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Managing the Invisible: Understanding and Improving Groundwater Governance
  • Managing the Invisible: Understanding and Improving Groundwater Governance
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • The aim of this study is to analyze the impediments to better groundwater governance within a given political economy and to propose recommendations to address key governance issues. The report tries to answer the questions: Why has groundwater governance failed to stop the emergence of very serious threats to the resource? What are the impediments to improving groundwater governance? What are the options to overcome those impediments? Implicit in the report approach is recognition of the importance of groundwater resources in promoting developing country ada...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Aquifer recharge, Community participation, Conflicts, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Negotiation, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water quality

Managing Natural World Heritage
  • Managing Natural World Heritage
  • International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). June 2012
  • This resource manual aims at helping to manage natural values within World Heritage properties. The intention is to help managers understand and incorporate World Heritage concepts and processes into natural site management. Many of the management principles described will apply to any type of protected area, but here special emphasis is given to those management considerations most relevant to World Heritage status.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Environment, Monitoring

International Waters. Delivering Results
  • International Waters. Delivering Results
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). June 2012
  • This publication highlights UNDP-GEF International Waters portfolio results achieved across four UNDP-GEF programmes: Large Marine Ecosystems; Transboundary Lakes, rivers and Aquifers; Integrated Water resources and Coastal Area Management; and Global Programmes. A series of project case studies review delivery of results in the context of the GEF International Waters focal area's Results Indicator's framework. The publication also includes an overview of cumulative results delivery across the entire UNDP-GEF International Waters portfolio since 1991.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Coastal zones, Ecosystems, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Rivers, Transboundary waters

Indonesia Water Investment Roadmap 2011-2014
  • Indonesia Water Investment Roadmap 2011-2014
  • Indonesia Ministry of Public Works, World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • This roadmap provides a set of programming principles which encourage the water sector to attract local financing, use up idle water system capacity, and improve the existing monitoring and evaluation system. The document proposes Rp 7 trillion in sector financing, relying on myriad sources which include revolving funds, public-private partnerships, overseas funding sources and local investment. Key to the success of expanding and sustaining water supply will be to carry out technical assistance programs that improve the absorptive capacity of local service p...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Public-private partnerships (PPP), Utility services, Water governance, Water services, Water supply

Inclusive Wealth Report 2012. Measuring progress toward sustainability
  • Inclusive Wealth Report 2012. Measuring progress toward sustainability
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations University-International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP). June 2012
  • This report presents a framework that offers a long-term perspective on human well-being and sustainability, based on a comprehensive analysis of nation's productive base and their link to economic development. The Inclusive Wealth Report (IWR) 2012 was developed on the notion that current economic production indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the Human Development Index (HDI) are insufficient, as they fail to reflect the state of natural resources or ecological conditions, and focus exclusively on the short term, without indicating whether n...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Green economy, Sustainable development, Valuation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance

Grow in Concert with Nature. Sustaining East Asia's Water Resources through Green Water Defense
  • Grow in Concert with Nature. Sustaining East Asia's Water Resources through Green Water Defense
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • This study assesses advances in management practices, institutional and technological innovations for managing water scarcity sustainably under a changing climate. The report has the following specific objectives, reflected in the structure of the report: 1) To provide a brief overview of the status of water resources in East Asia, including the diversity of climates, the extent of physical water scarcity and potential changing climate impacts; 2) To summarize major management measures being implemented in selected countries where water is, or has the potenti...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Middle-East, Oceania
  • Main themes: Climate change, Green economy, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, River Basin Management, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Water governance, Water management, Water scarcity, Water security

GEO-5 Global Environment Outlook 5. Chapter 4 Water
  • GEO-5 Global Environment Outlook 5. Chapter 4 Water
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2012
  • The GEO Reports analyze environmental states and trends at the global and regional scales, describe plausible outlooks for various time frames and formulate policy options. The GEO-5 Water Chapter assesses progress towards achieving water-related goals in major multilateral environmental agreements identified by the GEO-5 High-Level Intergovernmental Advisory Panel and regional consultations and highlights a series of messages. The chapter focuses on the state, trends and impacts of the water environment, with references to drivers (Part 1) and responses (Par...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Environment, Health, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Pollution, Risk management, Technology, Water demand, Water governance, Water policy, Water supply

From Rio to Rio. A 20-year Journey to Green the World's Economies
  • From Rio to Rio. A 20-year Journey to Green the World's Economies
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF). June 2012
  • This book provides a succinct narrative and analysis of the 20 year history of GEF projects. While the Rio +20 conference provided the initial rationale for the book, it is intended to have lasting value for anyone interested in issues about the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, or about the institutional framework for sustainable development. The book also draws on the tangible experience of GEF projects in the field and offers compelling and pertinent stories that demonstrate the GEF's accomplishments, evolutio...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Community participation, Ecosystems, Energy, Financing, Forests, Green economy, Investments, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters

Fresh Water for the future. A synopsis of UNEP activities in water
  • Fresh Water for the future. A synopsis of UNEP activities in water
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2012
  • This booklet presents UNEP's comparative advantages and its catalytic role in influencing other partners and UN agencies in meeting global water challenges. It highlights a few of the organisation's achievements and success stories over time as well as contemporary water challenges for further considerations along with partners as part of the international agenda. The cases presented illustrate UNEP's work at the global, regional, national, catchment and sub-catchment levels. Themes covered include water quality, restoring ecosystems, coping with climate chan...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Ecosystem services, Financing, Green economy, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water management, Watersheds

Climate change vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa
  • Climate change vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa
  • United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). June 2012
  • This study seeks to examine the personal experiences of people who have become refugees or internally displaced persons in the East and Horn of Africa, and to better understand: 1) How they perceive and manage the impact of climatic change and increased environmental stress in their areas of origin; 2) The ways in which growing environmental stressors interact with other factors affecting their lives and livelihoods; 3) How, and to what extent, climatic and environmental change has contributed to their vulnerability or resilience; 4) If, how and to what exten...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Perceptions, Refugees, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

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