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Enhancing the role of wetlands in integrated water resources management for twinned river basins in EU, Africa and South-America in support of EU Water Initiatives

Objective

The overall objective of the WETwin project is to enhance the role of wetlands in basin-scale integrated water resources management, with the aim of improving the community service functions while conserving good ecological status. Strategies will be worked out for: • utilizing the drinking water supply and sanitation potentials of wetlands for the benefit of people living in the basin, while maintaining (and improving as much as possible) the ecosystem functions • adapting wetland management to changing environmental conditions • integrating wetlands into river basin management • improving stakeholder participation and capacity building with the aim of supporting sustainable wetland management. The project will work on 'twinned' case study wetlands from Africa, South America and Europe. Management solutions will be worked out for these wetlands with the aim of supporting the achievement of the above objectives. Involvement of local stakeholders into the planning process will play a crucial role. Knowledge and experiences gained from these case studies will be summarized in general guidelines in order to support achieving project objectives on global scale. The project also aims at supporting the global exchange of expertise on wetland management. Stakeholder participation, capacity building and expertise exchange will be supported by a series of stakeholder and ‘twinning’ workshops.
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Coordinator

ANTEA BELGIUM

Address

Roderveldlaan 1
2600 Berchem Antwerpen

Belgium

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 431 367,50

Administrative Contact

Trui Uyttendaele

Participants (8)

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VITUKI KORNYEZETVEDELMI ES VIZGAZDALKODASI KUTATO INTEZET NONPROFIT KOZHASZNU KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 149 297,10

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 277 205

WasserCluster Lunz - Biologische Station GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 183 911,40

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

France

EU Contribution

€ 260 984,25

STICHTING WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 202 927

NATIONAL WATER AND SEWERAGE CORPORATION

Uganda

EU Contribution

€ 201 726,75

INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE IWMI

Sri Lanka

EU Contribution

€ 345 122,75

CENTRO DE TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIAS ESCUELA SUPERIOR POLITECNICA DEL LITORAL

Ecuador

EU Contribution

€ 231 470

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212300

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 921 962,20

  • EU contribution

    € 2 284 011,75

Coordinated by:

ANTEA BELGIUM

Belgium

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