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Developing a Report Card for the Verde River Watershed (Page 1)

Verde River Watershed Report Card 2nd Newsletter

Andrew Elmore, Emily Nastase, Alexandra Fries, Heath Kelsey ·
17 May 2019

This newsletter summarizes outputs from the second stakeholder workshop to develop the Verde River Watershed Report Card. The objectives of the workshop were to: i) develop indicators, ii) discuss scoring approaches, and iii) establish narrative appropriate for the report card. Indicators for the report card center around three main themes: Water, Habitat, and Communities—all necessary components to determine the health of the Verde watershed.

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Bhitarkanika Conservation Area Report Card Workshop Newsletter (Page 1)

Bhitarkanika Conservation Area Report Card Workshop Newsletter

Katie May Laumann, Emily Nastase, Simon Costanzo, Kiri Carini ·
12 April 2019

This newsletter summarizes outputs from the initial stakeholder workshop to develop the Bhitarkanika Conservation Area Report Card. The workshop took place between 6–7 February in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. More than 40 diverse stakeholders came together at this workshop to define the scope of the Bhitarkanika Conservation Area Report Card, create a shared vision for the future of Bhitarkanika, and discuss indicators, thresholds, and data sources for the report card.

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Developing a Report Card for the Verde River Watershed (Page 1)

Verde River Watershed Report Card 1st Newsletter

Emily Nastase, Alexandra Fries, Andrew Elmore ·
22 January 2019

This newsletter summarizes outputs from the initial stakeholder workshop to develop the Verde River Watershed Report Card. The objectives of the workshop were to: i) introduce the project and agree on expected outcomes; ii) begin the process of developing a report card; and, iii) define the geographic scope of the report card, indicators, thresholds, data sources, and communication plan.

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Using Basin Report Cards to support the TDA/SAP process (Page 1)

Using Basin Report Cards to support the TDA/SAP process

Heath Kelsey, Brianne Walsh ·
12 November 2018

The Healthy Rivers for All partnership has created a process to develop new collaborations and partnerships in river basins to improve holistic management of water. The approach uses an inclusive process that helps communities create a common understanding of basin health, foster a shared vision for the future, and track progress in achieving goals.

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Transforming our coastal futures through partnerships to foster sustainability (Page 1)

Transforming our coastal futures through partnerships to foster sustainability

Bill Dennison, Heath Kelsey, Emily Nastase, Brianne Walsh ·
18 September 2018

This newsletter summarizes the Looking for a Future in Assessment Workshop, held in University College Cork, 27th to 29th March 2018, brought together Regional Seas stakeholders, assessment organizations, and UN and other international bodies. Participants identified a strategic opportunity to work more closely together to chart desired coastal futures.

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How to develop and report on performance measures in the Great Lakes (Page 1)

How to develop and report on performance measures in the Great Lakes

Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey, Jason Howard ·
14 June 2018

Ecosystem health report cards are being considered by the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to evaluate performance measures for, and Ontario's contributions within, the Great Lakes basin community. IAN travelled to Toronto to lead an ecosystem health report card training workshop May 16–17, 2018. This newsletter summarizes the results of that training workshop.

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The Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers: Developing a Report Card (Page 1)

The Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers: Developing a Report Card

Brianne Walsh, Bill Dennison ·
29 May 2018

In 2018, the Integration and Application Network partnered with OARS to initiate a river report card for the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers. This newsletter highlights two stakeholder workshops held at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge on February 28 and March 1, 2018. The initial workshop elicited what stakeholders value about the rivers, and subsequent workshop focused on how to measure those values, and where to find data.

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Tuul River Basin Report Card Stakeholder Workshop Summary (Page 1)

Tuul River Basin Report Card Stakeholder Workshop Summary

Simon Costanzo, Dylan Taillie ·
12 December 2017

Participants from various government, private and non-governmental organizations converged on Ulaanbaatar for the three day report card workshop in mid-October 2017. Participants were identified by the Tuul River Basin Authority and WWF-Mongolia to represent key stakeholder groups that have interests in the Tuul River Basin, and help shape the report card development. The workshop had a huge turn out and indicators to assess the health of the basin were identified.

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Greater Everglades region ecosystem health workshop (Page 1)

Greater Everglades region ecosystem health workshop

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
7 December 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the second of the regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. The Greater Everglades team worked with the Integration and Application Network to begin identifying key indicators and narratives of the Greater Everglades region for these two documents. This two-day workshop, held in Davie, Florida, was the second of three regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report.

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