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Education for Sustainable Development in Biosphere Reserves and other Designated Areas. A Resource Book for Educators in South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Education for Sustainable Development in Biosphere Reserves and other Designated Areas. A Resource Book for Educators in South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 2013
  • This resource book aims to increase the capacities of those trainers and educators seeking to design and implement innovative educational projects using Biosphere Reserves and other designated areas as Education for Sustainable Development laboratories. The book addresses several water-related issues, including the water cycle, water ecosystems, water pollution, etc. and contains different activities, including an indicative worksheet for a water quality test.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Mediterranean region
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Biodiversity, Desertification, Ecosystems, Education, Pollution, Sustainable development, Water cycle, Water quality

ALMERA Proficiency Test: Determination of Natural and Artificial Radionuclides in Soil and Water
  • ALMERA Proficiency Test: Determination of Natural and Artificial Radionuclides in Soil and Water
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). December 2013
  • This publication presents the results of the Analytical Laboratories for the Measurement of Environmental Radioactivity (ALMERA) proficiency test IAEA-TEL-2011-04 on the determination of natural and artificial radionuclides in water and soil. The methodologies, data evaluation approach, summary evaluation of each radionuclide and individual evaluation reports for each laboratory are also described.
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Energy, Environment, Information and data, Monitoring, Water quality

Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress
  • Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). December 2013
  • This briefing note outlines existing guidance and examples on water quality accounting. Inspired by the growing global focus on natural capital accounting, it identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting in order to encourage debate and commitment towards effective water and biodiversity policy.
  • Main themes: Accounting, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Environment, Financing, Water management, Water quality

Arab Region: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
  • Arab Region: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2013
  • This Atlas examines the environmental change that has taken place at more than 80 locations across the Arab region, using a combination of on-the-ground photographs, current and historical satellite images, with a narrative based on extensive scientific evidence. The progress each country is making towards achieving environmental sustainability as part of the Millennium Goals is also described and visually portrayed. The Atlas images serve to highlight the distinctive environmental circumstances and challenges faced in the Arab region, from limited freshwater...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Desalination, Deserts, Ecosystems, Groundwater, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Pollution, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water quality

Using Isotopes for Design and Monitoring of Artificial Recharge Systems
  • Using Isotopes for Design and Monitoring of Artificial Recharge Systems
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). November 2013
  • This publication discusses several theoretical aspects important to the understanding, planning and monitoring of artificial recharge (AR) and aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) schemes and presents a selected number of examples illustrating the usefulness of isotopes and other tracers. The publication is expected to be of interest to hydrologists and water managers in areas where intensive exploitation of available water resources leads to shortages of water and where AR is being considered or is being implemented.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Aquifer recharge, Groundwater, Isotopes, Monitoring, Water quality

Downstream Impacts of Water Pollution in the Upper Citarum River, West Java, Indonesia Economic Assessment of Interventions to Improve Water Quality
  • Downstream Impacts of Water Pollution in the Upper Citarum River, West Java, Indonesia Economic Assessment of Interventions to Improve Water Quality
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). October 2013
  • The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot test a specific methodology for valuing a wider range of impacts related to water resource pollution in Indonesia. This report describes the origin of the pollution in the specific case study of the Citarum River, the effect on water quality, and the economic losses resulting from the deteriorating water quality. It also identifies feasible interventions for improving water quality and predicts the effect of these measures on water quality.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Pollution, River Basin Management, Rivers, Sanitation, Water quality, Watersheds

(The) Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation Report
  • (The) Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation Report
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), UN-Water. August 2013
  • This report is a result of sifting through and distilling the hundreds of stakeholder contributions made in response to dozens of practical questions raised during the 6-months "World We Want" stakeholder consultation. The questions were organized around the interdependencies regarding access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Recommendations emerged for a new development framework that calls for reducing inequalities around water through rights-based approaches to service provision and governance.
  • Main themes: Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Wastewater, Water management, Water quality, Water supply

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

UN-Water Country Briefs. Vietnam
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Vietnam
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality

UN-Water Country Briefs. Tanzania
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Tanzania
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality

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Published in 2015