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WWDR4 Stakeholder Briefing Notes: Lay public, civil society and faith leaders
  • WWDR4 Stakeholder Briefing Notes: Lay public, civil society and faith leaders
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • Briefing note from WWDR4 for lay public, civil society and faith leaders.
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Community participation, Practices and habits , Water demand, Water scarcity

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

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

Proceedings of the International Conference Arid and Semi-arid Development through Water Augmentation, 13 to 16 December 2010, Valparaíso, Chile

Women at the frontline of climate change. Gender risks and hopes
  • Women at the frontline of climate change. Gender risks and hopes
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2011
  • This publication presents an overview of central issues relevant to opportunities for adaptation - and also the risks that women are exposed to with climate change in mountain regions. Adaptation strategies as well as climate change impacts on the environment and water resources are especially analyzed.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Drought, Floods, Gender, Mountains, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

Highlands and Drylands. Mountains, a source of resilience in arid regions
  • Highlands and Drylands. Mountains, a source of resilience in arid regions
  • Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). December 2011
  • This publication aims at raising the awareness of the global role of dryland mountains by including these key ecosystems in important global processes such as in particular the UN High Level Panel on Sustainability (GSP), the Rio2012 Conference on Sustainable Development, and the forthcoming next biennium of the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) in 2013/2014. It also helps address the particularities of dryland mountains within the global process of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The publication is intended to (1) ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Drylands, Mountains, Sustainable development, Water management, Water scarcity

Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of United Nations Declarations
  • Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of United Nations Declarations
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). November 2011
  • In the lead-up to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (CSD) to be held in June 2012, this paper presents a comparative analysis of how issues related to water have been represented in significant UN Declarations related to water and environment over the past forty years. The aim is to analyze the discourse of water by assessing instances in which certain keywords attain more or less depth of meaning and to examine how this is achieved. To make this comparison, the paper undertakes both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Desertification, Food security, Gender, Health, Legal aspects, Perceptions, Poverty, Sanitation, Technology, Water governance, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security

Children's Vulnerability to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific
  • Children's Vulnerability to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). November 2011
  • This report provides an overview of the climate change trends and potential impacts on children in East Asia and the Pacific that appeared in studies covering five countries that were commissioned by UNICEF. The country studies highlight children's specific vulnerability to climate change that needs to be taken into account in policy development. Children noted a range of experiences ranging from livelihood insecurity in Mongolia to threats of sea level rising in the Pacific Islands to massive flooding of their neighbourhoods in the Philippines and crop failu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Children, Climate change, Floods, Health, Water scarcity

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