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Green growth and water allocation
  • Green growth and water allocation
  • Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO, Netherlands National Committee of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP-HWRP). 2013
  • This publication contains contributions from many of the speakers of a 2-day workshop on water allocation and green growth held on 22-23 November 2012 in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Green economy, Resilience, Transboundary waters, Water allocation, Water management, Water scarcity

WaterWealth? Investing in Basin Management in Asia and the Pacific
  • WaterWealth? Investing in Basin Management in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). March 2013
  • This publication highlights how people work together in Asia and the Pacific to secure water for all through innovative approaches in basins. Drawing on a cross-section of 43 case studies prepared specially for this publication, WaterWealth explains the challenges to improving water governance and management across Asia and the Pacific region. It illustrates many examples of new approaches and practices already being applied by basin managers to secure water for all.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Oceania, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, River Basin Management, Rivers, Water governance, Water management, Water security, Watersheds, Wetlands

Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change. Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?
  • Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change. Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?
  • UNESCO Office in Jakarta, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). December 2012
  • This book tries to respond to a series of core questions, including among others: What are the roles that water plays in sustaining diverse forms of human sociocultural life? What roles do diverse human societies and cultures play in valuing, managing, preserving and using water and its associated ecosystems? What are the consequences of these resource relations in sustaining, or undermining the means to sustain, the viability of human communities and their environments? The traditional knowledge, stewardship and management systems, and technologies developed...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Culture, Dams, Ecosystems, Environment, Gender, Groundwater, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Perceptions, Traditional knowledge, Urban areas, Vulnerable groups, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water scarcity

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

Achieving Financial Sustainability and Recovering Costs in Bank Financed Water Supply and Sanitation and Irrigation Projects
  • Achieving Financial Sustainability and Recovering Costs in Bank Financed Water Supply and Sanitation and Irrigation Projects
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • This preliminary background Note is divided into four parts: 1) A "history" of the call for financial sustainability and cost recovery, and the parallel documenting of the lack of progress; 2) An outline of options to be considered for achieving financial sustainability of Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) service providers and recovering WSS service costs through tariffs. 3) A discussion on what makes financial sustainability of irrigation projects different from WSS projects; and 4) A summary of recommendations to teams involved in the identification, prepa...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Fee collection, Financing, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water supply

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

Climate change, water and food security
  • Climate change, water and food security
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2011
  • This report summarizes current knowledge of the anticipated impacts of climate change on water availability for agriculture. The implications for local and national food security are examined; and the methods and approaches to assess climate change impacts on water and agriculture are discussed. The report emphasizes the need for a closer alignment between water and agricultural policies and makes the case for immediate implementation of 'no-regrets' strategies which have both positive development outcomes and make agricultural systems resilient to future imp...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Oceania
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Environment, Food security, Irrigation, Mitigation, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy, Water supply

Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. Chapter on 'Water. Investing in natural capital'
  • Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. Chapter on 'Water. Investing in natural capital'
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2011
  • This report is aimed at providing practical guidance to policy makers on what reforms are needed to unlock the productive and employment potential of a green economy. Chapter 3 "Water: investing in natural capital" has three broad aims. First, it highlights the importance of providing all households with sufficient and affordable access to clean water supplies as well as adequate sanitation. Second, it makes a case for early investment in water management and infrastructure, including ecological infrastructure. The potential to make greater use of biodiversit...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Financing, Green economy, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water management, Water scarcity, Water supply

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Published in 2015