|Nine megaregions, 66 subregions|
The International Global Waters Assessment will be based on assessments of 66 international waters, of the ecological status of these water areas and the causes of environmental problems of the regions — international waters comprising marine, coastal and freshwater areas, and surface waters as well as groundwaters — in nine major regions. Focus will be on the key issues and problems facing the aquatic environment in these international waters.
All the regions can be found on the temporary map. Links are provided from the map to pages with some basic information about each region.
Please note that the map only gives rough indications of the geographic location of the 66 water regions. It contains no information on drainage areas and is not to be viewed as more than a simple geographic guide.
On each water-region page, a more detailed map of the water region — including its drainage area — will eventually be published. Initially, maps already available (online or offline) will be used. One will find links to assessments made of the environmental status of the region, and later on the regional GIWA assessments will be published. Links are also provided to information on regional water agreements and action programmes, and to organizations and other major actors working with the agreements. When the GIWA Focal Points and Megaregional Hosts have been appointed, that contact info will be published.