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Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of United Nations Declarations

Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of United Nations Declarations
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). November 2011
  • In the lead-up to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (CSD) to be held in June 2012, this paper presents a comparative analysis of how issues related to water have been represented in significant UN Declarations related to water and environment over the past forty years. The aim is to analyze the discourse of water by assessing instances in which certain keywords attain more or less depth of meaning and to examine how this is achieved. To make this comparison, the paper undertakes both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the discourse of water and water-related issues across four decades of Declarations.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Desertification, Food security, Gender, Health, Legal aspects, Perceptions, Poverty, Sanitation, Technology, Water governance, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, International organizations, Policy makers, Practitioners
  • Main purpose: Advocacy
  • Type of resource: Assessment report
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Published in 2015