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SEMEP good practices 1st collection. Bridging Cultures through Science for a Sustainable Environment
  • SEMEP good practices 1st collection. Bridging Cultures through Science for a Sustainable Environment
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 2012
  • The South Eastern Mediterranean Environment Project (SEMEP) is an interdisciplinary environmental education project primarily focusing on the South Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea region. The project promotes education for sustainable development through science and intercultural dialogue. This publication provides examples of good practices in education for bridging cultures and for sustainable development based on scientic methodology. Two of the best practices presented specifically focus on water-related issues: 1. A practice from Cyprus: Eut...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Mediterranean region
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Education, Lakes, Sustainable development, Water quality, Water supply

Trends in groundwater pollution: loss of groundwater quality and related aquifers services
  • Trends in groundwater pollution: loss of groundwater quality and related aquifers services
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP), World Bank. 2012
  • The purpose of this Thematic Paper is to review the trends in groundwater quality and pollution, taking into account the physical, environmental, institutional and social actors involved in groundwater quality governance. The final goal is to diagnose historical and current issues related to groundwater use under the threat of pollution, and to identify prospects for improved and sustainable aquifer governance through prevention and mitigation of the factors that may impact water quality.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Groundwater, Pollution, Water governance, Water management, Water quality

Water Safety Plans - Training package. Participant workbook
  • Water Safety Plans - Training package. Participant workbook
  • International Water Association (IWA), World Health Organization (WHO). December 2012
  • This workbook is designed to be used by participants attending a water safety plan (WSP) training workshop that has been organized around the materials developed by the International Water Association (IWA) and World Health Organization (WHO). The learning material included in this workbook relates explicitly to the theory sessions that will be presented and the designed exercises. It therefore cannot be used as a standalone document to train people on all WSP aspects.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs)

Water Safety Plans - Training package. Facilitator handbook
  • Water Safety Plans - Training package. Facilitator handbook
  • International Water Association (IWA), World Health Organization (WHO). December 2012
  • This handbook is one third of a water safety plan (WSP) training package. It accompanies the WSP training workbook and WSP training PowerPoint presentations. The handbook is designed to be used by professional and non-professional trainers, who should have prior knowledge and understanding of WSPs, and who are facilitating WSP training based on the 2009 WSP manual of the International Water Association (IWA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The training is targeted at all professionals involved in the management of drinking-water safety. The handbook ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs)

Second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan. Synopsis
  • Second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan. Synopsis
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2012
  • Synopsis of second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Economic instruments, Education, Environment, Financing, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality

Second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan
  • Second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2012
  • The second Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Tajikistan takes stock of the progress made by Tajikistan in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2004. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the first review. This second EPR also covers 10 issues of importance to Tajikistan related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular the sustainable management and...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Economic instruments, Education, Environment, Financing, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality

Second Environmental Performance Review of Albania. Synopsis
  • Second Environmental Performance Review of Albania. Synopsis
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2012
  • Synopsis of second Environmental Performance Review of Albania.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Economic instruments, Education, Environment, Financing, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality

Second Environmental Performance Review of Albania
  • Second Environmental Performance Review of Albania
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2012
  • The second Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Albania takes stock of the progress made by Albania in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2002. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the first review. This second EPR also covers 10 issues of importance to Albania related to policymaking framework for environmental protection and sustainable development compliance and enforcement mechanisms; monitoring, information, public participation and education; environmental international agreements...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Economic instruments, Education, Environment, Financing, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality

First Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan. Synopsis
  • First Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan. Synopsis
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2012
  • Synopsis of first Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Economic instruments, Education, Environment, Financing, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality

First Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan
  • First Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2012
  • The first Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan covers 13 issues of importance to Turkmenistan related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular the sustainable management and protection of water resources, waste management, air pollution, forestry, biodiversity and protected areas, energy and climate change.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Economic instruments, Education, Environment, Financing, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality

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