International Waters

The term international water refers to the Marine and freshwater systems, including surface waters and groundwater, constitute the world's water resources, which provide drinking water, sustenance, income, transportation routes and other amenities to a majority of the human population. Much of the Earth's water resources is shared by two or more countries (e.g., 261 international river basins comprise 45% of the earth's total land area; 70% of the world's 50 large marine ecosystems, where 95% of the world's fish are caught). SGP contributes to the protection of international waters through support to CBOs/NGO led activities that prevent degradation of water bodies shared by two or more countries, at present it has supported 9 projects in this area.


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