Integrated Management of Coastal and Freshwater Systems (IMCAFS)

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Project Title

Integrated Management of Coastal and Freshwater Systems (IMCAFS) Program

Region

Global

Duration

Ongoing

Funder

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

URL

Description


IMCAFS features two separate but collaborative programs.

  • The IMCAFS-SUCCESS program (Sustainable Coastal Communities and Ecosystems) emphasizes coastal resources, aquaculture and fisheries management, under the leadership of the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center (URI-CRC).
  • The IMCAFS-GLOWS program (Global Water for Sustainability) focuses on integrated management of freshwater resources, through a consortium led by Florida International University (FIU). The program is implementing multi-site, on-the-ground projects in Integrated Coastal Management and Integrated Water Resources Management in East Africa (Kenya & Tanzania), Central and South America (Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru), and India (Rajasthan State). On-site projects are complemented by training and capacity building activities, the establishment of regional learning networks, and the application of science to management and


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