Source to Sea: pathway to integrated effective management - Lessons learned and exchange of experiences (Workshop Summary Report, October 16 - 18, 2017
Within the GEF IW: LEARN project, UNESCO and Conservation International (CI) agreed to join efforts to support the project’s goal to strengthen global and regional management capacities and knowledge of transboundary water management through the exchange of experiences, tools and methods. The main objective of this partnership was to conduct a Source to Sea workshop, where GEF-IW projects, Seascapes programs, Regional seas’ field practitioners from around the world could share experiences and lessons learned in managing Source to Sea issues. Leveraging from the opportunity to bring together both GEF IW community vision as well as the perspective from others implementing complementary approaches across large scale marine areas, coastal, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystem management. Besides the exchange of experiences, the workshop also aimed to increase awareness of the benefits of Source to Sea implementation, outline recommendations on how to most effectively provide solutions to S2S issues, and leverage partnerships to support integrated and Source- to-Sea management and the establishment of a network of practitioners. The workshop was organized in four main sessions: Introduction to Source to Sea, Source to Sea approaches, Connecting Upstream and Downstream Communities and Monitoring and Adaptive Management of Source to Sea Interventions (.
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