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UN-Water Work Programme 2012-2013
  • UN-Water Work Programme 2012-2013
  • UN-Water. September 2012
  • This document presents the UN-Water Work Programme 20122013, which is divided into three parts: (1) UN-Water's strategic outlook; (2) Activities in each of UN-Water's five Result Areas; (3) An overview of UN-Water and its governance structure. Annexes include a Result-Oriented Framework for UN-Water and an indicative budget for 2012-2013.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Water cooperation

Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Mass Media and Community Level Interventions in Peru. Executive summary

Science-Policy Bridges Over Troubled Waters. Making Science Deliver Greater Impacts in Shared Water Systems. Synthesis Report
  • Science-Policy Bridges Over Troubled Waters. Making Science Deliver Greater Impacts in Shared Water Systems. Synthesis Report
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF), United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). September 2012
  • This report serves to provide a global perspective on the state of challenges and pressures facing transboundary water systems, both freshwater and marine. The context of this Synthesis is the need and effective use of science to address these challenges and the translation of such science use to policy for multi-country management of shared water resources. The report brings together the findings and efforts of the International Waters (IW) System Type Working Groups on groundwater, lakes, rivers, land-based pollution sources and, large marine ecosystems and...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Communication, Transboundary waters

Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). September 2012
  • The aim of this report is to provide a global snapshot of local-level resilience building activities and identify trends in the perceptions and approaches of local governments toward disaster risk reduction, using the Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient developed by the Making Cities Resilient Campaign as a framework. This report also analyses the factors that enable urban disaster risk reduction activities, including how the Campaign has helped improve local knowledge of disaster risk and support capacity building. The report is divided into five chap...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Communication, Disaster prevention, Education, Floods, Infrastructure, Public policy, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Utility services, Water quality

Green Economy in Action: Articles and Excerpts that Illustrate Green Economy and Sustainable Development Efforts
  • Green Economy in Action: Articles and Excerpts that Illustrate Green Economy and Sustainable Development Efforts
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). August 2012
  • This review, selection and documentation of articles emerged in response to the need to fill the knowledge gap on practical, concrete, and on the ground green economy country experience. The articles and excerpts included in this publication have been selected: to provide information and knowledge for policy and decision makers and practitioners on the positive implications of greening some priority sectors, including job creation, resource efficiency, and generally contribution to sustainable development through an extensive review of scientific publications...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Dams, Green economy, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Sustainable development

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). July 2012
  • This report focuses on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather and climate events, the impacts of such events, and the strategies to manage the associated risks. In particular, it contributes to frame the challenge of dealing with extreme weather and climate events as an issue in decision-making under uncertainty, analyzing response in the context of risk management. The report consists of nine chapters, covering risk management; observed and projected changes in extreme weather and climate events; exposure and vulnerability to as well as ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Disease, Drought, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Education, Floods, Food security, Legal aspects, Resilience, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability

Water Hackaton. Lessons Learned
  • Water Hackaton. Lessons Learned
  • World Bank. May 2012
  • In October 2011, the World Bank, the Water Partnership Program, the Water and Sanitation Program, and partners convened the Water Hackaton - a simultaneous staging of 10 hackathon events globally - to raise awareness of 1) water problems among the technology community and 2) Information and Communication Technologies solutions among water experts. The Water Hackathon sought to highlight the development role of ICT applications in water management, service delivery, ensuring transparency and driving citizen participation. This report summarizes project outputs...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Communication, Information and data, Participation, Technology

Integrated Water Resources Management Planning Approach for Small Island Developing States
  • Integrated Water Resources Management Planning Approach for Small Island Developing States
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2012
  • This Resource Book provides a suite of case studies of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approaches in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) around the world, and based on those experiences, describes a practical and logical framework of activities for the planning, development and implementation of integrated water resources management/integrated water development plans at the national level, at the level of watersheds and at the level of villages and communities. There are three issues that are core to these Guidelines: Stakeholder Participation;...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Communication, Gender, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Islands, Participation, Scenarios, Water management

Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Annex 3. Communications report

Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Technology in the Transition to the Green Economy
  • Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Technology in the Transition to the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. The tools information briefs introduce the main challenges, opportunities and key facts related to each of the tools identified. The briefs also outline a set of practices and approaches for transitioning to the green economy as highlighted...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Green economy, Human resources, Markets, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sustainable development, Technology, Urbanization, Wastewater, Water conservation

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Published in 2015