How the FGEF acts to protect international waters
The FGEF is working to improve the management of international waters
The FGEF gives priority to projects that emphasise collaboration between States, strengthen measurement networks and monitoring systems and help to reduce pollution from different sources.
FGEF interventions address management issues in six different areas:
- management of national and international hydrosystems: integrated water resource management and protection of shared underground aquifers,
- catchment basin management: reducing soil erosion, siltation in reservoirs, biodiversity losses, water turbidity and the proliferation of invasive species,
- management of marine pollution: preventing waste disposal at sea and treating wastewater,
- coastal zone management: managing human impacts: urban growth and industrial and tourist development,
- fisheries management: fostering sustainable management of fish stocks,
- management of the high seas: defining rules of governance when no international conventions exist to protect ecosystems in the open sea.