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  • Scaling and Scoping report PDF-file 2.7Mb Word file 2.4Mb [2001-11-27]
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  • Major intergovernmental agreements and actors
  • Action programmes, strategies, and research
  • State of the regional environment
  • GEF Projects in the region
  • Other actors and initiatives
  • GIWA Subregional Task Team


    Major intergovernmental agreements and actors

    International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
    The Convention (see also pdf file) was adopted in 1966 and entered into force in 1969. The purpose of the Convention is the conservation of the resources of tuna and tuna-like fishes of the Atlantic Ocean. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) was established in 1969, under the Convention, as an inter-governmental fishery organization responsible for the conservation of tunas and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and its adjacent seas.
    ICCAT is the only fisheries organization that can undertake the range of work required for the study and management of tunas and tuna-like fishes in the Atlantic. The Commission's work requires the collection and analysis of statistical information relative to current conditions and trends of the fishery resources in the Convention area.

    Organisation of American States, OAS
    OAS Water Resources Programme: In conformity with the mandates of OAS member states, the Unit for Sustainable Development and Environment (USDE) is engaged in several projects on transboundary water resource management in partnership with UNEP, the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in major river basin of South and Central America. The Unit is the secretariat for the Inter-American Water Resources Network (IWRN) - see below - and serves on the Board of Governors of the World Water Council. USDE is also collaborating with the Pan American Health Organization to organize inter-American conference on the link between water and health.

    UNEP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, ROLAC
    See for example
    Forum of Environmental Ministers for Latin America and the Caribbean (only in Spanish).

    UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC
    The site of UN ECLAC comprises News; Publications; Main Studies; ECLAC Series; Research and Studies; Statistics; Projects; Library; Events; Work Programme; as well as ECLAC Headlines and Latest News.

    Financial institutions

    Inter-American Development Bank, IADB
    The Inter-American Development Bank, the oldest and largest regional multilateral development institution, was established in December of 1959 to help accelerate economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

       

    Action programmes, strategies and research

    UNEP Regional Seas Programme
    The Regional Seas Programme was initiated in 1974 as a global programme implemented through regional components. The Regional Seas Programme is UNEP's main framework in the field of the coastal and marine environment. It includes 14 regions and three partner seas, involves more than 140 coastal states, and focuses on sustainable development of coastal and marine areas. Each regional action plan is formulated according to the needs and priorities of the region as perceived by the Governments concerned. Regional conventions are in place for several areas. See a map of all regional seas, and go to more information on the Black Sea, Wider Caribbean, Mediterranean, East Asian Seas, South Asian Seas, Eastern Africa, Kuwait Region, North West Pacific, Red Sea And Gulf of Aden, South East Pacific, North East Pacific, South Pacific, Upper South West Atlantic, and West and Central Africa. The UNEP Regional Seas web site also contains information on What's at stake, Major threats, and Actions.

       

    State of the regional environment

    GEO 2000 State of the Environment: Latin America and the Caribbean

    Global Enviroment Outlook 2000. GEO is:

    • a global environmental assessment process, the GEO Process, that is cross-sectoral and participatory. It incorporates regional views and perceptions, and builds consensus on priority issues and actions through dialogue among policy-makers and scientists at regional and global levels.
    • GEO outputs, in printed and electronic formats, including the GEO Report series. This series makes periodic reviews of the state of the world's environment, and provides guidance for decision-making processes such as the formulation of environmental policies, action planning and resource allocation. Other outputs include technical reports, a web site and a publication for young people.
       

    GEF Projects in the region

    Project concepts in the pipeline

    World Bank - GEF - International Waters/Biodiversity:
    Integrated Management of Freshwater Biodiversity and Water Resources in the Amazon
    The project will improve the management of natural resources through involvement of local groups and development of institutional and legal frameworks that support sustainable development of basin resources.

    World Bank - GEF - Biodiversity/International Waters:
    Amazon Region Protected areas Program (ARPA) (Expansion & Consolidation of a System of Strict Protected Areas in the Amazonia Region)
    The project would support expansion and consolidation of strict protected areas in the Amazonian region.

