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(The) WHO e-atlas of disaster risk for the European Region. Volume 1. Exposure to natural hazards. Version 2.0
  • (The) WHO e-atlas of disaster risk for the European Region. Volume 1. Exposure to natural hazards. Version 2.0
  • World Health Organization (WHO). December 2011
  • This e-atlas models the distribution of five natural hazards - seismic activity, floods, landslides, heat-waves and winds - and populations' exposure to them in 32 countries of the European Region. It provides the baseline data and maps needed to assess where the potential for damage may be the greatest and to underpin the call for more resources to improve emergency preparedness, reduce the health risks to vulnerable populations and aid the emergency response. This information also supports the identification, planning and prioritization of areas for prevent...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Floods, Health, Risk management, Vulnerable groups

World Aquaculture 2010
  • World Aquaculture 2010
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). November 2011
  • This document provides an overview of global aquaculture status and development trends as a synthesis of such status and trends in six regions of the world: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Near East and North Africa, Northern America and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Aquaculture

Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Industry in the Green Economy
  • Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Industry in the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. Transitioning to a green economy requires a shift from current practice. The UN-Water conference has identified four priority water-related issues where this change needs to take place: for cities, watersheds, agriculture and industries. Th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Environment, Financing, Green economy, Industry, Legal aspects, Pollution, Sustainable development, Technology, Wastewater, Water management

Reader on Water and the Green Economy
  • Reader on Water and the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and the green economy. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on the issue. Links are provided when the publication is available online.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Financing, Green economy, Industry, Livelihoods, Sustainable development, Technology, Urban areas, Water policy

Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters. Executive Summary
  • Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters. Executive Summary
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). August 2011
  • This executive summary synthesizes key findings from the Report "Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters". The Executive Summary also underlines horizontal issues such as advancement of transboundary cooperation, climate change impacts and ecological and biodiversity issues, deriving from the assessment of 25 Ramsar Sites and other wetlands of transboundary importance contained in this Second Assessment.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Groundwater, Information and data, Lakes, Negotiation, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water management, Watersheds

Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters
  • Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). August 2011
  • This Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the status of transboundary waters in the European and Asian parts of the UNECE region. The Assessment presents an analysis of pressures, quantity and quality status, transboundary impacts, as well as responses and future trends of transboundary water resources in the region and highlights regional differences, specificities and vulnerabilities. Legal, institutional and socio-economic issues have a prominent place in this Second Assessment, ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Groundwater, Information and data, Lakes, Negotiation, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water management, Watersheds

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. A Review of Risk Governance
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. A Review of Risk Governance
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). June 2011
  • This study aims to analyse climate related disasters risk reduction governance in the European context. There is a particular focus on the flow of information from researchers to policy makers and the way in which the decision-making process in climate adaptation and risk reduction is commonly managed. The study looks into practical cases of European regional and national adaptation strategies. The paper is divided into three sections: (1) An overview of the climate-risks and disaster risk reduction field(s); (2) An analysis of the current governance structur...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Development cooperation, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Legal aspects, Risk management, Technology

Technical guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • Technical guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2011
  • This technical guidance is intended to assist the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes in establishing and/or strengthening outbreak detection and early warning systems, contingency plans and capacity response in accordance with article 8 of the Protocol. The draft guidance reviews the main threats to health related to water services, recalls basic concepts of epidemiology and disease surveillance and provides guidance on data management and analysis....[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Technology, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water treatment

Policy guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • Policy guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2011
  • This document contains guidance on the policy related to water-related disease surveillance developed by the Task Force on Water-related Disease Surveillance established under the Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on Protection and Use of Transboundary Waters and International Lakes. It was adopted by the Meeting of the Parties during their second session (in Bucharest, Romania, in November 2010). The guidance explains countries' legal obligations related to disease surveillance under the Protocol and other international frameworks, and give...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Transboundary waters, Water treatment

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

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