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Links related to water resources and use, water delivery systems, aquaculture, mariculture, integrated coastal and watershed management.

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  • Global Water Partnership (GWP) The World Water Council and the Global Water Partnership jointly developed this website aiming to provide information on the follow-up activities which have been initiated since the publication of "Financing Water for All", the report of the World Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure. The Handbook and a Policy Brief for governments on the practical steps for making national water management strategies needed to support their efforts towards the sustainable economic development required to reach the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), can be downloaded here. The materials available at this site were written for governments on the practical steps for making national water management strategies needed to support their efforts towards the sustainable economic development required to reach the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). {www.gwpforum.org}
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI) The International Water Management Institute is a nonprofit scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in agriculture and on the water needs of developing countries. IWMI works with partners in the South to develop tools and methods to help these countries eradicate poverty through more effective management of their water and land resources.This webpage link provides links to sub-programmes based on reseach themes on Basin Water Management; Land Water and Livelihoods; Agriculture, Water and Cities; Water Management & Environment. It also links to Publications, Featured Projects, and Tools & Resources. The site also hosts IWMI Library system holds more than 40,000 published monographs, grey literature, water related journal articles, maps etc. {www.iwmi.cgiar.org}
  • 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/}
  • World Bank Water Supply and Sanitation Program (WB-WSP) is an international partnership to help the poor gain sustained access to improved water supply and sanitation services. The site offers Featured Links (and News); reports on Innovative Solutions; highlights Parnerships and Events; and links to Country Fact Files and Statistics. {www.wsp.org}
  • WHO/UNICEF MDG/Water and Sanitation Assessment: At the end of the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (1981-1990), WHO and UNICEF established a Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP). The overall aim of the JMP is to report globally on the status of water supply and sanitation sector, and to support countries in improving their monitoring performance to enable better planning and management at the country level. The JMP is the official arrangement within the UN System to produce information for the UN Secretary General on the progress of achieving the Millennium Development Goals related to water supply and sanitation. This site offers Publications, including Facts and Figures and Country Data, hightlights Emerging Issues and Health Topics; and links to Research Tools. {http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/monitoring/en/}
  • The World’s Water website provides information on the World's Freshwater Resources dedicated to providing up-to-date water information, data, and web connections to organizations, institutions, and individuals working on a wide range of global freshwater problems and solutions. It also provides a link to information about international water law and policy, please visit The World Water's companion site, the International Water Law Project. Interested parties may also join an electronic newsletter list serve throught this site to stay current with updates to the site and to get the latest global freshwater information available.
    It also highlights information related to Conflicts over water. {http://www.worldwater.org}
  • U.N. Water for Life Decade – 2005-2015 In December 2003 the United Nations General Assembly, proclaimed the years 2005 to 2015 as the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life'. This website provides information on Issues Identified by the UN-Water as Priority for the Decade. It provides Reference Documents; News and Resources; a calendar of Events; and related Links. {http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/}
  • World Water Assessment Program (WWAP) is a web portal intended to enhance access to information related to freshwater available on the World Wide Web. The site provides links to the current UNESCO and UNESCO-led programmes on freshwater and will serve as an interactive point for sharing, browsing and searching websites of water-related organizations, government bodies and NGOs, including a range of categories such as water links, water events, learning modules and other on-line resources. Surfers can also add or modify links to help maintain an accurate online resource. All water managers are invited to participate by providing information on activities, useful links, news and content which they wish to share with others and generally make more widely available. {http://www.unesco.org/water/wwap/}
  • World Water Council (including World Water Forums) is an International Water Policy Think Tank that operates this website links to Resources; Events and News; and provides Membership services. {http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/}
  • 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 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 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/}
  • Coastal Resources Center/University of Rhode Island The Coastal Resources Center (CRC) mobilizes governments, business and communities around the world to work together as stewards of coastal ecosystems. With our partners we strive to define and achieve the health, equitable allocation of wealth, and sustainable intensities of human activity at the transition between the land and the sea.This site highlights Current Projects and links to Publications that are searchable by Country and Topic. Several of its thematic topics include: Capacity Building; Coastal Plans & Policies; Constituency Building; Ecosystem Governance; Evaluation for Learning; Incorporating Science; and Protected Areas . {http://www.crc.uri.edu/}
  • Global Programme of Action for Protection of Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities offers this web-based Clearing House Mechanism to host materials and links to Regional Seas Programs and Pollutant information [Wastewater Sewage; Physical Alterations and Destruction of Habitat; Nutrients; Persistent Organic Pesticides; Radioactive Substances; Heavy Metals; Sediment Mobilization; Litter and Oils]. It also links to Regulations and National-level information; Document Library; Featured News, Events and Programs; and Related Links. {http://www.gpa.unep.org/}
  • 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.

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