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UN-Water Work Programme 2012-2013
  • UN-Water Work Programme 2012-2013
  • UN-Water. September 2012
  • This document presents the UN-Water Work Programme 20122013, which is divided into three parts: (1) UN-Water's strategic outlook; (2) Activities in each of UN-Water's five Result Areas; (3) An overview of UN-Water and its governance structure. Annexes include a Result-Oriented Framework for UN-Water and an indicative budget for 2012-2013.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Water cooperation

Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Mass Media and Community Level Interventions in Peru. Executive summary

Committing to Child Survival: A Promised Renewed
  • Committing to Child Survival: A Promised Renewed
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). September 2012
  • This report examines trends in child mortality since 1990, analyses the causes of preventable child death, and outlines strategies to accelerate progress. Chapter 1 describes levels and trends in child mortality. Chapter 2 focuses on the leading causes of child deaths and makes an assessment of different diseases, including diarrhoea. Chapter 3 proposes different strategies for accelerating progress on child survival.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Children, Disease, Health

Vital Graphics on Payment for Ecosystem Services. Realising Nature's Value
  • Vital Graphics on Payment for Ecosystem Services. Realising Nature's Value
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal. September 2012
  • This publication highlights the concept and selected market segments relating to payments for ecosystem services. It emphasises the role natural capital can play in both environmental conservation and in poverty alleviation, and highlights the potential benefits of ecosystem-based economic development in an accessible, non-technical manner. The publication looks at the 23 ecosystem services as described by the World Resources Institute (2011) and the United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA, 2005). Five specific market segments relating to Payment f...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Poverty reduction, Watersheds

Science-Policy Bridges Over Troubled Waters. Making Science Deliver Greater Impacts in Shared Water Systems. Synthesis Report
  • Science-Policy Bridges Over Troubled Waters. Making Science Deliver Greater Impacts in Shared Water Systems. Synthesis Report
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF), United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). September 2012
  • This report serves to provide a global perspective on the state of challenges and pressures facing transboundary water systems, both freshwater and marine. The context of this Synthesis is the need and effective use of science to address these challenges and the translation of such science use to policy for multi-country management of shared water resources. The report brings together the findings and efforts of the International Waters (IW) System Type Working Groups on groundwater, lakes, rivers, land-based pollution sources and, large marine ecosystems and...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Communication, Transboundary waters

Renewable Energy Desalination. An Emerging Solution to Close the Water Gap in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Renewable Energy Desalination. An Emerging Solution to Close the Water Gap in the Middle East and North Africa
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. September 2012
  • This study aims at assessing the viability of desalination to close the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region's growing water gap, including associated technological, economic, and environmental implications. After an introduction to the volume, Chapter 2 assesses current and future water availability and water demand. Chapter 3 draws on the findings and methodology of the 2030 Water Resources Group study "Charting Our Water Future" (2009) to identify the potential mix of technical measures to close the supply-demand gap for the MENA Region as a whole an...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Desalination, Energy, Environment, Pollution, Technology, Water availability, Water demand

On-farm practices for the safe use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban horticulture. A training handbook for farmer field schools
  • On-farm practices for the safe use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban horticulture. A training handbook for farmer field schools
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). September 2012
  • This training handbook is a field guide for training urban and peri-urban vegetable farmers in safe practices when using wastewater in vegetable production. It is designed to provide complete information, knowledge and skills for safer and successful production of vegetables in urban and peri-urban farming systems. The handbook covers five major topics: 1. It explains how irrigation water might be polluted with wastewater from the town or city and how using such water for production of fresh vegetables poses health risks to the farmer and to people who eat t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Health, Irrigation, Monitoring, Pollution, Risk management, Urban areas, Wastewater, Water security

Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project. Results, Impacts, and Learning from Vietnam
  • Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project. Results, Impacts, and Learning from Vietnam
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). September 2012
  • This learning note presents the achievements, learning, and reflections that resulted from implementing a large-scale handwashing program in Vietnam and provides recommendations for future hygiene promotion initiatives.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Hygiene

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands. Final Consultation Draft
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands. Final Consultation Draft
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). September 2012
  • This report responds to the following questions by presenting insights from experience from across the globe: What are the values and benefits associated with water and wetlands? What are the roles of wetlands in terms of providing water and wetland related ecosystem services and what are their values? What is the wider set of ecosystem system services that water and wetlands provide and what are their values? What needs to be done to improve the consideration of the values and benefits of water and wetland in policy developments and in practical decision mak...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Biodiversity, Ecohydrology, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Land degradation, Land management, Poverty reduction, Sustainable development, Tourism, Traditional knowledge, Valuation, Vulnerability, Water security, Wetlands

Climate Change Adaptation in Grenada. Water Resources, Coastal Systems and Renewable Energy
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Grenada. Water Resources, Coastal Systems and Renewable Energy
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). September 2012
  • This study serves as a starting point for the development of a more in-depth and comprehensive analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation programmes for Grenada and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The study focuses on three priority areas: water resources, coastal ecosystems and renewable energy systems. It identifies the best potential courses of action to hedge for and adapt to these critical impact areas. Chapter two outlines the comprehensive assessment and analytical process followed in evaluating the impacts of climate change in Gren...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Aquaculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Drought, Energy, Floods, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Small islands, Sustainable development, Vulnerability, Wastewater, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality, Water supply

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