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  • Martin Keeley & Claudette Upton
    Hi everyone Thought some of you would find this new site interesting if you didn t already know about it. Please excuse any duplication. cheers, Martin Keeley
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 6, 2000
      Hi everyone

      Thought some of you would find this new site interesting if you didn't
      already know about it. Please excuse any duplication.

      cheers,

      Martin Keeley

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      >
      >UNEP/GPA News Forum Update
      >August 4, 2000
      >
      >The UNEP/GPA Coordination Office and the International Ocean
      >Institute invite you to visit the UNEP/GPA News Forum web site to view
      >the articles that have been posted recently and to participate in the
      >online discussions.
      >
      >The GPA News Forum is a news and information service for the Global
      >Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from
      >Land-based Activities. As an integral part of the GPA clearing-house,
      >the News Forum provides information on recent GPA-related activities
      >at the national, regional, and global levels, including
      >capacity-building opportunities, progress in key or pilot projects,
      >and upcoming meetings, workshops, and conferences.
      >
      >Visit the News Forum at http://gpanews.unep.org for more information.
      >Listed below is a sample of what you will find there.
      >
      >------------
      >Contents
      >------------
      >
      >1. Environmental Report Card For Australia's Huon Estuary
      >2. Southeast Asia Integrated Regional Model of River Basin Inputs to
      >the Coastal Zones (SEA/BASINS
      >3. Reducing Litter: Governmental and Private Initiatives in Chennai
      >4. Consistent Methods, Consistent Benefits
      >5. Water: A Lesson From Grenoble
      >6. Optimizing the Structure of International Marine Environmental
      >Management Programmes
      >7. Coastal Zone Canada 2000 Conference on Coastal Stewardship:
      >Lessons Learned and the Paths Ahead
      >
      >----------
      >
      >PLEASE NOTE: Some mailers do not support two-line links. Should this
      >occur, you may either copy the web page address into your Internet
      >browser or use the directions given below to navigate through the News
      >Forum web site categories to the article.
      >
      >----------
      >
      >1. Environmental Report Card For Australia's Huon Estuary, by Craig
      >MacAulay
      >
      >Marine scientists have given the Huon Estuary, one of Australia's most
      >lucrative fish farming production sites, an environmental all-clear,
      >but have called for further monitoring to ensure that the fish farming
      >industry does not further pollute the estuary. Funded by the
      >Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation, the study
      >calls for a whole-of-estuary management approach to ensure that the
      >human activities putting pressure on the Huon Estuary do not
      >jeopardize the environmental sustainability of the eco-system.
      >
      >http://gpanews.unep.org/nationalFinal.cfm?GroupID=15
      >(or navigate through National/A-to-C/Australia)
      >----------
      >
      >2. Southeast Asia Integrated Regional Model of River Basin Inputs to
      >the Coastal Zones (SEA/BASINS), by Dr. Anond Snidvongs
      >
      >Rapid development and population growth in the Southeast Asian Region
      >has placed increasing pressure on river basins and their downstream
      >coastal ecosystems. However, the Southeast Asia Global Change System
      >for Analysis, Research and Training Regional Center (SEA START RC), in
      >collaboration with the University of Washington's School of
      >Oceanography, have initiated the SEA/BASINS program, which involves
      >the creation of a hydrology model designed to help researchers
      >understand the exact impacts of development and population growth on
      >the region's waterways and marine areas, as well as inform a future
      >plan of action to deal with the varying demands placed on Southeast
      >Asia's marine ecosystems.
      >
      >http://gpanews.unep.org/nationalFinal.cfm?GroupID=43
      >(or navigate through News From NGOs/Regional NGOs)
      >----------
      >
      >3. Reducing Litter: Governmental and Private Initiatives in Chennai,
      >by Dr. Ahana Lakshmi
      >
      >Growing concern about pollution caused by the accumulation and
      >improper disposal of solid wastes has led to the preparation of
      >national legislation and the implementation of local initiatives in
      >Chennai. The most successful of these programmes has been developed
      >by EXNORA, a community-based NGO, which uses street- and block-level
      >groups to collect solid waste from households.
      >
      >http://gpanews.unep.org/categoriesFinal.cfm?GroupID=28
      >(or navigate through National/H-to-L/India)
      >
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      >Discussion Forum Contributions
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      >
      >All are welcome to take part in this open, moderated debate. Simply
      >visit the discussion forum at http://gpanews.unep.org and register
      >your name and e-mail address.
      >
      >----------
      >
      >4. Consistent Methods, Consistent Benefits, by Stephen Zoota
      >
      >The privatization experience inevitably leads to a better, more
      >cost-effective product for consumers and the environment, argues
      >Poseidon Resources Corporation's Stephen Zoota. With that in mind,
      >Zoota writes that governments must adopt a coherent, consistent
      >strategy for dealing with private partners in the water industry. Only
      >then will the privatization of water services be of maximum benefit to
      >governments, corporations, and the public.
      >
      >(Navigate through Discussion Forums/Public-Private Partnerships in
      >Sewage Management)
      >
      >----------
      >
      >5. Water: A Lesson From Grenoble, by l'Association pour la
      >Democratie, l'Eecologie et la Solidarite
      >
      >After ten years of privatized water services, the town of Grenoble
      >reclaimed control of its water utilities. In this article,
      >l'Association pour la Democratie, l'Ecologie et la Solidarite,
      >describes the struggle it undertook to return water services to public
      >control.
      >
      >(Navigate through Discussion Forums/Public-Private Partnerships in
      >Sewage Management)
      >
      >----------
      >
      >6. Optimizing the Structure of International Marine Environmental
      >Management Programmes, by Dr. Bruce Hatcher
      >
      >Dr. Bruce Hatcher notes that current environmental governance
      >structures are centred around Large Marine Ecosystems, but pay
      >little attention to the social, political, and economic
      >characteristics of and differences between the states that share an
      >LME. As an alternative to this model, Hatcher proposes the
      >Geo-Political Ecosystem approach to ocean governance, which considers
      >these variables in an effort to optimize marine resource management.
      >
      >(Navigate through Discussion Forums/Global Ocean Governance)
      >
      >----------
      >Events
      >----------
      >
      >7. Coastal Zone Canada 2000 Conference on Coastal Stewardship:
      >Lessons Learned and the Paths Ahead
      >
      >September 17-22, 2000
      >Saint John, Canada
      >
      >The Fourth International Conference of the Coastal Zone Canada
      >Association will focus on the integrated management of coastal
      >regions. Sessions will be organized by the subthemes of aboriginal
      >practices, community-based actions, coastal health, and oceans
      >governance.
      >
      >Of particular interest are three sessions focusing on the GPA:
      >
      >"GPA -- Experiences to Date and Lessons Learned"
      >"GPA -- A Focus on Sewage/Municipal Wastewater"
      >"GPAC -- The GPA Coalition for the Gulf of Maine"
      >
      >Presentations and panel discussions will examine experiences in
      >Canada and around the world.
      >
      >http://gpanews.unep.org/calendarFinal.cfm?EventID=19
      >(or navigate through Calendar of Events)
      >

      Martin A. Keeley
      Education Director, Mangrove Action Project
      Gen. Delivery, Watering Place P.O.
      Cayman Brac
      Cayman Islands
      Tel: (345) 948-0319
      Fax: (345) 948-0640
      e-mail: mangrove@...
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