Sustainable Aquatic Resource Management Initiative

Governance of aquatic resources continues to be a major problem in most parts of the world. More than 50 million people are highly dependent on aquatic resources that continue to be degraded and governed in an unsustainable way. In the last few years, IDRC has funded a number of projects in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean that promote participatory community-based or co-management approaches to aquatic resources governance. Increasing numbers of stakeholders are recognizing the need for changes in the way aquatic ecosystems are governed.

This grant will allow researchers the three regions, under the leadership of a technical advisory group from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), to examine selected IDRC-supported projects using Outcome Mapping methodology, identify successful interventions and describe how the behaviour of selected stakeholders has changed as a result. They will outline a roadmap for success in aquatic governance and identify key choices in a state-of-the-art publication. They will also undertake field research in collaboration with the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), University of the West Indies, on the application of new thinking (resilience, Complex Adaptive Systems theory) to coastal practices.

The project is expected to lay the groundwork for an aquatic resources initiative at IISD.

Projet nᵒ

104361

État du projet

Fermé

Date de début

Sunday, avril 1, 2007

Date butoir

Thursday, avril 1, 2010

Durée

30 mois

Agent(e) responsable du CRDI

Carter, Simon

Financement total

CAD$ 599,100

Pays

Amérique Nord et Centrale, Amérique du Sud, Asie centrale, Extrême-Orient, Asie du sud, Antilles

Chargé(e) de projet

Brian Davy

Chargé(e) de projet

Henry David Venema

Institution

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Pays d' institution

Canada

Site internet

http://www.iisd.org