Results and Learning

Key results

A number of global tools have been developed to support legal, policy and institutional reforms to address ballast water issues, and a number of training packages have been developed to build ballast water management capacity in developing countries.

Regional Task Forces have been formed in 9 developing sub-regions and Regional Strategies and Action Plans on ballast water management have been developed, involving more than 100 countries.

Accelerated the ratification of the BWM Convention through national level capacity building, establishment of National Task Forces and assistance with drafting national legislations. Over 75% of the countries who have ratified the Convention are developing countries from the GloBallast Regions.

The project has played a catalytic role in a major market transformation in the area of ballast water treatment technologies, a market projected to be worth over $35 billion in the next 10 to 15 years.

Consult the GloBallast key achievements.