yet, in many situations, access to information or data is unavailable and often unknown. Making decisions in these situations is not easy and can require being res...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Marine Spatial Planning: Harnessing Marine Spatial Planning for Multi-Stakeholder Engagement
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO defines Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) as a process of analyzing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic and s...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Climate Change Adaptation: Taking a proactive approach towards mainstreaming long-term climate change adaptation strategies
Across the world’s 66 Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs), anthropogenic climate change is already having profound impacts to terrestrial, coastal, and marine environments. Unfortunately, the impacts of climate change have already begun to manifest in ...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Transboundary LME Governance: The Importance of Political Commitment for Large Marine Ecosystem Management
The long-term success of shared marine resources relies on the continued cooperation of good governance among all participating countries. Within LMEs, one way countries have come together to discuss and commit to join action is through the Transb...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Small Island Developing States: Addressing SIDS Vulnerabilities Through Regional Cooperation
When it comes to implementation of regional and transboundary issues, Small Island Developing States (SIDS), like all coastal and island countries, may face additional challenges. A common trait shared by nearly all SIDS is an increased vulnerabil...
22 Jun 2020 - report - project: 5674 - English [LEAF II] April 2020 Policy Brief: Lower Mara River Environmental Flow Assessment
The Mara River Basin is transboundary and of international importance, shared by Tanzania and Kenya and draining into Lake Victoria. It is home to nearly 1 million people dependent on modest water resources that also sustain Maasai Mara National R...
21 Jun 2020 - newsletter - project: 5674 - English [LEAF II] Issue No.6 April-June 2018: NELSAP NEWS
A newsletter of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program, NELSAP-CU (Published on 31 August 2018).
21 Jun 2020 - newsletter - project: 5674 - English [LEAF II] Issue No.10 April 2020: NELSAP NEWS
A newsletter of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program, NELSAP-CU (Published on 12 May 2020).
21 Jun 2020 - newsletter - project: 5674 - English [LEAF II] Issue No.9 February 2020: NELSAP NEWS
A newsletter of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program, NELSAP-CU (Published on 10 March 2020).
21 Jun 2020 - newsletter - project: 5674 - English [LEAF II] Issue No.8 August 2019: NELSAP NEWS
A newsletter of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program, NELSAP-CU (Published on 19 September 2019).
21 Jun 2020 - newsletter - project: 5674 - English [LEAF II] Issue No.7 April 2019: NELSAP NEWS
A newsletter of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program, NELSAP-CU (Published on 16 May 2019).
20 Jun 2020 - newsletter - project: 5674 - English [LEAF II] Issue No.5 January-March 2018: NELSAP NEWS
A newsletter of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program, NELSAP-CU (Published on 11 June 2018).
20 Jun 2020 - report - project: 5674 - English [LEAF II] Nile Basin Initiative Annual Corporate Report 2019
This Annual Corporate Report 2019 covers key achievements and progress of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) for the financial year July 2018 to June 2019. The reporting is against the six goals of NBI’s 10-Year Strategy (2017–2027), namely water sec...

 

 

 

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