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WCC 2016 Res 044 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
No other Members are/have been involved
IUCN Commissions: 
No Commissions are/have been involved
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
Since the resolution, there has not yet been a coordinated approach by the IUCN members or the commission members in addressing the issue. there are several standalone actions that have been undertaken by a few of our members largely on scientific and technical activities, while the Government has a Standing Committee on Water Resources made of members of the elected Members of Parliament. This committee's report in 2016 details the review of the issue in hand, provides the investment figures for various activities in each 5 year plans as well as provides several recommendations that include; creation of a national database as well as status of encroachments, a uniform classification scheme for wetlands, advocates the need for a detailed policy to deal with encroachments, the need to include water bodies as part of town planning, efforts to reduce pollution and siltation as well as the need for awareness campaigns among others.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
IUCN India will work the Indian National Committee for its members in India to begin a roundtable discussion on the resolution and seek further ways of engaging all stakeholders.

IUCN India is also exploring the possibility of working with private companies in addressing this.
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Not started: implementation not started