Details of this species in Jordan
Source: Navarro 2001
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Management Notes for this Location:
The Water Hyacinth Information Partnership (WHIP) has been conceptualised as an information–communication mechanism to alert communities and decision-makers concerned with water bodies of Africa and the Middle East that are facing impending infestations of water hyacinth. This includes Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Israel. It would also foster and facilitate quick reaction to the threat by providing countries with timely information. The vision is that of a region that is able to halt and revert the spread of water hyacinth across its water bodies, preventing water hyacinth from reaching costly crisis levels. WHIP’s mission is, through the use of modern and more traditional information–communication technologies, to target and tap key sources of information and expertise on water hyacinth, to mobilise decision makers and to stimulate efforts to control the weed. In the longer term, the expectation is that WHIP would foster and support the integrated management of water bodies and their basins to diminish soil erosion and other sources of water pollution that favour the growth of aquatic weeds (Navarro 2001).
Last Modified: 24/07/2006 3:28:37 p.m.