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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

Disaster through a different lens. Behind every effect, there is a cause. A guide for journalists covering disaster risk reduction
  • Disaster through a different lens. Behind every effect, there is a cause. A guide for journalists covering disaster risk reduction
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • This manual is intended for journalists and the media who are interested in learning more about disaster risk reduction issues. On chapter 1, the manual introduces the basics about disaster risk reduction (DRR), illustrates the issue with some facts and trends, summarizes the most frequently asked questions and provides various key messages. On chapter 2, the role of the media in DRR is addressed together with some examples of DRR reporting. Chapter 3 provides different lessons from disasters, while Chapter 4 offers useful information on natural hazards inclu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Floods, Poverty, Risk management, Urbanization

Water safety in buildings
  • Water safety in buildings
  • World Health Organization (WHO). March 2011
  • This document deals with all buildings where people use or are exposed to water, with a particular focus on buildings that include public use or shared facilities. The document is written for the full range of "actors" who influence the overall safe management of building water supplies. In particular, it is directed to those who design, construct, manage, operate, maintain and regulate building water systems. Guidance is provided for managing water supplies in buildings where people may drink water; use water for food preparation, washing, showering, swimmin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Northern America
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Infrastructure, Pollution, Recreation, Risk management, Sanitation, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply

State of the World's Forests 2011
  • State of the World's Forests 2011
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). February 2011
  • State of the World's Forests, which is published on a biennial basis, presents up-to-date information on key themes affecting the world's forests. The 2011 issue takes a holistic approach to the multiple ways in which forests support people's livelihoods under the theme 'Changing pathways, changing lives: forests as multiple pathways to sustainable development'. To explore this theme, the report tackles three core subjects - sustainable forest industries, climate change and local livelihoods - and examines their potential to stimulate development at all level...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Climate change, Community management, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Forests, Industry, Livelihoods, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge

Blue Harvest: Inland Fisheries as an Ecosystem Service
  • Blue Harvest: Inland Fisheries as an Ecosystem Service
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). October 2010
  • This report, commissioned as a contribution to the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, focuses on the importance of inland fisheries as an ecosystem service that significantly contributes to food production and livelihoods in many parts of the world but at the same time depends upon a sustained supply of freshwater of appropriate quality and sustainable ecosystems functioning. The assessment looks at the pressures and the drivers of ecosystems degradation that affect inland fisheries, and reviews opportunities on how to m...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Northern America
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Livelihoods, Sustainable development, Water conservation

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