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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

(A) toolkit for monitoring and evaluating household water treatment and safe storage programmes
  • (A) toolkit for monitoring and evaluating household water treatment and safe storage programmes
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO). November 2012
  • This document is intended to address the lack of harmonized relevant tools and indicators to assist in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) programmes. The document delineates a step-by-step guidance to conduct monitoring and evaluation, including descriptions on how to 1) understand the context within which the HWTS programme is operating; 2) develop the M&E question(s); 3) select the appropriate indicator(s) to answer the question(s); 4) develop an M&E plan; 5) develop the M&E tools; 6) sel...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Monitoring, Water quality, Water supply, Water treatment

UN-Water Annual Report 2011
  • UN-Water Annual Report 2011
  • UN-Water. October 2012
  • This report introduces main UN-Water achievements in 2011, including UN-Water programmes, thematic priority areas and task forces activities and outputs. The Annual Report highlights in particular UN-Water's accomplishments in building synergies and joint efforts amongst its Members and with its Partners as a way to support Member States in their efforts towards achieving internationally agreed goals for water and sanitation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Green economy, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Monitoring, Sanitation, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water quality, Water supply

Rapid assessment of drinking-water quality. A handbook for implementation
  • Rapid assessment of drinking-water quality. A handbook for implementation
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO). October 2012
  • This assessment explores the quality of drinking-water from "improved" sources and was conceived to probe into the question to what extent the quality of drinking-water from "improved" sources deviates from the assumption that it is safe. Results in five pilot countries shows a wide range of conditions, from full compliance with the WHO Drinking-water Quality Guidelines to specific sources in a given country only meeting standards in 34% of the samples. The handbook describes the methods and procedures applied by WHO and UNICEF in the five countries, for adop...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Information and data, Microbiology, Monitoring, Water quality, Water supply

Animal waste, water quality and human health
  • Animal waste, water quality and human health
  • World Health Organization (WHO). October 2012
  • This book collects relevant information, in connection with five different pathogens, on the scope of domestic animal and bird faeces discharged into the environment, the fate and transport of the faecal wastes (and the pathogens they may contain) that have been discharged into the environment, human exposure to the faecal wastes, potential health effects associated with those exposures and interventions that will limit human exposures to livestock waste. It also addresses the monitoring, detection and management related to these phenomena.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Livestock, Microbiology, Pollution, Risk management, Water quality

Climate Change Adaptation in Grenada. Water Resources, Coastal Systems and Renewable Energy
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Grenada. Water Resources, Coastal Systems and Renewable Energy
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). September 2012
  • This study serves as a starting point for the development of a more in-depth and comprehensive analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation programmes for Grenada and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The study focuses on three priority areas: water resources, coastal ecosystems and renewable energy systems. It identifies the best potential courses of action to hedge for and adapt to these critical impact areas. Chapter two outlines the comprehensive assessment and analytical process followed in evaluating the impacts of climate change in Gren...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Aquaculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Drought, Energy, Floods, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Small islands, Sustainable development, Vulnerability, Wastewater, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality, Water supply

Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). September 2012
  • The aim of this report is to provide a global snapshot of local-level resilience building activities and identify trends in the perceptions and approaches of local governments toward disaster risk reduction, using the Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient developed by the Making Cities Resilient Campaign as a framework. This report also analyses the factors that enable urban disaster risk reduction activities, including how the Campaign has helped improve local knowledge of disaster risk and support capacity building. The report is divided into five chap...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Communication, Disaster prevention, Education, Floods, Infrastructure, Public policy, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Utility services, Water quality

(The) Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue. Papers for the InterAction Council, 2011-2012
  • (The) Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue. Papers for the InterAction Council, 2011-2012
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). September 2012
  • With views from water experts around the globe and insightful reactions from members of the InterAction Council, this volume speaks to the urgent needs and challenges ahead for addressing the global water crisis and contributes informed perspectives to the emerging global dialogue on achieving water security.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Ecosystem services, Energy, Ethics, Gender, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Legal aspects, Migration, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, Poverty, Sanitation, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water governance, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security

Global Chemicals Outlook (GCO). Towards Sound Management of Chemicals. Synthesis Report for Decision-Makers
  • Global Chemicals Outlook (GCO). Towards Sound Management of Chemicals. Synthesis Report for Decision-Makers
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). September 2012
  • The release of chemicals affects all aspects of natural resources including water. This synthesis report for decision-makers describes the main findings and conclusions of the full report: "Global Chemicals Outlook: Towards Sound Management of Chemicals." The report is designed to inform governments and industry on trends in chemicals production, use and disposal while offering policy advice aimed at meeting the 2020 goal agreed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. It focuses particularly on the challenges and opportunities facing developing nations.[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Industry, Pollution, Water quality

Economic Assessment of Sanitation Interventions in Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China. A six-country study conducted in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines and Vietnam under the Economics of Sanitation Initiative (ESI)

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