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(A) Primer on Energy Efficiency for Municipal Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • (A) Primer on Energy Efficiency for Municipal Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. February 2012
  • This primer is concerned with energy use and efficiency of network-based water supply and wastewater treatment in urban areas. It focuses on the supply side of the municipal water cycle, including the extraction, treatment, and distribution of water, and collection and treatment of wastewater-activities which are directly managed by water and wastewater utilities (WWUs).
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community management, Economic instruments, Energy, Investments, Poverty reduction, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Urban areas, Utility services, Wastewater, Water supply, Water treatment

Integrated Water Resources Management Planning Approach for Small Island Developing States
  • Integrated Water Resources Management Planning Approach for Small Island Developing States
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2012
  • This Resource Book provides a suite of case studies of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approaches in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) around the world, and based on those experiences, describes a practical and logical framework of activities for the planning, development and implementation of integrated water resources management/integrated water development plans at the national level, at the level of watersheds and at the level of villages and communities. There are three issues that are core to these Guidelines: Stakeholder Participation;...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Communication, Gender, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Islands, Participation, Scenarios, Water management

Cities and Flooding. A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century
  • Cities and Flooding. A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). February 2012
  • This document provides forward-looking operational guidance on how to manage the risk of floods in a rapidly transforming urban environment and changeable climate. The Guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Guide starts with A Summary for Policy Makers which outlines and describes the key areas which policy makers need to be knowledgeable abo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Floods, Risk management, Urban areas

Proceedings of the International Conference Arid and Semi-arid Development through Water Augmentation, 13 to 16 December 2010, Valparaíso, Chile

Mountain Forests in a Changing World. Realizing values, addressing challenges.
  • Mountain Forests in a Changing World. Realizing values, addressing challenges.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). December 2011
  • This publication is intended to raise awareness of the global importance and the need for sustainable management of mountain forests. Chapter 2 focuses on these valuable ecosystems and on their role and influence in both the quantity and quality of water supplies. Four specific cases are analyzed, including the following: - The forests of the Catskill Mountains, USA: Watershed for a megalopolis; - Ensuring the provision of environmental services from Selva de Florencia Natural National Park, Colombia; - Popa Mountain Park: An oasis on the dry plans of Myan...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Environment, Forests, Mountains, Sustainable development, Water quality

Preventive Resettlement of Populations at Risk of Disaster. Experiences from Latin America
  • Preventive Resettlement of Populations at Risk of Disaster. Experiences from Latin America
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). November 2011
  • As a companion to the Populations at Risk of Disaster: A Resettlement Guide, this publication presents different case studies from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Guatemala. Chapter I analyzes global natural disaster trends and their impacts. It also studies these trends in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the principal factors that increase the vulnerability to natural disasters. Chapter II analyzes resettlement as a risk reduction measure and describes the objectives and methodology of the cases studied. The next four chapters present the findings ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Emergency situations, Floods, Risk management, Vulnerability

Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Chapter 4. Conference summary: Water in the Green Economy in practice
  • Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Chapter 4. Conference summary: Water in the Green Economy in practice
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). November 2011
  • This conference book presents main outcomes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 3 to 5 October 2011. This section presents a summary of the presentations and discussions of the plenary sessions and side events of the conference. Each plenary session comprised of an overview presentation made by the session convenor and a questions and answers discussion with the panellists. The panellists represented specific case studies from around the world which demons...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Financing, Green economy, Investments, Sustainable development, Technology, Water management

Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Chapter 3. Thematic conference papers
  • Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Chapter 3. Thematic conference papers
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). November 2011
  • This conference book presents main outcomes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 3 to 5 October 2011. This section contains the papers prepared for the conference by the session conveners and case study representatives. Each session of the conference includes an overview paper providing an introduction to the tool or the region, as well as case study papers.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Cost recovery, Ecosystem services, Financing, Green economy, Investments, Sustainable development, Technology, Water management

Shanghai Manual: A Guide for Sustainable Urban Development in the 21st Century
  • Shanghai Manual: A Guide for Sustainable Urban Development in the 21st Century
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). November 2011
  • This manual is intended to provide a resource on sustainable urban development to mayors, urban planners and decision-makers of cities around the world and is a result of the debates that took place at the World Expo 2010, held in Shanghai, dedicated to the theme "Better City, Better Life." The chapters in this Manual reflect the topics that were analyzed in depth during the thematic forums organized during the Shanghai Expo. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme. There is a discussion of issues and challenges faced by city leaders followed by a descript...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water supply

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

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