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Adaptation to Climate-change Induced Water Stress in the Nile Basin: A Vulnerability Assessment Report
  • Adaptation to Climate-change Induced Water Stress in the Nile Basin: A Vulnerability Assessment Report
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • This publication presents an overview of the people and places vulnerable to water stress related to the impacts of climate change in the Nile Basin. Satellite and other images provide striking visual evidence of the environmental changes taking place in each of the vulnerable regions identified. Data and information from detailed research provide evidence for the assessment. The report also includes analysis derived from multi-dimensional tools used at various geographic and political levels, from sub-national, national, and sub-basin to the entire Nile Basi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Hydrology, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Vietnam
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Vietnam
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for Vietnam investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for the Philippines
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for the Philippines
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for the Philippines investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Lao PDR
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Lao PDR
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for LAO PDR investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Indonesia
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Indonesia
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for Indonesia investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Cambodia
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Cambodia
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for Cambodia investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

The Pacific Experience in Developing Policy and Legislation on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
  • The Pacific Experience in Developing Policy and Legislation on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). 2013
  • The purpose of this study is to contribute to the process towards developing the Pacific integrated regional strategy for disaster risk management and climate change by 2015, and the global consultations for a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. It also aims to contribute to the discussions held at the 2013 Joint Meeting of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management and the Pacific Climate Change Round Table. The study explores the drivers and process to develop Joint National Action Plans on Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change, pr...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Disasters, Emergency situations, Legal aspects, Post-2015 agenda, Risk management

Natural resources. Status and trends towards a regional development agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Natural resources. Status and trends towards a regional development agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). December 2013
  • This report makes recommendations on natural resources management in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chapter III deals with the Public Policies for the Development of the Hydroelectric Power and Water and Sanitation Services Sectors in Countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). While the region has abundant water, its distribution is unequal and water management will be key as the region adapts to climate change. The paper presents the case for incorporating renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, in order to maint...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Drinking water, Economic impact, Energy, Equity, Investments, Mining, Oil industry, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water efficiency, Water management, Water supply

Arab Region: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
  • Arab Region: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2013
  • This Atlas examines the environmental change that has taken place at more than 80 locations across the Arab region, using a combination of on-the-ground photographs, current and historical satellite images, with a narrative based on extensive scientific evidence. The progress each country is making towards achieving environmental sustainability as part of the Millennium Goals is also described and visually portrayed. The Atlas images serve to highlight the distinctive environmental circumstances and challenges faced in the Arab region, from limited freshwater...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Desalination, Deserts, Ecosystems, Groundwater, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Pollution, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water quality

Tool Kit on Gender Equality Results and Indicators
  • Tool Kit on Gender Equality Results and Indicators
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). December 2013
  • This tool kit aims to assist development practitioners to ensure that gender perspectives are incorporated into development initiatives, and to monitor and evaluate gender equality results. It presents a menu of gender equality outcomes, results, and indicators that may be selected or adapted by users. While the tool kit focuses primarily on the sectors and strategic priorities of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Australia's aid program, it is designed for a wider audience of development policy makers, planners, implementers, and evaluators. The tool kit ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Energy, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

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