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Alliance for Lake Cooperation in Ohrid and Prespa (ALLCOOP) - Established in 2000, ALLCOOP is an NGO focused on promoting and supporting the cross-border activities in the protection of the environment in Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa Region, aimed at sustainable development of the region. The approach includes development of cross-border cooperation and coordination between the relevant states, and above all, local government and NGOs in order to insure the active participation of the local population.
Alliance for the Great Lakes (formerly the Lake Michigan Federation ) - Formed in 1970, the Lake Michigan Federation is the oldest citizens’ Great Lakes organization in North America. Its mission is to restore fish and wildlife habitat, conserve land and water, and eliminate pollution in the watershed of the largest lake within the United States. The organization achieves this through education, research, law, science, economics and strategic partnerships. (LakeNet Program Participant)
Alpine Lake Observatory -
Aqua America - Aqua America, Inc. is the nation’s largest U.S.-based, publicly-traded water utility, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million residents in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Maine, Missouri, New York, South Carolina and Kentucky.
AquaEssence ReSource (AERS) -
Asian Development Bank (ADB) - ADB is a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1966, we are now owned by 61 members, mostly from the region.
Association des Diatomistes de Langue Francaise (ADLaF) -
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) - The purpose of ASLO is to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest. Its products and activities are directed toward these ends.
Australian Mekong Resource Center -
Center for Biological Diversity - Combining conservation biology with litigation, policy advocacy, and an strategic vision, the Center is working to secure a future for animals and plants hovering on the brink of extinction in the southwest region of the United States. The Center works closely with the Zuni Salt Lake Coalition.
Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) -
Eastern Nile Subsidiary Action Program (ENSAP) -
Electrobras - (LakeNet Program Participant)
Environmental Association for Great Lakes Education (EAGLE) -
European Commission, Directorate General, Environment -
European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF) - The European Conservation Agriculture Federation brings together eleven national associations which promote among Europe's farmers the soil management "best practice" aspects of conservation agriculture. With member associations in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, ECAF represents the interests of the majority of the European Union's cropped farmland.
European Rivers Network (ERN) -
European Water Association (EWA) - EWA is an independent non-governmental and non-profit making organisation dealing with the management and improvement of the water environment. It is one of the major professional associations in Europe that covers the whole water sector, wastewater as well as drinking water and water related waste. It includes the current European Union member states, Norway, and Switzerland, and most of the future EU members from Central and Eastern Europe.

Besides the information of its members on EU legislation and standardisation, the aim of the association is to provide a forum for the discussion of key technical and policy issues. This is done by international conferences, workshops and meetings, special working group for experts and publications.

Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) -
Great Lakes Commission (GLC) - The Great Lakes Commission is a binational agency that promotes the orderly, integrated and comprehensive development, use and conservation of the water and related natural resources of the Great Lakes basin and St. Lawrence River. Its members include the eight Great Lakes states with associate member status for the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Québec. (LakeNet Program Participant)
Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) - The mission of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust is to provide funding to enhance, protect and rehabilitate Great Lakes fishery resources. The GLFT will manage its resources to compensate for lost use and enjoyment of the Lake Michigan fishery resulting from the operation of the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant.
Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) - The Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) is a partnership that provides one place online for people to find information relating to the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region of North America. GLIN offers a wealth of data and information about the region’s environment, economy, tourism, education and more.
Great Lakes Interagency Task Force - The Task Force brings together ten U.S. Cabinet and Agency heads to coordinate restoration of the Great Lakes. Created by an Executive Order from President Bush on May 18, 2004, the Task Force will focus on outcomes like cleaner water and sustainable fisheries, and target measurable results. Together, the ten agencies administer more than 140 federal programs that fund and manage restoration efforts.
Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) - USEPA's Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO), located in Chicago, Illinois, has a staff of 46 and a budget of almost $15 million. GLNPO brings together Federal, state, tribal, local, and industry partners in an integrated, ecosystem approach to protect, maintain, and restore the chemical, biological, and physical integrity of the Great Lakes. The program monitors Lake ecosystem indicators; manages and provides public access to Great Lakes data; helps communities address contaminated sediments in their harbors; supports local protection and restoration of important habitats; promotes pollution prevention through activities and projects such as the Canada-U.S. Binational Toxics Strategy (BNS); and provides assistance for community-based Remedial Action Plans for Areas of Concern and for Lakewide Management Plans.
Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species - Since 1991, the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species has worked to prevent and control the occurrence of aquatic nuisance species in the Great Lakes. This is an immense task, as more than 87 nonindigenous aquatic species have been accidentally introduced into the Great Lakes in this century.
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) - The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is the largest investment in the Great Lakes in two decades. A task force of 11 federal agencies developed an action plan to implement the initiative.
Great Lakes United (GLU) - Great Lakes United (GLU) is an international coalition dedicated to preserving and restoring the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River ecosystem. GLU is made up of member organizations representing environmentalists, conservationists, hunters and anglers, labor unions, community groups, and citizens of the United States, Canada, and First Nations and Tribes. Great Lakes United develops and promotes effective policy initiatives, carries out education programs, and promotes citizen action and grassroots leadership to assure: clean water and clean air for all citizens, better safeguards to protect the health of people and wildlife, and a conservation ethic that will leave a healthy Great Lakes. (LakeNet Program Participant)
Healing Our Waters (HOW) - The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition which administers the Healthy Lakes, Healthy Lives public awareness campaign was launched with the generous support of the Wege Foundation and Peter Wege, a Michigan philanthropist and former CEO of Steelcase Inc. Since its inception in 1968, the Wege Foundation has supported a number of causes, including the environment, education, health care and community development.
Inter-American Water Resources Network (IWRN) - The IWRN is a network of networks whose purpose is to build and strengthen water resources partnerships among nations, organizations, and individuals; to promote education and the open exchange of information and technical expertise; and to enhance communication, cooperation, collaboration and financial commitment to integrated water and land resources management within the context of environmental and economic sustainability in the Americas.
International Association for Danube Research (IAD) - The International Association for Danube Research (IAD) was founded in 1956 with the goal of promoting and coordinating activities in the fields of limnology, water management, and water protection in the Danube River basin (current structure).
International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) - The International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) is a scientific organization made up of researchers studying the Laurentian Great Lakes and other large lakes of the world, as well as those with an interest in such research.
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) - ICIMOD is a multidisciplinary information centre on integrated mountain development in the Hindu-Kush Himalayas; a focal point for the mobilization, conduct, and co-ordination of applied and problem-solving research activities; a focal point for training on integrated mountain development with special emphasis on the development of relevant training materials for the training of trainers; and a consultative centre to provide expert services on mountain development and resource management to the countries of the region. The Centre has done extensive work on glacier lakes and flooding risks.
International Joint Commission (IJC) - Many rivers and some of the largest lakes in the world lie along, or flow across, the border between the United States and Canada. The International Joint Commission assists governments in finding solutions to problems in these waters. The 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty established the Commission, which has six members. Three are appointed by the President of the United States and three are appointed by the Governor in Council of Canada. (LakeNet Program Participant)
International Water Assessment Centre (IWAC) - IWAC is a joint platform for scientists and policy makers to respond to new challenges in water policy and implementation at national, transboundary and international levels. It builds on a network of leading European Water institutions.
Interstate Coordination Water Commission (ICWC) -
Khanka Lake Organization - Organization working on Khanka Lake (Russian only).
Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) - The Commission collects, evaluates and disseminates information on projects prepared by Member States and recommends plans for common projects and joint research programmes in the Lake Chad basin. It also keeps close contact between the contracting parties with a view to ensuring the most efficient utilization of the waters of the basin.
Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) - The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is a federal, state and local initiative to restore and protect Lake Champlain and its surrounding watershed for future generations. The LCBP works in partnership with government agencies from New York, Vermont, and Quebec, private organizations, local communities, and individuals to coordinate and fund efforts which benefit the Lake Champlain Basin's water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources. (LakeNet Program Participant)
Lake Ohrid Conservation Project (LOCP) - The LOCP website provides background information, project objectives, descriptions and implementation of this 1998-2002 project. (LakeNet Program Participant)
Lake Superior Binational Forum - A group of American and Canadian citizens who work collaboratively with American, Canadian, and tribal governments to protect and restore the Lake Superior basin's natural environment.
Lake Titicaca Binational Autonomous Authority (ALT) - (LakeNet Program Participant)
Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP) - (LakeNet Program Participant)
Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) - The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization was established by a Convention signed in 1994 by the Governments of Kenya, Uganda and the Tanzania. LVFO promotes the proper management and optimum utilisation of the fisheries and other resources of the lake; enhances capacity building of existing institutions; provides for the conduct of research concerning the waters of Lake Victoria; encourages, recommends and co-ordinates training and extension activities in all aspects of fisheries; advises on the effects of the introduction of non-indigenous aquatic animals or plants and works to adopt measures regarding introduction, monitoring, control or elimination of any such animals or plants and; serves as a clearing-house and data bank for information on Lake Victoria fisheries. (LakeNet Program Participant)
Lakepromo – Tools for Water Management and Restoration Processes - ”Lakepromo – Tools for Water Management and Restoration Processes” (2004 – 2007), is partly financed by the European Union (Interreg IIIC Programme).
Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC) - The MACC is designated and established as an Inter-Municipality Study Committee pursuant to Michigan Public Act 200 of the Public Acts of 1957, as amended, and pursuant to an Agreement dated the 1st day of April, 1993.
Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative (MedWet) -
Mekong River Commission (MRC) -
Mekong Watch Japan -
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Programme - The Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity and Sustainable Use Programme (MWBP) is a five-year (2004 – 2009), $30 million initiative working in the four Lower Mekong countries – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam. It is a joint UNDP/IUCN – The World Conservation Union (IUCN)/Mekong River Commission (MRC) managed programme, running in parallel but closely coordinated with the MRC structures and decision-making processes.
Middle East Desalination Research Center -
Middle East Water Information Network (MEWIN) - MEWIN (Middle East Water Information Network) was founded in 1994 with the assistance of the Ford Foundation by a group of leading water specialists from nations in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. In September 2000, the Institute for Environmental Studies of the University of Pennsylvania assimilated MEWIN, together with its Middle East Water Database Project. This step was taken at the suggestion of MEWIN in order to enable MEWIN to achieve more effectively one of its primary goals: to identify and provide direction to sources of information and data on Middle East water resources and issues. Another reason for the merger was that the two organizations shared similar objectives that would be reinforced by combining resources. These aims include sound environmental planning; general conservation of water resources, promoting the principle of integrated water management, encouragement of cooperative use of this vital natural resource, and the advocacy of sharing water information and data.
Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) - In 1998, recognizing that cooperative development holds the greatest prospects of bringing mutual benefits to the region, nearly all riparians, joined in a dialogue to create a regional partnership to facilitate the common pursuit of sustainable development and management of Nile waters. In an historic step, they jointly established an inclusive transitional mechanism for cooperation until a permanent cooperative framework is established.
North American Benthological Society (NABS) -
North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) - The main goal of NALMS is to help make lakes and reservoirs better by supporting the development, communication and use of excellent science and cutting-edge management.
