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Strengthening the governance of the Great Lakes basin, the Saint-Lawrence river and its gulf as a whole

01 December 2014

Official premiere of the "Great Cities, Great Lakes, Great Basin" exhibition (Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, 24 September 2014)

On 24 September 2014, the official opening of the traveling exhibition "Great Cities, Great Lakes, Great Basin" was held in Baie-Saint-Paul (Quebec). Its purpose is to promote the importance of the Great Lakes Basin, North America's economic, industrial and agricultural hub, and to raise awareness about the need to guarantee its environmental protection (see our previous article for more insight on the exhibition: Towards a participatory and sustainable governance of the Great Lakes, the Saint Lawrence river and its Gulf).

After the jump, you can see the photos of the exhibition and the opening ceremony!

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ISW participates in the Fair of Organizations to conserve the Saint Lawrence river (Cornwall, Ontario)

01 December 2014

The ISW stand at the Fair of Organizations concerned by the Saint-Lawrence conservation (Cornwall, Ontario)The ISW stand in Cornwall, Ontario.The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) participated as part of its Americas Program in the Fair of Organizations concerned by the Saint-Lawrence conservation. The ISW showed its work to promote an integrated participatory management of the Great Lakes, the Saint-Lawrence river and its Gulf.

The Fair was organized by the Saint-Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences and by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.

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From left to right:     Henry Lickers (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne), Vladimir Arana (International Secretariat for Water), Curtis Lazore (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne)From left to right: Henry Lickers (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne), Vladimir Arana (International Secretariat for Water), Curtis Lazore (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne).Vladimir Arana, ISW Program coordinator for the Americas, standing on the standVladimir Arana, ISW Program coordinator for the Americas, standing on the stand.

 

The youth of the Mekong river engage themselves for their basin

03 November 2014

Group photograph of the youth of the Mekong riverThe young Mekong basiners gathered in Laos from 11 to 18 October 2014.

The Mekong River stretches over the Tanghla Shan mountains on the Tibetan plateau to the South China Sea in Vietnam over a length of 4,909 km (3,050 miles). With a basin covering 795,000 square kilometers (slightly more than the size of France and its overseas territories), the Mekong flows through six countries: the Yunnan Province in China, Myanmar, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. But the contiguity of these six Asian countries unfortunately is not enough to ensure regional cooperation.

From 11 to 18 October 2014, young people living in these six countries met to discuss the regional cooperation. Several workshops with experts from the region were held earlier that week to support young people in their thoughts. Then they themselves set their priorities, vision and commitment to their river basin.

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