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Integrating Gender in Disaster Management in Small Island Developing States: A Guide
  • Integrating Gender in Disaster Management in Small Island Developing States: A Guide
  • UNDP Caribbean Risk Management Initiative (UNDP-CRMI). July 2013
  • This guide outlines the vulnerability of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific and the Caribbean and explains how gender roles and responsibilities result in differential exposure and impact of disasters. It provides an overview and should help practitioners identify and integrate gender into their decision-making and actions on the ground in every phase of disaster risk management.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Disasters, Emergency situations, Gender, Islands, Risk management, Small islands, Vulnerability

World Economic and Social Survey 2013 Sustainable Development Challenges
  • World Economic and Social Survey 2013 Sustainable Development Challenges
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2013
  • This edition of the World Economic and Social Survey focuses on sustainable development issues, especially in three important cross-sectoral issues: sustainable cities, food security and energy transformation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Energy, Environment, Financing, Food security, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sustainable development, Urban areas

The Global Climate 2001-2010. A decade of climate extremes. Summary report

The Global Climate 2001-2010. A decade of climate extremes
  • The Global Climate 2001-2010. A decade of climate extremes
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO). July 2013
  • This publication covers the first decade of the 21st century and aims at providing a decadal perspective of climate variability and change and its observed impacts on different sectors. The report is structured into in 6 chapters. The first chapter focuses on surface temperature at global, regional and national scales, including analysis of temperature anomalies and trends. Interdecadal and interregional comparative analysis was performed and depicted using maps, charts and tables. The second chapter deals with precipitation. Chapter 3 describes the main atmo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Floods, Vulnerability

Hearts & Minds: Women of India speak, shaping the Post-2015 Development discourse & agenda
  • Hearts & Minds: Women of India speak, shaping the Post-2015 Development discourse & agenda
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women). June 2013
  • This report is aimed at expressing the "lived experiences" of women and girls in India and ensuring that the voices of those who remain socially, economically and geographically marginalised are meaningfully reflected in the emerging post-2015 development discourse and agenda. The analysis contained in this report is based on in-depth interviews with women and focus-group discussions with almost 200 selected women representatives. The importance of water and sanitation pervades many of the issues portrayed which include nutrition, food security and hunger; ac...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Climate change, Education, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Open defecation, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Sanitation

Guidebook: Increasing Climate Change Resilience of Urban Water Infrastructure. Based on a Case Study from Wuhan City, People's Republic of China
  • Guidebook: Increasing Climate Change Resilience of Urban Water Infrastructure. Based on a Case Study from Wuhan City, People's Republic of China
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). June 2013
  • This guidebook, based on a case study from Wuhan City, People's Republic of China, bridges the gap between the theoretical analyses of climate change impact on the urban water sector and the planning decisions that municipal authorities and utility managers need to make to increase the sector's climate change resilience. It answers questions that city planners and managers globally currently ask regarding the effects of climate change, particularly on services and utilities, and what we can do to prepare for these. The guide presents steps to determine both W...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Climate change, Infrastructure, Resilience, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning

Water cooperation in action: approaches, tools and processes
  • Water cooperation in action: approaches, tools and processes
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). June 2013
  • This report summarizes main concepts, challenges, tools and experiences related to water cooperation and highlights key lessons learnt on promoting water cooperation. It also provides a summary of the discussions which took place at the `International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013. Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen', held on 8-10 January 2013 in Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Financing, Legal aspects, Rural areas, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water quality

Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. June 2013
  • This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Building on the 2012 report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided, this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day (0.8C), 2C and 4C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across these regions. It finds many significant climate and development impacts are already being felt in some regions, and in some cases multiple threats of increasing extreme he...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Food security, Groundwater, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water security

Passport to mainstreaming gender in water programmes. Key questions for interventions in the agricultural sector
  • Passport to mainstreaming gender in water programmes. Key questions for interventions in the agricultural sector
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2013
  • This booklet was developed for field staff involved in water management projects. It is in pocket format, so that professionals, practitioners and technicians can easily carry it with them. The ultimate beneficiaries are women and men in rural areas who will profit from equal and efficient water distribution, leading to higher yields, improved food security and poverty reduction. The passport focuses on six key issues related to water programmes for agriculture: 1) access to land and water, 2) farming context, 3) multiple use of water, 4) management of irriga...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drinking water, Gender, Irrigation, Water allocation, Water management, Water quality

Irrigation in Central Asia in figures: AQUASTAT Survey - 2012
  • Irrigation in Central Asia in figures: AQUASTAT Survey - 2012
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). April 2013
  • This publication introduces, analyses and compares the water resources and irrigation situation in the six Central Asia countries - Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The report consists of three sections. Section I describes in detail the methodology used and contains a glossary of the terms used. Section II contains the regional analysis presenting a synopsis on water resources, water use and irrigation in the region and the trends over the last ten years. It also describes the legislative and institutional framewo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Environment, Floods, Health, Irrigation, Legal aspects, River Basin Management, Water management, Water quality

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Published in 2015