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Green growth and water allocation
  • Green growth and water allocation
  • Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO, Netherlands National Committee of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP-HWRP). 2013
  • This publication contains contributions from many of the speakers of a 2-day workshop on water allocation and green growth held on 22-23 November 2012 in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Green economy, Resilience, Transboundary waters, Water allocation, Water management, Water scarcity

International Glossary of Hydrology
  • International Glossary of Hydrology
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This 3rd edition of the UNESCO-WMO International Glossary of Hydrology builds on the pioneering efforts of the WMO Working Group on Terminology established in 1961, which evolved into the joint WMO/UNESCO Panel on Terminology in 1967, as well as the publication of the first edition in 1974 and second edition in 1992. The glossary offers a list of equivalent terms and definitions in English, French, Russian and Spanish.
  • Main themes: Hydrology

Education for Sustainable Development in Biosphere Reserves and other Designated Areas. A Resource Book for Educators in South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Education for Sustainable Development in Biosphere Reserves and other Designated Areas. A Resource Book for Educators in South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 2013
  • This resource book aims to increase the capacities of those trainers and educators seeking to design and implement innovative educational projects using Biosphere Reserves and other designated areas as Education for Sustainable Development laboratories. The book addresses several water-related issues, including the water cycle, water ecosystems, water pollution, etc. and contains different activities, including an indicative worksheet for a water quality test.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Mediterranean region
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Biodiversity, Desertification, Ecosystems, Education, Pollution, Sustainable development, Water cycle, Water quality

Tracking Key Trends in Biodiversity Science and Policy
  • Tracking Key Trends in Biodiversity Science and Policy
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 2013
  • Based on the proceedings of a UNESCO International Conference on Biodiversity Science and Policy, this publication highlights different themes covered in the conference including: 1. The Biodiversity Knowledge Base: Taxonomy Today and Tomorrow for Environmental Sustainability and Human Well-being; 2. Conservation Biogeography: Integrating Biogeography and Conservation Science in a Changing World; 3. Priority-setting in Biodiversity Conservation: Strengthening Site-scale Approaches 4. Communication, Education and Public Awareness; 5. Mainstreaming Biodive...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Vulnerability

Towards Practical Guidance for Sustainable Sediment Management using the Sava River Basin as a Showcase. Estimation of Sediment Balance for the Sava River
  • Towards Practical Guidance for Sustainable Sediment Management using the Sava River Basin as a Showcase. Estimation of Sediment Balance for the Sava River
  • DELTARES, European Sediment Network (SedNet), International Sava River Basin Commission, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). December 2013
  • The main objective of this project is to develop and validate a practical guidance on how to achieve a Sustainable Sediment Management (SSM) Plan on the river-basin scale, using the Sava River Basin as a showcase. A core expert group has been established to analyze the sediment balance for the main Sava River course, also considering the input from the main tributaries, and thus to form a basis for sustainable transboundary sediment and water management. After collecting existing data the core expert group analyzed and evaluated the existing sediment data in ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Floods, Monitoring, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water management, Water planning

Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation
  • Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). September 2013
  • Published in the framework of the International Year of Water Cooperation, this publication brings together a broad range of water professionals and stakeholders to share their knowledge and experiences in water cooperation. The different chapters reflect the progress and challenges encountered in the fields of water management and cooperation around the world.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Capacity building, Climate change, Ecohydrology, Education, Financing, Floods, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Legal aspects, Livelihoods, Participation, Poverty reduction, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water cooperation, Water management, Water security, Wetlands

Soil Erosion and Sediment Production on Watershed Landscapes: Processes and Control
  • Soil Erosion and Sediment Production on Watershed Landscapes: Processes and Control
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). June 2013
  • This report describes the processes that lead to losses of soil resources through erosion, effective methods of preventing unacceptable soil losses on watersheds, and methods of controlling the losses of soil resources when these losses become excessive. It also describes the processes that lead to losses of soil resources through erosion; effective methods of preventing unacceptable soil losses on watersheds, and methods of controlling the losses of soil resources when these losses become excessive. Finally it discusses the economics of selecting economicall...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Groundwater, Hydrology, Land degradation, Land management, Technology, Water cycle, Watersheds

River Basin Planning. Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Strategic Basin Planning
  • River Basin Planning. Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Strategic Basin Planning
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design, Ministry of Water Resources of China (GIWP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). May 2013
  • This document is designed to provide the reader with a general understanding of the process and frameworks of basin planning, to provide some guidance on the specific techniques and methodologies available to assist the basin planning process, and to describe how and when these techniques might be used. This volume is divided into two sections. Part A provides an overview of the main approaches and techniques for basin planning. It starts with an overview of the historical evolution and development of basin planning, and highlights contemporary live issues in...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: River Basin Management, Water allocation, Water management, Water planning

Flood Risk Management. A Strategic Approach
  • Flood Risk Management. A Strategic Approach
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design, Ministry of Water Resources of China (GIWP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). May 2013
  • This book is designed to provide the reader with a general understanding of the process and frameworks of strategic flood risk management (FRM), and guidance on the underlying philosophies and supporting techniques. It is not intended, however, to provide guidance on the detailed technical tools and means of analysis that form part of the FRM analytical process. Instead, it is intended to provide an overview of the emerging good practice in strategic risk-based FRM, the process of developing plans and policies, and the appropriate times and places at which th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Ecosystem services, Floods, Infrastructure, Risk management, Vulnerability, Water management, Water planning

Basin Water Allocation Planning. Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Basin Allocation Planning
  • Basin Water Allocation Planning. Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Basin Allocation Planning
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design, Ministry of Water Resources of China (GIWP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). May 2013
  • This publication focuses on the allocation of water at the basin scale and the granting of regional water shares; that is, the allocation of water from a common resource - typically a shared river - between different administrative regions. In many cases, bulk regional water allocation planning is undertaken at the basin level, and this forms the primary focus of this book. This book covers issues related to both surface and groundwater. However, given the emphasis on regional sharing arrangements, more attention is paid to surface water issues, which are gen...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Water allocation, Water management, Water planning

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