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Water in the post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals. Discussion paper
  • Water in the post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals. Discussion paper
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). 2014
  • The objective of this discussion paper was to provide background for discussions of the UNESCO-IHP Side-Event on "Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals" during the 21th session of the Intergovernmental Council of IHP (18-20 June 2014, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France). The paper looks at 5 integral points, the first gives the basis of the discussion background: defining the post-2015 development agenda; followed by Water: A key for Sustainable Development which discusses water in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Envisioning a World Free of Water Problems. UNU-INWEH's 5-Year Strategic Plan - 2015-2019
  • Envisioning a World Free of Water Problems. UNU-INWEH's 5-Year Strategic Plan - 2015-2019
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). August 2014
  • This document sets forth a summary of UNU-INWEH's strategy for addressing key global water challenges. The new approach focuses on knowledge exchange through research and strategic partnerships with universities and the private sector as key components. The plan presents the strategic priorities for 2015-2019, with a revamped organizational design and business model aimed at strengthening institutional capacity and impact over the next five years. Specific action items and estimated timelines (starting August 2014) for their completion are identified for each...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystems, Financing, Food security, Hygiene, Knowledge management, Private sector participation (PSP), Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water security, Water supply

Delivering as one on water related issues. UN-Water strategy 2014-2020
  • Delivering as one on water related issues. UN-Water strategy 2014-2020
  • UN-Water. June 2014
  • This strategy explores the methods employed to achieve the goals set for UN-Water by 2020. It gives a complete account of the coordination mechanism's vision, mission and strategic directions; how to maximise potential through 'delivering as one' and stronger mechanisms towards success. The strategy concludes with a projection of what success might look like in 2020.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Knowledge management, Post-2015 agenda, Sustainable development, Water management

WASH Post-2015 proposed targets and indicators for drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene
  • WASH Post-2015 proposed targets and indicators for drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2014
  • This document summarizes the latest proposals for post-2015 targets developed by global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) stakeholders. In May 2011, anticipating the debate that would inevitably arise about what should succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF convened a global stakeholder meeting to consider which targets and indicators would be appropriate for drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) post-2015.
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Equity, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Open defecation, Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Water availability, Water services, Water supply

Running Water in India's Cities: A Review of Five Recent Public-Private Partnership Initiatives
  • Running Water in India's Cities: A Review of Five Recent Public-Private Partnership Initiatives
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2014
  • This report provides a detailed assessment of five public-private partnerships (PPP) projects, in an effort to evaluate the underlying rationale of the initiatives; the preparatory and bid process; key contract provisions; risk allocation and related issues that may have a bearing on the operational trajectory; and impact of the achievement of objectives. The five projects, in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, provide a detailed analysis of the process, politics and preparation of PPP projects in India. They represent all PPP initiatives in urban wat...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Financing, Information and data, Infrastructure, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Urban areas, Water availability, Water efficiency, Water supply

Targeted Scenario Analysis. A new approach to capturing and presenting ecosystem service values for decision making
  • Targeted Scenario Analysis. A new approach to capturing and presenting ecosystem service values for decision making
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). December 2013
  • This guidebook provides a step-by-step introduction to Targeted Scenario Analysis (TSA), an analytical approach developed by UNDP that captures and presents the value of ecosystem services within decision making, to help make the business case for sustainable policy and investment choices. The intended audience for this guidebook is prospective analysts from government technical staff to expert practitioners in a consultancy firm to researchers in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities or government think tanks who want to make a clear and co...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Scenarios, Sustainable development, Valuation

Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. June 2013
  • This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Building on the 2012 report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided, this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day (0.8C), 2C and 4C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across these regions. It finds many significant climate and development impacts are already being felt in some regions, and in some cases multiple threats of increasing extreme he...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Food security, Groundwater, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water security

(The) Dynamics of Global Water Futures. Driving Forces 2011-2050
  • (The) Dynamics of Global Water Futures. Driving Forces 2011-2050
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • This report presents a summary of an analysis of the evolution of 10 major external forces ('drivers') that have direct and indirect consequences for water managers, including: Agriculture; Climate change and variability; Demography, Economy and security; Ethics, society and culture; Governance and institutions; Infrastructure; Politics; Technology; and Water resources. Part One describes the World Water Scenarios Project phases and the approach for the driver' s analysis. Part Two highlights some of the key aspects of the current situation in each driver's d...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Culture, Ethics, Infrastructure, Scenarios, Technology, Water governance, Water policy, Water supply

Five Stylized Scenarios
  • Five Stylized Scenarios
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • This report provides an initial exploration of long-range global water scenarios as a contribution to the fourth World Water Development Report (WWDR4). It offers qualitative summaries of possible futures as input to the deliberations of the Scenario Focus Group (SFG), the WWDR4's collective of decision-makers, modellers, and scenario and sectoral experts. The purpose is to open the discussion on the universe of possible trajectories of the world water system.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Scenarios, State of water resources, Water governance

Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Projections Report. Agricultural Water Use Projections in the Nile Basin 2030: Comparison with the Food for Thought (F4T) Scenarios

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Published in 2015