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Integrated Environmental Assessment of Agricultural and Farming Production Systems in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)
  • Integrated Environmental Assessment of Agricultural and Farming Production Systems in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). January 2013
  • This study aims at performing an integrated environmental assessment of agricultural and farming production systems located in the Toledo River Basin (Paraná State, Brazil). Water, material, energy, and money resources invested in supporting such production systems were evaluated with the final goal of calculating a large set of multi-criteria indicators useful to describe the environmental performance and sustainability of the production systems at farm and basin level. Finally, three alternative scenarios are drawn to explore the sustainable use of resource...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Environment, Livestock, Rivers, Water footprint

Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change. Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?
  • Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change. Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?
  • UNESCO Office in Jakarta, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). December 2012
  • This book tries to respond to a series of core questions, including among others: What are the roles that water plays in sustaining diverse forms of human sociocultural life? What roles do diverse human societies and cultures play in valuing, managing, preserving and using water and its associated ecosystems? What are the consequences of these resource relations in sustaining, or undermining the means to sustain, the viability of human communities and their environments? The traditional knowledge, stewardship and management systems, and technologies developed...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Culture, Dams, Ecosystems, Environment, Gender, Groundwater, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Perceptions, Traditional knowledge, Urban areas, Vulnerable groups, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water scarcity

Where the rain falls: Climate Change, Food and Livelihood Security, and Migration. An 8-contry study to understand rainfall, food security and human mobility
  • Where the rain falls: Climate Change, Food and Livelihood Security, and Migration. An 8-contry study to understand rainfall, food security and human mobility
  • CARE, United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). November 2012
  • The «Where the Rain Falls» research explores the interrelationships among rainfall variability, food and livelihood security, and human mobility in a diverse set of research sites in eight countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The central focus of the «Where the Rain Falls» initiative was to explore the circumstances under which households in eight case study sites in Latin America, Africa, and Asia use migration as a risk management strategy when faced with rainfall variability and food and livelihood insecurity. Countries analyzed include: Banglades...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Climate change, Environment, Food security, Livelihoods, Migration, Water scarcity

Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Large-Scale Mass-Media and Community Level Interventions. New Findings from an Impact Evaluation in Peru
  • Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Large-Scale Mass-Media and Community Level Interventions. New Findings from an Impact Evaluation in Peru
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2012
  • This paper focuses on a handwashing promotion intervention which attempts to improve child health by changing this key hygiene-related behaviour rather than by implementing large and costly infrastructure investments in water supply or sanitation. In particular, the document analyzes the Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project in Peru, a large-scale intervention that aims to generate and sustain handwashing with soap behaviour at critical junctures among mothers, caregivers, and children up to 12 years old in rural households. By trying to change the underlying...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Communication, Community participation, Health, Hygiene, Practices and habits

WorldRiskReport 2012. Focus: environmental degradation and disasters
  • WorldRiskReport 2012. Focus: environmental degradation and disasters
  • Alliance Development Works/Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft, The Nature Conservancy, United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). October 2012
  • Environmental degradation is a significant factor that reduces the adaptive capacity of societies to deal with disaster risk in many countries around the globe. The WorldRiskIndex, the centrepiece of the report, determines the risk of becoming the victim of a disaster as a result of natural hazards for 173 countries throughout the world.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability

State of the World's Cities 2012/2013. Prosperity of Cities
  • State of the World's Cities 2012/2013. Prosperity of Cities
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). October 2012
  • The State of the World's Cities Report 2012 presents some of the underlying factors behind the financial, economic, environmental, social and political crises that have strongly impacted on cities. Chapter 2.2 'Urban Infrastructure: Bedrock of Prosperity' addresses the issue of 'Water Supply: When Good Governance Changes the Equation'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Infrastructure, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water governance, Water scarcity, Water supply

State of Latin American and Caribbean cities. Towards a new urban transition
  • State of Latin American and Caribbean cities. Towards a new urban transition
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). October 2012
  • This edition of State of Latin American and Caribbean cities presents the current situation of the region's urban world, including the demographic, economic, social, environmental, urban and institutional conditions in which cities are developing. Chapter 4.1 addresses the issue of access to water and sanitation, conditions under which services are being provided and water management concerns. The issue of the human right to water and sanitation is addressed in the last part of the chapter.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Financing, Human right to water and sanitation, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Risk management, Sanitation, Tariffs, Urban areas, Urbanization, Utility services, Water management, Water operators, Water supply, Water treatment

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

Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Mass Media and Community Level Interventions in Peru. Executive summary

Climate Change Adaptation in Grenada. Water Resources, Coastal Systems and Renewable Energy
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Grenada. Water Resources, Coastal Systems and Renewable Energy
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). September 2012
  • This study serves as a starting point for the development of a more in-depth and comprehensive analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation programmes for Grenada and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The study focuses on three priority areas: water resources, coastal ecosystems and renewable energy systems. It identifies the best potential courses of action to hedge for and adapt to these critical impact areas. Chapter two outlines the comprehensive assessment and analytical process followed in evaluating the impacts of climate change in Gren...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Aquaculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Drought, Energy, Floods, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Small islands, Sustainable development, Vulnerability, Wastewater, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality, Water supply

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