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Integrated landscape management at the watershed or basin level (includes water delivery and water quality.)
WorldFish by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Oct 29, 2013 11:18 PM
WorldFish Center is an international scientific research organization. Its mission is to reduce poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture. Most of our work is carried out in developing countries. The site provides Information Resources [searchable databases: Reefbase and Fishbase] and links to Publications and a on-line Library and Documentation Center is more than a comprehensive collection of fisheries and aquatic science literature.{http://www.worldfishcenter.org/}
Watersheds of the World: managing water for people and nature by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
Watersheds of the World is part of WRI's site but focuses on Research Topics in Water Resources and Freshwater Ecosystems and highlights recent Publications and Related Projects. It also provides a quick link the WRI's EarthTrends web services that provide country specific information. {http://water.wri.org/topic_content.cfm?cid=3089}
International Network of Basin Organizations by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
International Network of Basin Organizations post information about related Organizations, Regional and Thematic Networks; Document Centers; and post Meeting Announcements and reporting sites. It also hosts a Virtual Discussion Forum. Materials a available in both English and French. {http://www.riob.org/friobang.htm}
USEPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
USEPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds provides general information on Protecting Our Resources; US Laws and Regulations; maintains a Database and Maps; and links to Publications and Training materials (such as the National Hydrography Dataset Reach Indexing Tool (NHD-RIT) is an interactive GIS application that allows users to georeference surface water data using the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD); and a set of self-paced training modules that represents a basic but broad introduction to watershed management. {http://www.epa.gov/owow/}
File Why Watershed-Based Water Management Makes Sense by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
Policy Notes: November 2002, No. 2002-09. PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, Surian sa mga Pag-aaral Pangkaunlaran ng Pilipinas. Prepared by The Research Information Staff, Philippine Institute for Development Studies, NEDA sa Makati Building, 106 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. The Policy Notes series is available online at http://www.pids.gov.ph
File What about shared cost for watershed rehabilitation? by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
Policy Brief. The Policy Action Group of the Philippines Council for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources Research and Development Department of Science and Technology. Vol. III. No. 3. July-Sept 2002.
Mekong Info by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
MekongInfo is an interactive system for sharing information and knowledge about participatory natural resource management (NRM) in the Lower Mekong Basin. In addition to over 2,500 documents (full-text and abstract) in the Library, Reference and Case Studies MekongInfo provides: a Contacts database of individuals, projects and organisations, news and Announcements of events, relevant Web Links, a Gallery of useful resource materials, a Forum for online discussions, and a free Web hosting service. Please take a moment to Register and/or Login to enjoy full access to MekongInfo.
Panama Documents by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
File Ridge to Reef Watershed Project: Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development of the Great River Watershed by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
Prepared for the: Government of Jamaica’s National Environment and Planning Agency and the U.S. Agency for International Development Submitted by: ARD, Inc., on September 30, 2003. Plan formulated by: Lloyd A. Donaldson Consulting Hydrogeologist and James Schweithelm, PhD, Senior Associate, ARD, Inc. PURPOSE OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN: The Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development of the Great River Watershed (hereafter referred to as “the Plan”) is intended to provide a comprehensive framework to guide the actions of many stakeholders to produce outcomes that contribute to achieving three integrated watershed management (WM) goals for the Great River Watershed (GRW).1 The Plan covers a five-year period (Jan. 2004–Dec. 2008). The Plan2 is intended to be a catalyst for building a sense of shared purpose among the residents, landowners, community organizations, Parish governments, and state agencies that have a role in its implementation. The Plan provides a “road map” to develop sustainable watershed management institutions and activities that will survive the transition from support by the USAID-funded Ridge to Reef Watershed (R2RW) Project to routine government programming. The transition road map builds on R2RW to achieve sustainability by internalizing watershed stewardship into attitudes and behavior of residents as well as the procedures and institutional culture of state agencies. The Plan provides a general description of baseline conditions of the GRW’s natural and human environments as a starting point for further data collection and monitoring. The Plan describes the environmental and economic value of the GRW, identifies problems and issues requiring attention, and proposes actions to address them within the framework of the Action Plan for the Great River Watershed (Section 5.0). Tasks undertaken to implement these actions are to be planned in detail in the annual work plans of state agencies and/or the Great River Watershed Management Committee (GRWMC).
File Access, Management and Rational Use of Water (AGUA) - El Salvador by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
Final Report of the Evaluation. The ARD-Water IQC Consortium, Burlington, VT 05402 USA. October 2002. The USAID/El Salvador Water Strategy, expressed in its Strategic Objective 4, Increased Access by Rural Households to Clean Water, was approved by Washington in October 1997. The purpose of AGUA is to increase access to clean water for rural Salvadorans in an environmentally sustainable way. Implementation of the AGUA Activity began in earnest in mid-1999 with the initiation of a cooperative agreement with the CARE-El Salvador Consortium of three local NGOs: SalvaNatura, FUNDAMUNI, and SACDEL to carry out project activities in 18 municipalities located within El Salvador’s three major watersheds in the departments of Ahuachapán, Usulután and Morazán. Within the following year, five smaller cooperative agreements with other organizations and a buy-in to a USAID global project were signed to implement additional activities in these same regions in order to expand into complementary technical areas of solid waste and wastewater management and increase outputs toward meeting the USAID/El Salvador’s SO4 under the responsibility of Mission’s Water and Environment Office (WE).
