The Source, our Annual Review 2019

Replenished water stores from mountains to sea Save and restore mountain water towers

We will exceed our target thanks to further government and multilateral investments com- mitted from GIZ and the Nile Basin Initiative to three major wetlands in the Nile Basin; Sango Bay - Minziro (Uganda and Tanzania), Sio-Site- ko (Kenya -Uganda) and Semiliki (Uganda/ DRC). In Kajiado County (Kenya) the local Water Resource User Association has secured in- vestment to improve the condition of their watershed. In the Sebou basin (Morocco), we worked with WWF as part of a wider partnership to launch a water fund -- the first of its kind in the Med - iterranean. In other watersheds we have helped create an enabling environment. We positively in- fluenced the policy and planning in Uganda, where all land titles in wetland areas have been cancelled, and in Debkhal Chaul basin, (India) where 15 villages have been engaged in basin scale integrated risk management. Replenished water stores from mountains to sea Water and food secure wetland communities

We made substantial progress but will need more time to reach the investment commit- ments of this target. In India, the set-up of a Ganges-wide wetlands restoration programme under the National Mission of Clean Ganga should lead to major investment along this iconic river. The Paraná-Paraguay Corridor programme (‘Corredor Azul’) piloted better livestock raising on 25,000 hectares. We produced an assessment of the impact of the ‘Hidrovía’ scheme for improved navigation along the river corridor which is used to influence in - vestments towards a more positive result for the river. In the Philippines we piloted nature-based solutions to reduce the risk of landslides, erosion and flooding along the Agusan River Basin. This is also being used to influence national policy for integrated river basin man- agement. Replenished water stores from mountains to sea Floodplains for safety and security

There is continued progress in 2019.

In the Puna region of the High Andes manage- ment and restoration actions implemented with local communities and local government have improved the status of 76,136 hectares of peatbogs and grazing marshes in two inter- nationally important wetland systems. A second phase of this programme has been secured that will expand the work in five locations and provide a springboard to work regionally and leverage funds for large-scale management and restoration in future. In the Himalayas we started engaging in small- er initiatives with the development of a fuller programme scheduled by the close of 2020.

Investments in resto- ration and sustainable management of high altitude wetlands in 2 ecoregions committed to by governments and International Finance Institutions.

Public and private in- vestment commitments in 6 watersheds to safeguard and restore freshwater wetlands as measures for water and food security.

Public and private investment commitments for 3 flagship landscape scale floodplain resto - ration programmes



Wetlands Annual Review 2019

Wetlands Annual Review 2019

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