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Factors Enabling Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation. A Global Analysis
  • Factors Enabling Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation. A Global Analysis
  • International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC). November 2014
  • This report outlines current theories about why international water cooperation occurs and subsequently matches these theories with the identified factors that lead to cooperative events. Section 1 provides an overview of the report and the theoretical background on cooperation over transboundary aquifers by describing the transboundary aquifers of the world, summarizing current theories of cooperative water resources management, and generally describing instances of cooperation and conflict over transboundary aquifers. Section 2 extrapolates enabling factors...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Groundwater, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water security

Application of Isotope Techniques for Assessing Nutrient Dynamics in River Basins
  • Application of Isotope Techniques for Assessing Nutrient Dynamics in River Basins
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). May 2013
  • This publication presents the application of isotope techniques as a powerful tool for evaluating the sources, pathways, transformation and fate of nutrients in river systems, focusing on nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon containing substances. This publication aims to serve water resource managers as a guidebook on the application of isotope techniques in nutrient assessment and management, but it is also expected to be a practical aid for other interested and concerned individuals and organizations.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Isotopes, River Basin Management, Water management, Water quality

(The) WHO e-atlas of disaster risk for the European Region. Volume 1. Exposure to natural hazards. Version 2.0
  • (The) WHO e-atlas of disaster risk for the European Region. Volume 1. Exposure to natural hazards. Version 2.0
  • World Health Organization (WHO). December 2011
  • This e-atlas models the distribution of five natural hazards - seismic activity, floods, landslides, heat-waves and winds - and populations' exposure to them in 32 countries of the European Region. It provides the baseline data and maps needed to assess where the potential for damage may be the greatest and to underpin the call for more resources to improve emergency preparedness, reduce the health risks to vulnerable populations and aid the emergency response. This information also supports the identification, planning and prioritization of areas for prevent...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Floods, Health, Risk management, Vulnerable groups

Small-scale water supplies in the pan-European region. Background, Challenges, Improvements
  • Small-scale water supplies in the pan-European region. Background, Challenges, Improvements
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), World Health Organization (WHO). April 2011
  • This document is intended for supporting decision-makers, such as policy-makers or regulators in the drinking-water sector, to appreciate better and address the particularities and characteristics of small-scale water supplies. It provides a range of background information, case studies and lessons learned, and gives ideas for addressing issues relating to small-scale water supplies in national programmes. Additionally, information on further reading as well as current international networking activities with respect to small-scale water supplies is provided.
  • Main themes: Community management, Drinking water, Health, Small-scale providers, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply, Water treatment

High mountain glaciers and climate change. Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation
  • High mountain glaciers and climate change. Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2010
  • This report highlights the vulnerability and exposure of people to floods, droughts and eventually water shortages as a result of changes in the melting and freezing cycles linked with climate change and other pollution impacts. This report calls for accelerating research, monitoring and modelling of glaciers, snow and their role in water supplies. It outlines status and trends of high mountain glaciers in relation to climate change, identifies challenges and knowledge gaps, and finally makes recommendations for adaptation, research and policy.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Disasters, Drinking water, Floods, Glaciers, Infrastructure, Lakes, Livelihoods, Mountains, Vulnerability

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