International Decade for Action "Water for Life" 2005-2015rss RSS SubscribeEnglish Español
Escuchar contenido de la página

Search results: Main target audience: Youth  

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

TUNZA magazine: Freshwater
  • TUNZA magazine: Freshwater
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2013
  • At the start of 2013, International Year of Water Cooperation, the February issue of Tunza magazine, the UNEP magazine for youth, focuses on freshwater issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Environment, Food security, Glaciers, Groundwater, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, Sanitation, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water quality, Water saving

TUNZA Acting for a Better World: GEO-5 for Youth
  • TUNZA Acting for a Better World: GEO-5 for Youth
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2013
  • This publication incorporates key findings from the UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) in order to equip young readers with the latest science-based information on the current state of the global environment, including water, climate change, air quality, biodiversity, land use, and other areas. Chapter 5 focuses on water issues and suggests different ways youth can make a difference.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Drylands, Environment, Urbanization, Water saving, Wetlands

Children's Action for Disaster Risk Reduction 2012. Views from Children in Asia
  • Children's Action for Disaster Risk Reduction 2012. Views from Children in Asia
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). October 2012
  • The Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) Declaration adopted in Incheon in 2010 recognized "the need to protect women, children and other vulnerable groups from the disproportionate impacts of disaster and to empower them to promote resiliency within their communities and workplaces". The aim of this publication is to provide children and youth in Asia a platform to report on progress made towards these commitments from their own point of view. This publication seeks to document the perspective of children from seven Asia countries ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Children, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Education, Floods, Livelihoods, Resilience, Risk management, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups, Youth

Sandwatch: Revised and expanded edition. Adapting to climate change and educating for sustainable development
  • Sandwatch: Revised and expanded edition. Adapting to climate change and educating for sustainable development
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). December 2010
  • This manual updates and expands the earlier version of "Introduction to Sandwatch: an educational tool for sustainable development". Sandwatch is a programme through which children, youth and adults work together to scientifically monitor and critically evaluate the problems and conflicts facing the marine and coastal environment - in particular, the beach environment - and develop sustainable approaches to address these issues. Chapter 9 focuses on water quality issues, links it to the climate change issue and proposes an activity to learn measuring and moni...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Coastal zones, Community participation, Ecosystem services, Education, Islands, Sustainable development, Water quality

Engineering: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development
  • Engineering: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). October 2010
  • This report is an attempt to contribute to greater international understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities facing engineering, with a particular focus on contributions of this discipline to sustainable development. Chapter 6.2.1. focuses on water supply and sanitation and describes emerging challenges, such as climate change, population growth and urbanization, deterioration of infrastructure systems, engineering is confronted with; the water supply and sanitation issue is also covered in several other chapters.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Infrastructure, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water supply

Introduction to Sandwatch. An Educational Tool for Sustainable Development
  • Introduction to Sandwatch. An Educational Tool for Sustainable Development
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). January 2005
  • Sandwatch seeks to change the lifestyle and habits of youth and adults on a community-wide basis, and to develop awareness of the fragile nature of the marine and coastal environment - in particular, the beach environment - and the need to use it wisely. Sandwatch provides the framework for school students, with the help of their teachers and local communities, to work together to critically evaluate the problems and conflicts facing their beach environments and to develop sustainable approaches to address these issues. Chapter 8 focus on water quality issues...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Coastal zones, Community participation, Ecosystem services, Education, Islands, Sustainable development, Water quality

Looking for a specific country?
 
Looking for your language?
Bimonthly publications review

Subscribe to the Bimonthly Publications Review. Produced by the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), this review brings you every two months the latest publications produced by United Nations agencies and programmes on issues related to water and sanitation.

Published in 2014