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 (

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16 Apr 2020 - synthesis-report Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus Approach - Opportunities for cooperation in transboundary basins (storymap)
Every transboundary river basin or aquifer presents specific management-related challenges. Flooding and sedimentation, water scarcity and pollution, unsustainable land use and agricultural practices, impacts from infrastructure, inefficient use o...
15 Dec 2018 - synthesis-report Reducing nutrient pollution in Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay - Story map
Challenges and opportunities to clean up, rehabilitate and restore Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay

Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay are part of the Philippines’ major center of economic activity. These water bodies support many economic activities i...

31 Oct 2018 - synthesis-report - English From Source to Sea - Protecting Our Oceans through Partnership and Investments
The following information document highlights the role which the Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters (IW) focal area has had over the years in assisting countries in implementing actions towards meeting the objectives of the Glo...
27 Aug 2018 - synthesis-report - English Marine Protected Areas and MPA Networks - Synthesis (2006)
Marine protected areas are coastal or offshore marine areas managed to protect the natural and/or cultural resources of a particular place. MPA networks, a more recent development, are systems of MPAs designed to increase protection to a geograph...
27 Nov 2017 - synthesis-report - project: 3589 - English Coral and Giant Clam Gardens: Experiences and Lessons in Establishing a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Project in Taytay, Palawan, Philippines
This resource book provides an account of the pioneering efforts of a coastal municipality in establishing payment of ecosystem services (PES) as a sustainable financing mechanism to protect and manage its marine resources. It is the hope of the ...
01 Jan 2016 - synthesis-report - project: 1665 Lake Baikal: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief
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 Con...
01 Jan 2016 - synthesis-report - project: 2856 Lessons learned and good practices in the management of coral reef Marine Protected Areas
MPA case study
01 Jan 2016 - synthesis-report - project: 3341 - English Successful Twinning: A Model - Lessons Learned in Lake Victoria
Regional Dialogue and Twinning to Improve Transboundary Water Resources Governance in Africa. A Synthesis of Dialogues on Transboundary Lake Management
01 Jan 2016 - synthesis-report - project: 1252 - English [BOBLME] Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis Synthesis Report
A transboundary diagnostic analysis synthesis report for the BOBLME project.
01 Jan 2016 - synthesis-report - project: 2129 - English [COAST] Project Overview and Synthesis of Training Needs
This summary report introduces the approach, findings and collective recommendations relative to actions for training and capacity building within the next few years under the auspices of the COAST project.
01 Jan 2016 - synthesis-report - project: 3726 Groundwater Governance Synthesis Report
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 prevail...
01 Jan 2016 - synthesis-report - project: 3343 - English [IW:Science] Synthesis Report - SCIENCE-POLICY BRIDGES OVER TROUBLED WATERS: Making Science Deliver Greater Impacts in Shared Water Systems
Published in 2012, this report provides the overall synthesis of the findings of the GEF IW:Science project. It is based on a series of reports produced for each of five classes of global transboundary water system: River Basins, Lakes, Groundwate...
12 May 2014 - synthesis-report IW: Science - Science Policy Synthesis Report
Report produced by the IW Science Project synthesizing the ecosystem specific reports on the topic of bridging the science-policy divide. Written By Laurence Mee and Zafar Adeel.
06 May 2010 - synthesis-report - project: 1460 Iron Gates sediment Evaluation-Synthesis Report
DRP’s Component 4.2 has the objective to assess the sediment quality in the Iron Gate Reservoir and to prepare initial recommendations for future protection of the Danube River and Black Sea. The project is an assessment of data and inform...
12 Mar 2010 - synthesis-report - project: 514 LOICZ Global Change Assessment and Synthesis of River Catchment-Coastal Sea Interactions and Human Dimensions




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