File Toward More Effective Approaches to Watershed Management In the Motagua and Polochic Watersheds by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
In late 1998 Hurricane Mitch struck 20 departments in Guatemala, but the hardest hit areas were the northwest river valleys of the Polochic and Motagua watersheds, the south coast, the center of the country and the Caribbean coast. USAID/Guatemala asked seven private and governmental Guatemalan organizations, with which it had worked in the past or had an ongoing contractual relationship, to submit proposals for post-Mitch rehabilitation work in the watersheds of the Polochic and Motagua rivers. ANACAFE, CARE, CRS, Defensores de la Naturaleza, Fundación Solar, and SHARE submitted their proposals between August and September 1999 and USAID/Guatemala signed the first cooperative agreement in September and the last in December 1999. USAID/Guatemala requested specialized technical assistance from Chemonics International to: • Identify watershed best management practices on forest land and agriculture areas • Design, implement and monitor action plans to carry out best management practices in forestry and agriculture • Design overall performance monitoring and evaluation system. This document covers the first two items. The Chemonics’ specialists reviewed the proposals submitted by the implementing organizations, as well as midterm evaluations, final evaluations and other similar documents. They also conducted in-depth interviews, and made short visits to field sites and organized several meetings to obtain feedback on drafts of this document and to agree on feasible changes to be made in the operations. The conclusions reached by following this process about the currently used practices are presented in this report. Prepared for: USAID/Guatemala-Central American Program Prepared by: Chemonics International Inc.; Authors: Carlos Perez and Henry Tschinkel. 8 May 2000
File Watershed Development Projects In India: An Evaluation by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
RESEARCH REPORT 127, INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, WASHINGTON, D.C.
File International Conference on Local Capacity Building for Healthy Watersheds: 2004 Proceedings by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
International Conference on Local Capacity Building for Healthy Watersheds, June 24 – 26, 2004. The purpose of this conference was to develop a local capacity building model for healthy watersheds that can be adapted for use successfully in any region of the world. The results of the conference affirm and offer a clear interpretation of how local communities can prepare themselves to manage the watershed in which they live and depend upon for a productive and healthy economy, ecological biodiversity, food production and safe drinking water. The generalized model developed for local capacity building will be a useful road map for planning how land and water may be utilized for the greatest benefit by people living in diverse locations worldwide. Variations of the model are currently being field tested in pilot projects or in planning efforts in South Africa, Mexico, and China with potential for additional application elsewhere by conference participants. The Global Environmental Management Education Center (GEM) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point continues to monitor these projects and to promote additional collaboration between conference participants.
File Enfoques Más Efectivos para el Manejo de Cuencas Hidrográficas en los Ríos Motagua y Polochic by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
File Institutional Support for Sustainable Environmental Management of the Panama Canal Watershed by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
October 1, 2002 – January 31, 2003 (FINAL REPORT). Under a USAID Task Order that began in August 1999 and ended in September 2002, IRG provided technical assistance in support of the sustainable management of the Panama Canal Watershed (PCW). This assistance was aimed at strengthening the Panamanian organizations that make up the Inter-Institutional Canal Watershed Commission (CICH).
File Water Resources Sustainability Project (WRS) by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
Annual Report 2001. January 2002. Agdal – Rabat. This report presents the progress made by the WRS project in calendar year 2001 towards achieving the results of USAID’s environmental strategic objective to “improve water resources management in the Souss-Massa”. In the Nakhla watershed, the objectives of soil erosion reduction targeted by the project have been exceeded. In Fes, the Dokkarat chromium recycling plant is complete. In 2001, WRS also completed lessons learned workshops for the Drarga and Dokkarat projects, launched a project web site, and held a workshop on wastewater reuse. The Watershed Protection and Management (WPM) activity began on October 1st, 2001. Local staff and local expenses from WRS were transferred to the WPM activity, which is extending soil erosion control interventions in the Nakhla watershed and disseminating best practices developed under WRS in the Souss-Massa river basin.
File Local Responses to Water Resource Degradation in India: Groundwater Farmer Innovations and the Reversal of Knowledge Flows by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
The Journal of Environment & Development, Vol. 14, No. 4, December 2005 410-438 DOI: 10.1177/1070496505281840 © 2005 Sage Publications
File Integrated Management of 5 Watersheds (El Salvador) by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
2003 Report by World Vision.
 
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