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Education for Sustainable Development in Biosphere Reserves and other Designated Areas. A Resource Book for Educators in South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Education for Sustainable Development in Biosphere Reserves and other Designated Areas. A Resource Book for Educators in South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 2013
  • This resource book aims to increase the capacities of those trainers and educators seeking to design and implement innovative educational projects using Biosphere Reserves and other designated areas as Education for Sustainable Development laboratories. The book addresses several water-related issues, including the water cycle, water ecosystems, water pollution, etc. and contains different activities, including an indicative worksheet for a water quality test.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Mediterranean region
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Biodiversity, Desertification, Ecosystems, Education, Pollution, Sustainable development, Water cycle, Water quality

Forests Challenge Badge
  • Forests Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2013
  • The Forests Challenge Badge is designed to help educate children and young people about the crucial role that forests play for life on our planet. It explains how forests provide essential ecosystem services such as clean air, water, and climate change mitigation. It also describes various forest resources and explains how millions of people worldwide rely on forests for their livelihoods. The badge describes the threats to our planet's forests and what is being done to protect them. This material is appropriate for use in school classes, Guide or Scout group...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Forests, Livelihoods, Water management

Water Challenge Badge
  • Water Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2013
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The water challenge badge is designed to help educate children and young people about the crucial role water plays for life on our planet. The badge loo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Behaviour change, Climate change, Energy, Pollution, State of water resources, Urbanization, Water cycle, Water management, Water quality, Water saving, Water scarcity

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

Disaster risk reduction in school curricula: Case studies from thirty countries
  • Disaster risk reduction in school curricula: Case studies from thirty countries
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). July 2012
  • This publication captures key national experiences in the integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in school curricula, identifying good practice, noting issues addressed or still lacking, and reviewing learning outcomes. The study researched DRR related curriculum development and integration, pedagogy, student assessment, teacher professional development and guidance, learning outcomes and policy development, planning and implementation aspects covering thirty countries. Floods and droughts are among the water-related disasters addressed in the report.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Education, Floods, Resilience

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

Water Education for Sustainable Development. A Global Synthesis
  • Water Education for Sustainable Development. A Global Synthesis
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). February 2012
  • This report introduces UNESCO's Water Education programme, an IHP initiative focused on "an integrated understanding of biological and hydrological processes at a catchment's scale in order to create a scientific basis for a new, cost-effective and systemic approach to the sustainable management of freshwater resources". The report identifies examples of best practices on water education in the region at all educational levels; analyzes examples of best practices to identify barriers and opportunities; proposes recommendations to enable effective water educat...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Education, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Sustainable development, Water management

(The) Power of Primary Schools to Change and Sustain Handwashing with Soap among Children: The Cases of Vietnam and Peru
  • (The) Power of Primary Schools to Change and Sustain Handwashing with Soap among Children: The Cases of Vietnam and Peru
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). September 2011
  • The WSP Global Scaling up Handwashing Project focuses on applying innovative promotional approaches to generate widespread and sustained improvement in handwashing with soap practice. This document describes the approaches to changing children's handwashing with soap behavior, first in Vietnam, then Peru, followed by some lessons learned and conclusions.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Children, Education, Hygiene, Practices and habits

Training manual on water integrity
  • Training manual on water integrity
  • Cap-Net, UNDP Water Governance Facility, Water Integrity Network (WIN), WaterNet. April 2011
  • This training manual is developed to assist capacity builders in developing training and educational programmes on water integrity and how it can be promoted and worked with in more practical ways. The primary objectives of the training are to provide: (1) Conceptual grounding in the area of integrity, accountability and anti-corruption in water, its drivers and impacts on water as well as on poverty reduction and sustainable development; (2) An overview of tools and methodologies to promote water integrity, transparency and accountability and their applicabi...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Corruption, Ethics, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Integrity, Legal aspects, Water governance

A Teaching resource kit for mountain countries: a creative approach to environmental education. Teacher's Manual
  • A Teaching resource kit for mountain countries: a creative approach to environmental education. Teacher's Manual
  • UNESCO- Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB). 2010
  • This manual is intended for secondary-school (and late primary-school) teachers and their pupils living in mountain ecosystems, where climate and environmental conditions are harsh, often varying between extremes, and which are subject to the problems of erosion. As an educational tool, the kit offers a practical and attractive way of helping teachers and their pupils towards a better understanding of the environmental problems of their region and to stimulate their quest for possible solutions. Chapter 3 focuses on the preservation of water resources.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Education, Environment, Mountains, Water cycle, Water management

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