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Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Watersheds and aquifers in the Green Economy

Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Watersheds and aquifers in the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. Transitioning to a green economy requires a shift from current practice. The UN-Water conference has identified four priority water-related issues where this change needs to take place: for cities, watersheds, agriculture and industries. The issues information briefs introduce the main challenges, opportunities and key facts related to each of the issues identified. The briefs also outline a set of practices and approaches for transitioning to the green economy as highlighted by the organisations participating in the conference. These approaches are illustrated with case studies featured in the conference.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Ecuador, Kenya
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Green economy, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Poverty reduction, Sustainable development, Valuation, Wastewater, Water security, Watersheds
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, General public, Media, Policy makers, Stakeholders
  • Main purpose: Advocacy
  • Type of resource: Briefing note, Case studies
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