Atlantic and Indian Ocean Small Island Developing States IWRM


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Atlantic and Indian Ocean Small Island Developing States IWRM


Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

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Project Partners


Total: $4,500,000;

Sources of Financing: GEF


2005 - 2010



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The aim is for the development of a full GEF Project in partnership between UNEP and UNDP to address constraints, barriers and associated implications through development of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) mechanisms and Water Use Efficiency strategies, including:

  1. A process of policy and legislative reforms,
  2. Institutional and human resource capacity building;
  3. Adoption of an integrated and participatory management approach;
  4. The development of more effective, appropriate technologies and methodologies;
  5. The adoption of strategies to deal with extreme and chronic events; and
  6. The adoption of more appropriate resource valuation and pricing policies.

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Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication



See also

  1. Water Governance for Sustainable Human Development Project
  2. Water Governance for Sustainable Human Development
  3. UNDP WatSan
  4. Transboundary River Basin Initiative (TRIB)
  5. Strengthening Global Capacity To Sustain Transboundary Waters: The International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW:LEARN)
  6. Poverty-Environment Partnership - PEP
  7. Portfolio Learning in International Waters with a Focus on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands and Regional Asia/Pacific and Coral Triangle Learning Processes
  8. Pollution Reduction through Improved Municipal Wastewater Management in Coastal cities in ACP Countries with a Focus on SIDS
  9. Knowledge Sharing in International Waters - Train-Sea-Coast
  10. Key Performance Indicators of River Basin Organizations
  11. IWRM Info-Forum
  12. Global Human Rights Strengthening Programme
  13. Energy and Environment Group Global Cooperation Framework
  14. Communities of practice for development in the Middle East and North Africa
  15. Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) (Cap-Net)
  16. Applying an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management: focus on seamounts in the southern Indian Ocean
  17. 4th World Water Forum - Synthesis Report
  18. 4th World Water Forum - Final Report

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