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A Teaching resource kit for mountain countries: a creative approach to environmental education. Teacher's Manual
  • A Teaching resource kit for mountain countries: a creative approach to environmental education. Teacher's Manual
  • UNESCO- Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB). 2010
  • This manual is intended for secondary-school (and late primary-school) teachers and their pupils living in mountain ecosystems, where climate and environmental conditions are harsh, often varying between extremes, and which are subject to the problems of erosion. As an educational tool, the kit offers a practical and attractive way of helping teachers and their pupils towards a better understanding of the environmental problems of their region and to stimulate their quest for possible solutions. Chapter 3 focuses on the preservation of water resources.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Education, Environment, Mountains, Water cycle, Water management

Sandwatch: Revised and expanded edition. Adapting to climate change and educating for sustainable development
  • Sandwatch: Revised and expanded edition. Adapting to climate change and educating for sustainable development
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). December 2010
  • This manual updates and expands the earlier version of "Introduction to Sandwatch: an educational tool for sustainable development". Sandwatch is a programme through which children, youth and adults work together to scientifically monitor and critically evaluate the problems and conflicts facing the marine and coastal environment - in particular, the beach environment - and develop sustainable approaches to address these issues. Chapter 9 focuses on water quality issues, links it to the climate change issue and proposes an activity to learn measuring and moni...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Coastal zones, Community participation, Ecosystem services, Education, Islands, Sustainable development, Water quality

(The) green, blue and grey water footprint of farm animals and animal products. Volume 1: Main report
  • (The) green, blue and grey water footprint of farm animals and animal products. Volume 1: Main report
  • UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. December 2010
  • This study provides a comprehensive account of the global green, blue and grey water footprints of different sorts of farm animals and animal products, distinguishing between different production systems and considering the conditions in all countries of the world separately. The following animal categories were considered: beef cattle, dairy cattle, pig, sheep, goat, broiler chicken, layer chicken and horses.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Livestock, Wastewater, Water footprint

Engineering: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development
  • Engineering: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). October 2010
  • This report is an attempt to contribute to greater international understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities facing engineering, with a particular focus on contributions of this discipline to sustainable development. Chapter 6.2.1. focuses on water supply and sanitation and describes emerging challenges, such as climate change, population growth and urbanization, deterioration of infrastructure systems, engineering is confronted with; the water supply and sanitation issue is also covered in several other chapters.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Infrastructure, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water supply

Managing disaster risks for World Heritage
  • Managing disaster risks for 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 2010
  • This Resource Manual, prepared as part of the new World Heritage Resource Manual Series, aims to raise the awareness of World Heritage managers and administrators of the real extent of risks associated with disasters. It provides them with a sound methodology for identifying, assessing and then reducing these risks, with a view to preserving their heritage and ensuring that it contributes - to its full potential - to the sustainable development of their communities. The manual is divided into 8 sections, the first 7 ask and answer important questions which al...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Mitigation, Monitoring, Risk management, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge

Water for sustainable urban human settlements. Briefing Note. Messages for urban mayors, leaders and high-level decision makers
  • Water for sustainable urban human settlements. Briefing Note. Messages for urban mayors, leaders and high-level decision makers
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2010
  • Today, half of humanity lives in urban areas. By 2050 all regions will be predominantly urban. Building on the outcomes of the World Water Development Report 3 (WWDR3) and on work implemented by UN-HABITAT, this Briefing Note restates the critical water-related challenges of this unprecedented urban expansion - from providing access to basic services to ensuring environmental and human security. The paper provides for concrete policy options to meet these challenges, protect against potential water-related disasters and ensure the development of sustainable u...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Drinking water, Financing, Sanitation, Technology, Urban areas, Vulnerable groups, Water services, Water supply

Media as partners in education for sustainable development: A training and resource kit
  • Media as partners in education for sustainable development: A training and resource kit
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). June 2008
  • This guide for journalists attempts to provide media professionals with basic information about some priority issues for sustainable development. It also provides practical exercises to inspire investigative reporting, and draws links to existing experience that may enrich the information resources of media professionals. Chapter 3 "Resource depletion: freshwater" addresses different water-related issues, including: water scarcity, access to water and sanitation, food production and food security, climate change, desertification, the human right to water, etc. [Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Conflicts, Desertification, Education, Environment, Food security, Groundwater, Human right to water and sanitation, Participation, Pollution, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Water availability, Water footprint, Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity

Introduction to Sandwatch. An Educational Tool for Sustainable Development
  • Introduction to Sandwatch. An Educational Tool for Sustainable Development
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). January 2005
  • Sandwatch seeks to change the lifestyle and habits of youth and adults on a community-wide basis, and to develop awareness of the fragile nature of the marine and coastal environment - in particular, the beach environment - and the need to use it wisely. Sandwatch provides the framework for school students, with the help of their teachers and local communities, to work together to critically evaluate the problems and conflicts facing their beach environments and to develop sustainable approaches to address these issues. Chapter 8 focus on water quality issues...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Coastal zones, Community participation, Ecosystem services, Education, Islands, Sustainable development, Water quality

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