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Water history for our times
  • Water history for our times
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). August 2011
  • This essay presents a summary of the key developments in the history of water and civilization. It delivers a first attempt to systematize how this wealth of knowledge and practices developed across the globe on time, and why certain strands of it spread over time, geographical and cultural space.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ethics, Traditional knowledge, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water history, Water management, Water policy

Assessing Direct Economic Effects of Reallocating Irrigation Water to Alternative Uses: Concepts and an Application
  • Assessing Direct Economic Effects of Reallocating Irrigation Water to Alternative Uses: Concepts and an Application
  • World Bank. July 2011
  • This study reviews the experience with irrigation water transfers, including the involvement of the World Bank. It then discusses the problems of assessing the direct economic effects of reallocations, with a focus on the foregone direct benefits (FDB) in irrigated agriculture. The study reviews the methodologies and model specifications used for estimating FDB; illustrates the impact of different model specifications on the magnitude of FDB estimates based on an application with a case example; and draws conclusions with regard to future efforts in assessing...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Economic impact, Infrastructure, Irrigation, Markets, Recycling, Water allocation, Water demand, Water management, Water supply

Biodiversity Challenge Badge
  • Biodiversity Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), World Association of Girl Guides and Guirl Scouts (WAGGGS). November 2010
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The biodiversity challenge badge, is designed to help teachers and leaders introduce environmental and sustainability issues to young people and guide t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Biodiversity, Children, Climate change, Communication, Environment, Land management, Water management, Watersheds, Youth

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Published in 2015