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Application of Isotope Techniques for Assessing Nutrient Dynamics in River Basins
  • Application of Isotope Techniques for Assessing Nutrient Dynamics in River Basins
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). May 2013
  • This publication presents the application of isotope techniques as a powerful tool for evaluating the sources, pathways, transformation and fate of nutrients in river systems, focusing on nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon containing substances. This publication aims to serve water resource managers as a guidebook on the application of isotope techniques in nutrient assessment and management, but it is also expected to be a practical aid for other interested and concerned individuals and organizations.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Isotopes, River Basin Management, Water management, Water quality

Best practices in regulating State-owned and municipal water utilities
  • Best practices in regulating State-owned and municipal water utilities
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). May 2013
  • The focus of this report is on how the regulatory system can improve water and sanitation services provided by State-owned and municipal utilities. It identifies best practice in regulatory governance and corporate governance of these utilities through a series of case studies.
  • Main themes: Community participation, Conflicts, Legal aspects, Public policy, Utility services, Water governance, Water services

Smallholders and sustainable wells. A Retrospect: Participatory Groundwater Management in Andhra Pradesh (India)
  • Smallholders and sustainable wells. A Retrospect: Participatory Groundwater Management in Andhra Pradesh (India)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). May 2013
  • This study analyses the lives of two successive Participatory Groundwater Management programs in Andhra Pradesh, India, which ran from the mid-1990s to 2010, and were centred around small wells, typically servicing a few families each. The programs ran in 660 villagers across drought-prone districts of Andhra Pradesh, and by their culmination had and involved the participation of nearly 20,000 farmers as barefoot technicians. The core principles adopted by these programs were: demystifying hydrological science and technology for rural communities; enabling th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquifer recharge, Capacity building, Groundwater, Irrigation, Participation, Water balance

Second Environmental Performance of Romania. Synopsis
  • Second Environmental Performance of Romania. Synopsis
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). May 2013
  • Synopsis of report 'Second Environmental Performance of Romania'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Environment, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water demand, Water management, Water quality, Water supply

Second Environmental Performance of Romania
  • Second Environmental Performance of Romania
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). May 2013
  • The second Environmental Performance Review of Romania takes stock of the progress made by Romania in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2011. This second review also covers 10 issues of importance to the country related to policymaking framework for environmental protection and sustainable development compliance and enforcement mechanisms; monitoring, information, public participation and education; environmental international agreements and commitments and their implementation; economic instruments, expenditures for en...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Environment, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water demand, Water management, Water quality, Water supply

River Basin Planning. Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Strategic Basin Planning
  • River Basin Planning. Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Strategic Basin Planning
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design, Ministry of Water Resources of China (GIWP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). May 2013
  • This document is designed to provide the reader with a general understanding of the process and frameworks of basin planning, to provide some guidance on the specific techniques and methodologies available to assist the basin planning process, and to describe how and when these techniques might be used. This volume is divided into two sections. Part A provides an overview of the main approaches and techniques for basin planning. It starts with an overview of the historical evolution and development of basin planning, and highlights contemporary live issues in...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: River Basin Management, Water allocation, Water management, Water planning

Floods in the WHO European Region: health effects and their prevention
  • Floods in the WHO European Region: health effects and their prevention
  • World Health Organization (WHO). May 2013
  • The purpose of this document is to assist Member States in better understanding the health risks of flooding and developing their own public health responses for flood prevention in the context of wider emergency planning. Its findings are based on a comprehensive review of the scientific literature, web-based governmental and nongovernmental reports and a survey conducted by the WHO Regional Office for Europe with the United Kingdom Health Protection Agency (HPA) between 2009 and 2011.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Floods, Health

Flood Risk Management. A Strategic Approach
  • Flood Risk Management. A Strategic Approach
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design, Ministry of Water Resources of China (GIWP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). May 2013
  • This book is designed to provide the reader with a general understanding of the process and frameworks of strategic flood risk management (FRM), and guidance on the underlying philosophies and supporting techniques. It is not intended, however, to provide guidance on the detailed technical tools and means of analysis that form part of the FRM analytical process. Instead, it is intended to provide an overview of the emerging good practice in strategic risk-based FRM, the process of developing plans and policies, and the appropriate times and places at which th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Ecosystem services, Floods, Infrastructure, Risk management, Vulnerability, Water management, Water planning

Basin Water Allocation Planning. Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Basin Allocation Planning
  • Basin Water Allocation Planning. Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Basin Allocation Planning
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design, Ministry of Water Resources of China (GIWP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). May 2013
  • This publication focuses on the allocation of water at the basin scale and the granting of regional water shares; that is, the allocation of water from a common resource - typically a shared river - between different administrative regions. In many cases, bulk regional water allocation planning is undertaken at the basin level, and this forms the primary focus of this book. This book covers issues related to both surface and groundwater. However, given the emphasis on regional sharing arrangements, more attention is paid to surface water issues, which are gen...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Water allocation, Water management, Water planning

Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Report 2013. Food security in Africa: Issues, challenges and lessons. Executive summary

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