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Strengthening the financial system for water in Mexico: From a conceptual framework to the formulation of pilot initiatives
  • Strengthening the financial system for water in Mexico: From a conceptual framework to the formulation of pilot initiatives
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). April 2014
  • This report outlines the proposal for the development of Mexico's Financial System for Water (Sistema de Financiamiento del Agua or SFA). Funded by the Spanish Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (SFLAC) and the World Bank's Water Partnership Program (WPP), the report examines the SFA through basic concepts and its current legal framework, while offering suggestions on the existing instruments and mechanisms that could provide access to various sources of financial resources towards the water sector.
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Disasters, Economic instruments, Financing, Legal aspects, Markets, Risk management, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water services

Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Project: Rapid Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Project: Rapid Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2014
  • This assessment report provides a better understanding of climate change threats to the project infrastructure. It also provides project stakeholders with information necessary for consensus building for the adoption of a robust approach to responding to climate change. The study illustrates that a constrained time frame and limited resources may not be significant impediments to the undertaking of climate risk vulnerability assessments, which can provide valuable information at the project design stage to increase the climate resilience of large investment p...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Financing, Floods, Infrastructure, Resilience, Risk management, Rivers, Vulnerability

Voter Response to Natural Disaster Aid. Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Drought Relief Payments in Mexico
  • Voter Response to Natural Disaster Aid. Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Drought Relief Payments in Mexico
  • World Bank. April 2014
  • This paper uses a quasi-experimental approach to provide evidence on the electoral effect of government economic transfers as compensation for the damage caused by a natural shock: severe drought on rain-fed agricultural regions. Exploiting the discontinuity in payment of a government funded climatic contingency aid program in Mexico, it shows that voters reward the incumbent presidential party for delivering drought relief compensation. Its estimates suggest 7.6 additional percentage points for the presidential incumbent's share of votes in those electoral s...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Financing, Resilience, Rural areas, Vulnerability

Understanding the impact of climate change on hydropower: the case of Cameroon - climate risk assessment for hydropower generation in Cameroon
  • Understanding the impact of climate change on hydropower: the case of Cameroon - climate risk assessment for hydropower generation in Cameroon
  • World Bank. April 2014
  • The objective of this case study is: (i) to develop tools for assessing climate change impacts on the operation of hydraulic infrastructure such as regulating dams and hydropower plants in the Sanaga river basin, and (ii) to take steps towards an institutional framework for climate resilient water resources management in Cameroon. The aim of this initiative is to build resilience to climate risks into water management in general. The study includes three components: (i) developing suitable climate change scenarios for the Sanaga basin,...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Climate change, Dams, Energy, Infrastructure, Resilience, Risk management, Scenarios, State of water resources, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water management

Our Planet: Greening business
  • Our Planet: Greening business
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2014
  • The magazine features stories by leaders from local and national governments, companies, and international organizations on a wide range of topics, including green growth, energy access, low-carbon development, and the conservation of water, forests and biodiversity. In particular the article 'Achieving more with Less' focuses on access to clean water as the world¿s biggest future challenge, citing the consequences of water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation as impacting factors on food and energy security as well as health and livelihood. [Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Energy, Forests, Green economy, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water efficiency, Water quality, Water scarcity

United Nations World Water Development Report 2014. Water and Energy. Volume 1 and 2
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 2014. Water and Energy. Volume 1 and 2
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2014
  • The 5th edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR 2014) examines the close interdependency between water and energy. The report demonstrates how water and energy are closely interconnected, the choices and actions made in one domain greatly affecting the other; it addresses a wide range of key issues, including agriculture, cities, industry, infrastructure and the environment. Volume 1 provides a comprehensive overview of major and emerging trends from around the world, with examples of how some of the trend-related challenges have be...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Behaviour change, Capacity building, Climate change, Conflicts, Dams, Desalination, Drinking water, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Food security, Green economy, Industry, Information and data, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), State of water resources, Technology, Urban areas, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water efficiency, Water policy, Water scarcity

UNEP 2013 Annual Report
  • UNEP 2013 Annual Report
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). March 2014
  • The 2013 Annual Report lays out the highlights of UNEP's work in 2013, focusing on UNEP's achievement in the key focus areas of Climate Change; Disasters and Conflicts; Ecosystem Management; Environmental Governance; Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste; Resource Efficiency; and Sustainable Consumption and Production. There is specific reference to the impacts on and necessity for water, the human reliance upon this resource and the scarcity caused by our changing environment. Water as a theme runs throughout, but is more clearly summarised under the title ...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Ecosystems, Environment, International trade, Resilience, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water efficiency, Water scarcity

River Salinity and Climate Change: evidence from coastal Bangladesh
  • River Salinity and Climate Change: evidence from coastal Bangladesh
  • World Bank. March 2014
  • This paper presents a study conducted in Bangladesh, which quantifies the prospective relationship between climate-induced changes in sea level, temperature, rainfall, and altered riverine flows from the Himalayas, and the spread and intensity of salinisation on river water in the coastal zone by 2050. The research takes into account the projected land subsidence of the Ganges Delta, as well as alternative scenarios of upstream withdrawal of freshwater. The findings indicate that climate change will cause significant changes in river salinity in the southwest...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Aquaculture, Awareness raising, Climate change, Coastal zones, Drinking water, Environment, Groundwater, Irrigation, River Basin Management, Scenarios, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water scarcity

Partnering for Solutions: ICTs in Smart Water Management
  • Partnering for Solutions: ICTs in Smart Water Management
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). March 2014
  • This report intends to emphasize how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can overcome some of the challenges faced in the water sector when there is proper stakeholder involvement. The report showcases the significant roles stakeholders can play in the area of ICTs and Smart Water Management (SWM) and provides some initiatives and their accomplishments. It contains case studies selected to highlight how ICTs can be incorporated to address issues related to the current global water crisis, such as water security, water accessibility, climate chan...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Development communication, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Infrastructure, Participation, Technology, Water availability, Water management, Water scarcity, Water security

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Summary for Policy Makers
  • Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Summary for Policy Makers
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). March 2014
  • This report considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation. The report consists of two volumes: Vol. 1 'Global and Sectoral aspects'; Vol. 2 'Regional aspects', as well as a cross chapter resource. Compared to previous reports, this report assesses a substantially larger knowledge base of relevant scientific, technical and socioeconomic literature. The chapters of the report assess risks and opportunities for societies, economies and...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Environment, Food security, Health, Livelihoods, Mitigation, Poverty, Resilience, Risk management, State of water resources, Water conservation

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