Integrated Ecosystem Management
This project aims to improve the resilience of societies to the threats posed to coastal habitats, marine fisheries resources, and freshwater ecosystems by rapid population growth, human activity, and climate change, through integrated solutions that apply from ‘ridge to reef.’
A major activity is undertaken at the request of the Government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and aims to examine the effectiveness of dams in recharging groundwater aquifers. It assesses existing water harvesting techniques and reviews alternative methods available. The project relies on participatory evaluation techniques, involving local communities, in order to assess the impact of water utilized for irrigation as well as flood and erosion control measures.