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“Environment and Socio-Economic Protection in Fiji: Integrated Flood Risk Management in the Nadi River Basin” (a GEF Pacific IWRM Demonstration Project)

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The main aim of the project is to Integrate land and water management planning using an integrated flood risk management approach to improve flood preparedness and management within the Nadi Basin.

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Multiple use and benefit sharing around reservoirs with local populations in West Africa

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Overall, five approaches can be considered to address the challenges of equitable and sustainable sharing of benefits with local communities around reservoirs in West Africa.

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The Water Project Toolkit – a guide for water resources management towards sustainable develoment

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The Water Project Toolkit addresses the sustainable development of the water sector and contributes to translating the international development policies on freshwater resources management into actual development cooperation activities. The Water Project Toolkit is intended to be used by sector stakeholders such as governments, private sector, civil society, development partners, Universities and other training institutions, international organisations and all other practitioners involved in the water sector.

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UN Water Virtual Learning Centre

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UNU-INWEH in partnership with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has developed a distance learning program in Integrated Water Resources Management. The program is directed to practicing professionals in the water sector wishing to upgrade their knowledge of modern water management concepts and practices. The Water Virtual Learning Centre (WVLC) promotes sustainable water management through a core curriculum on IWRM that offers opportunities for continuing education and skills upgrading.  This training and capacity-development programme is administered and executed via a regional network of training institutions and universities, supported by a core website, which collectively serve as a “virtual” learning centre.

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NOVIWAM, promoting multilevel and interregional co-operation to identify and address research needs in the field of water management

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NOVIWAM project promotes multilevel and interregional co-operation to identify and address RDI needs in the field of water management. It started with a comprehensive SWOT analysis of scientific research, socioeconomic aspects and administrative proceedings with main focus in 5 participant regions. This study fed workshops and consultations oriented to the preparation of a Joint Action Plan (JAP) that will help achieving the project goals.

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Low cost greywater treatment and use in irrigation for poverty reduction in rural areas of water scarce countries in the MENA Region

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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is facing chronic water scarcity, which is very severe in some countries such as Jordan and Yemen. INWRDAM had been involved since February 2000 in greywater research activities in Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen. Houses in rural areas in the MENA region are usually simple and this makes it possible to separate greywater from black water with minimal modification of sewer pipes inside the house. In 2000 INWRDAM conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the potential for greywater reuse in rural areas of Jordan.

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Overexploitation of Groundwater and remediation measures- an Indian experience

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A study in Kerala conducted by the Kerala Pollution Control Board in association with the SEU on the bacteriological quality of dug wells in Kerala observed that “water in none of the open dug wells investigated is of drinking water quality standards” as prescribed by Bureau of India Standard. Since Kerala is the only place in the world having highest density of open dug well (250 per sq.km) and 50% of population used this as the only source of water for drinking. In this situation, the Government of Kerala along with other stakeholders including NGOs, take stock of the situation in order to mitigate the acute shortage of drinking water.

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SUSTAINABLE WATER GOVERNANCE IN TRANSBOUNDARY ESTUARINE REGIONS: A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION

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The creation of a Joint Strategic Vision for the Sustainable Development of the Estuary, hereinafter referred as “Vision”, is the first strategic step for the development of an effective governance model for an estuary. The main goal of this Vision is to propose a direction to increase efforts to ensure a long term solution to the known environmental problems of the estuary and the social and economic development of the region. The vision should be presented within a wide time horizon and to reflect the highest political commitment between the involved countries. 

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Elaboration of an international Water Charter in order to define a framework for Water Resources Management and prevent conflicts in the Lake Chad Basin

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An international water charter has been written in order to define “a framework the global purpose of which is the sustainable development of the Lake Chad Basin by means of integrated, equitable, coordinated management of the Basin’s shared water resources and environment”.

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The Women’ Blue Agenda in Mexico

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Since 2005, the Mexican Institute of Water Technology has developped a series of workshops in rural and urban communities to promote gender analysis and women participation in integrated water management and policy. The results of those workshops are published in the Women’ Blue Agenda which highlight issues relating to water for domestic purposes, irrigation and environmental protection, and makes a strong connexion between land rights and access to water.

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