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Committing to Child Survival: A Promised Renewed
  • Committing to Child Survival: A Promised Renewed
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). September 2012
  • This report examines trends in child mortality since 1990, analyses the causes of preventable child death, and outlines strategies to accelerate progress. Chapter 1 describes levels and trends in child mortality. Chapter 2 focuses on the leading causes of child deaths and makes an assessment of different diseases, including diarrhoea. Chapter 3 proposes different strategies for accelerating progress on child survival.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Children, Disease, Health

Renewable Energy Desalination. An Emerging Solution to Close the Water Gap in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Renewable Energy Desalination. An Emerging Solution to Close the Water Gap in the Middle East and North Africa
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. September 2012
  • This study aims at assessing the viability of desalination to close the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region's growing water gap, including associated technological, economic, and environmental implications. After an introduction to the volume, Chapter 2 assesses current and future water availability and water demand. Chapter 3 draws on the findings and methodology of the 2030 Water Resources Group study "Charting Our Water Future" (2009) to identify the potential mix of technical measures to close the supply-demand gap for the MENA Region as a whole an...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Desalination, Energy, Environment, Pollution, Technology, Water availability, Water demand

On-farm practices for the safe use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban horticulture. A training handbook for farmer field schools
  • On-farm practices for the safe use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban horticulture. A training handbook for farmer field schools
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). September 2012
  • This training handbook is a field guide for training urban and peri-urban vegetable farmers in safe practices when using wastewater in vegetable production. It is designed to provide complete information, knowledge and skills for safer and successful production of vegetables in urban and peri-urban farming systems. The handbook covers five major topics: 1. It explains how irrigation water might be polluted with wastewater from the town or city and how using such water for production of fresh vegetables poses health risks to the farmer and to people who eat t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Health, Irrigation, Monitoring, Pollution, Risk management, Urban areas, Wastewater, Water security

Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). September 2012
  • The aim of this report is to provide a global snapshot of local-level resilience building activities and identify trends in the perceptions and approaches of local governments toward disaster risk reduction, using the Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient developed by the Making Cities Resilient Campaign as a framework. This report also analyses the factors that enable urban disaster risk reduction activities, including how the Campaign has helped improve local knowledge of disaster risk and support capacity building. The report is divided into five chap...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Communication, Disaster prevention, Education, Floods, Infrastructure, Public policy, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Utility services, Water quality

(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

Global Chemicals Outlook (GCO). Towards Sound Management of Chemicals. Synthesis Report for Decision-Makers
  • Global Chemicals Outlook (GCO). Towards Sound Management of Chemicals. Synthesis Report for Decision-Makers
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). September 2012
  • The release of chemicals affects all aspects of natural resources including water. This synthesis report for decision-makers describes the main findings and conclusions of the full report: "Global Chemicals Outlook: Towards Sound Management of Chemicals." The report is designed to inform governments and industry on trends in chemicals production, use and disposal while offering policy advice aimed at meeting the 2020 goal agreed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. It focuses particularly on the challenges and opportunities facing developing nations.[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Industry, Pollution, Water quality

Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment
  • Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC), Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal, Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM. August 2012
  • The Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment is a basin collaborative initiative with the objective of providing scientific evidence about changes that are taking place in the natural resources and the environment. The Atlas, with climate change as its running theme, is for use by policy makers and other stakeholders, and the general public, to generate action towards climate resilience through adaptation and mitigation of the impacts of climate change. The Atlas discusses the impacts that these changes are having on the basin's people and resour...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Biodiversity, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Energy, Ethnology, Floods, Land degradation, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Mining, Pollution, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urbanization, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water policy, Watersheds, Wetlands

Water and Sustainability. A Review of Targets, Tools and Regional Cases
  • Water and Sustainability. A Review of Targets, Tools and Regional Cases
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). August 2012
  • This report reviews some current sustainability targets for the water sector and provides an overview of selected tools and approaches to assist decision-makers improve performance and achieve results and ultimately, meet development targets. The report reviews three widely known systems of water sustainability targets: (i) the water targets set under the umbrella of the Millennium Development Goals; (ii) the comprehensive water targets established as part of the European Union Water Framework Directive; and (iii) the target-setting pr...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Green economy, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Risk management, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water management

System of Environmental Economic Accounting for Water (SEEA-Water)
  • System of Environmental Economic Accounting for Water (SEEA-Water)
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Statistics Division. August 2012
  • To support implementation of environmental-economic accounts, the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEA-Water), a SEEA sub-system, provides compilers and analysts with agreed concepts, definitions, classifications, tables, and accounts for water and water-related emission accounts. SEEA-Water is fully coherent with the broader SEEA. It elaborates and expands the guidance on accounting in the International Recommendations for Water Statistics (IRWS). UNSD coordinated the preparation of SEEA-Water in collaboration with the London Group on En...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Human right to water and sanitation, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Monitoring, Pollution, Tariffs, Valuation, Water management, Water quality, Water supply, Water treatment

Strengthen, Secure, Sustain. WPP 2011 Annual Report
  • Strengthen, Secure, Sustain. WPP 2011 Annual Report
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). August 2012
  • The WPP 2011 Annual Report offers examples of how program activities are strengthening the World Bank's water lending portfolio; securing access to water in a changing climate; and sustaining long-term water availability and quality toward achieving inclusive green growth. It presents key results and discusses WPP's impact across regions through work that addresses the complex interlinkages between water and other economic sectors, and includes a special focus on Africa.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Development cooperation, Energy, Food security, Green economy, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Water security

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