Development of International Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems (IWQGES)

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2013•06•01
    Expected end date:
    2014•12•31
    Institute:
    UNU-EHS
    Project Status:
    Closed
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Fabrice Renaud

    The IWQGES project (Development of International Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems) is coordinated by EVES in cooperation with the Global Water Systems Project (GWSP) on behalf of UNEP. The project aims to develop a set of scientifically-based policy and technical guidelines, enabling transnational, national, and sub-national authorities to improve the sustainable management of their water resources and aquatic ecosystems. The guidelines will focus on water quality conditions that sustain healthy aquatic ecosystems and their functions. The linkages between the ecosystem services provision and respective uses will be emphasized.