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Application of Isotope Techniques for Assessing Nutrient Dynamics in River Basins
  • Application of Isotope Techniques for Assessing Nutrient Dynamics in River Basins
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). May 2013
  • This publication presents the application of isotope techniques as a powerful tool for evaluating the sources, pathways, transformation and fate of nutrients in river systems, focusing on nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon containing substances. This publication aims to serve water resource managers as a guidebook on the application of isotope techniques in nutrient assessment and management, but it is also expected to be a practical aid for other interested and concerned individuals and organizations.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Isotopes, River Basin Management, Water management, Water quality

Second Environmental Performance of Romania. Synopsis
  • Second Environmental Performance of Romania. Synopsis
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). May 2013
  • Synopsis of report 'Second Environmental Performance of Romania'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Environment, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water demand, Water management, Water quality, Water supply

Second Environmental Performance of Romania
  • Second Environmental Performance of Romania
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). May 2013
  • The second Environmental Performance Review of Romania takes stock of the progress made by Romania in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2011. This second review also covers 10 issues of importance to the country related to policymaking framework for environmental protection and sustainable development compliance and enforcement mechanisms; monitoring, information, public participation and education; environmental international agreements and commitments and their implementation; economic instruments, expenditures for en...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Environment, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water demand, Water management, Water quality, Water supply

Irrigation in Central Asia in figures: AQUASTAT Survey - 2012
  • Irrigation in Central Asia in figures: AQUASTAT Survey - 2012
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). April 2013
  • This publication introduces, analyses and compares the water resources and irrigation situation in the six Central Asia countries - Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The report consists of three sections. Section I describes in detail the methodology used and contains a glossary of the terms used. Section II contains the regional analysis presenting a synopsis on water resources, water use and irrigation in the region and the trends over the last ten years. It also describes the legislative and institutional framewo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Environment, Floods, Health, Irrigation, Legal aspects, River Basin Management, Water management, Water quality

Water Challenge Badge
  • Water Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2013
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The water challenge badge is designed to help educate children and young people about the crucial role water plays for life on our planet. The badge loo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Behaviour change, Climate change, Energy, Pollution, State of water resources, Urbanization, Water cycle, Water management, Water quality, Water saving, Water scarcity

Asian Water Development Outlook 2013. Measuring Water Security in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Water Development Outlook 2013. Measuring Water Security in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2013
  • This second edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) provides a quantitative and comprehensive view of water security in the countries of Asia and the Pacific. By focusing on critical water issues, AWDO 2013 provides finance and planning leaders with recommendations on policy actions to improve water governance and guidance on investments to increase their country's water security. AWDO 2013 is presented in three parts. - Part I introduces the five key dimensions of water security and presents the combination of indicators for assessment of nati...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Environment, Floods, Hygiene, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water governance, Water policy, Water quality, Water security, Water supply

TUNZA magazine: Freshwater
  • TUNZA magazine: Freshwater
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2013
  • At the start of 2013, International Year of Water Cooperation, the February issue of Tunza magazine, the UNEP magazine for youth, focuses on freshwater issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Environment, Food security, Glaciers, Groundwater, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, Sanitation, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water quality, Water saving

Technical Report of the Project: Climate Change and Human Impacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater Resources: Quantity and Quality Issues, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)

Water Quality and Health Strategy 2013-2020
  • Water Quality and Health Strategy 2013-2020
  • World Health Organization (WHO). January 2013
  • This document sets out the strategy adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the period 2013-2020 to manage water quality with a view to protecting and promoting human health. The strategy is centred on primary prevention of waterborne and water-related diseases. The document provides background information on the burden of disease, linkages with global change, the economic risk-benefit approach; the WHO policy framework, international agreements and strategies; and guidelines for promoting effective policies and practices.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Economic impact, Health, Water quality

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

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Published in 2015