International Watersheds Initiative
This initiative is implemented through its IJC's international watershed boards. IJC gives financial support to projects taken on by these boards, and keeps dialogue with them on aims, operating principles and emerging issues. The boards are working to prevent and resolve transboundary water issues in the local context. Activities include developing local capacity to deal with these issues through strengthened public outreach and partnerships, enhancing scientific understanding of watershed dynamics and organizing and collecting geospatial data. Other activities under the International Watersheds Initiative include developing hydraulic models, developing models for environmental monitoring, analysing regulatory frameworks and legal regimes governing water resources and preparing reports and maps to increase public knowledge and awareness of watershed issues.