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Groundwater Governance. Synthesis of Thematic Papers/Case Studies. Preparing the ground for Regional Consultations and Global Diagnostic Report
  • Groundwater Governance. Synthesis of Thematic Papers/Case Studies. Preparing the ground for Regional Consultations and Global Diagnostic Report
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP), World Bank. April 2012
  • This document synthesizes the 12 thematic papers and case studies prepared by the Groundwater Governance project in an effort to review the global situation of groundwater governance and develop of a Global Groundwater Diagnostic. This diagnostic presents current knowledge and experience concerning key economic, policy, institutional, environmental and technical aspects of groundwater management, and addresses emerging issues and innovative approaches.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Water governance

Social adoption of groundwater pumping technology and the development of groundwater cultures. Governance at the point of abstraction
  • Social adoption of groundwater pumping technology and the development of groundwater cultures. Governance at the point of abstraction
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP), World Bank. January 2012
  • This thematic paper examines the historic and ongoing development of water lifting technologies and the governance problems and solutions that have arisen from controlled or uncontrolled groundwater abstraction. It also examines legislation to improved pump efficiency and the economics and life cycle costing of borehole pumps.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Irrigation, Legal aspects, Technology, Water governance, Water management

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk. Summary Report
  • The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk. Summary Report
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2011
  • Executive summary of The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Agroforestry, Climate change, Desertification, Ecosystem services, Food security, Green economy, Investments, Irrigation, Land management, Pollution, Rainwater harvesting, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk
  • The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2011
  • This report examines the kinds of production responses needed to meet demand. It also assesses the potential of the world's land and water resources to support these desired increases in output and productivity. Risks and tradeoffs are examined, and options reviewed for managing these without harm to the resource base. Chapter 1 analyses the current status of land and water resources together with trends. It assesses the biophysical and technical aspects of the resources and their use, and presents projections for the year 2050. Chapter 2 reviews current inst...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Agroforestry, Climate change, Desertification, Ecosystem services, Food security, Green economy, Investments, Irrigation, Land management, Pollution, Rainwater harvesting, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy

World Livestock 2011. Livestock in food security
  • World Livestock 2011. Livestock in food security
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). December 2011
  • Feeding the world's poor is one of the most pressing challenges of the present day, as human populations grow and put increasing strain on natural resources. This report expands the 2009 State of Food and Agriculture (FAO 2009) and tells the story of livestock and food security from three perspectives. The first section of the report presents a global overview, examining the role that livestock play in various dimensions of food security. It describes the place of livestock products in human nutrition, the contribution of livestock to the world food supply an...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Livestock, Poverty, Sanitation, Water supply

Mountain Forests in a Changing World. Realizing values, addressing challenges.
  • Mountain Forests in a Changing World. Realizing values, addressing challenges.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). December 2011
  • This publication is intended to raise awareness of the global importance and the need for sustainable management of mountain forests. Chapter 2 focuses on these valuable ecosystems and on their role and influence in both the quantity and quality of water supplies. Four specific cases are analyzed, including the following: - The forests of the Catskill Mountains, USA: Watershed for a megalopolis; - Ensuring the provision of environmental services from Selva de Florencia Natural National Park, Colombia; - Popa Mountain Park: An oasis on the dry plans of Myan...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Environment, Forests, Mountains, Sustainable development, Water quality

Highlands and Drylands. Mountains, a source of resilience in arid regions
  • Highlands and Drylands. Mountains, a source of resilience in arid regions
  • Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). December 2011
  • This publication aims at raising the awareness of the global role of dryland mountains by including these key ecosystems in important global processes such as in particular the UN High Level Panel on Sustainability (GSP), the Rio2012 Conference on Sustainable Development, and the forthcoming next biennium of the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) in 2013/2014. It also helps address the particularities of dryland mountains within the global process of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The publication is intended to (1) ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Drylands, Mountains, Sustainable development, Water management, Water scarcity

Aquaculture farmer organizations and cluster management. Concepts and Experiences
  • Aquaculture farmer organizations and cluster management. Concepts and Experiences
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). November 2011
  • Small-scale producers are facing new opportunities and challenges in today's markets. This review provides an overview of an approach to assist small-scale farmers to overcome these challenges and effectively participate in and influence modern market chains and trade. This review focuses specifically on the development of small-scale aquaculture farmer organizations, drawing on experience from both agriculture and aquaculture sector farmer organizations. The purpose is to provide strategic guidance for public and private stakeholders involved in supporting s...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Small-scale providers, Water governance, Water management

World Aquaculture 2010
  • World Aquaculture 2010
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). November 2011
  • This document provides an overview of global aquaculture status and development trends as a synthesis of such status and trends in six regions of the world: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Near East and North Africa, Northern America and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Aquaculture

Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Farming Systems Report. Synthesis of the Country Reports at the level of the Nile Basin
  • Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Farming Systems Report. Synthesis of the Country Reports at the level of the Nile Basin
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2011
  • This report is part of a set of information products which contains a series of reports, manuals and posters intended to strengthen the ability of the governments of the ten Nile countries to take informed decisions with regard to water resources policy and management in the Nile Basin. This report provides a synthesis of the Country Reports at the level of the Nile Basin. Additional products (manuals, posters, etc.) can be found at: http://www.fao.org/nr/water/faonile/products/index.html
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Livestock, River Basin Management, Water demand, Water governance, Water management

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