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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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Kenya: Shared risk and opportunity in water resources: Seeking a sustainable future for Lake Naivasha (#446)

Lake Naivasha is an internationally renowned Ramsar site located in the Rift Valley in Kenya. But unlike most other designated wetlands of international importance, the water in Lake Naivasha also anchors a flourishing horticultural industry. The Lake Naivasha Riparian Association (LNRA) was established in 1929 to protect local land owner’s rights. and the LNRA became more strident in trying to balance the impact of the expanding commercial interests surrounding the lake with protecting its environmental integrity.

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Transboundary: Five countries, one biosphere; managing the floodplain (# 442)

The European rivers Mura, Drava and Danube form a 700 km long “green belt” connecting more than 800,000 ha of highly valuable natural and cultural landscapes in five countries (Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Serbia). This area is a symbol of unity among the countries and is planned to become a protected Transboundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve “Mura-Drava-Danube” (TBR MDD).

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Tanzania: Pangani River Basin: Building consensus on water allocation and climate change adaptation (#453)

Climate change and the increasing number of competing water users have led to the overexploitation of the Pangani river basin resources. Action has been taken to establishing environmental, economic and social implications of different river flow scenarios under expected climatic conditions. This helped to prioritize the allocation of water resources to meet basic human needs and those of ecosystems. The main lesson learnt was that providing a platform for dialogue between key stakeholders and increasing knowledge about the climatic variability and future risk are essential for successful water management solutions.

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Nicaragua: Plan de Gestión del Gran Lago Cocibolca (#325)

Se ha creado en Nicaragua la “Comisión de Desarrollo Sostenible de la Cuenca del Lago Cocibolca y el Río San Juan”, en cumplimiento de la Ley 626, y de la Política Nacional de Recursos Hídricos oficializada en el año 2001. La responsabilidad principal de esta Comisión es “Elaborar y aprobar el Plan de Acción y de Ordenamiento Territorial para la Gestión de la Cuenca”, además de “implementar y dar seguimiento” a los mismos.