The African Development Bank Group is a multinational development bank supported by 77 nations from Africa, North and South America, Europe and Asia. Its mission is to promote economic and social development through loans, equity investments, and technical assistance. Integrated Water Management is one of its development topics.
The Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACT) was signed on 3 July 1978 by the Republics of
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela, in order to promote joint actions for the sustainable development of the Amazonian Basin.
In 1995 the 8 nations decided to create the ACTO to strengthen and to implement the aims of the agreement. The amendment to the ACT was approved in 1998 and the Secretariat was established in Brasilia in December 2002.
ACSAD is a regional center for research and studies pertaining to the development of the arid and semi-arid areas of the Arab World. It was established in Damascus in 1971 within the framework of the League of Arab States. ACSAD is governed by the Council of the Arab Ministers of Agriculture.
Only space-based monitoring can measure water vapour concentrations on a global basis, either measuring vertical columns of water vapour or assessing atmospheric humidity through a cross-section of the atmosphere. Detailed mapping of water vapour promises to help increase the accuracy of weather predictions, especially for rainfall.
CARA will lead to improved management and protection of Central American water resources through the partnerships and collaborations of water resource professionals from universities, the private sector, non governmental organizations and international funding agencies.
CEDARE was established within the Arab Region and Mediterranean Europe, to become a centre which can assist the region in its efforts to pursue global environmental trends and support national programme efforts in the implementation of Agenda 21, through fostering their national capacities. It includes a Land and Water Resources Management Programme.
The AGRHYMET regional center is a specialised institution of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS). Its mission is to collect and disseminate the informations concerning food security and natural resources management, as well as to insure training in these domains.
This website focuses on the Pilcomayo river basin, an international watershed of 270,000 km2 over three countries : Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay. This watershed meets the following main problems: erosion, sedimentation (more than 400 km of the river have disappeared), salinization, and heavy metals contamination.
Daugava River Basin Project is a result of a long cooperation between Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia and Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The far-reaching goal for project is to improve the water management in Latvia by preparing modern Daugava River Basin Management Plan and proposals for realization that, as well as to get knowledge and experience, which will be possible to use in management plans for other river basins in Latvia.
EUMETNET is a network that connects 19 European National Meteorological Services and provides a framework to organize cooperative programmes between members in the various fields of basic meteorological activities, observing systems, data processing, basic forecasting products, research and development and training. Through EUMETNET Programmes, members intend to develop their collective capability to wards better environmental management and climate monitoring while bringing the best available quality of meteorological information to all European users.
EMWIS is a program
of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. It is an information and knowledge exchange tool between the Euro Mediterranean partnership countries, necessary for the implementation of the Action Plan defined at the Euro Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Local Water Management, Turin, 1999. EMWIS french website (SEMIDE) has another address : http://www.semide.org.
The EBRD seeks to help its 27 Member countries of operations to implement structural and sectoral economic reforms, taking into account the particular needs of countries at different stages of transition. In all of its activities, the Bank promotes environmentally sound and sustainable development.
The EEA aims to support sustainable development and to help achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policy making agents and the public.
The European Investment Bank, is to contribute towards the integration, balanced development and economic and social cohesion of the Member Countries.
While most of it's lending is for projects located within the EU, it does finance investment in more than 150 countries outside the EU within the framework of the Union's external co - operation policy.
Water supply projects are supported by the EIB.
This Fund aims to support technically and financially the initiatives related to the sustainable development and integration of La Plata River Basin members states.
The website contains information about the basin, news, projects, and investments information by country and by sector.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) will work together to mainstream gender considerations into the water sector operations of ADB's developing member countries. The partnership's goal is the achievement of universal access to safe water and sanitation for all, with special emphasis on the needs of women.
The Great Lakes Commission is a binational agency that promotes the orderly, integrated and comprehensive development, use and conservation of the water and related natural resources of the Great Lakes basin and St. Lawrence River.
The Sustainable Department of the IADB includes an Environment and Natural Resources department, dealing with integrated management, urban environment and pollution control, coastal and marine resources management, agriculture and rural development, guidelines and environmental assessments,...
INWRDAM includes 15 member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Its objectives are to cooperate in the areas of water resources development and management with a view to help its member states in building up the national capability; to exchange information, to set up and maintain a data bank, and to initiate joint projects of research and development.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) was formed in 1986 with a very narrow mandate around the issues of drought and desertification. Since then, and especially in the 1990s, IGADD has become the accepted vehicle for regional security and political dialogue.
CIC is the intergovernmental body in charge of the support, coordination, implementation and follow-up of international actions for the sustainable development of the River Plate Basin. The CIC also takes charge of the technical and financial assistance given to the projects with the support of relevant international organizations, and executes the decisions made by the Foreign Affairs Ministers.