NOAA's Participation in WSSD|
"White Water to Blue Water" Initiative
NOAA is a key player in the U.S. government's "White Water to Blue Water" Initiative to establish cross-sectoral ecosystem management, which will support healthy marine and coastal ecosystems—thus forming the basis for vibrant, stable and secure economies in coastal countries. The Initiative is backed by other governments (UK, France, Spain and the Wider Caribbean states, just to name a few), civil society (IUCN, U.N. Foundation, Ocean Conservancy, Consortium for Ocean Research and Education (CORE), Oceana, EcoLogic and several universities, among others), international organizations (UNEP, GPA, IOC - Caribbean, IMO), and the hotel, cruise line and tourism industries. During the WSSD, NOAA will participate in U.S. government announcements on the "White Water to Blue Water" Initiative.
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Last Updated: 8/21/02