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Green infrastructure. Guide for water management. Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects
  • Green infrastructure. Guide for water management. Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). September 2014
  • The Green Infrastructure approach refers to the natural or semi-natural systems that provide services for water resources management with equivalent or similar benefits to conventional (built) "grey" water infrastructure. This guide addresses one of the main barriers to widespread adoption of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions: a general lack of awareness of the solutions and associated cost benefits. The case studies in this guide provide examples of GI options that address water management challenges, while delivering a number of significant co-benefits. T...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Coastal zones, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Environment, Floods, Forests, Infrastructure, Investments, Rainwater harvesting, Risk management, River Basin Management, Urban areas, Water management, Water quality, Water supply, Wetlands

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

Reaching across the waters. Facing the Risks of Cooperation in International Waters
  • Reaching across the waters. Facing the Risks of Cooperation in International Waters
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). March 2012
  • This study reviews the experience of cooperation in five international river basins, focusing on the perceptions of risks and opportunities by decision makers in countries responding to a specific prospect of cooperation. For each basin, the analysis is centered on "tipping points," or periods in time when policymakers in the countries involved were faced with a critical decision concerning water cooperation. The use of historical events was used in order to help avoid the risk that the analyses would impact current negotiations or controversies. River basins...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Negotiation, Perceptions, Risk management, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Watersheds

Healthy wetlands, healthy people. A review of wetlands and human health interactions
  • Healthy wetlands, healthy people. A review of wetlands and human health interactions
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). February 2012
  • The purpose of this review report is to provide an accessible source of information to help improve understanding of the often complex inter-relationships between wetland ecosystems and human health and well being. The primary audience for this report is intended to be wetland conservation and wise use practitioners, from wetland managers at the site level to decision makers at national and international levels. The information in the report should help in facilitating dialogue between wetlands and human health professionals in their respective efforts to mai...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Health, Water conservation , Wetlands

Green Hills, Blue Cities: An Ecosystems Approach to Water Resources Management for African Cities. A Rapid Response Assessment
  • Green Hills, Blue Cities: An Ecosystems Approach to Water Resources Management for African Cities. A Rapid Response Assessment
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). March 2011
  • This report shows that there is a way forward for a more sustainable future where restoration of ecosystems, often in the green hills and watersheds surrounding cities, can provide cheaper, efficient and resilient water supply systems in a changing world. The case studies provided in this report present urban water challenges in African cities, and highlight approaches adopted to reduce the impacts of urbanisation on water and ecosystems. Seven case studies discuss urbanisation characteristics of their respective cities, state and trends of water withdrawals ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Food security, Informal settlements, Pollution, Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization, Wastewater, Water demand, Water management, Water quality, Water security, Water supply, Water treatment

Blue Harvest: Inland Fisheries as an Ecosystem Service
  • Blue Harvest: Inland Fisheries as an Ecosystem Service
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). October 2010
  • This report, commissioned as a contribution to the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, focuses on the importance of inland fisheries as an ecosystem service that significantly contributes to food production and livelihoods in many parts of the world but at the same time depends upon a sustained supply of freshwater of appropriate quality and sustainable ecosystems functioning. The assessment looks at the pressures and the drivers of ecosystems degradation that affect inland fisheries, and reviews opportunities on how to m...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Northern America
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Livelihoods, Sustainable development, Water conservation

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Published in 2015