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Meeting of the Regional Task Force on Eutrophication and HABs in ROPME Sea Area

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 16th-18thJanuary 2018

 

Introduction:

 

ROPME is holding a meeting of the Regional Task Force on Eutrophication and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) to develop a ‘Concept Note on Regional Eutrophication and Harmful Algal Blooms Strategy for ROPME Sea Area. The meeting will:

  • review international understanding of eutrophication and HABs issues;

  • review and develop a common understanding of the potential ecological, physical and chemical dimensions of eutrophication and HABs in the ROPME Sea Area;

  • review and develop a common understanding of how eutrophication and HABs may affect societies and economies in the ROPME Sea Area in terms of

-      biodiversity

-      water resources (desalinisation and cooling water)

-      human health

-      fisheries and aquaculture

-      tourism and recreation

-      coastal development

-      infrastructure required for mitigation and management of point and diffuse pollution sources

 

  • explore common policy objectives for assessing and addressing eutrophication and HABs in the ROPME Sea Area;

  • review learning from other regions with established strategies/ programmes on eutrophication and HABs;

  • discuss the development of the ROPME Sea Area Eutrophication and HABs Strategy.

 

Expected Outcome:

 

Agreed Concept Note on Regional Eutrophication and Harmful Algal Blooms Strategy for the ROPME Sea Area.



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