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Water Resources

UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council — Research with China and Netherlands on Delta Management

The UK’s EPSRC is a partner with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in the research program “Sustainable Deltas.”  This joint activity focuses on research challenges for sustainable and safe deltas within the broader framework of the water sector.  Thematic areas include water availability, water […]

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Japan Water Forum — Small Grants for Water Projects 2016

The Japan Water Forum makes small grants to grassroots organizations in least-developed countries. Activities for funding support include innovative solutions for water and sanitation, and risk reduction for water-related disasters. Grants are up to US$1 thousand. The application deadline is 31 July 2016. Link

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Global Nature Fund — Living Lakes Network

Living Lakes is a global network of partnership organizations to protect lakes, wetlands, and other freshwater sources and their catchment areas. The network takes an ecosystems approach to include biodiversity conservation and support for local livelihoods, e.g., in agriculture, fisheries, tourism, etc.  Living Lakes does not make project grants, but it offers network assistance to […]

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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) — Clean Water in Armenia

USAID-Yerevan will fund the project Participatory Utilization and Resource Efficiency of Water (PURE-Water) to improve the quality and use efficiency of water resources in the Ararat Valley. Activities will focus on the participation of Armenian civil society in policy development and small-scale pilot projects for integrated water management. Eligibility for grants extends to local organizations […]

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UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education — Masters Fellowships and Short Courses for Water Professionals from Small Island Developing Countries

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is partnering with the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education to fund masters degrees and short courses at Delft University of Technology for water professionals from Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The project aims to strengthen the capacity of professionals and decision makers to improve water management in SIDS, and […]

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U.S. Department of State — Reducing Mercury Use in Andean Gold Mining

The U.S. State Department plans to award up to US$145 thousand for 18 months to design and test mobile training centers to reduce mercury use in small-scale gold processing in Bolivia and Peru. Eligibility for funding extends to higher educational institutions and research centers in the USA that have established relationships with regional institutions and/or […]

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