World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

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History

1992, as World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies in Soil and Water Conservation, within the framework of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC). Formally launched in Oct 1992. Previously also referred to as World Overview of Conservation Technologies and Approaches in Soil and Water Conservation.

Aims

Support support innovation and decision-making processes in sustainable land management, particularly in connection with soil and water conservation (SWC).

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Activities

Support decision-making and innovation in sustainable land management by connecting stakeholders, enhancing capacity and developing and applying standardized tools for documenting, monitoring, evaluating, sharing and using knowledge in soil and water conservation. Mainly addresses SWC specialists, planners and decision-makers in the field (farmers, extensionists) and at the planning level. Provides tools for documentation, evaluation, monitoring and dissemination of SWC activities; collects and analyzes information on SWC technologies and approaches worldwide; presents collected information in databases and in the form of CD-ROMs, handbooks, reports and maps in a way accessible to SWC specialists and policy makers worldwide; organizes training and exchange workshops.

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 53 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

K0317

Last News Received

2012
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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