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Innovative ways for a sustainable use of drylands
  • Innovative ways for a sustainable use of drylands
  • UNESCO- Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB), United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). 2014
  • This study challenges the idea that dryland areas over the world are often considered as 'wastelands' as they are characterized through their scarce water resources, poor organic soils, low biological productivity, and extreme climatic conditions. Scientists from ten countries - Belgium, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Pakistan and Tunisia - studied dryland ecosystems from a research, environmental conservation and sustainable development perspective and detail 9 case studies from 9 of these countries -excludi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Arid zones, Community participation, Drylands, Ecosystems, Groundwater, Livelihoods, Perceptions, Sustainable development, Technology, Water scarcity, Water supply, Watersheds

Drylands. Sustaining Livelihoods and Conserving Ecosystem Services
  • Drylands. Sustaining Livelihoods and Conserving Ecosystem Services
  • UNESCO- Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB), United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). June 2014
  • This policy brief looks at the Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD) project which began with a first phase running from 2003-2007, and a second phase from 2009 until 2013. The second phase of the project built on the successes of the first phase and focused on the following points included in the policy brief: the improvement of dryland agriculture and the rehabilitation of degraded lands; the promotion of sustainable livelihoods, and the development of policy-relevant guidelines for future land use. The brief uses multi-partner resea...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Arid zones, Drylands, Investments, Land degradation, Land management, Livelihoods

From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions
  • From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2014
  • This publication showcases a compilation of project briefs culled from case studies of good practices, new approaches, and working models on sanitation and wastewater management from different countries in Asia and the Pacific. This compilation of good practices and working models intends to show that sustainable sanitation is possible, and aims to inspire replication, institutionalization of sanitation both in policy and practice, and scaling up of investments. Cases analyzed demonstrate solution options from which useful lessons can be derived and are prese...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Coastal zones, Community participation, Energy, Financing, Groundwater, Human rights, Hygiene, Pollution, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Recycling, Rural areas, Sanitation, Slums, Technology, Tourism, Wastewater, Water treatment

Natural disasters in the Middle East and North Africa : a regional overview
  • Natural disasters in the Middle East and North Africa : a regional overview
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • This report focuses on the challenges of disaster risk in the Middle East and North African (MNA) region. It provides critical feedback to Governments and partners on efforts and processes required to make the region disaster resilient. It focuses on the human impact in the region of both floods and droughts, the consequences and suggested methods of disaster response. The overview analyses in depth the sources of vulnerability to natural hazards in the region, such as water scarcity, increasing climate variability and a fast growing population.
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Emergency situations, Environment, Financing, Floods, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

Water Education for Sustainable Development. A Global Synthesis
  • Water Education for Sustainable Development. A Global Synthesis
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). February 2012
  • This report introduces UNESCO's Water Education programme, an IHP initiative focused on "an integrated understanding of biological and hydrological processes at a catchment's scale in order to create a scientific basis for a new, cost-effective and systemic approach to the sustainable management of freshwater resources". The report identifies examples of best practices on water education in the region at all educational levels; analyzes examples of best practices to identify barriers and opportunities; proposes recommendations to enable effective water educat...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Education, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Sustainable development, Water management

Caspian Sea. State of the Environment 2011
  • Caspian Sea. State of the Environment 2011
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2012
  • The Caspian Sea, surrounded by five coastal countries - the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Turkmenistan - is the largest land-locked water body on Earth. This report summarizes the findings of different environmental assessments of the Caspian Sea and includes existing updated figures. It is based on the latest information on policy and legislative measures, institutional set-up, stakeholder engagement, future challenges and barriers to the improvement of the state of the environmen...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Environment, Land degradation, Participation, Transboundary waters, Water quality

Managing the growing impacts of development on fragile coastal and marine ecosystems: Lessons from the Gulf
  • Managing the growing impacts of development on fragile coastal and marine ecosystems: Lessons from the Gulf
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). November 2011
  • The eight countries surrounding the Gulf (referred to as both the Persian and Arabian Gulf) - Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates - share a valuable marine ecosystem that now risks becoming seriously degraded by a number of anthropogenic impacts. This policy report highlights the greatest environmental threats facing the Gulf region and offers advice to managers and decision makers on how to avoid or mitigate the impacts of coastal development and improve environmental management.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Middle-East
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Climate change, Coastal zones, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Pollution, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water governance, Water quality

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