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Slovenia: Ecosystem restoration of Lake Cerknica (#448)

Lake Cerknica is one of the most important Slovenian Karst sights known worldwide. The phenomenon of intermittent (disappearing) Lake Cerknica has become famous worldwide as an area where cattle can graze, farmers can plow fields, catch fish and drive boats in the same place. A project (2007-2009) supported by EU funding (LIFE06NAT/SLO/000069) aimed to restore the unique ecosystem of Lake Cerknica. This project was possible due to a favorable legal setting - Lake Cerknica was included in a European network of nature protection areas Natura 2000. In 2006 it was registered as Ramsar site

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Slovakia: Expedition of Liptov – monitoring of environmental quality in the Vah river basin (#271)

To improve monitoring and management of river basins in Slovakia, a project was initiated among secondary school students with the objective to attract the attention of young generation to the protection of the river basin and to mobilise the interest of local communities in public campaigns to improve the quality of river basin. The key lesson drawn from this case study is that linking education activities and local communities campaigns are effective tool for public participation.

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Romania: Lessons from Water Safety Plans for small-scale water supply systems as developed by schools (#427)

In Romania, water is subjected to deteriorating quality. In rural areas, 70% of the population depend on small scale water supply systems, which are often exposed to human and animal manure. To combat this, the project Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity was initiated. This project shows that programmes could connect local communities, regional and national authorities, and contribute to the realisation of the allocated targets of the protocol of water and health.

/ Policy briefs / Spanish

Cómo contribuirá la GIRH al logro de los ODM

This brief outlines why water is important to achieve the MDGs and how it should be managed to this end. Specifically, it explains why IWRM has been adopted by the international community and how it can contribute to meeting the MDGs. However an IWRM approach will support not just achievement of the MDGs but also the long-term economic development, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability that will be needed to sustain that achievement. The Spanish version.
/ Policy briefs / English

How IWRM will Contribute to Achieving the MDGs

This brief outlines why water is important to achieve the MDGs and how it should be managed to this end. Specifically, it explains why IWRM has been adopted by the international community and how it can contribute to meeting the MDGs. Policy briefs provide policy makers with information on water resources management. They are written by the GWP Technical Committee, a group of internationally recognised professionals in integrated water resources management.
/ Policy briefs / French

Comment la GIRE contribuera à l’accomplissement des OMD

Cette note politique vise à exposer brièvement pourquoi l’eau est si importante pour la réalisation des OMD. Plus spécifiquement, cette note s’attache à expliquer pourquoi l’approche structurée baptisée GIRE a été adoptée par la communauté internationale et comment elle peut contribuer à atteindre les OMD. Cependant, la GIRE peut aussi soutenir le développement économique à long terme, la réduction de la pauvreté et la durabilité environnementale qui seront nécessaires pour atteindre les objectifs. The French version.
/ Policy briefs / Russian

Каким образом ИУВР вносит свой вклад в достижение ЦРТ

В данном резюме для лиц принимающих решения рассматриваются причины, почему водные ресурсы настолько важны для достижения ЦРТ, а также вопросы, связанные с организацией их эффективного управления и использования. Важно найти объяснение, почему структурированный подход, известный как интегрированное управление водными ресурсами (ИУВР), был воспринят международным сообществом, и каким образом он может внести свой вклад в достижение ЦРТ.