USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.6: Water Resources


The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. 

Chapter Four of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook contains sections that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors. Chapter 4.6 is focused on the intersection of biodiversity conservation and water resources. The following topics are covered:

  • 4.6.1 Freshwater and Biodiversity
  • 4.6.2 Freshwater Systems and Conservation Planning
  • 4.6.3 Integrated Planning for Watersheds, Estuaries, and Coasts
  • 4.6.4 Wetlands and Biodiversity
  • 4.6.5 Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) 

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