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CLIMATE CHANGE Ecosystem services approach for adaptation and mitigation

Life Platform Meeting | 2014

The European Commission has published a report on the LIFE Platform Meeting ?Climate change - ecosystem services approach for adaptation and mitigation?, which was held in Norwich, UK, on 14-15 May 2014.

Current and past LIFE projects came together at the event to share their experiences on developing responses to the predicted impacts of climate change across EU Member States. Another aim of the meeting was to look at the opportunities to attract funding for mitigation and adaptation projects in the LIFE multi-annual work programme for 2014-2017.

Nature conservation bodies were encouraged to seize the opportunities available to develop new partnerships through the climate action sub-programme and Integrated Projects, as well as continuing with the traditional project approach.

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Proceedings on the Central American and Dominican Republic Forum on Water and Food Security: Water and Food Production Nexus

GWP Central America | 2013

The ?Central American and Dominican Republic Forum on Water and Food Security: The Water and Food Production Nexus?, was held in San Jose, Costa Rica on August 9, 2012.It was an excellent opportunity to better understand the reality of food and water security in the region and to observe the commitment that exists at the Central American Integration System (SICA) and other governmental and non-governmental

organizations to pursue and implement integrated solutions essential for socio-economic development in Central America.

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IWRM Implementation

IWRM Planning Process -The Bahamas Experience

Global Water Partnership -Caribbean (GWP-C) | 2011

The Bahamas, like most of its Caribbean counterparts, practices a single sector approach to water whereby matters related to water remain within the sole remit of the Corporation. Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) as a strategy provided the opportunity to secure the involvement of all stakeholders and achieve the level of integration for effective water resources management. The decision of the Corporation to take concrete steps to adopt and implement an IWRM Plan for the Bahamas was born out of the strong realisation that the way business was being undertaken in the water resources sector was in need of remedy. Efforts to establish an IWRM Plan began in 2002 with a national stakeholder meeting and later a workshop organised by The Bahamas Environment Science and Technology Commission (BEST) in 2004. However, the process...

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Transboundary Cooperation and IWRM

Water: catalyst for cooperation

Global Water Partnership | 2013

One of the most pressing issues of our time and for the future is how we manage the world's water resources.

Water does not flow according to the boundaries created by nations, regions and communities. Moreover, water is a finite resource; what we have now is all we'll ever have. And for the first time in history, global demand is beginning to outstrip supply.

This means that water is a resource that has to be shared. To do that requires cooperation. Cooperation can both prevent and solve problems.

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is founded on the belief that our mission - to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels - can only be achieved if civil society, government and the private sector partner together to solve water challenges. Creating partnerships around water...

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Water governance

Water Governance Challenges and Opportunities: Lake Windermere, British Columbia

Melnychuk, N., Murray, D., and de Loë, R | 2012

The objective of this report is to provide the Lake Windermere Ambassadors (LWA) with a resource that explores the concept of water governance relative to circumstances in the East Kootenay Region of British Columbia (BC). It is the product of a partnership between the LWA and the Water Policy and Governance Group (WPGG).

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