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  • Water Funds for People and Nature - News & Community
    3 280 acres of grassland will be restored and another 10 665 acres will be conserved as part of the Pipiripau Water Producer project Today similar water funds and water producer initiatives are also being used in watersheds in Colombia Ecuador and Peru to protect forests and grasslands and help provide clean safe drinking water for millions of people Learn more about how this program has expanded Tags Add Comment Items on this list require content approval Your submission will not appear in public views until approved by someone with proper rights More information on content approval Title Body Full Name Attachments Hidden Blog Tools Something Missing Is there information that you think should become part of our knowledge share Recommend Looking for More Scientific Resources The Nature Conservancy offers tools to guide freshwater conservation Explore Copyright 2012 The Nature Conservancy Privacy Policy Terms of Use The Nature Conservancy is a nonprofit tax exempt charitable organization under Section 501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law Quick Launch Categories Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Manage Subscriptions layouts images ReportServer Manage Subscription gif en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer ManageSubscriptions aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x80 0x0 FileType rdl 350 Manage Data Sources en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer DataSourceList aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x20 FileType rdl 351 Manage Shared Datasets en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer DatasetList aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x20 FileType rdl 352 Manage Parameters en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer ParameterList aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType rdl 353 Manage Processing Options en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer ReportExecution aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType rdl 354 Manage Cache Refresh Plans en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer CacheRefreshPlanList aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType rdl 355 View Report History en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer ReportHistory aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x40 FileType rdl 356 View Dependent Items en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer DependentItems aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType rsds 350 Edit Data Source Definition en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer SharedDataSource aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType rsds 351 View Dependent Items en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer DependentItems aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType smdl 350 Manage Clickthrough Reports en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer ModelClickThrough aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType smdl 352 Manage Model Item Security en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer ModelItemSecurity aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x2000000 FileType smdl 353 Regenerate Model en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer GenerateModel aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType smdl 354 Manage Data Sources en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer DataSourceList aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x20 FileType smdl 351 Load in Report Builder en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer RSAction aspx RSAction ReportBuilderModelContext list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x2 FileType smdl 250 Edit in Report Builder layouts images ReportServer EditReport gif en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer RSAction aspx RSAction ReportBuilderReportContext list ListId ID ItemId 0x0

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  • Exploring River Dynamics in Colombia
    Nature Conservancy and the Regional Authority of Environment of Central Antioquia CORANTIOQUIA a regional Colombian government agency responsible for implementing environmental policies and protecting natural resources in its jurisdiction The Porce River Basin a sub basin of the Magdalena River was selected as a focal area for this project because of its importance in supporting economic development reflected in different land and water uses such as hydroelectric production cattle ranching and fisheries These competing demands on the basin s resources present a number of management challenges and have motivated TNC and CORANTIOQUIA to help balance needs at a regional scale based on water supply and demand We simply need to support development in a sustainable way This modeling allows us to predict what our actions will mean not only in terms of desired outcomes such as energy production but also in a big picture sense said Diana Montoya from the Environmental Quality department of CORANTIOQUIA It s important to hypothesize what might be the unintended outcomes for nature and for ourselves and determine how to best avoid or mitigate any negative impacts With information on water uses and river dynamics both organizations as well as local economic sectors and communities will define environmental flows for the Porce River Basin through a series of discussion and workshops based on the ELOHA framework This is participative work where science social and ecological needs each play a key role in deciding how the river is managed and how to best maintain the services and resources that people depend on in a more sustainable way Through the modeling project and the ELOHA framework the current state of Porce River dynamics will be identified such as the natural water pulse along with the ecological alteration limits of the river in terms of what conditions it

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  • MagdalenaMultimedia
    Events Multimedia Balanced Approach Page Content Magdalena River Basin View the latest GRP partner videos Choose a Topic Agriculture Fisheries Water Quality Water Quantity Hydropower Transportation Infrastructure Finance Flood Drought Management Indigenous Peoples Wildlife Ecosystems OR Choose a river basin Colorado Magdalena Mekong Mississippi Niger Ogooué Tapajós Yangtze 13 February 2015 06 30 PM The Past Present Future of Colombia Magdalena Video This is the place that gave life to Colombia That shaped the landscape among its mountain ranges A river that defined a country A country that developed and grew A rover linking the stars with the sea The home of thousands of species This is the Magdalena River Basin and in its waters the past present and future of Colombia Tags Continue Reading gt gt 25 June 2012 03 58 PM Magdalena River A Carpet of Palm and Cows 3 20 min Magdalena Video Over the past two decades palm has become one of the most important sectors of Colombia s economy However both palm oil and cattle ranching have caused major deforestation along the Magdalena Tags Continue Reading gt gt 25 June 2012 03 50 PM Magdalena River Fishing In Troubled Waters 4 30 min Magdalena Video

