River Basin Initiative

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History

May 2000, by Decision V/2 of the Conference of Parties of Convention on Biological Diversity (Biodiversity convention). Operates under the framework of the Joint Work Plan of the Biodiversity Convention and Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar convention). Initial operational phase: Aug 2001-Dec 2003. Fully operational as from Jan 2004. Full title: River Basin Initiative on Integrating Biological Diversity, Wetland and River Basin Management.

Aims

Promote integrated river basin management with an ecosystem approach, including wetland and biodiversity conservation and sustainable use; strengthen cross sectoral dialogue and partnership between water/land use sectors and biodiversity/wetland conservation sectors; support implementation of recent decisions under the Biodiversity Convention, the Ramsar Convention and The Hague (Netherlands) Ministerial Conference on Water.

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Activities

Main ongoing activities: interactive web portal with case studies; discussion groups and analyses; production of printed materials in different languages; input to international and technical meetings.

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Subjects *

  • Hydrology
    • Rivers and Lakes
  • Geology
    • Land and Coastal Forms

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

UIA Org ID

F7151

Last News Received

2006
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