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Search results: Year: 2013   Month: October

The Global Opening of the 1992 Water Convention
  • The Global Opening of the 1992 Water Convention
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). October 2013
  • The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. This publication explains the obligations under the Water Convention and the way in which its institutional platform works, as well as the advantages for the States to become Party to the Water Convention. It also addresses the relationship between the Water Convention and the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of the International Watercourses. The publication...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Legal aspects, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water policy

Downstream Impacts of Water Pollution in the Upper Citarum River, West Java, Indonesia Economic Assessment of Interventions to Improve Water Quality
  • Downstream Impacts of Water Pollution in the Upper Citarum River, West Java, Indonesia Economic Assessment of Interventions to Improve Water Quality
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). October 2013
  • The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot test a specific methodology for valuing a wider range of impacts related to water resource pollution in Indonesia. This report describes the origin of the pollution in the specific case study of the Citarum River, the effect on water quality, and the economic losses resulting from the deteriorating water quality. It also identifies feasible interventions for improving water quality and predicts the effect of these measures on water quality.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Pollution, River Basin Management, Rivers, Sanitation, Water quality, Watersheds

Considerations for Policy Development and Scaling-Up Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage with Communicable Disease Prevention Efforts
  • Considerations for Policy Development and Scaling-Up Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage with Communicable Disease Prevention Efforts
  • World Health Organization (WHO). October 2013
  • This report summarizes the key outcomes of the discussions held by WHO, which included experts in child and maternal health, HIV, malaria and vector borne diseases. The report aims to inform Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) scaling-up efforts with particular attention to vulnerable, at-risk populations and integrated approaches to delivering water, HIV, and other interventions using synthesized meta-analyses and recent studies on the health impact of HWTS. It begins by summarizing the main discussion outcomes, including the specific recommend...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Children, Disease, Drinking water, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Water treatment

World Development Report 2014. Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development. Overview

World Development Report 2014. Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development
  • World Development Report 2014. Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development
  • World Bank. October 2013
  • The World Development Report (WDR) 2014 focuses on the process of risk management, addressing some of the most pressing questions. Why is risk management important for development? How should it be conducted? What obstacles prevent people and societies from conducting it effectively? How can these obstacles be overcome? What role should the State take in helping people manage risks? When should this role consist of direct interventions and when should it consist of providing an enabling environment? How can governments improve their own risk management, and w...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Risk management, Vulnerability

Third Hashimoto Action Plan
  • Third Hashimoto Action Plan
  • United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Sanitation (UNSGAB). October 2013
  • The Third Hashimoto Action Plan (HAPIII) outlines UNSGAB's 2013-2015 strategy for shaping global water and sanitation policy. The Plan calls for a final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on water and sanitation, noting that the sanitation target is among the most off-track, and advocates for including water and sanitation objectives in the post-2015 development agenda.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Financing, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation

Indus Basin Floods: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Management
  • Indus Basin Floods: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Management
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). October 2013
  • The Indus River is a major transboundary river in Asia with nine tributaries. More than 138 million people in the Indus River Basin in Pakistan depend on irrigated agriculture. But rising population pressures, climate change, and the continuous degradation of ecosystem services have resulted in increased flood risks, worsened by inadequate flood planning and management. This report proposes a holistic approach, applying scientific assessments that take people, land, and water into account. It also includes planning and implementation realized through appropri...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Floods, Risk management, River Basin Management, Rivers, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water planning, Water policy

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

An Innovative Accounting Framework for the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Application of the MuSIASEM approach to three case studies
  • An Innovative Accounting Framework for the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Application of the MuSIASEM approach to three case studies
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2013
  • This report presents the results of the application of an integrated analysis approach, the Multi-Scale Integrated Assessment of Society and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM), to three case studies: (i) An analysis of the option to produce biofuel from sugarcane in the Republic of Mauritius; (ii) An exploration of the future of grain production in the Indian state of Punjab; (iii) An assessment of two alternative energy sources to produce electricity in the Republic of South Africa. The report provides a summary of the final results and is organized in three se...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Energy, Food security, Water security

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