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Nongovernmental Organizations

  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), The CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations involved in research for a food secure future. Website:

  • Global Nature Fund (GNF), Radolfzell, Germany – As a component of GNF, Living Lakes is an international network and partnership with the mission of enhancing the protection, restoration and rehabilitation of lakes, wetlands, other freshwater bodies of the world and their catchment areas. Website:

  • Global Water Partnership (GWP), Stockholm. Sweden – The GWP mission is to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels, including fostering integrated water resource management. Website:

  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Gland, Switzerland – IUCN objectives include establishing a dialogue among stakeholders at all levels, putting decision-making into the hands of local people wherever possible, with the goal of spreading knowledge and understanding of environmental processes throughout local and global society. Website:

  • International Water Management Institute(IWMI), The mission of IWMI is to improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and the environment. Website:

  • Shrishti Eco-Research Institute (SERI), Pune, India –The objective of the Institute, a pioneer in the ecosystem approach and ecotechnology, is to develop cost-effective and energy-efficient processes for ecological restoration of polluted streams and lakes. Website:

  • Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, USA – The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, in order to leave a sustainable world for future generations. Website:

  • Wetlands International (WI), Wageningen, The Netherlands – WI is dedicated to maintaining and restoring wetlands for their environmental values and the ecosystem services they provide humanity. Website:

  • World Water Council (WWC), Marseille, France – The mission of the WWC is to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, in order to facilitate efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life. Website:

  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Washington, D.C. – WWF’s primary mission is to conserve nature, and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. Website: