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Managing the Invisible: Understanding and Improving Groundwater Governance
  • Managing the Invisible: Understanding and Improving Groundwater Governance
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • The aim of this study is to analyze the impediments to better groundwater governance within a given political economy and to propose recommendations to address key governance issues. The report tries to answer the questions: Why has groundwater governance failed to stop the emergence of very serious threats to the resource? What are the impediments to improving groundwater governance? What are the options to overcome those impediments? Implicit in the report approach is recognition of the importance of groundwater resources in promoting developing country ada...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Aquifer recharge, Community participation, Conflicts, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Negotiation, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water quality

Water and the Green Economy. Capacity Development Aspects
  • Water and the Green Economy. Capacity Development Aspects
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC). May 2012
  • This publication gives special attention to the needs related to capacity development for water resources management, including water supply and sanitation, in the context of the green economy. This is done by showcasing theoretical and practical approaches which have proved to be successful. The 11 case studies in this book cover the entire range from innovative design and delivery of capacity development programmes related to water in the green economy, market mechanisms, and quality control procedures supporting capacity development success towards the pra...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mediterranean region, Oceania
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Arid zones, Capacity building, Ecosystem services, Green economy, Infrastructure, Markets, Monitoring, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Technology, Wastewater, Water demand, Water management, Water quality, Water security, Water supply

WWDR 4: Facts and Figures
  • WWDR 4: Facts and Figures
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • Facts and figures from the United Nations World Water Development Report 4 'Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Capacity building, Desertification, Disasters, Ecosystems, Energy, Financing, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Investments, Risk management, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water demand, Water management, Water quality

On the right track. Good practices in realising the rights to water and sanitation
  • On the right track. Good practices in realising the rights to water and sanitation
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. March 2012
  • This compendium of good practices on the human right to water and sanitation provides discussion and analysis of existing practices, with the aim of inspiring policy and decision-makers, practitioners, activists and civil society in general to engage with the rights to water and sanitation and to assist in the difficult but crucial process of ensuring that everyone has access to safe drinking water and sanitation services for all basic daily personal and domestic purposes. Practices have been organised into four main types, and the chapters are named accordin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Emergency situations, Environment, Equity, Financing, Gender, Human right to water and sanitation, Human rights, Hygiene, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Negotiation, Participation, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water governance, Water quality, Water supply

Water and Food Security Reader
  • Water and Food Security Reader
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). March 2012
  • Produced by the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), this reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and food security. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on the issue. Links are provided when the publication is available online.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Ecosystems, Food security, Gender, Human rights, Land degradation, Poverty, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

Groundwater and Global Change: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges
  • Groundwater and Global Change: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • Groundwater and Global Change calls attention to groundwater issues. It aims to enhance awareness of this resource and increase knowledge on how to better use and protect it, including taking optimal advantage of groundwater's unique buffer capacity, which may mitigate problems resulting from increasing demographic, economic, environmental and climate change pressures. The publication highlights the groundwater issues that deserve to be taken into account in the international water agenda, and hopes to contribute to the correct understanding of these issues i...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Global, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water quality

United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 3: Facing the Challenges
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 3: Facing the Challenges
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Food security, Health, Legal aspects, Risk management, River Basin Management, State of water resources, Tourism, Transboundary waters, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 2: Knowledge Base
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 2: Knowledge Base
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Capacity building, Desertification, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Drylands, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Financing, Gender, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Investments, Risk management, State of water resources, Urban areas, Valuation, Water allocation, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 1: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 1: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Financing, Gender, Health, Industry, Information and data, Investments, Poverty reduction, Risk management, State of water resources, Valuation, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

Estimating relative benefits of differing strategies for management of wastewater in lower Egypt using quantitative microbial risk analysis
  • Estimating relative benefits of differing strategies for management of wastewater in lower Egypt using quantitative microbial risk analysis
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). February 2012
  • This report lays out an approach, using modelling techniques and a statistical tool known as Quantifiable Microbial Risk Assessment, by which the relative effectiveness of different wastewater management strategies can be assessed in terms of optimising health benefits to downstream populations. The conclusions of the study provide an indication of how such methods could increasingly be used to enable the selection of cost-effective and appropriate wastewater management strategies. The analysis presented here has the potential to increasingly inform the debat...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disease, Health, Information and data, Irrigation, Recycling, Risk management, Sanitation, Utility services, Wastewater, Water quality, Water treatment

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