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UNU-INWEH Annual Report 2011
  • UNU-INWEH Annual Report 2011
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). October 2012
  • The UNU-INWEH annual report summarizes initiatives and progress report on activities and projects from the Institute. It also introduces outputs from events and presents publications produced in 2011.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drylands, Ecosystems, Health

Policy Brief: Securing the future of mangroves
  • Policy Brief: Securing the future of mangroves
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). October 2012
  • Mangroves are vital for food security and protection of coastal communities; they provide a wide diversity of forest products, nurseries for aquatic species, fishing grounds, carbon sequestration, and crucial natural coastal defences that mitigate the impact of erosion and storm action. The aim of this policy brief is to provide managers with lessons learned on the conservation and management of mangroves, and recommend policy measures that could be taken in order to protect them.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Community participation, Ecosystem services, Food security

Science-Policy Bridges Over Troubled Waters. Making Science Deliver Greater Impacts in Shared Water Systems. Synthesis Report
  • Science-Policy Bridges Over Troubled Waters. Making Science Deliver Greater Impacts in Shared Water Systems. Synthesis Report
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF), United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). September 2012
  • This report serves to provide a global perspective on the state of challenges and pressures facing transboundary water systems, both freshwater and marine. The context of this Synthesis is the need and effective use of science to address these challenges and the translation of such science use to policy for multi-country management of shared water resources. The report brings together the findings and efforts of the International Waters (IW) System Type Working Groups on groundwater, lakes, rivers, land-based pollution sources and, large marine ecosystems and...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Communication, Transboundary waters

(The) Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue. Papers for the InterAction Council, 2011-2012
  • (The) Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue. Papers for the InterAction Council, 2011-2012
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). September 2012
  • With views from water experts around the globe and insightful reactions from members of the InterAction Council, this volume speaks to the urgent needs and challenges ahead for addressing the global water crisis and contributes informed perspectives to the emerging global dialogue on achieving water security.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Ecosystem services, Energy, Ethics, Gender, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Legal aspects, Migration, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, Poverty, Sanitation, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water governance, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security

Inclusive Wealth Report 2012. Measuring progress toward sustainability
  • Inclusive Wealth Report 2012. Measuring progress toward sustainability
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations University-International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP). June 2012
  • This report presents a framework that offers a long-term perspective on human well-being and sustainability, based on a comprehensive analysis of nation's productive base and their link to economic development. The Inclusive Wealth Report (IWR) 2012 was developed on the notion that current economic production indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the Human Development Index (HDI) are insufficient, as they fail to reflect the state of natural resources or ecological conditions, and focus exclusively on the short term, without indicating whether n...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Green economy, Sustainable development, Valuation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance

Climate change vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa
  • Climate change vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa
  • United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). June 2012
  • This study seeks to examine the personal experiences of people who have become refugees or internally displaced persons in the East and Horn of Africa, and to better understand: 1) How they perceive and manage the impact of climatic change and increased environmental stress in their areas of origin; 2) The ways in which growing environmental stressors interact with other factors affecting their lives and livelihoods; 3) How, and to what extent, climatic and environmental change has contributed to their vulnerability or resilience; 4) If, how and to what exten...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Perceptions, Refugees, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

Managing the growing impacts of development on fragile coastal and marine ecosystems: Lessons from the Gulf
  • Managing the growing impacts of development on fragile coastal and marine ecosystems: Lessons from the Gulf
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). November 2011
  • The eight countries surrounding the Gulf (referred to as both the Persian and Arabian Gulf) - Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates - share a valuable marine ecosystem that now risks becoming seriously degraded by a number of anthropogenic impacts. This policy report highlights the greatest environmental threats facing the Gulf region and offers advice to managers and decision makers on how to avoid or mitigate the impacts of coastal development and improve environmental management.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Middle-East
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Climate change, Coastal zones, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Pollution, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water governance, Water quality

Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of United Nations Declarations. Summary for decisions makers

Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of United Nations Declarations
  • Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of United Nations Declarations
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). November 2011
  • In the lead-up to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (CSD) to be held in June 2012, this paper presents a comparative analysis of how issues related to water have been represented in significant UN Declarations related to water and environment over the past forty years. The aim is to analyze the discourse of water by assessing instances in which certain keywords attain more or less depth of meaning and to examine how this is achieved. To make this comparison, the paper undertakes both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Desertification, Food security, Gender, Health, Legal aspects, Perceptions, Poverty, Sanitation, Technology, Water governance, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security

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Published in 2015