The Global International Waters Assessment (GIWA) is an example of a comprehensive strategic assessment designed to identify priorities for remedial and mitigatory actions in international waters. This graphic shows GIWA case studies for the Black Sea, the Amazon, the Great Barrier Reef and the Agulhas Current. Each case study includes an introduction and maps of the region and a discussion of the issues of concern for that region, such as freshwater shortages; pollution; the unsustainable exploitation of fisheries and other living resources; habitat and community modification and loss; global climate change and the socio-economic implications of these issues. The assessment was in operation from 2000 to 2005.
From collection: Vital Water Graphics
Philippe Rekacewicz, Delphine Digout, UNEP/GRID-Arendal