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Civil society synergy in river basin management : Parana-Paraguay Basin

Document type: report
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Abstract: Civil society is achieving an ever-greater role in managing one of South America’s largest river basins, which includes the world-famous Pantanal. External financial support has helped hundreds of NGOs and community based organizations secure a commitment from the environmental authorities of five countries to develop a joint programme for the sustainable management of the entire complex. Since 2001, IUCN NL has funded several capacity-building and advocacy projects initiated by Rios Vivos members and other NGOs in the basin. These projects played a crucial role in the development of an alternative development proposal for the entire river basin that consists of an environmentally sound and pro-poor alternative to conventional development schemes. This report provides a short overview of these activities and their impact.
Corporate author(s): Small Grants Programmes
Country: Paraguay
Category: Practice
Keywords: civil society , environment , sustainable development
Language: eng
Organization: IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands
Place: IUCN
Publisher: [Amsterdam]
Year: 2007
Region: South America
Right: © 2007 IUCN
Subject: Environment and Natural Resources
Title: Civil society synergy in river basin management : Parana-Paraguay Basin