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Water Resources and Wetland Management Tools

by Portal Web Editor last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:48 AM
Contributors: Jean Brennan
These tools focus on water as it relates to human and environmental uses (including agricultural, natural resource management, and water safety and disease) aspects vs. industrial or commercial aspects of water access, delivery, or management.
Wetlands Restoration Handbook (Wisconsin DNR) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:48 AM
Wetland Restoration Handbook for Wisconsin Landowners (Second Edition) This new edition of the Wetland Restoration Handbook, published by the Wisconsin DNR, continues to encourage responsible and effective restoration of wetlands. The authors once again present the fundamentals of wetland restoration in a fun and exciting way. Just as in the first edition, colorful quotes and interesting side-bars provide insight into all aspects of the field. New pictures, photos and chapters were added to the second edition, as well as an expanded reference section highlighting top web sites to vist.
Data Tool: Watersheds of the World CD by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:48 AM
This report for the first time presents and analyzes a wide range of global data at the watershed level, assessing 154 watersheds around the world. The analysis focuses on watershed, as ecological units and on the risks of degradation from human activities, which may undermine their ability to provide ecological services and maintain intact the biodiversity found within them. The analysis is based on 15 global indicators that characterize watersheds according to their value, current condition, and vulnerability to potential degradation. These indicators, presented in more than 150 maps, give a unique global perspective on the largess transboundary watersheds, as well as many smaller basins and sub-basins. The CD provides maps of land cover, population density and biodiversity for 154 basins and sub-basins around the world. It lists indicators and variables for each of these basins and, where appropriate, provides links and references to relevant information. It further contains 20 global maps portraying relevant water resources issues. To start navigating through the CD, visit the Watersheds of the World_CD Web site at http://multimedia.wri.org/watersheds_2003/" or http://www.iucn.org/themes/wani/eatlas/. You will find colored buttons that function as a menu to select individual basins by continent. Each continental menu provides access to both, interactive maps and lists of basins per continent through which you can access individual basin profiles. There is also a button for the global indicator maps. 2003
File Water and Conflict by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:48 AM
This briefing paper has been commissioned by the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of a briefing series on natural resources and conflict. It emerged from a collaboration between Adelphi Research (Berlin, Germany), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) (Bogor, Indonesia), and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC, USA). The aim of the briefings is twofold: (1) to raise mission employees’ awareness of the links between different natural resources and conflict, and (2) to assist USAID in their program development by integrating conflict prevention and natural resource management. The project has been coordinated by Alexander Carius (Adelphi Research), Geoffrey Dabelko (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars), and Doris Capistrano (CIFOR). The briefing paper has been written by Annika Kramer (Adelphi Research). The URLs provided in this paper were last updated 03/15/2004.
 
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