Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) (Cap-Net)


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Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) (Cap-Net)


Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

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Total: $10,786,914;

Sources of Financing: SIDA, EUWF, DGIS, Government of Norway


2006 - 2009


Under implementation

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Cap-Net is an international network for capacity building in IWRM. It is made up of a partnership of autonomous international, regional and national institutions and networks committed to capacity building in the water sector. Cap-Net helps countries to build the human and institutional capacity in water management to reach the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). Networks have proven to be effective at promoting the understanding of integrated water resources management and play a key role in supporting the development of IWRM and the achievement of the MDG's. The main goal was to support riparian countries in nationally owned efforts to improve their dialogues on shared rivers and build intra-riparian trust. In addition, the project aimed to facilitate an exchange of experiences and lessons learned, build internal capacity within riparian countries, leverage additional funds, and link political processes with the development and management of shared waters.

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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. Atlantic and Indian Ocean Small Island Developing States IWRM
  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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