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ESCWA Water Development Report 5. Issues in sustainable water resources management and water services in the Arab region
  • ESCWA Water Development Report 5. Issues in sustainable water resources management and water services in the Arab region
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). December 2013
  • This report aims to highlight the current regional developments in the area of water supply and sanitation with a focus on the new inter-governmental mechanism for monitoring water supply and sanitation services in the Arab region. The publication also seeks to review the processes and progress related to regional follow-up on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and regional preparations for the post-2015 development agenda within the water sector and address global and regional perspectives on securing access to drinking water and sanitation as a fundame...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Drinking water, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity, Water services, 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

Glossary of Shared Water Resources. Technical, Socioeconomic and Legal Terminology. English-Arabic
  • Glossary of Shared Water Resources. Technical, Socioeconomic and Legal Terminology. English-Arabic
  • Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of Germany (BGR), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). July 2012
  • This glossary is a response to a request from the 6th session of the Committee on Water Resources at ESCWA, which called for a clearly explained vocabulary for use in describing internationally-shared surface and groundwater resources. Arabic language translations and explanations of such terminology are needed by water resources specialists from ESCWA member countries, who must negotiate treaties and agreements with non Arabic-speaking countries. This glossary may be employed in a variety of ways. Users seeking the explanation or Arabic language translation...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Environment, Hydrology, Legal aspects, Meteorology, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water management, Water quality

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