The River Basin Initiative (Ramsar/CBD)
The River Basin Initiative
on integrating biological diversity, wetland and river basin management
The River Basin Initiative on integrating biological diversity, wetland and river basin management (RBI) is a joint initiative by the Ramsar Bureau and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) being developed under the framework of the 2nd CBD/Ramsar Joint Work Plan. The Initiative aims to help Parties to the Conventions implement both the Ramsar Guidelines for integrating wetland conservation and wise use into river basin management (Resolution VII.18, Wise Use Handbook 4) and the CBD programme of work on inland waters biological diversity.
The River Basin Initiative is being developed on behalf of the two Conventions by the Global Environment Centre, Malaysia, which has established a River Basin Initiative secretariat to support the development and implementation of the Initiative.
For further information, contact information is on their website.
The RBI's Web site can be seen at http://www.riverbasin.org.