ICARM session at 1st
Southeast Asian Water Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand
November 17-21, the Global Water
Partnership and the Royal Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and
Environment convened the 1st. Southeast Asian Water Forum in
Chiang Mai, Thailand. Participants were predominantly from the ASEAN
region and FreshCo and UNEP joined the organisation by convening a
special session on linking of ICZM and IWRM.
ICARM workshop in Chennai, India
UNEP workshop on Integrated Coastal Area and River-basin Management (ICARM)
for the South Asian Seas Region 7-10 April 2003.
Session on ICARM at the 3rd World Water Forum.
UNEP/GPA and UCC-Water convened a
session titled "Freshwater and Coast - a missing link in Integrated Water
Management" at the 3RD WORLD WATER FORUM in Kyoto. The session took
place 18 March 2003. Read
FreshCo Workshop held in Songkhla, Thailand
After the launch in August 2002 and the first
consoldating meeting of the Partnership in November 2002, a first
technical workshop on "Linking Management of Catchment and Coastal
Ecosystems" has been held 27-30 January 2003. The workshop was jointly
convened by the Royal Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment,
Thailand and UNEP/FreshCo.
About 50 representatives of the partner group
and invitees discussed lessons learned on management of freshwater/costal
issues based on presentations of case stories from a number of countries.
Moreover, potential new demonstration projects were presented. The outcome
of the workshop contributed to the 3rd World Water Forum through a
session under the Water, Nature, and Environment Theme (see above).
Preparatory documents including case stories and project proposals can be
found under "Documents".
the new partnership
31 August 2002 the new partnership initiative on linking
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Integrated Coa-stal Zone
Management (ICZM) was laun-ched by the UCC-Water in collaboration with UNEP/GPA.
The launch took place in the Water Dome under the World Summit on
Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.
partnership initiative (submitted as a WSSD Type II proposal) focuses on
provi-ding management options for solving problems originating from the
inter-relation between human activities in the river basins and those in
the coastal zone. The partnership will identify and structure good
practises and experiences at the policy/legal, the institutional, and the
technical level, through pilot projects and contributions from the
partners and stake-holders. Moreover, it will disseminate the results to
relevant decision-makers and stakeholders through channels such as the 3rd
World Water Forum and the con-struction of a public Internet based ToolBox
- the latter in collaboration with the IWRM ToolBox of the Global Water
About 20 initial partners have
expressed their interest in the partnership
comprising UN agencies, intergovernmental insti-tutions, governments, NGOs,
and inter-national water institutes.