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GEO-5. Global Environment Outlook 5: Environment for the future we want
  • GEO-5. Global Environment Outlook 5: Environment for the future we want
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2012
  • The GEO Reports analyze environmental states and trends at the global and regional scales, describe plausible outlooks for various time frames and formulate policy options. Chapter 4 focuses on water issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Environment, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Pollution, Risk management, Technology, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water governance, Water policy, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security, Water supply

GLAAS report 2012. UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water
  • GLAAS report 2012. UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2012
  • The objective of the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) is to monitor the inputs required to extend and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems and services. This includes the components of the "enabling environment": documenting government policy and institutional frameworks; the volume, sources and targeting of investment; the sufficiency of human resources; priorities and gaps with respect to external assistance; and the influence of these factors on performance. A secondary goal is to analyse the ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Development cooperation, Drinking water, Equity, Financing, Gender, Health, Human resources, Human right to water and sanitation, Human rights, Hygiene, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Utility services, Water governance, Water policy, Water services, Water supply

On the right track. Good practices in realising the rights to water and sanitation
  • On the right track. Good practices in realising the rights to water and sanitation
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. March 2012
  • This compendium of good practices on the human right to water and sanitation provides discussion and analysis of existing practices, with the aim of inspiring policy and decision-makers, practitioners, activists and civil society in general to engage with the rights to water and sanitation and to assist in the difficult but crucial process of ensuring that everyone has access to safe drinking water and sanitation services for all basic daily personal and domestic purposes. Practices have been organised into four main types, and the chapters are named accordin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Emergency situations, Environment, Equity, Financing, Gender, Human right to water and sanitation, Human rights, Hygiene, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Negotiation, Participation, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water governance, Water quality, Water supply

Water Ethics and Water Resource Management
  • Water Ethics and Water Resource Management
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). May 2011
  • This report examines ethical issues associated with water resource utilization and management, including its uses in energy and other domains. The report, prepared under the "Ethics and Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific" (ECCAP) project, presents different case studies highlighting different ethical issues associated with water resource utilization and management. The report systematically discusses how water ethics can make a difference to water related practices and provides a cross-cultural review of the issues. Policy options are discussed with some ...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Conflicts, Corruption, Culture, Ethics, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrity, Pollution, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water policy

Water sector governance in Africa. Volume 2 'Assessment Guidelines'
  • Water sector governance in Africa. Volume 2 'Assessment Guidelines'
  • African Development Bank (AfDB). November 2010
  • This report provides an overview and assessment of the state of water sector governance in Africa - looking at a very broad range of governance-related elements, including legislation and regulation, decentralization and devolution, sector-wide approaches, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, accountability and corruption as well as civil society participation, gender, alternative service provision, public-private partnerships and equitable service delivery. The study highlights current thinking and research on all these key elements and issues af...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Corruption, Equity, Financing, Gender, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Water governance, Water policy, Water services

Media as partners in education for sustainable development: A training and resource kit
  • Media as partners in education for sustainable development: A training and resource kit
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). June 2008
  • This guide for journalists attempts to provide media professionals with basic information about some priority issues for sustainable development. It also provides practical exercises to inspire investigative reporting, and draws links to existing experience that may enrich the information resources of media professionals. Chapter 3 "Resource depletion: freshwater" addresses different water-related issues, including: water scarcity, access to water and sanitation, food production and food security, climate change, desertification, the human right to water, etc. [Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Conflicts, Desertification, Education, Environment, Food security, Groundwater, Human right to water and sanitation, Participation, Pollution, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Water availability, Water footprint, Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity

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Published in 2015