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Atlas of our changing environment. A manual
  • Atlas of our changing environment. A manual
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2014
  • This booklet is a manual for GIS and remote sensing practitioners that provides a step-by-step method for communicating the scientific findings of time-series satellite imaging studies to a wide lay audience. It makes creative use of environmental stories, satellite images, aerial photos, maps and pictures to illustrate environmental change in a clear and comprehensible way. The ultimate aim is to make the scientific evidence compelling enough to stimulate sound environmental policy-making. This manual will be especially useful in learning how to effectively ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Environment, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Information and data

Post-harvest issues in fisheries and aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School - Facilitator's guide
  • Post-harvest issues in fisheries and aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School - Facilitator's guide
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2014
  • This document complements the Aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School Facilitator's guide. The purpose of this module is to provide guidance, making available different exercises that facilitators can use as applicable, and adapt as necessary, to the specific socio-economic and cultural contexts and needs of each target group and country in which the module will be used. At the end of this module participants will: (1) be aware of different types of fish products; (2) better understand quality and safety issues; (3) develop a business approach to pos...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Food security, Hygiene, Livelihoods, Risk management

Planning for Climate Change: Toolkit. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • Planning for Climate Change: Toolkit. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This Toolkit is a companion document for the Planning for Climate Change Guide. The tools included are designed to help planners, or other project facilitators, to work through the planning framework in "Planning for Climate Change: A strategic values-based approach for urban planners". The toolkit contains four different modules: Module A: What's happening?; Module B: What matters most?; Module C: What can we do about it?; Module D: Are we doing it?. While the tools are best used in conjunction with the planning framework, every process will be different and...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Energy, Financing, Floods, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning, Water scarcity

Aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School. Facilitator's guide
  • Aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School. Facilitator's guide
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2014
  • This guide provides insight into the critical role of aquaculture for food security. It provides details on the various types of aquaculture, the value of aquaculture as a means of livelihood diversification and business opportunity and the importance of careful planning. The module intends to provide flexible guidance to facilitators that can be adapted according to specific socio-economic and cultural contexts and the needs of each target group and country where it is used. This is a Junior Farm Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) module and complements other JF...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Food security, Hygiene, Livelihoods, Risk management

Shared Water Challenges and Interests: The Case for Private Sector Engagement in Water Policy and Management
  • Shared Water Challenges and Interests: The Case for Private Sector Engagement in Water Policy and Management
  • United Nations Global Compact. June 2014
  • The focus of this discussion paper are those companies that engage externally to address water risks through a variety of means (often as a collective action with NGOs, government agencies, other businesses, etc). This paper acknowledges the real threat of corporate policy capture and "greenwashing," as well as the inherent asymmetries in conceptions and realities of water risk. However, the paper argues that current conditions actually offer a much greater incentive for companies to align their water-related policies and practices with the public interest th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Conflicts, Development cooperation, Participation, Risk management, Sustainable development, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water policy, Watersheds

Water safety plan: a field guide to improving drinking-water safety in small communities
  • Water safety plan: a field guide to improving drinking-water safety in small communities
  • World Health Organization (WHO). March 2014
  • This field guide provides a step-by-step introduction to the Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach and a range of ready-to-use templates to assist those locally involved in rural water supply to develop and implement their own WSPs. The field guide particularly addresses the rural community members responsible for the operation and management of their water supplies, as well as the staff of the local health and water supply offices responsible for safeguarding drinking-water quality and nongovernmental organizations that support drinking-water safety in rural comm...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community management, Community participation, Drinking water, Health, Monitoring, Risk management, Rural areas, Sanitation, Water management, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply

Partnering for Solutions: ICTs in Smart Water Management
  • Partnering for Solutions: ICTs in Smart Water Management
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). March 2014
  • This report intends to emphasize how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can overcome some of the challenges faced in the water sector when there is proper stakeholder involvement. The report showcases the significant roles stakeholders can play in the area of ICTs and Smart Water Management (SWM) and provides some initiatives and their accomplishments. It contains case studies selected to highlight how ICTs can be incorporated to address issues related to the current global water crisis, such as water security, water accessibility, climate chan...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Development communication, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Infrastructure, Participation, Technology, Water availability, Water management, Water scarcity, Water security

Mainstreaming Gender in the Irrigation Development Support Programme: Case Study Zambia
  • Mainstreaming Gender in the Irrigation Development Support Programme: Case Study Zambia
  • World Bank. February 2014
  • This case study describes the integration of women producers into agricultural investment programs in Zambia as well as how women's right to land influences women as it relates to the Irrigation Development Support Programme (IDSP) in Zambia. The study discusses the projects aim to develop irrigated agricultural land managed by smallholders, including emergent farmers and making sufficient water available to support large-scale commercial operations. It is comprised of two interlinked studies, the first in the internal paper "Integrating Women Producers and T...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Capacity building, Community participation, Equity, Financing, Gender, Human rights, Investments, Irrigation, Land management, Monitoring, Participation, Water allocation, Water management, Water scarcity

Empowering Women in Irrigation Management. The Case of the Gender Pilot Plan in Peru
  • Empowering Women in Irrigation Management. The Case of the Gender Pilot Plan in Peru
  • World Bank. February 2014
  • This case study aims to highlight, within the context of a Gender Pilot of the Peru Sierra Irrigation Project, how women's different needs were identified to facilitate their access to training and to increase their participation in the management of water users' organizations (WUOs). It follows the diagnostic participatory discussions around the importance for communities to include women in water management. In response to these diagnostics and subsequent discussions, the water users resolved to set specific targets for becoming more inclusive organizations...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Community participation, Gender, Irrigation, Livelihoods, Participation, Water management, Water User Associations

Guidance manual on value transfer methods for ecosystem services
  • Guidance manual on value transfer methods for ecosystem services
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • The purpose of this guidance manual is to show how the value of ecosystem services can be estimated and incorporated into decision making. Specifically, it is designed to help a broad audience of conservation managers, government officials, private sector managers, NGOs, and statisticians to understand the available information on the values of ecosystem services and how this information can be transferred to inform the decisions that they make. The specific objective of the manual is to explain how the method of value transfer can be used to provide such inf...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Valuation

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Published in 2015