Two new products of the Dakar wetlands conference, 1998


Two new books have newly been released as long-awaited products of the 2nd International Conference on Wetlands and Development, Dakar, Senegal, November 1998. These A4-format 116-page volumes contain the proceedings of two of the most substantial workshops of the conference and present the full texts of the presentations. The contents of both are reproduced below.

Further information can be sought from Wetlands International in Wageningen, The Netherlands, tel. +31 317 478854, e-mail are also available for download in PDF format from and

Part I: Decision making and Planning for Integrated Management of Wetland and Water Resources

Integrated Waler Resources Management in Africa: Issues and Options - S.M.K. Donkor and Y.E. Wolde, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Le lac de barrage de Bagré : quelle stratégie adopter pour un développement local durable - M. Ouedraogo, MOB, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and J.M. Ouadba, CNRST-INERA, Ouagadougou

Wetlands in the Management of the Nile River Basin - G.W. Howard and Y.D. Abebe, IUCN Eastern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya

Part II: Capacity Building for Integrated Wetlands and Water Resources Planning and Management

Integrated Wetland and Water Resources Management Capacity Building, with Special Reference to Africa - P. Denny and E. de Ruyter van Steveninck, IHE Delft, Delft, The Netherlands

Experiences in Integrated Wetland Management Training at the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute - F Litondo and B. van Helvoort, Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute, Naivasha

Part III: Integrating Catchment, Land and Water Use Management

Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Sahelian Floodplains - M. C. Acreman, Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford, UK, G. Bergkamp and J.Y. Pirot, IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland, and J.-M. Ouadba, CNRST-INERA, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Wetland Conservation and Rehabilitation as Components of Integrated Catchment Management in the Mgeni Catchment, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - G.PW Jewitt and D.C. Kotze, University of Natal, Scottsville

Restauration d'une zone humide Ramsar: espoirs et difficultés de la remise en eau du Ndiael et des Trois-Marigots, Delta du fleuve Sénégal - A. Kane and I. Mbaye, Direction des Eaux et Forêts du Sénégal, Dakar, and P. Triplet, Oiseaux Migrateurs de Paléarctique Occidental (OMPO/ SMACOPI), Paris, France

Integrated Water Resource Management and its application to the Waza-Logone floodplain restoration project, Cameroon - R. Braund, IUCN Waza-Logone Project Office, Maroua

Developpement d'un modele hydraulique pour la gestion du Parc National du Diawling (Mauritanie) - M.L. Ould Baba and B. M. Semega, Groupe de Recherche Zones Humides (GREZOH), Nouakchott, S. Duvail, Centre d'études et recherches eco-géographiques de l'Université Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg, France, and O. Hamerlynck, UICN Mauritanie, Parc National du Diawling

Une alternative à la gestion des eaux du fleuve Sénégal - S. Duvail, Centre d'études et recherches eco-géographiques de l'Université Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg, France, O. Hamerlynck, UICN Mauritanie, Parc National du Diawling, and M.L. Ould Baba, Groupe de Recherche Zones Humides (GREZOH), Nouakchott

Part IV: International Cooperation for Integrated Wetlands and Water Resources Management

Priorities for Wetland Biodiversity Conservation in Africa - A. Tiéga, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Gland, Switzerland

International Cooperation for the Management of the Okavango Basin and Delta - S.C. Monna, Botswana National Conservation Strategy (Co-ordinating) Agency, Gaborone

Wetland Conservation and the Management of the Lake Chad Basin Commission - A.B. Jauro
Commision du Bassin du Lac Tchad, Ndjamena, Tchad

Overview: What Are Best Practices? Lessons in Participatory Management of Inland and Coastal Wetlands - M. Gawler, ARTEMIS Services, Prévessin-Moëns, France

Djoudj National Park and its Periphery: An Experiment in Wetland Co-management - A.M. Diouf, IUCN - Senegal, Dakar

Le Parc National du Diawling: Experience de co-gestion pour la restauration des plaines inondables - A. Ba and 0. Fall, Parc National du Diawling, and 0. Hamerlynck, UICNMauritanie, Nouakchott

Participation of Local Communities in Mangrove Forest Rehabilitation in Pattani Bay, Thailand:
Learning from Successes and Failures - P.L.A. Erftemeijer, Wetlands International - Thailand Programme, and A. Bualuang, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani

Co-managing the Bangweulu Fishery - J.B.Til, SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation, Samfya, Zambia, and M.G. Banda, Ministry of Agriculture Food and Fisheries, Samfya

L'approche participative pour la gestion des pêcheries dans les zones humides du Sud-Bénin - L. Akambi, Programme d'Aménagement des Zones Humides, Cotonou

Community Development Including Ecotourism atTasek Bera, Malaysia's First Ramsar Site - C. Prentice, Z. Surut, P.C. Christensen and R Sinniah, Wetlands International - Malaysia Programme, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Networking in East Africa for Threatened Coastal Wetlands - R Nzioka, East African Wildlife Society, Nairobi, Kenya

Pêche artisanale et conservation du littoral de la Mauritanie à la Guinea-Bissau - R Campredon, Geosystemes, Plouzané, France

Le processus de cogestion dans le contexte du projet Waza Logone - R. Kouokam and D. Ngantou, Projet Waza Logone, Maroua, Cameroun

Conservation and Management of Kainji Lake Fisheries: A Community-Based Approach - J.S.O. Ayeni and M. Mdaihli, Nigerian-German (GTZ) Kainji Lake Fisheries Promotion Project, New Bussa, Nigeria

Sustainable Management of Wetlands in Ethiopia: Local Knowledge versus Government Policy - A. Wood, Afework Hailu, R Abbot, and A.Dixon, Ethiopian Wetlands Research Programme, Dept of Geographical and Environmental Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK

Utilisation and Economic Valuation of the Yala Swamp Wetland, Kenya - R. Abila, Maseno University College, Kenya

Mitigating the Effects of Intensive Agriculture on Wetlands: The Case of Saiwa Wetlands, Kenya - M. Awer Mohamed, Community Based Wetlands Conservation Project, World Wide Fund for Nature, Kitale, Kenya.

Who is Watching our Water? Participatory Monitoring by Waterwatch Australia - S. Chalkley, B. Edgar and K. Gowland, Wetlands Unit, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia

Community Participation in Coastal Resources Management in Ghana - I. Olesu-Adjei, Ghana Wildlife Society, Accra

Wetland Conservation and Development: The Lake Nakuru Case Study - R.J. Thampy, World Wide Fund For Nature, Nakuru, Kenya

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