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United Nations World Water Development Report 2014. Water and Energy. Volume 1 and 2

United Nations World Water Development Report 2014. Water and Energy. Volume 1 and 2
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2014
  • The 5th edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR 2014) examines the close interdependency between water and energy. The report demonstrates how water and energy are closely interconnected, the choices and actions made in one domain greatly affecting the other; it addresses a wide range of key issues, including agriculture, cities, industry, infrastructure and the environment. Volume 1 provides a comprehensive overview of major and emerging trends from around the world, with examples of how some of the trend-related challenges have been addressed, their implications for policy-makers and further actions that can be taken by stakeholders and the international community. Volume 2 'Facing the challenges' summarises the issues highlighted in volume 1, with the support of 13 case studies from around the world. The case studies featured bolster the critical findings of the report by illustrating that an array of opportunities exist to exploit the benefits of synergies, such as energy recovery from sewage water, the use of solar energy for wastewater treatment and electricity production at drinking water power plants. It also contains an annex on data and indicators.
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Behaviour change, Capacity building, Climate change, Conflicts, Dams, Desalination, Drinking water, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Food security, Green economy, Industry, Information and data, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), State of water resources, Technology, Urban areas, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water efficiency, Water policy, Water scarcity
  • Main target audience: Academia, All audiences, Decision makers, Governments, International community, Policy makers, Stakeholders
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Assessment
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies, Indicators, Recommendations
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Published in 2015