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Weather and Climate Resilience. Effective Preparedness through National Meteorological and Hydrological Services
  • Weather and Climate Resilience. Effective Preparedness through National Meteorological and Hydrological Services
  • World Bank. September 2013
  • This report underscores the urgent need to strengthen National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), especially those in developing countries, and provides cost-benefit estimates of the return that countries can hope to achieve. It also offers a recommended approach that has been tested and implemented in Europe, in Central and South Asia, and countries in other regions.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Hydrology, Meteorology, Resilience

UN-Water Annual Report 2012
  • UN-Water Annual Report 2012
  • UN-Water. September 2013
  • The 2012 UN-Water Annual Report highlights UN-Water's key activities and achievements related to the post-2015 agenda but also to the World Water Day campaign, the release of flagship reports, main products from UN-Water programmes, thematic priority areas and task forces and other thematic work.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Communication

Thinking about Water Differently: Managing the Water–Food–Energy Nexus
  • Thinking about Water Differently: Managing the Water–Food–Energy Nexus
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). September 2013
  • This publication is the result of a scoping study initiated by the Asian Development Bank to better understand the issues associated with the water-food-energy nexus in Asia and the Pacific. It provides high-level guidance on the choices available to address the region's water security issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Accounting, Energy, Food security, Markets, Perceptions, Scenarios, Water footprint, Water governance, Water policy, Water scarcity, Water security, Water treatment

Guide to Implementing the Water Convention
  • Guide to Implementing the Water Convention
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). September 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. It brings together almost all countries sharing transboundary waters in the pan-European region, and is expected to achieve broader participation with its global opening to all United Nations Member States. This Guide constitutes a commentary to the Convention's provisions, providing explanations of the legal, procedural, administrative, technical and practical aspects of the Convention's require...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Lakes, Legal aspects, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation

Global Sustainable Development Report. Executive summary: Building the Common Future We Want. Prototype edition
  • Global Sustainable Development Report. Executive summary: Building the Common Future We Want. Prototype edition
  • United Nations (UN). September 2013
  • The prototype Global Sustainable Development Report illustrates potential content, approaches and ways to engage policy makers and scientists, with the aim of facilitating Member States' deliberations on the final approach and scope. The summary includes seven sections representing planned report chapters: sustainable development assessments; a review of progress from 1950 until 2050, with the aim of putting economies and society onto a sustainable development path; the consequences of continuing a course of incremental progress until 2050; sustainable develo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Sustainable development

Devolution in Kenya: Opportunities and Challenges for the Water Sector
  • Devolution in Kenya: Opportunities and Challenges for the Water Sector
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). September 2013
  • Devolution, or the delegation of power by central government to local or regional administration, is by far the most significant initiative in governance that Kenya has undertaken since independence. Under the Constitution of Kenya (2010), devolution has wide-ranging implications for the water sector. The Constitution recognizes that access to safe and sufficient water is a basic human right. It also assigns responsibility for water supply and sanitation provision to 47 newly established counties. Effective implementation of the new devolved framework now req...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Devolution, Legal aspects, Water governance, Water services

Climate Change 2013. The Physical Science Basis. Summary for policy makers

Climate Change 2013. The Physical Science Basis
  • Climate Change 2013. The Physical Science Basis
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). September 2013
  • This report from Working Group I is a contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. It spells out what the most up-to-date measurements and observations around the planet tell us about the extent of climate change and mankind's role in causing it. In particular, it documents multiple lines of evidence for emerging changes in climate in the atmosphere, ocean, ice, and land.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Vulnerability, Water cycle

Accelerating progress, sustaining results. The MDGs to 2015 and beyond
  • Accelerating progress, sustaining results. The MDGs to 2015 and beyond
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). September 2013
  • This report details the success of the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF), a tool developed by UNDP in 2010 to guide collaborative national efforts to identify and overcome bottlenecks slowing country progress towards achieving priority MDG targets. The report also highlights how the MAF has built partnerships within more than 50 countries to re-focus existing policies and programmes into national action plans to hasten progress towards priority MDGs, and connect humanitarian efforts to longer-term results. Chapter 2.4 is dedicated to the issue of water and san...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Water supply

Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia
  • Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). September 2013
  • The Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia is the first effort led by the United Nations to catalogue and characterize transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Middle East. The Inventory follows a standardized structure, with 9 surface water chapters and 17 groundwater chapters that systematically address hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources development and use, international water agreements and transboundary water management efforts. The chapters cover all rivers and groundwater resources shared between and by Arab countries i...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Dams, Groundwater, Mountains, Transboundary waters, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand

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