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Adaptation to Climate-change Induced Water Stress in the Nile Basin: A Vulnerability Assessment Report
  • Adaptation to Climate-change Induced Water Stress in the Nile Basin: A Vulnerability Assessment Report
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • This publication presents an overview of the people and places vulnerable to water stress related to the impacts of climate change in the Nile Basin. Satellite and other images provide striking visual evidence of the environmental changes taking place in each of the vulnerable regions identified. Data and information from detailed research provide evidence for the assessment. The report also includes analysis derived from multi-dimensional tools used at various geographic and political levels, from sub-national, national, and sub-basin to the entire Nile Basi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Hydrology, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity

Arab Region: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
  • Arab Region: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2013
  • This Atlas examines the environmental change that has taken place at more than 80 locations across the Arab region, using a combination of on-the-ground photographs, current and historical satellite images, with a narrative based on extensive scientific evidence. The progress each country is making towards achieving environmental sustainability as part of the Millennium Goals is also described and visually portrayed. The Atlas images serve to highlight the distinctive environmental circumstances and challenges faced in the Arab region, from limited freshwater...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Desalination, Deserts, Ecosystems, Groundwater, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Pollution, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water quality

(The) Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue. Papers for the InterAction Council, 2011-2012
  • (The) Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue. Papers for the InterAction Council, 2011-2012
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). September 2012
  • With views from water experts around the globe and insightful reactions from members of the InterAction Council, this volume speaks to the urgent needs and challenges ahead for addressing the global water crisis and contributes informed perspectives to the emerging global dialogue on achieving water security.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Ecosystem services, Energy, Ethics, Gender, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Legal aspects, Migration, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, Poverty, Sanitation, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water governance, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security

Water and Sustainability. A Review of Targets, Tools and Regional Cases
  • Water and Sustainability. A Review of Targets, Tools and Regional Cases
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). August 2012
  • This report reviews some current sustainability targets for the water sector and provides an overview of selected tools and approaches to assist decision-makers improve performance and achieve results and ultimately, meet development targets. The report reviews three widely known systems of water sustainability targets: (i) the water targets set under the umbrella of the Millennium Development Goals; (ii) the comprehensive water targets established as part of the European Union Water Framework Directive; and (iii) the target-setting pr...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Green economy, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Risk management, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water management

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

Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Farming Systems Report. Synthesis of the Country Reports at the level of the Nile Basin
  • Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Farming Systems Report. Synthesis of the Country Reports at the level of the Nile Basin
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2011
  • This report is part of a set of information products which contains a series of reports, manuals and posters intended to strengthen the ability of the governments of the ten Nile countries to take informed decisions with regard to water resources policy and management in the Nile Basin. This report provides a synthesis of the Country Reports at the level of the Nile Basin. Additional products (manuals, posters, etc.) can be found at: http://www.fao.org/nr/water/faonile/products/index.html
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Livestock, River Basin Management, Water demand, Water governance, Water management

Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Projections Report. Agricultural Water Use Projections in the Nile Basin 2030: Comparison with the Food for Thought (F4T) Scenarios

Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Synthesis Report
  • Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Synthesis Report
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2011
  • This report is part of a set of information products which contains a series of reports, manuals and posters intended to strengthen the ability of the governments of the ten Nile countries to take informed decisions with regard to water resources policy and management in the Nile Basin. This report summarizes the activities and outputs of the FAO project "Information Products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management". The purpose of this synthesis report is to pull together the current natural resource and agricultural water use information across the basin....[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), River Basin Management, Water governance

Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Food for Thought. Demand for agricultural produce in the Nile Basin for 2030: four scenarios
  • Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Food for Thought. Demand for agricultural produce in the Nile Basin for 2030: four scenarios
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2011
  • This report is part of a set of information products which contains a series of reports, manuals and posters intended to strengthen the ability of the governments of the ten Nile countries to take informed decisions with regard to water resources policy and management in the Nile Basin. This publication presents the results of an interactive process - Food for Thought (F4T) - in which some 25 participants from all Nile countries engaged in a joint scenario building exercise. It examines the uncertain future of the demand for agricultural produce in the Nile B...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), River Basin Management, Water demand, Water governance

International Waters: Review of Legal and Institutional Frameworks
  • International Waters: Review of Legal and Institutional Frameworks
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF), University of Columbia. April 2011
  • This report discusses the legal and institutional frameworks that apply to twenty-eight international water bodies that were identified as part of the UNDP/GEF project on "Good Practices and Portfolio Learning in GEF Transboundary Freshwater and Marine Legal and Institutional Frameworks". The analysis in this report is organized by a common set of eighteen criteria and is intended to provide information that can be used to support further research and analysis, with the ultimate goal of identifying a set of common elements of good governance for transboundary...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Development cooperation, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Negotiation, Pollution, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water quality

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Published in 2015