North American Native Fishes Association -
Pan-African START Secretariat (PASS) - The global change SysTem for Analysis, Research, and Training of International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). (LakeNet Program Participant)
Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation (CTC) - The Peipsi CTC oversees the Lake Peipsi Project and implements transboundary programs between Estonia and Russia. The Center for Transboundary Cooperation CTC is an international, non-governmental organization which works to promote sustainable development and cross border cooperation in the border areas of the Baltic States and the New Independent States (NIS). CTC has grown out of the Estonian NGO Lake Peipsi Project (1994-1999) and was established in July 1998. There are CTC offices in Tartu and Narva, Estonia and Pskov, Russia. Local coordinators work in communities around Lake Peipsi. (LakeNet Program Participant)
Powell Consortium - Alliance of seven Water Resources Centers and Institutes (AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, UT, & WY) cooperating on water issues related to the Colorado River and Great Basin.
Reginal Environmental Center of Central Asia -
Rivers Watch East and Southeast Asia (RWESA) -
SEAMEO Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO SEARCA) - Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization. (LakeNet Program Participant)
Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP) - From as early as the 1960s, Prespa had already attracted the interest of ecologists, nature-lovers and environmental scientists because of its exceptional natural beauty and rare biodiversity. The first coordinated effort to protect the area took place in 1990 with the foundation of the Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP). Some of the people who played a decisive role in its formation were the environmentalist and architect-planner, Thymios Papayannis, the internationally renowned zoologist, Dr. Luc Hoffmann, and the biologist, Dr. Giorgos Catsadorakis. Together they laid the foundation for the establishment of the SPP, with the help and support of a series of environmental non-profit organisations. The formal initiative was undertaken by the ‘Friends of Prespa’ and WWF International and so, in 1991, the Society SPP was created with the participation of ten environmental organisations.
South East Asia Rivers Network (SEARIN) -
Southern African Network for Training and Research on the Environment (SANTREN) -
Steering Committee of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) - An air network measuring toxic pollutants in the air of the Great Lakes.
TEACH Great Lakes -
Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) - An American Foundation Supporting Cultural and Environmental Exchange between the United States, Russia, and Eastern and Central Europe. (LakeNet Supporter)
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (USFWS) - The USFWS Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem Team is comprised of participation by the 43 field stations in the Great Lakes ecosystem and represent a range of Service programs that work to restore and protect the Nation's trust resources, including migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, and interjurisdictional fisheries. Through the Team and its partners in the ecosystem, the Service addresses landscape-scale resource objectives using an ecosystem approach.
U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center (USGS GLSC) - The USGS Great Lakes Science Center meets the Nation's need for scientific information for restoring, enhancing, managing, and protecting the living resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem. This mission is accomplished with scientific knowledge gained through quality research, inventory and monitoring, and information transfer. (LakeNet Program Participant)
Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (Centro del Agua del Trópico Húmedo para América Latina y el Caribe) (CATHALAC) - CATHALAC serves as an administrative focal point for Latin America and The Caribbean in the area of training, research and technology transfer in the field of water resources and the environment, with special emphasis on problems and issues related to the humid tropics.
Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WSSTP - Europe) - The Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform is an important initiative from the Commission to involve all stakeholders in the European research agenda. In early January 2004, the European Commission adopted the new Environmental Technology Action Plan (ETAP). The WSSTP was formed in October 2004 consisting of various stakeholders involved in European water supply and sanitation. The aim of this Technology Platform is to provide input to the European Commission and more specifically to the Seventh Framework Programme of DG Research.
Western Governors' Association - WGA addresses important policy and governance issues in the West, advances the role of the Western states in the federal system, and strengthens the social and economic fabric of the region. WGA develops policy and carries out programs in the areas of natural resources, the environment, human services, economic development, international relations and state governance. WGA acts as a center of innovation and promotes shared development of solutions to regional problems
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) -
Western States Water Council (WSWC) - The Western States Water Council is an organization consisting of representatives appointed by the governors of 18 western states.
Wildfowl Trust of North America - The Wildfowl Trust of North America is a private non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and stewardship of wildfowl and wetlands through education and research.

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