Sustainable management of Land & water Resources in Hable Rud Basin, Phase II


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Sustainable management of Land & water Resources in Hable Rud Basin, Phase II


Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

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Total: $6,000,000;

Sources of Financing: $1,000,000 UNDP Trac 1; $5,000,000 Government Co-fund


2005 - 2010



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The first phase of the SMLWR project (1997-2003) gained valuable experience in terms of community-based approaches to the sustainable management of the land and water resources within the Hable-Rud Basin. During the second phase of the project, activities will be directed at scaling up from the Phase I pilot sites so as to achieve a wider beneficiary and geographic area impact within the basin. This will involve an expanded programme of micro-level community-based planning and capacity building with the aim of empowering more rural communities to better manage their local natural resources (soil, water and vegetation). The project will use the Hable-Rud basin as model for developing an effective inter-agency and multi-sectoral institutional co-ordination mechanism for river basin management. A strategy and action plan will be prepared for the entire basin providing a macro-planning framework within which the community planning can take place in line with watershed management principles. A range of capacity building activities will be undertaken so as to increase the number of technical experts, extension workers and community facilitators with the skills needed to work, in a participatory manner, with rural communities. A comprehensive M&E system will be developed to monitor the delivery and impact of project activities at the local and basin levels.

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See also

  1. Towards a Convention and Action Programme for the Protection of the Caspian Sea Environment, Phase II
  2. Restoring Depleted Fisheries and Consolidation of a Permanent Regional Environmental Governance Framework in the Caspian Sea
  3. Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Use of the Sistan Lakes Basin
  4. Regional Partnership for Prevention of Transboundary Degradation of the Kura-Aras River
  5. Reducing Transboundary Degradation in the Kura/Aras River Basin
  6. Promoting Replication of Good Practices for Nutrient Reduction and Joint Collaboration in Central and Eastern Europe
  7. MSGP-IR05-04
  8. MSGP Projects in Iran
  9. MEGI-IR01-04
  10. Fostering Dialogue between Riparian States for Development and Establishment of Initial Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Increased Cooperation and Joint Management of the Kura-Aras River Basin
  11. Caspian Environment Programme
  12. CEP/Grants Projects
  13. CEP/Azerbaijan Oily Soil Clean Up
  14. CEP-MSGP-Iran

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