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Towards Integrated Water Resources Management. International experience in development of river basin organisations
  • Towards Integrated Water Resources Management. International experience in development of river basin organisations
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2014
  • This report looks at the development of River Basin Organisations (RBOs) in terms of availability of data, logical demarcation, adequate organisational design, clear mandates, stakeholder participation and transparent decision-making, integrated planning systems and capacity building amongst others. It contains five central chapters including a background on IWRM, Justification for river Basin Management through River Basin Organisations, Types of River Basin Organisations, Decentralisation and Subsidiarity and Development of River Basin Organisations.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Cost recovery, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Participation, River Basin Management, Rivers

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

Romania: Integrated Water Resources Rapid Assessment
  • Romania: Integrated Water Resources Rapid Assessment
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • The purpose of this report is to assess the climate change impacts on water resources in Romania from an integrated, multi-sectoral perspective, and to recommend priority actions for addressing the identified risks and opportunities. The analysis is presented from an integrated water resources perspective, thereby including all pertinent water-related sectors, viz. municipal water supply and sanitation, industrial water supply, agriculture, energy generation, environment, and disaster management. The recommended priority actions are presented in the context o...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Disasters, Energy, Environment, Financing, Industry, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Investments, Risk management, Sanitation, State of water resources, Water availability, Water supply

Information brief on Water and Energy Sustainability
  • Information brief on Water and Energy Sustainability
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2014
  • For the purpose of the 2014 International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference and in preparation for World Water Day 2014 focusing on 'Water and Energy', the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools. This brief looks at how success in economic growth requires harnessing the potential of ecosystems to satisfy the demands of water and energy. It investigates managing the environmental impacts of water and energy, some environmental effects of water and energy, ma...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Economic instruments, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Risk management, Sustainable development, Water policy, Water supply

Information brief on Water and Energy efficiency
  • Information brief on Water and Energy efficiency
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2014
  • For the purpose of the 2014 International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference and in preparation for World Water Day 2014 focusing on 'Water and Energy', the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools. This brief looks at how improving efficiency from both supply and demand sides would allow countries to reduce resource scarcity and maximize the benefits provided by existing water and energy infrastructure. It looks at the challenges faced, how to enable efficien...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Energy, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Water demand, Water efficiency, Water loss, Water management, Water policy, Water supply

Dniester without borders. Project results: Transboundary cooperation and sustainable management in the Dniester River basin: PHASE III  Implementation of the Action Programme (DNIESTER-III). Executive summary
  • Dniester without borders. Project results: Transboundary cooperation and sustainable management in the Dniester River basin: PHASE III Implementation of the Action Programme (DNIESTER-III). Executive summary
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), Organization Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • This publication delivers results from the project 'Transboundary cooperation and sustainable management in the Dniester River basin.' The project was led and implemented by three of the ENVSEC partners UNECE, OSCE and UNEP. The publication summarizes project activities and describes transboundary water monitoring, fish fauna conservation, information sharing on the basin level, public awareness, reducing vulnerability to extreme floods and climate change and the development and signing of the Moldovan-Ukrainian Dniester River basin Treaty. It aims to provide...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Climate change, Floods, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), River Basin Management, Rivers, Transboundary waters, Water management

The European Union Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues. Achievements and lessons learned
  • The European Union Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues. Achievements and lessons learned
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). 2013
  • The European Union Water Initiative takes a partnership approach with national Governments, donors, the water industry, nongovernmental organizations and other stakeholders. Through National Policy Dialogues (NPDs) in the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, the Initiative aims to strengthen coordination and cooperation between sectors to improve water management and facilitate more effective development assistance in the water sector. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, through the secretariat of the Convention on the Pr...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Water management, Water policy

The Global Opening of the 1992 Water Convention
  • The Global Opening of the 1992 Water Convention
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). October 2013
  • The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. This publication explains the obligations under the Water Convention and the way in which its institutional platform works, as well as the advantages for the States to become Party to the Water Convention. It also addresses the relationship between the Water Convention and the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of the International Watercourses. The publication...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Legal aspects, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water policy

Third Hashimoto Action Plan
  • Third Hashimoto Action Plan
  • United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Sanitation (UNSGAB). October 2013
  • The Third Hashimoto Action Plan (HAPIII) outlines UNSGAB's 2013-2015 strategy for shaping global water and sanitation policy. The Plan calls for a final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on water and sanitation, noting that the sanitation target is among the most off-track, and advocates for including water and sanitation objectives in the post-2015 development agenda.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Financing, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation

Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation
  • Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). September 2013
  • Published in the framework of the International Year of Water Cooperation, this publication brings together a broad range of water professionals and stakeholders to share their knowledge and experiences in water cooperation. The different chapters reflect the progress and challenges encountered in the fields of water management and cooperation around the world.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Capacity building, Climate change, Ecohydrology, Education, Financing, Floods, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Legal aspects, Livelihoods, Participation, Poverty reduction, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water cooperation, Water management, Water security, Wetlands

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