– The World Conservation Union
Was created to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout
the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and
to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically
sustainable. IUCN has been actively engaged in restoring ecosystems
and regenerating people’s lives, economies and societies.
World Bank: Water Resources Management Group
In March 2000 the World Bank put in place a formal Water Resources
Management Group (WRMG) within the Bank, modeled on good basin management
practices. Learn more about this development and related activities
at this site.
Water plays a pivotal role for sustainable development, including
Water crises can be directly linked to issues of governance.
UNDP's water strategy is directed by a commitment to assist countries
to meet the Millennium Development Goals, with an emphasis on poverty
reduction and reduced child mortality.
UNESCO Water Portal
The UNESCO Water Portal is intended to enhance access to information
related to freshwater available on the World Wide Web.
The site provides links to the current UNESCO and UNESCO-led programmes
on freshwater and will serve as an interactive point for sharing,
browsing and searching websites of water-related organizations,
government bodies and NGOs, including a range of categories such
as water links, water events, learning modules and other on-line
resources. There are some useful data bases here.