River basin session set for 3rd World Water Forum
(posted to the Ramsar Forum, 25 February 2003)
Dear Ramsar Forum Members,
Global Environment Centre (GEC) is organising a session on "Integrating Biodiversity, Wetland and River Basin Management" at the 3rd World Water Forum in Japan. The Forum will be held from 16-23 March 2003 in Shiga, Osaka and Kyoto.
GEC is pleased to invite all Ramsar Forum members who will be attending the 3rd World Water Forum to join us in our session, which will be held on the 17th March 2003 in Kyoto. Our session is under the theme of Water, Nature and Environment.
Please see below for more information:
Integrating Biodiversity, Wetland and River Basin Management
Session under Water, Nature and Environment theme
at the 3rd World Water Forum, Japan
Global Environment Centre
Date: 17 March 2003
Time: 12:30 15:15
Venue: Takaragaike Prince Hotel, Kyoto
The topic of the session will be on integrated management of biodiversity, wetlands and river basins and will include discussions on the role of wetlands and other ecosystem in providing water related services, river restoration and management and the options for community involvement in river basin management.
Integrating Biodiversity, Wetland and River Basin Management Keynote (Mr Faizal Parish, Director GEC)
River Basin Initiative -Introduction/RBI Portal a tool for information sharing on Integrated management of wetlands, biodiversity and river basins (Ms Chew Oi May, RBI)
Short speech by Ramsar Convention Secretary General (Mr Delmar Blasco)
Outcome of the East Asian Seminar on River Restoration Kuala Lumpur, January 2003 (Dato Keizrul Abdullah, Director general, Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Malaysia and President of ICID)
Introduction of Guidelines for Restoration of River Systems (Prof Tamai Nobuyuki, Kanazawa University)
Case studies on River and Lake Restoration and Management in Asia
Tarim River and other Restoration in China (Prof. Chen Ke Lin, Director Wetlands International China)
Chilika Lake and India (Dr C.L. Trisal, Director Wetlands International South Asia)
Community Involvement in River Restoration experience from South East Asia (Ms Suzana Mohkeri, GEC)
Current Status of Integrated River Basin Management in Bangladesh (Dr Md. Salim Khan, Associate of GEC)
Proposed Panelists: Delmar Blasco, Dr C.L. Trisal, Prof. Chen Ke Lin, Dato Keizrul, Mr Faizal Parish, Prof Tamai, Dr Salim Khan
If you have any queries or need more information on our session at the 3rd World Water Forum, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Oi May Chew
Global Environment Centre
7A, Jalan 19/29, 46300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor D.E., MALAYSIA
Tel: +603-7957 2007
Fax: +603-7957 7003
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