The second webinar of the GEF IW Surface Freshwater CoP focuses on effective RBOs and the ADB/IUCN publication Water Wealth. We hear a few examples of new approaches and practices already being applied by basin managers to secure water for all as Ganesh Pangare, IUCN Asia Regional Office is introduced by and dialogues with Mark Smith, Director of IUCN Water Programme. You are invited to leave your comments below or reach out to the CoP members by starting a thread on https://community.iwlearn.net/communities/surface-freshwater-cop/blog
The first webinar of the GEF IW Surface Freshwater CoP focuses on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus. Mark Smith, Director of IUCN Water Programme explains the shift in thinking that nexus challenges require and asks participants about their own experiences and understanding.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Kenya Country office) in partnership with CARE – Kenya has been implementing the phased Equitable Payment for Watershed Services (EPWS) scheme in within Naivasha where the third payment was done on June 21, 2012. The project in the Lake Naivasha basin has been in operation in Kenya since 2006 with the implementation phase commencing in 2008. Its goal is to improve the livelihoods of Targeted households in the Malewa Catchment area by introducing Payment for Watershed Service. The PES design involves two Water Resource Users Associations (WRUAs) representing sellers located in the Turasha and Wanjohi sub-catchments of the Malewa River at the western foothills of the Aberdare Mountains in Kenya.
www.iucn.org/paco [Version française: http://youtu.be/FtSZDMRWpfQ] This film traces the study on the economic and ecological potential of the Sourou valley, one of the most important wetland of Burkina Faso, conducted by IUCN in 2010. Sourou Valley is located northwest of Burkina Faso. This region occupies about 12% of the country and has about 1.5 million people or nearly 12% of the total population. The population is mostly dependent on natural resources, but there is a continuing degradation of ecosystems in the valley, probably due to poor operating practices, weak agricultural services, and the imbalance of political exploitation of natural resources the valley. The consequence is a continued loss of population. Solutions probably do not exist outside of an understanding of the relationship between the conservation of natural resources and the fight against poverty.
http://www.iucn.org/paco Ce film retrace l'étude sur le potentiel économique et écologique de la vallée du Sourou, au Burkina Faso, effectué par l'UICN en 2010. La vallée du Sourou est située au Nord Ouest du Burkina Faso, dans la boucle du Mouhan. Cette région occupe environ 12% du territoire national et compte environ 1.500.000 habitants soit près de 12% de la population totale du pays. La population y est majoritairement dépendante des ressources naturelles, mais on constate une dégradation continue des écosystèmes dans la vallée, due probablement à des mauvaises pratiques d'exploitation, à la faiblesse des services agricoles, et au déséquilibre des politiques de valorisation des ressources naturelles de la vallée. La conséquence est un appauvrissement continu de la population. Les solutions n'existent probablement pas en dehors d'une bonne compréhension des relations entre la conservation des ressources naturelles et la lutte contre la pauvreté.