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You are browsing all 12 articles featuring the WWF: Developing a Scalable River Basin Report Card: The Orinoco River Report Card project. You can browse/search by year/month, and search terms to view other articles in the database.


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The Huffington Post (Fri 2 Sep, 2016)
Grades Matter: Changing The Way We See Healthy Rivers
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The theme of this year's IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii is Planet at the Crossroads. The 'crossroads' between economic growth and environment is something we come across in freshwater conservation on a daily basis. Water is essential for all life but it is also essential for development. In many of the world's largest river basins, we see tensions as water is needed for transporting goods, powering energy sources, and producing food but then very little is left in the right amount of quality or quantity to support ecosystem functionality.


Science Codex (Fri 8 Jul, 2016)
Colombia pioneers community-based basin report card model
Staff quoted: Simon Costanzo
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), along with local partners, released the Colombian Orinoco River Basin Report Card -- the first of its kind in of South America -- to track progress against global water management goals. With a B- for the Orinoco river basin, the report card serves as a model for building comprehensive, community-driven, scientifically credible basin assessments that can work anywhere in the world.


Yahoo Finance (Thu 7 Jul, 2016)
Colombia Pioneers Community-Based Basin Report Card Model
Staff quoted: Simon Costanzo
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WASHINGTON, July 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), along with local partners, released the Colombian Orinoco River Basin Report Card -- the first of its kind in of South America -- to track progress against global water management goals. With a B- for the Orinoco river basin, the report card serves as a model for building comprehensive, community-driven, scientifically credible basin assessments that can work anywhere in the world.


World Wildlife Magazine (Mon 15 Feb, 2016)
What's a river worth? In Colombia's portion of the Orinoco River Basin, a cross section of society converges to assess a river's health
Staff quoted: Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison
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Early in the morning, the Orinoco River looks more like a mirror than a bustling lifeline. Soft pinks and purples hang from wispy clouds, turning two boats' joint wake into a riffling painter's palette. The expedition members—which include a local boat captain, a Colombian conservationist, a US-based academic, and a water resources engineer from WWF—cling to the metal rims of their vessels, staring intensely at the horizon.


The Huffington Post (Wed 9 Sep, 2015)
Big Data Improving Ecosystems, from Chesapeake Bay to Colombia
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Every single living thing on this planet needs fresh water in some way. We depend on water for food, energy, health and sanitation, and almost everything we use on any given day. Yet despite our incredible dependence on water, it's largely managed behind closed doors, governed based on scarce or inaccurate information, and out of reach for millions of people. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.5 million people die from waterborne diseases each year; more than 700 million people lack access to safe drinking water; and 2.5 billion don't have access to improved sanitation facilities.


World Wildlife Fund (Tue 25 Aug, 2015)
GET THE GRADE: New Basin Report Card Model to Assess Freshwater Health in Resource-Constrained Areas
Staff quoted: Simon Costanzo
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Stockholm, SWEDEN—Today at World Water Week, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Integration and Application Network of University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science (UMCES-IAN) officially launched their basin report card initiative, which will develop a process for creating fast, inexpensive, locally driven, and credible report cards about basin health around the world.


Medio (Wed 22 Jul, 2015)
'El río Meta está bajo amenaza'
Staff quoted: Simon Costanzo
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Simon Costanzo, del Centro de Ciencias Ambientales de la Universidad de Maryland, habló sobre el proyecto 'Reporte de salud de la cuenca del Orinoco', que incluye los ríos Meta, Bita y Guaviare, y que se adelanta en conjunto con la WWF y el Instituto Alexander von Humboldt.


El Espectador (Colombia) (Tue 21 Jul, 2015)
A THERMOMETER TO THE ORINOCO
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"I assure you that this area is not the same. I'm Ranger and have lived all my life here. The Orinoco region is changing very fast. Here abundant fish, birds, alligators and capybaras and more and less. What has increased, however, are oil projects, industrial monocultures and fishing ". Julio Cesar Rivera is a teacher and lives in Meta. Speaks with concern that suspected it could be one of the largest environmental losses in the country.


Llano 7 dias (Thu 2 Jul, 2015)
Salud de cuenca del Orinoco
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Con la identificación delos actores claves de la cuenca del Orinoco y el trabajo con las autoridades ambientales, comenzó este año el proyecto 'Reporte de salud de la cuenca del Orinoco', que permitirá saber qué tan saludable está la cuenca del Orinoco y qué medidas se deben implementar para lograr su conservación y recuperación.


Terra (Wed 1 Jul, 2015)
Commission will analyze state Orinoco basin in Colombia for recovery
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A membership of international environmental organizations will commission an analysis of the situation in Colombia to the Orinoco River, the third largest river system in the world, and recommend measures to be taken to ensure their conservation and recovery.



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