Bridging Water Research and Management: Enhancing Water Management Capacity in the Developing World (IAP Water Programme)

Jacob PalisPresident, Brazilian Academy of Sciences

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Title of proposalBridging Water Research and Management: Enhancing Water Management Capacity in the Developing World (IAP Water Programme)
Partners (IAP member organizations)Royal Scientific Society - Jordan; Academy of Science of South Africa; Polish Academy of Sciences
Key words (8 max)Networking of Science Academies; Capacity Building; Access to Safe Drinking Water; Bridging Water Research and Management; Water Quality for Ecosystem and Human Health; Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM); Ecohydrology; Empowerment of Science Academies
Requested budget (US$)50,000.00
Project durationJuly 2009 - June 2010
Summary (200 word max.)The IAP Water Programme will work together with the Regional Networks of Science Academies and IAP member Academies to assist national governments in their effort to enhance water management capacity in the developing world, thus contributing to the fulfillment of one of the UN Millennium Development Goals: the reduction by half of the world’s population without sustainable access to safe drinking water. Besides stimulating the Regional Networks to establish regional water programmes, the IAP Water Programme will promote the conceptual framework (based on the principles of ecohydrology and integrated water resources management) that will provide the regional initiatives a global identity and an innovative paradigm for action. The proposed actions will provide Science Academies from less developed countries with the opportunity: to engage in an international programme, to interact with Academies and researchers from different countries and regions, and to participate in a global inter-Academy effort to assist governments and society enhance water management capacity in the developing world. The IAP Water Network occupies a specific niche and brings into the scenario the voice of Science in a critical issue where the action of Science Academies can much contribute.
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