       

    Other actors, initiatives and resources

    International Centre for Living Aquatic Resources Management, ICLARM
    An international research organization "devoted to improving the productivity, management and conservation of aquatic resources for the benefit of users and consumers in developing countries". ICLARM is one of the research centres of CGIAR, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.
    See, for example, Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Project: The Role of Marine Protected Areas in Fisheries Management and Biodiversity Conservation in Coral Reef Ecosystems. ICLARM, in collaboration with the the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other partners, and with support from the European Commission, has also developed FishBase, a global information system on fishes for research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more. FishBase contains full information on 23,500 species. Furthermore, ICLARM has developed similar systems on coral reefs and their resources (ReefBase) and management of fish stocks in Asia (TrawlBase).

    International Coral Reef Initiative, ICRI
    An environmental partnership that brings stakeholders together with the objective of sustainable use and conservation of coral reefs for future generations. ICRI is an informal mechanism that allows representatives of over 80 developing countries with coral reefs to sit in equal partnership with major donor countries and development banks, international environmental and development agencies, scientific associations, the private sector and NGOs to decide on the best strategies to conserve the world's coral reef resources.

    Coral Health and Monitoring Programme, NOOA
    The mission of the NOOA Coral Health and Monitoring Program is to provide services to help improve and sustain coral reef health throughout the world. Long term goals:Establish an international network of coral reef researchers for the purpose of sharing knowledge and information on coral health and monitoring.Provide near real-time data products derived from satellite images and monitoring stations at coral reef areas. Provide a data repository for historical data collected from coral reef areas. Add to the general fund of coral reef knowledge.See also Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, GCRMN.

       

