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Global International Waters Assessment: Caribbean Islands, GIWA Regional Assessment 4
United Nations Environment Programme, GEF, University of Kalmar, Sweden

This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Caribbean Islands region-an archipelago comprising drainage basins and coastal areas that contain some of the world's most diverse and productive habitats. A variety of human activities are impacting the region's sensitive and unique ecosystems, upon which the population is so dependent for their social well-being and economic survival. Pollution, originating from both land-based sources and marine traffic, is of particular concern, but despite considerable and widespread environmental and socio-economic impacts, there has been a lack of appropriate measures aimed at mitigating this concern. The past and present status and future prospects are discussed, and the trans-boundary issues of pollution are traced back to their root causes. Policy options are analyzed that aim to address these driving issues in order to significantly improve environmental quality and secure the region's future prosperity.


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2004
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Global International Waters Assessment Patagonian Shelf, GIWA Regional assessment 38
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the assessment of Patagonian Shelf and associated river basins. The report focuses on the La Plata River Basin, the second largest watershed in South America, and the South Atlantic Drainage System, comprising basins that drain large arid areas of Argentina and one of the world's largest continental shelves. Pollution in the La Plata River Basin has caused considerable environmental degradation while fishing has changed marine habitats and communities. The root causes of environmental degradation in the Argentinean and Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone and the Uruguay River Basin, shared by Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, are identified and potential remedial policy options are presented


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2004
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Policy implementation and marine resource management: lessons from Senegal
United Nations Environment Programme

This project draws on the experience and lessons learned from a first UNEP Senegal Country Study on policy implementation and marine resource management.


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2004

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Guidelines on Municipal Wastewater Management
United Nations Environment Programme

A practical guide for decision-makers and professionals on how to plan, design and finance appropriate and environmentally sound municipal wastewater discharge systems.


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2004
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State of the Environment Report, 2000-2002 - Kiribati
Ministry of Environment Lands and Agricultural Development - Kiribati

State of the Environment (SoE) Reporting is a system for delivering information about the environment to all sectors of society, such as government, the private sector, non-government organisations and the general public, by identifying environmental issues and assessing actions addressed to deal with them. The bulk of this report contains the state of the environment, then secondly it assesses changes from the first SoE report and beyond depending on data availability, in terms of key changes or key environmental indicators that are known to be critical.


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2004