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  • Paraguay-Paraná River System
    The Paraguay Paraná river system courses through Brazil Bolivia Paraguay Uruguay and Argentina Emerging from the Brazilian Highlands the two rivers run parallel before uniting in Argentina and emptying into the Atlantic Ocean One of the largest river systems in South America second only to the Amazon it provides drinking water food energy and transportation to more than 70 million people Despite composing one system the two rivers have remarkable differences The Paraná for example lies in a highly developed region and is home to the Itaipu the world s largest hydropower facility in terms of energy production Producing 60 of Brazil s hydroelectricity the basin also supports extensive cattle ranching and agriculture Likewise it inspires international tourism as home to the world s second largest waterfall Iguaçu Falls On the other hand the Paraguay River basin remains sparsely populated with approximately 75 of its original vegetation in tact The basin encompasses 420 thousand square miles and supports more livestock overall than people 30 million to 8 The Upper Paraguay River Basin supplies floodwaters to the Pantanal the world s largest wetland and one of the richest in terms of biodiversity Unfortunately without mitigation of environmental damage the proposed expansion of more than 60 new dams in the region will significantly alter the Pantanal s flooding cycle This coupled with irrigation deforestation and non integrated infrastructure poses serious threats to the vitality of Paraguay Paraná system To address these challenges the Great Rivers Partnership helped launch the Water Producer Program in conjunction with the National Water Agency ANA and other partners in the Piracicaba Capivari Jundiaí watershed in southeast Brazil The program financially compensates rural landowners for implementing conservation practices upstream that help safeguard clean water for users downstream Now being replicated in more than 20 other watersheds in Brazil

    Original URL path: http://www.greatriverspartnership.org/en-us/SouthAmerica/ParaguayParana/Pages/default.aspx (2016-02-15)
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  • Transportation
    of mobility and access to basic services The sector encompasses vessels from simple non motorized boats to highly automated pushers operating on waterways ranging from small tributaries to major rivers A shift from road transport to inland water transport for both cargo and passengers usually contributes to more efficient use of resources and energy For example the government of Thailand has pursued the expansion of commuter services on waterways around Bangkok to relieve extreme road traffic congestion in the city Likewise in the United States the Mississippi River has provided a crucial low carbon mode of transport for commodities via barge transportation Certain environmental problems and risks are associated with water transport however Most notable are the impacts of canalization and dredging which are done to make water routes more navigable The activities respectively modify the course or flow of a river and reactivate polluted sediments into surface waters The Great Rivers Partnership has addressed these issues in the U S by collaborating with the transportation industry in the Mississippi River Basin Joint advocacy efforts have led to support of navigation improvement and ecosystem restoration funding for the basin through the Water Resources Development Act As the GRP expands to

    Original URL path: http://www.greatriverspartnership.org/en-us/IndustryAndEconomy/pages/Transportation.aspx (2016-02-15)
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  • Zambezi River Basin
    2 575 kilometers the Zambezi River emerges from a wetland in Zambia s northwest corner and winds through varied terrain until flowing into the Indian Ocean With its tributaries the Zambezi represents Africa s fourth largest river supporting more than 30 million people in its basin and traversing numerous political boundaries People living in the basin rely on agriculture for their livelihood and some depend on healthy fisheries for food as well The Zambezi also provides important habitat for a myriad of wildlife including hippos crocodiles black rhinos and more than 200 species of fish The river system fuels Victoria Falls one of the world s greatest natural wonders as well as the Kariba and Cahora Bassa dams two of Africa s largest hydroelectric projects While hydropower is considered by some to be essential in developing the region these dams have drastically reduced flood cycles and disrupted wildlife feeding and breeding Likewise traditional farming and fishing patterns have been interrupted by the altered river flow The World Wide Fund for Nature WWF continues to lead efforts to connect transboundary stakeholders along the Zambezi to implement a basin wide master plan for environmental flow management Their work has blossomed into the