    GIWA Subregional Task Team

    Name Address and contact Expertise
    Adunias Teixeira Universidade Federal do Ceará,
    Campus do Pici, Bloco 804
    Fortaleza-CE. 60 451-970
    Tel: 011 55 31-85-288 9760
    Fax: 011 55 31-85-288 9756
    E-mail: adunias@ufc.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Water resources engineering,Geographical information system
    Ahmad Saeed Khan Universidade Federal do Ceará,
    Campus do Pici,
    Bloco 826
    Fortaleza-CE 60 451-970
    Tel: 011 55 31-85-288 9717
    Fax: 011 55 31-85-288 9716
    E-mail: saeed@ufc.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Socio and economic impact of government policies, Agricultural economics
    Alex Maurício Araújo Universidade Federal de Pernambuco,
    Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica
    Rua Acadêmico Hélio Ramos, S/N,
    Cidade Universitária,
    Recife-PE. 50 740-530
    Tel: 011 55 31-81-3271 8230
    Fax: 011 55 31-81-3271 8232
    E-mail: ama@npd.ufpe.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Public health engineering, water resource and management
    Antonio Carlos Leal de Castro LABOHIDRO
    Av. dos Portugueses, S/N, Campus do Bacanga
    UFMA São Luis - MA. 65 080-040
    Tel: 011 55 31-98-217 8548
    Fax: 011 55 31-98-217 8187
    E-mail: alec@ufma.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Environmental impact assessment, ecology
    Arno Maschmann de Oliveira Universidade Federal de Alagoas
    Departamento de Geociências
    R. João Canuto da Silva, 45
    Praia da Cruz das Almas. 57 032-300
    Tel: 011 55 31-82-214 1446
    Fax: 011 55 31-82-214 1615
    E-mail: arno_m_o@hotmail.com
    Professor, Ph.D
    Marine sedimentation environment, global change, physical oceanography
    Eunice Maia de Andrade Universidade Federal do Ceará,
    Campus do Pici, Bloco 804
    Fortaleza-CE. 60 451-970
    Caixa Postal 6003
    Tel: 011 55 31-85-288 9762
    Fax: 011 55 31-85-288 9756
    E-mail: eandrade@ufc.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Renewable natural resources management
    Francisco Sandro Rodrigues Holanda Av. Silvio Teixeira,
    1283 Bl. A,
    Apto 402,
    Jardins, Aracaju-SE 49 025-100
    Tel: 031-79-212 6929
    Fax: 011 55 31-79-212 6660
    E-mail: fholand@infonet.com.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Water and soil conservation management, water resources management
    José Carlos de Araújo Universidade Federal do Ceará,
    Campus do Pici, Bloco 703,
    Caixa Postal 6018,
    Fortaleza-CE 60 451-970
    Tel: 011 55 31-85-288 9624
    Fax: 011 55 31-85-288 9627
    E-mail: jcaraujo@ufc.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Water resources modeling and planning, pollution
    Jose Leonaldo de Souza Universidade Federal de Alagoas
    Departamento de Meteorologia/CCEN,
    Cidade Universitaria,
    Tabuleiro dos Martins,
    Maceio-AL. 57 072-970
    Tel: 011 55 31-82-2141366
    Fax: 011 55 31-82-214 1615
    E-mail: jls@fapeal.br, jls@ccen.ufal.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Water resources management, Meteorology
    Luciano Alvaro Maia Gomes Avenida Rui Barbosa, 1246
    Fortaleza-CE
    60 115-221
    Tel: 011 55 31-85-4331843
    E-mail: luciano@funceme.br
    Field Geologist M.Sc.
    Geology and geomorphology
    Lucio Flávio Ferreira Moreira UFRN/CT/LARHISA,
    Campus Universitário, S/N
    Natal-RN 59 072-970
    Tel: 011 55 31-84-215 3775
    E-mail: lucio@ct.ufrn.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Environmental impact assessment, marine sedimentation environment
    Marco Valerio Jansen Cutrim LABOHIDRO
    Av. dos Portugueses, s/n
    Campus do Bacanga - UFMA
    São Luis - MA 65 080-040
    Tel: 011 55 31-98-217 8185
    Fax: 011 55 31-98-217 8187
    E-mail: cutrim@elo.com.br, cutrim@ufma.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Environmental impact assessment, ecosystem ecology
    Maria Irles de Oliveira Mayorga Universidade Federal do Ceará,
    Caixa Postal 6008,
    Campus do Pici,
    Fortaleza-CE. 60 451-970
    Tel: 011 55 31-85-288 9717
    Fax: 011 55 31-85-288 9716
    E-mail: irles@ufc.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Socio-economics, Renewable natural resources management, Water basin management
    Monica Ferreira da Costa DOCEAN/UFPE
    Av. Arquitetura, S/N, Cidade Universitária
    Recife-PE 50 740-550
    Tel: 011 55 31-81-32718225
    Fax: 011 55 31-81-3271 8227
    E_mail: mfc@npd.ufpe.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Environmental sciences, Chemical oceanography
    Patricia Rodriguez de Carvalho Pinheiro Universidade Federal do Ceará,
    Caixa Postal 12 168, Bloco 827
    Campus do Pici, Fortaleza-CE
    60 451-970
    Tel: 011 55 31-85-288 9722
    Fax: 011 55 31-85-288 9420 E-mail: pinheiro@ufc.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Biological oceanography, limnology
    Roberio Boto Av. Aguanambi, 1770
    Bairro de Fatima,
    Fortaleza-CE. 60 055-403
    Tel: 011 55 31-85-257 6538
    E-mail: boto@cogerh.com.br
    Field Geologist M.Sc.
    Groundwater management, Geology
    Ruben Dario Mayorga Universidade Federal do Ceará
    Caixa Postal 6008,
    Campus do Pici,
    Fortaleza-CE 60 451-970
    Tel: 011 55 31-85-288 9717
    Fax: 011 55 31-85-288 9716
    E-mail: dario@ufc.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Socio-economics
    Valdira de Caldas Brito Vieira Pro-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação
    UESPIRua Joao Cabral, S/N
    Teresina-PI 64 002-150
    Tel: 011 55 31-86-213 2175
    Fax: 011 55 31-86-213 2175
    E-mail: valdira@npdsrv01.uespi.br, rj.vieira@uol.com.br
    Professor, Ph.D
    Water resource engineering
       

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    SE- 391 82 Kalmar, Sweden
    Phone: +46- 480 44 60 00. Fax: +46- 480 44 73 55.
    E-mail: info@giwa.net

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