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Coordination of Water Actions at the Country Level. A Report of the UN-Water Task Force on Country Level Coordination
  • Coordination of Water Actions at the Country Level. A Report of the UN-Water Task Force on Country Level Coordination
  • UN-Water. April 2014
  • This report analyses water related coordination mechanisms in 13 countries representing differing humanitarian and development situations and geographic locations. The information collected has been supplemented by selected case studies on coordination provided by UN-Water Members and Partners and an examination of the literature on coordination mechanisms of government for water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management. It includes an introduction by UN-Water which explains the scope, purpose and benefit of its work, a summary of ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Water cooperation, Water management, Water supply

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

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

Arab Region: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
  • Arab Region: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2013
  • This Atlas examines the environmental change that has taken place at more than 80 locations across the Arab region, using a combination of on-the-ground photographs, current and historical satellite images, with a narrative based on extensive scientific evidence. The progress each country is making towards achieving environmental sustainability as part of the Millennium Goals is also described and visually portrayed. The Atlas images serve to highlight the distinctive environmental circumstances and challenges faced in the Arab region, from limited freshwater...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Desalination, Deserts, Ecosystems, Groundwater, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Pollution, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water quality

Syria's Children: A lost generation? Crisis report March 2011-March 2013
  • Syria's Children: A lost generation? Crisis report March 2011-March 2013
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). March 2013
  • Two years into the conflict in Syria, children are paying the heaviest price. The affected population estimates made in late 2012 speak for themselves: of the 4 million affected people inside Syria, almost 2 million are children, and of the 2 million displaced, 800,000 are children. Basic infrastructure and public services are being systematically destroyed. Water availability is a third of what it was before the crisis. Children and women in shelters are more exposed to unsanitary conditions, including unsafe drinking water and a lack of water for personal h...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Children, Conflicts, Refugees, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups

Fresh Water for the future. A synopsis of UNEP activities in water
  • Fresh Water for the future. A synopsis of UNEP activities in water
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2012
  • This booklet presents UNEP's comparative advantages and its catalytic role in influencing other partners and UN agencies in meeting global water challenges. It highlights a few of the organisation's achievements and success stories over time as well as contemporary water challenges for further considerations along with partners as part of the international agenda. The cases presented illustrate UNEP's work at the global, regional, national, catchment and sub-catchment levels. Themes covered include water quality, restoring ecosystems, coping with climate chan...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Ecosystem services, Financing, Green economy, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water management, Watersheds

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

Keeping track of our changing environment. From Rio to Rio+20 (1992-2012)
  • Keeping track of our changing environment. From Rio to Rio+20 (1992-2012)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2011
  • This report provides a compilation of statistical data, numerically-based graphs and illustrative 'before and after' satellite images tracking environmental changes that have swept the planet over the last twenty years since decision-makers met at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. The report includes trends in natural hazards (floods, droughts, etc.) and in improved sanitation and drinking water coverage among others. The specific case of the Mesopotamian Marshlands is analysed.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Drought, Ecosystem services, Environment, Floods, Monitoring

Managing Change in the Marshlands: Iraq's Critical Challenge
  • Managing Change in the Marshlands: Iraq's Critical Challenge
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). August 2011
  • This report focuses on the importance of the Marshlands ecosystem services and the social, economic, and cultural benefits they provide to the Iraqi people. It shows the need to intensify the work being done for Marshlands revitalization and rehabilitation. This report is intended to provide guidance to the Iraqi Marshlands stakeholders as well as the international community, to help build consensus on the desired future for the Marshlands. The purpose of this paper is three-fold. Firstly, it aims to provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of the curren...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Environment, Poverty reduction, Water governance, Wetlands

UN-Habitat Country Activities Report 2011
  • UN-Habitat Country Activities Report 2011
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). April 2011
  • This report presents UN-Habitat's activities at global, inter-regional and national level. The report includes short summaries of each activity, the total project or programme cost, partner institutions, background, objectives, activities and results. Activities and results from water and sanitation programmes are presented, including the following programmes: the Water for Asian Cities Programme, the Mekong Region Water and Sanitation Programme (MEK-WATSAN), the Water and Sanitation for Cities in the Latin American and the Caribbean Regions Programme (WATSAN...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Informal settlements, Participation, Poverty, Sanitation, Urbanization, Utility services, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

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Published in 2015