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Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia
  • Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). September 2013
  • The Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia is the first effort led by the United Nations to catalogue and characterize transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Middle East. The Inventory follows a standardized structure, with 9 surface water chapters and 17 groundwater chapters that systematically address hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources development and use, international water agreements and transboundary water management efforts. The chapters cover all rivers and groundwater resources shared between and by Arab countries i...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Dams, Groundwater, Mountains, Transboundary waters, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand

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

Climate change, water conflicts and human security. Regional assessment and policy guidelines for the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel
  • Climate change, water conflicts and human security. Regional assessment and policy guidelines for the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel
  • United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). August 2013
  • This report presents a comprehensive regional assessment of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Sahel in terms of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, conflict/cooperation and human security at various scales and in a variety of contexts. Following an introduction, Chapter 2 explains the theoretical background on climate change, water conflicts and human security and presents the integrated and adapted Climate Change, Hydro Conflicts and Human Security (CLICO) theoretical framework. A description of the current climate and climate trends, including outloo...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Conflicts, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water policy, Water security

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

Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan
  • Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan
  • United Nations Country Team in Afghanistan, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2013
  • This report investigates the ways in which the management of land, water, minerals, forests and drugs are linked to instability and insecurity in Afghanistan. Its aims are two-fold: first, to suggest ways that the government and the international community can maximise the peacebuilding opportunities that come from better natural resource management and, second, to encourage the international community to introduce safeguards in their existing projects to ensure they do not inadvertently exacerbate conflict. Chapter 2 is specifically dedicated to water issues.[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Environment, Infrastructure, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management

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

Information brief on Legal Frameworks and Institutional Arrangements
  • Information brief on Legal Frameworks and Institutional Arrangements
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2013
  • For the purposes of the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYC) and the International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013 "Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen!" which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 8 to 10 1 2013, UNW-DPAC has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools on water cooperation. This brief provides information on legal frameworks and institutional arrangements: in what way do they contribute to water cooperation processes at different levels? The brief high...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Legal aspects, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation

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

Greater Mekong Subregion Atlas of the Environment. 2nd edition
  • Greater Mekong Subregion Atlas of the Environment. 2nd edition
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). December 2012
  • In 1992, Cambodia, the People"s Republic of China, the Lao People"s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam established the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program with the aim of strengthening economic linkages between them and to foster the achievement of common policy goals. This second edition of the atlas illustrates the diversity of the subregion"s natural environment, progress made by the GMS countries over the past decades, and the need to address the increasing risks that they face. The Atlas has six parts: - Part I...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Culture, Disasters, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Floods, Food security, Forests, Human resources, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Rivers, Tourism, Transboundary waters, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand, Watersheds, Wetlands

Environmental Atlas of the of the Dniester Basin
  • Environmental Atlas of the of the Dniester Basin
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal. November 2012
  • The Environmental Atlas of the Dniester is the first attempt to present the environmental state of this transboundary river in a visual format which includes over 30 thematic maps of the basin, graphics, diagrams and pictures. The target groups for the Atlas are specialists in environmental protection, as well as authorities and population in the Dniester basin.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Dams, Ecosystems, Environment, Rivers, Transboundary waters, Wastewater, Water availability, Water governance, Water quality, Watersheds

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