    Original URL path: http://www.greatriverspartnership.org/en-us/Africa/Zambezi/Pages/default.aspx (2016-02-15)
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  • Yangtze River Basin
    rapid development in China and make significant contributions to the country s overall economic growth Wildlife The Yangtze River Basin supports an abundant array of marine life and offers critical habitat for migratory birds including 95 percent of the wintering Siberian white crane population Its globally significant biodiversity includes more than 400 known bird species 4 500 insect species 214 aquatic plants 378 fish species 145 amphibian species and 166 reptile species Conservation Challenges As demand grows for greener energy and improved flood control dozens of large dams have been built and many more will inevitably be built on the mainstem of the Yangtze River and its tributaries in years to come While providing a major source of electricity dams generally have a negative impact on natural flow regimes and diminish the health of aquatic ecosystems Compounding this situation is the flood control role that dams have traditionally been expected to play Flood control operations exacerbate the change in flow patterns that leads to environmental ecological and social problems downstream including the degradation of important ecosystem services The basin also generally suffers from degraded freshwater ecosystems and limited fish conservation capacity The effectiveness of biodiversity conservation approaches on the Yangtze to date is questionable In addition to reducing the impacts caused by human activities it is also necessary to focus on improving the capacity of existing policies related to protected areas Management Challenges The Yangtze basin requires an integrated river basin management mechanism to effectively balance the needs of hydropower development flood control and environmental conservation Through the Great Rivers Partnership The Nature Conservancy works with the power generation company China Three Gorges Corporation and other institutes on water resources and fisheries The Conservancy completed a feasibility report on a financial mechanism called the Hydropower Sustainability Fund In this report

    Original URL path: http://www.greatriverspartnership.org/en-us/AsiaPacific/Yangtze/Pages/default.aspx (2016-02-15)
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  • China-U.S. EcoPartnership - News & Community
    and who signed the agreement during the Beijing event said that within the next three years the partners work will result in significant advancements in the areas of ecosystem protection adaptive management fisheries monitoring resource surveys fisheries policies sustainable agriculture and invasive species management Krchnak also expressed appreciation for Caterpillar Foundation s ongoing financial and strategic support of the GRP since it helped launch the program in 2005 Caterpillar Inc President for China India and ASEAN Kevin Thieneman also attended the signing ceremony Tags Add Comment Items on this list require content approval Your submission will not appear in public views until approved by someone with proper rights More information on content approval Title Body Full Name Attachments Hidden Blog Tools Something Missing Is there information that you think should become part of our knowledge share Recommend Looking for More Scientific Resources The Nature Conservancy offers tools to guide freshwater conservation Explore Copyright 2012 The Nature Conservancy Privacy Policy Terms of Use The Nature Conservancy is a nonprofit tax exempt charitable organization under Section 501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law Quick Launch Categories Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Manage Subscriptions layouts images ReportServer Manage Subscription gif en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer ManageSubscriptions aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x80 0x0 FileType rdl 350 Manage Data Sources en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer DataSourceList aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x20 FileType rdl 351 Manage Shared Datasets en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer DatasetList aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x20 FileType rdl 352 Manage Parameters en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer ParameterList aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType rdl 353 Manage Processing Options en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer ReportExecution aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType rdl 354 Manage Cache Refresh Plans en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer CacheRefreshPlanList aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType rdl 355 View Report History en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer ReportHistory aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x40 FileType rdl 356 View Dependent Items en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer DependentItems aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType rsds 350 Edit Data Source Definition en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer SharedDataSource aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType rsds 351 View Dependent Items en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer DependentItems aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType smdl 350 Manage Clickthrough Reports en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer ModelClickThrough aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType smdl 352 Manage Model Item Security en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer ModelItemSecurity aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x2000000 FileType smdl 353 Regenerate Model en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer GenerateModel aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x4 FileType smdl 354 Manage Data Sources en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer DataSourceList aspx list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x20 FileType smdl 351 Load in Report Builder en us NewsAndCommunity layouts ReportServer RSAction aspx RSAction ReportBuilderModelContext list ListId ID ItemId 0x0 0x2 FileType smdl 250 Edit in Report Builder layouts images ReportServer

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