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Disaster risk reduction in school curricula: Case studies from thirty countries
  • Disaster risk reduction in school curricula: Case studies from thirty countries
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). July 2012
  • This publication captures key national experiences in the integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in school curricula, identifying good practice, noting issues addressed or still lacking, and reviewing learning outcomes. The study researched DRR related curriculum development and integration, pedagogy, student assessment, teacher professional development and guidance, learning outcomes and policy development, planning and implementation aspects covering thirty countries. Floods and droughts are among the water-related disasters addressed in the report.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Education, Floods, Resilience

Legal and institutional frameworks
  • Legal and institutional frameworks
  • 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. June 2012
  • Whereas day to day management of groundwater resources takes place within the national sphere, and often at local level, domestic regulatory systems cannot be seen in isolation from international legal frameworks when transboundary aquifers are concerned. In that case international law determines states rights and obligations to which domestic law has to be made compatible. The legal framework for groundwater management should provide answers to key questions such as, who can access groundwater, where, for which purposes and under which conditions? How are aq...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Legal aspects, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water quality, Water User Associations

Groundwater Policy and Governance
  • Groundwater Policy and Governance
  • 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. June 2012
  • This paper starts by pointing to the large, remaining gaps in our understanding of how water is an integral part of society and its relationship to the planet's environment. It recognizes that, at their root, all modes of tapping, distributing, and managing water supplies are the result of organized human effort, usually achieved through institutions. The authors address the role of governance of subsurface water, which according to many practitioners and observers remains largely uncharted, incompletely assessed, and notably uncertain and complex.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Water allocation, Water governance, Water policy

Governance of the subsurface and groundwater frontier
  • Governance of the subsurface and groundwater frontier
  • 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. June 2012
  • This Thematic Paper focuses on the conventional and non conventional use of aquifers, encroachment into the subsurface space and the evolution of groundwater "frontiers" to the extent that they impact aquifers and pose new challenges for groundwater governance. Some uses of underground space, such as mining, are not new, but the scale and intensity of mining activity and the environmental consequence of groundwater recovery in abandoned mines are such that groundwater legislation is having to "catch up". The same applies to the controversial use of hydrofract...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Mining, Oil industry, Pollution, Water governance

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

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

WWDR 4: Facts and Figures
  • WWDR 4: Facts and Figures
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • Facts and figures from the United Nations World Water Development Report 4 'Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Capacity building, Desertification, Disasters, Ecosystems, Energy, Financing, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Investments, Risk management, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water demand, Water management, Water quality

WWDR4 Stakeholder Briefing Notes: Educational, Technological and Scientific Community

WWDR4 Stakeholder Briefing Notes: Business Community
  • WWDR4 Stakeholder Briefing Notes: Business Community
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • Briefing note from WWDR4 for the business community.
  • Main themes: Energy, Industry, Technology, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water supply

WWDR4 Stakeholder Briefing Notes: Donors and development NGOs
  • WWDR4 Stakeholder Briefing Notes: Donors and development NGOs
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • Briefing note from WWDR4 for donors and development NGOs.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Financing, Water management

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