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State of the World's Cities 2012/2013. Prosperity of Cities
  • State of the World's Cities 2012/2013. Prosperity of Cities
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). October 2012
  • The State of the World's Cities Report 2012 presents some of the underlying factors behind the financial, economic, environmental, social and political crises that have strongly impacted on cities. Chapter 2.2 'Urban Infrastructure: Bedrock of Prosperity' addresses the issue of 'Water Supply: When Good Governance Changes the Equation'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Infrastructure, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water governance, Water scarcity, Water supply

(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

Coping with water scarcity. An action framework for agriculture and food security
  • Coping with water scarcity. An action framework for agriculture and food security
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This report aims to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. The purpose of this report is twofold. First, to define a water accounting framework that allows water scarcity to be interpreted objectively. Second, to indicate where and how agricultural water management can play a more proactive and effective role in response to increasing concerns over global freshwater scarcity. The document offers views on the conceptual framework on which FAO's water scarcity programme should be based, propos...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global, Oceania
  • Main themes: Accounting, Agriculture, Auditing, Food security, Virtual water, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity

Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration
  • Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration
  • Alliance for the University for Peace, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). August 2012
  • This publications includes a collection of papers presented at the Symposium "Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration" held on 21 September 2011 in The Hague, the Netherlands. It also provides a summary of the conclusions and recommendations of the symposium.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Legal aspects, Livestock, Migration, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

GEO-5. Global Environment Outlook 5: Environment for the future we want
  • GEO-5. Global Environment Outlook 5: Environment for the future we want
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2012
  • The GEO Reports analyze environmental states and trends at the global and regional scales, describe plausible outlooks for various time frames and formulate policy options. Chapter 4 focuses on water issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Environment, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Pollution, Risk management, Technology, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water governance, Water policy, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security, Water supply

Grow in Concert with Nature. Sustaining East Asia's Water Resources through Green Water Defense
  • Grow in Concert with Nature. Sustaining East Asia's Water Resources through Green Water Defense
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • This study assesses advances in management practices, institutional and technological innovations for managing water scarcity sustainably under a changing climate. The report has the following specific objectives, reflected in the structure of the report: 1) To provide a brief overview of the status of water resources in East Asia, including the diversity of climates, the extent of physical water scarcity and potential changing climate impacts; 2) To summarize major management measures being implemented in selected countries where water is, or has the potenti...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Middle-East, Oceania
  • Main themes: Climate change, Green economy, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, River Basin Management, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Water governance, Water management, Water scarcity, Water security

Climate change vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa
  • Climate change vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa
  • United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). June 2012
  • This study seeks to examine the personal experiences of people who have become refugees or internally displaced persons in the East and Horn of Africa, and to better understand: 1) How they perceive and manage the impact of climatic change and increased environmental stress in their areas of origin; 2) The ways in which growing environmental stressors interact with other factors affecting their lives and livelihoods; 3) How, and to what extent, climatic and environmental change has contributed to their vulnerability or resilience; 4) If, how and to what exten...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Perceptions, Refugees, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

Measuring Water Use in a Green Economy
  • Measuring Water Use in a Green Economy
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). May 2012
  • This report analyses the different ways for quantifying and accounting for water flows and productivity within the economy (including environmental needs). Based on data from the literature, the report provides the current state of knowledge of the different indicators and tools for quantifying water productivity and highlights why this is important for developing robust allocation and management systems that preserve the natural capital. The report focuses on two main elements: 1) the conceptual background and knowledge on how water use puts pressure on the ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Green economy, Information and data, Sustainable development, Virtual water, Vulnerability, Water balance, Water footprint, Water governance, Water policy, Water scarcity

Drying Up. What to do about droughts in the People's Republic of China. With a case study from Guiyang Municipality, Guizhou Province
  • Drying Up. What to do about droughts in the People's Republic of China. With a case study from Guiyang Municipality, Guizhou Province
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2012
  • This publication consolidates the highlights from several recent ADB technical assistance studies that relate to improving disaster risk management and water resources management in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The studies provided good references for examining how the PRC could holistically and simultaneously address its issues of water scarcity especially drought, environmental degradation, fragmented and uncoordinated management, and climate-related disasters. The publication is organized into five chapters. Each chapter begins by summarizing the ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Ecosystem services, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Risk management, Urban areas, Water management, Water scarcity

WWDR4 Stakeholder Briefing Notes: Business Community
  • WWDR4 Stakeholder Briefing Notes: Business Community
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • Briefing note from WWDR4 for the business community.
  • Main themes: Energy, Industry, Technology, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water supply

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