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Looking Beyond the Horizon : How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Looking Beyond the Horizon : How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • This publication presents a synthesis of the multi-country collaborative program of analytical and advisory activities titled Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in European and Central Asian Agricultural Systems. The program has been a collaborative effort between the World Bank and the governments of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan. The goal of this book is to bring together the lessons learned and recommendations from the country-specific work, and provide guidance on the approach and methodology for others ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Irrigation, Vulnerability

Water Security and the Global Water Agenda. A UN-Water Analytical Brief
  • Water Security and the Global Water Agenda. A UN-Water Analytical Brief
  • UN-Water. March 2013
  • This Analytical Brief aims to provide a starting point for discussion on the range of issues that collectively fall under the umbrella of water security, identifying the challenges that lay ahead, the necessity of relating water security to policy development, and offering possible options for responding to these challenges. It underlines the important role that cooperation will play in addressing water security challenges, including collaboration between different stakeholders and across all levels, from local to international. Section 1 introduces the brief...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Human right to water and sanitation, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water policy, Water security

Water Challenge Badge
  • Water Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2013
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The water challenge badge is designed to help educate children and young people about the crucial role water plays for life on our planet. The badge loo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Behaviour change, Climate change, Energy, Pollution, State of water resources, Urbanization, Water cycle, Water management, Water quality, Water saving, Water scarcity

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector in the Middle East: The Cases of Jordan and Lebanon
  • Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector in the Middle East: The Cases of Jordan and Lebanon
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • The objectives of this study are threefold: (1) to improve the understanding of climate change projections and impacts on rural communities and livelihoods in selected regions of Jordan and Lebanon, specifically the Jordan River Valley and Lebanon's Bekaa Valley; (2) to engage local communities, farmers, local experts, and local and national government representatives in a participatory fashion in helping craft agricultural adaptation options to climate change; and (3) to develop local and regional climate change action plans that formulate recommendations fo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Livelihoods, Participation, Resilience, Rural areas, Vulnerability

Forests and Water. International momentum and action
  • Forests and Water. International momentum and action
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2013
  • Forests play a crucial role in the hydrological cycle. They influence the amount of water available and regulate surface and groundwater flows while maintaining high water quality. Moreover, forests and trees contribute to the reduction of water-related risks such as landslides, local floods and droughts and help prevent desertification and salinization. This publication provides an overview of forest and water interactions and describes the increasing international momentum gained by this topic. It then presents, in chronological order, summaries of the vari...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Forests, Water availability, Water cycle, Water management

TUNZA Acting for a Better World: GEO-5 for Youth
  • TUNZA Acting for a Better World: GEO-5 for Youth
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2013
  • This publication incorporates key findings from the UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) in order to equip young readers with the latest science-based information on the current state of the global environment, including water, climate change, air quality, biodiversity, land use, and other areas. Chapter 5 focuses on water issues and suggests different ways youth can make a difference.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Drylands, Environment, Urbanization, Water saving, Wetlands

Technical Report of the Project: Climate Change and Human Impacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater Resources: Quantity and Quality Issues, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)

Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change: Implications for Shared Water Resources in the West Asia Region
  • Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change: Implications for Shared Water Resources in the West Asia Region
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2012
  • West Asia countries have been experiencing different degrees of natural and anthropogenic water risk affecting the sustainability of their limited water resources and preservation of the ecosystem equilibrium. The fragile arid environment and its resiliency to cope with external natural and anthropogenic activities, including the expected impacts of climate change, present a major challenge to decision-makers who must achieve adequate, safe and dependable water and food supply in the future to improve human well-being in their societies, and to meet the requi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Climate change, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

Climate Change in the West Balkans
  • Climate Change in the West Balkans
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2012
  • This report forms part of an awareness-raising campaign by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Environment and Security initiative on the effects of climate change. Representatives of governments, international organizations, civil society organizations and research institutions and other experts from the region have compiled this booklet with the objective of revealing and explaining the linkages between people and the environment in the Balkans. The influence of climate change on water resources is also addressed.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Vulnerability, Water availability

Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change. Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?
  • Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change. Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?
  • UNESCO Office in Jakarta, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). December 2012
  • This book tries to respond to a series of core questions, including among others: What are the roles that water plays in sustaining diverse forms of human sociocultural life? What roles do diverse human societies and cultures play in valuing, managing, preserving and using water and its associated ecosystems? What are the consequences of these resource relations in sustaining, or undermining the means to sustain, the viability of human communities and their environments? The traditional knowledge, stewardship and management systems, and technologies developed...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Culture, Dams, Ecosystems, Environment, Gender, Groundwater, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Perceptions, Traditional knowledge, Urban areas, Vulnerable groups, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water scarcity

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