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Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. Summary
  • Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. Summary
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). May 2011
  • Summary of report "Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth". This report presents basic facts and figures on natural resource flows worldwide. Drawing on these data, the report attempts to outline the issues that now need to be addressed to decouple these material and energy flows from social and economic progress. The objective of this study is to provide a foundation for the concept of decoupling, defining key terms and concepts and indicating its many applications to resource management. It assesses whether decouplin...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Energy, Environment, Green economy, Information and data, International trade, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water governance

Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. A Report of the Working Group on Decoupling to the International Resource Panel
  • Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. A Report of the Working Group on Decoupling to the International Resource Panel
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). May 2011
  • This report presents basic facts and figures on natural resource flows worldwide. Drawing on these data, the report attempts to outline the issues that now need to be addressed to decouple these material and energy flows from social and economic progress. The objective of this study is to provide a foundation for the concept of decoupling, defining key terms and concepts and indicating its many applications to resource management. It assesses whether decoupling is already taking place, and identifies the driving factors, both technological and economic. This ...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Energy, Environment, Green economy, Information and data, International trade, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water governance

Water for Food. Innovative water management technologies for food security and poverty alleviation
  • Water for Food. Innovative water management technologies for food security and poverty alleviation
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). May 2011
  • This paper sets out the water and food security challenges in Least Development Countries (LDCs) and developing countries. The document explores the rainfed-irrigation nexus in different regions of the world, looks at the technology's role and suggests some action actions that can be undertaken to improve food security and alleviate poverty.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Irrigation, Poverty reduction, Technology, Water availability, Water management

Resilience to climate change-induced challenges in the Mekong River Basin. The role of the Mekong River Commission (MRC)
  • Resilience to climate change-induced challenges in the Mekong River Basin. The role of the Mekong River Commission (MRC)
  • World Bank. May 2011
  • This paper examines the'adaptation capacity' of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), which manages the Mekong River Basin, a river basin particularly vulnerable to challenges related to climate change as well as to human-caused change. Several key points have been identified regarding the contribution of the MRC to increasing resilience to environmental and human-caused change in the Mekong River Basin. The aim of the paper is to assess the adaptation capacity of a particular River Basin Organisation (RBO), the MRC, and the related resilience of the Mekong Rive...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Economic impact, Poverty reduction, Resilience, Risk management, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters

Kenya Country Impact Study
  • Kenya Country Impact Study
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). May 2011
  • This document is an internal Kenya country impact study of initiatives supported by UN-HABITAT's Water and Sanitation Trust Fund (WSTF). The impact study reviews WSTF's strategic intentions, examines the Kenya country context and UN-HABITAT's country strategy and undertakes an impact study of specific projects.The projects selected for review were two complimentary projects in Kibera focusing on improving water supply and sanitation services to the urban poor including infrastructure investments, strengthening of governance and community management that can b...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Financing, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water services, Water supply

Lessons in Urban Sanitation Development. Indonesia Sanitation Sector Development Program 2006-2010
  • Lessons in Urban Sanitation Development. Indonesia Sanitation Sector Development Program 2006-2010
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). May 2011
  • This field note explores key design and implementation lessons in urban sanitation development from the Indonesia Sanitation Sector Development Program (ISSDP), including, among others designing to suit local circumstances; adopting a holistic view of technical assistance; using a range of measures for creating an enabling environment; promoting strategic planning as a management tool; ensuring quality in advocacy and communications; or adapting capacity building strategies to respond to changing needs.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Sanitation, Urban areas

Economic impact of the 2007 earthquake in the water and sanitation sector in four provinces of Peru . What did unpreparedness cost the country?
  • Economic impact of the 2007 earthquake in the water and sanitation sector in four provinces of Peru . What did unpreparedness cost the country?
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). May 2011
  • This study stimates the economic impact from the earthquake on August 2007 on the most affected regions in Peru. The document focus on water and sanitation systems, specifically, in the urban areas where the following service providers operate: EMAPICA (Ica), EMAPISCO (Pisco), SEMAPACH (Chincha) and EMAPA Caņete (Caņete). The research stimates direct, indirect, and macroeconomic effects between August 2007 and December 2009.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drinking water, Economic impact, Infrastructure, Risk management, Sanitation, Utility services

Groundwater for Emergency Situations. A Methological Guide
  • Groundwater for Emergency Situations. A Methological Guide
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). May 2011
  • This Methodological Guide provides background information on groundwater protection with particular reference to its use in emergency situations as result of natural hazards and hydrological extremes. It also outlines the governance policy framework in which groundwater as an emergency resource may be integrated into overall emergency management and service provision. To illustrate the principles and techniques presented in the Guide, a varied number of real world case studies from widely differing regions is presented.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Aquifer recharge, Drinking water, Emergency situations, Groundwater, Isotopes, Risk management, Water governance, Water supply

Disaster through a different lens. Behind every effect, there is a cause. A guide for journalists covering disaster risk reduction
  • Disaster through a different lens. Behind every effect, there is a cause. A guide for journalists covering disaster risk reduction
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • This manual is intended for journalists and the media who are interested in learning more about disaster risk reduction issues. On chapter 1, the manual introduces the basics about disaster risk reduction (DRR), illustrates the issue with some facts and trends, summarizes the most frequently asked questions and provides various key messages. On chapter 2, the role of the media in DRR is addressed together with some examples of DRR reporting. Chapter 3 provides different lessons from disasters, while Chapter 4 offers useful information on natural hazards inclu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Floods, Poverty, Risk management, Urbanization

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