International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Development and Implementation of Mechanisms to Disseminate Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Integrated Transboundary Water Resources Management in Latin America and the Caribbean (Deltamerica)

The proposed project, aims to promote South-to-South learning, develop and implement mechanisms to disseminate the lessons being learned in GEF International Waters-related (GEF-IW) projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, and improve capacity to integrated land and water resource management. This Medium Size Project (MSP) will complement the International Waters-Learn (IW-Learn) project of UNDP in the implementation of its mandate to improve communications and outreach between countries worldwide. Specifically, the project would act as a demonstration project using Latin America and the Caribbean as a privileged site to illustrate the functioning of a network system. This network would facilitate the exchange of project experiences and results, provide a mechanism for the dissemination and replication of lessons learned and best management practices to improve water resources management, as well as encourage the assimilation of lessons learned into national water resources management policies and river basin master plans. IWRN Network node links.   , The regional nodes are now active at: web master Federico Scuka ( ) and Fernando Dopazo ( ) web master Maria do Carmo Zinato INRENA responsible Jorge Benítez ( ) CRRH responsible: Rodolfo Sanchez and Basilio Ortiz CEHI responsible: Herold Gopaul and Cristopher Cox

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General information
GEF ID 1426
Project type Medium-Size Project
Status closed (Project Closure)
Start Date 26 Mar 2003
End Date 31 Dec 2005
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 972,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 1,637,000

UN Environment (UNEP)

Project contacts
Pablo Gonz?lez Project Coordinator for Latin America
Gilberto Canali Technical Coordinator
Federico Scuka Technical coordinator
Isabelle Vanderbeck GEF IW Task Manager (UNEP)