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United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 1: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 1: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Financing, Gender, Health, Industry, Information and data, Investments, Poverty reduction, Risk management, State of water resources, Valuation, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

Water Education for Sustainable Development. A Global Synthesis
  • Water Education for Sustainable Development. A Global Synthesis
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). February 2012
  • This report introduces UNESCO's Water Education programme, an IHP initiative focused on "an integrated understanding of biological and hydrological processes at a catchment's scale in order to create a scientific basis for a new, cost-effective and systemic approach to the sustainable management of freshwater resources". The report identifies examples of best practices on water education in the region at all educational levels; analyzes examples of best practices to identify barriers and opportunities; proposes recommendations to enable effective water educat...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Education, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Sustainable development, Water management

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

Proceedings of the International Conference Arid and Semi-arid Development through Water Augmentation, 13 to 16 December 2010, Valparaíso, Chile

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

Managing Change in the Marshlands: Iraq's Critical Challenge
  • Managing Change in the Marshlands: Iraq's Critical Challenge
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). August 2011
  • This report focuses on the importance of the Marshlands ecosystem services and the social, economic, and cultural benefits they provide to the Iraqi people. It shows the need to intensify the work being done for Marshlands revitalization and rehabilitation. This report is intended to provide guidance to the Iraqi Marshlands stakeholders as well as the international community, to help build consensus on the desired future for the Marshlands. The purpose of this paper is three-fold. Firstly, it aims to provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of the curren...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Environment, Poverty reduction, Water governance, Wetlands

Glossary of glacier mass balance and related terms
  • Glossary of glacier mass balance and related terms
  • nternational Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). August 2011
  • This glossary, produced by a Working Group of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), is the first comprehensive update of glacier mass-balance terms for more than 40 years. The mass balance of a glacier is a measure of the change in mass of the glacier, or part of it, over a period of time. Mass-balance data help to explain why a particular glacier system may be advancing or retreating and what climate drivers (e.g. decreased snow accumulation; increased surface melt) are responsible for the changes. Mass-balance information is essentia...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Glaciers

Water Ethics and Water Resource Management
  • Water Ethics and Water Resource Management
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). May 2011
  • This report examines ethical issues associated with water resource utilization and management, including its uses in energy and other domains. The report, prepared under the "Ethics and Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific" (ECCAP) project, presents different case studies highlighting different ethical issues associated with water resource utilization and management. The report systematically discusses how water ethics can make a difference to water related practices and provides a cross-cultural review of the issues. Policy options are discussed with some ...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Conflicts, Corruption, Culture, Ethics, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrity, Pollution, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water policy

Groundwater for Emergency Situations. A Methological Guide
  • Groundwater for Emergency Situations. A Methological Guide
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). May 2011
  • This Methodological Guide provides background information on groundwater protection with particular reference to its use in emergency situations as result of natural hazards and hydrological extremes. It also outlines the governance policy framework in which groundwater as an emergency resource may be integrated into overall emergency management and service provision. To illustrate the principles and techniques presented in the Guide, a varied number of real world case studies from widely differing regions is presented.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Aquifer recharge, Drinking water, Emergency situations, Groundwater, Isotopes, Risk management, Water governance, Water supply

(The) impact of global change on water resources: The Response of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme
  • (The) impact of global change on water resources: The Response of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). March 2011
  • This document provides a brief overview of the likely effects of global change (population growth, climate change, urbanization, expansion of infrastructure, migration, land conversion and pollution) on water resources and the UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme's response to these challenges.
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Drought, Drylands, Floods, Glaciers, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Land degradation, State of water resources, Urban areas, Water availability, Water quality

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