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Water history for our times
  • Water history for our times
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). August 2011
  • This essay presents a summary of the key developments in the history of water and civilization. It delivers a first attempt to systematize how this wealth of knowledge and practices developed across the globe on time, and why certain strands of it spread over time, geographical and cultural space.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ethics, Traditional knowledge, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water history, Water management, Water policy

Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters. Executive Summary
  • Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters. Executive Summary
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). August 2011
  • This executive summary synthesizes key findings from the Report "Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters". The Executive Summary also underlines horizontal issues such as advancement of transboundary cooperation, climate change impacts and ecological and biodiversity issues, deriving from the assessment of 25 Ramsar Sites and other wetlands of transboundary importance contained in this Second Assessment.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Groundwater, Information and data, Lakes, Negotiation, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water management, Watersheds

Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters
  • Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). August 2011
  • This Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the status of transboundary waters in the European and Asian parts of the UNECE region. The Assessment presents an analysis of pressures, quantity and quality status, transboundary impacts, as well as responses and future trends of transboundary water resources in the region and highlights regional differences, specificities and vulnerabilities. Legal, institutional and socio-economic issues have a prominent place in this Second Assessment, ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Groundwater, Information and data, Lakes, Negotiation, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water management, Watersheds

Environment and Security in the Amu Darya Basin
  • Environment and Security in the Amu Darya Basin
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). July 2011
  • The prime aim of this report is to identify the environmental stress points in the Amu Darya basin which have, or may have, security repercussions for the states and population. The reports takes a close focus on issues of climate change, water, energy and agriculture in the Amu Darya basin, and reveals that it is vital to maintain cooperation in these fields, since neglect for these important areas means intensified security risk. The report then suggests solutions to the challenges identified during the assessment. The assessment report is based on a proces...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Ecosystem services, Energy, Irrigation, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water quality, Water scarcity, Watersheds

Technical guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • Technical guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2011
  • This technical guidance is intended to assist the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes in establishing and/or strengthening outbreak detection and early warning systems, contingency plans and capacity response in accordance with article 8 of the Protocol. The draft guidance reviews the main threats to health related to water services, recalls basic concepts of epidemiology and disease surveillance and provides guidance on data management and analysis....[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Technology, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water treatment

Policy guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • Policy guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2011
  • This document contains guidance on the policy related to water-related disease surveillance developed by the Task Force on Water-related Disease Surveillance established under the Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on Protection and Use of Transboundary Waters and International Lakes. It was adopted by the Meeting of the Parties during their second session (in Bucharest, Romania, in November 2010). The guidance explains countries' legal obligations related to disease surveillance under the Protocol and other international frameworks, and give...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Transboundary waters, Water treatment

Resilience to climate change-induced challenges in the Mekong River Basin. The role of the Mekong River Commission (MRC)
  • Resilience to climate change-induced challenges in the Mekong River Basin. The role of the Mekong River Commission (MRC)
  • World Bank. May 2011
  • This paper examines the'adaptation capacity' of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), which manages the Mekong River Basin, a river basin particularly vulnerable to challenges related to climate change as well as to human-caused change. Several key points have been identified regarding the contribution of the MRC to increasing resilience to environmental and human-caused change in the Mekong River Basin. The aim of the paper is to assess the adaptation capacity of a particular River Basin Organisation (RBO), the MRC, and the related resilience of the Mekong Rive...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Economic impact, Poverty reduction, Resilience, Risk management, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters

International Waters: Review of Legal and Institutional Frameworks
  • International Waters: Review of Legal and Institutional Frameworks
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF), University of Columbia. April 2011
  • This report discusses the legal and institutional frameworks that apply to twenty-eight international water bodies that were identified as part of the UNDP/GEF project on "Good Practices and Portfolio Learning in GEF Transboundary Freshwater and Marine Legal and Institutional Frameworks". The analysis in this report is organized by a common set of eighteen criteria and is intended to provide information that can be used to support further research and analysis, with the ultimate goal of identifying a set of common elements of good governance for transboundary...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Development cooperation, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Negotiation, Pollution, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water quality

Regional Water Intelligence Report: The Nile Basin and the Southern Sudan Referendum
  • Regional Water Intelligence Report: The Nile Basin and the Southern Sudan Referendum
  • Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), UNDP Water Governance Facility, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). December 2010
  • This Regional Water Intelligence Report examines the current political landscape in the Nile Basin and includes a political and legal analysis of the Southern Sudan independence referendum held on 9th January 2011. The objective is to analyze key political events and their potential impact on Nile cooperation, within the framework of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), with a specific focus on the referendum in Southern Sudan. Some recommendations are explored that the international community could consider taking in the post referendum process to strengthen dev...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Legal aspects, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Watersheds

Africa Water Atlas. Summary for decision makers
  • Africa Water Atlas. Summary for decision makers
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2010
  • Summary for decision makers.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Drinking water, Energy, Food security, Land degradation, Pollution, Sanitation, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Water balance, Water demand, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity, Watersheds

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