Enhancing the Use of Science in International Waters Projects to Improve Project Results
The GEF Medium Size Project (MSP) Enhancing the use of science in International Waters projects to improve project results’, originated from several issues; key amongst which was a view that the global water community is increasingly recognizing the need for a more “joined-up”, systems-based approach. Accordingly, the UNEP-implemented and UNU-INWEH -executed GEF project ‘Enhancing the use of Science in International Waters projects to improve project results’ was designed to recognize, capture, analyse and integrate the scientific findings from the broad range of GEF-IW projects implemented since the inception of the GEF, and to disseminate those findings across the IW portfolio and beyond.
The projects aims were to systematically inventory, collate, analyse and synthesise the science experience within the IW project portfolio, and then undertake a comparative review of the science outcomes and modes of scientific engagement. This was to allow portfolio-wide integration of knowledge and subsequent formulation of science-based recommendations regarding critical emerging science areas, the application of science for adaptive management in transboundary situations, and the development and use of indicators to support results-based project management.
Synopsis and Analysis reports
Published in 2012, the IW:Science series of reports comprise a Synopsis and Analysis for each of five classes of global transboundary water system: River Basin, Lake, Groundwater, Land-based Pollution Sources, and Large Marine Ecosystems and Open Oceans. The findings and content of the Synopsis and Analysis Reports are then integrated into two IW:Science Synthesis Reports to provide a global water view with regard to Emerging Science Issues and Research Needs for Targeted Intervention in the IW Focal Area, and Application of Science for Adaptive Management & Development and use of Indicators to support IW Projects.
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, Groundwater, Land-based Pollution Sources, and Large Marine Ecosystems and Open Oceans. Summarizing the key findings and recommendations from these underlying Synopsis and Analysis Reports, an integrated perspective on a broad range of transboundary water issues is provided.
Please click on the Report folder below to access the individual documents.
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|Project type||Medium-Size Project|
|Start Date||19 Aug 2008|
|End Date||01 Dec 2012|
|GEF Allocation to project||1,000,000 USD|
|Total Cost of the project:||2,029,000.00 USD|
UN Environment (UNEP)
Adeel Zafar Director
Salif Diop Head
Andrew Dansie Project Manager
Ralph J. Daley Director – IW:Science Project
Aldrin Rivas Expert