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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

Growing Greener Cities. First status report on urban and peri-urban horticulture in Africa
  • Growing Greener Cities. First status report on urban and peri-urban horticulture in Africa
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This report draws the attention of policymakers to urban and peri-urban horticulture (UPH), and how it can help to grow greener cities in Africa. Based on an Africa-wide survey and on case studies prepared by national experts, the report reviews the current state of UPH in countries across the continent, from Algeria to Zambia, and in cities from Nairobi to Dakar. It presents major findings, detailed profiles of urban and peri-urban horticulture in 22 countries and recommendations for the development of market gardens to serve Africa's rapidly growing urban p...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Green economy, Livelihoods, Markets, Public policy, Urban areas, Urbanization, Wastewater

Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel
  • Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2011
  • Summary of report'Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Arid zones, Climate change, Conflicts, Drought, Floods, Livelihoods, Migration, Vulnerability

Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel
  • Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2011
  • This joint study, involving four UN agencies, analyzes regional climate trends over the past 40 years and their implications for the availability of natural resources, livelihoods, migration and conflict in 17 West African countries. The study has two objectives: to analyze the historical climate trends in the region, identify hotspots and determine the potential implications for livelihoods which depend on natural resources; and to provide recommendations for improving conflict and migration sensitivity in adaptation planning, investments and policies across...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Arid zones, Climate change, Conflicts, Drought, Floods, Livelihoods, Migration, Vulnerability

Pathways to Progress. Transitioning to Country-Led Service Delivery Pathways to Meet Africa's Water Supply and Sanitation Targets
  • Pathways to Progress. Transitioning to Country-Led Service Delivery Pathways to Meet Africa's Water Supply and Sanitation Targets
  • African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2011
  • This document is the regional synthesis of the 32 country status overviews which collectively account for 95 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa's population and over 90 percent of GDP. The report highlights the most important trends, challenges, and proposed actions for achieving improved water supply and sanitation services across Sub-Saharan Africa. The opportunities for progress are identified based on: 1. Understanding trends: The report analyzes regional performance, the relative progress of individual countries, and progress of groups of countries classified...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Financing, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Africa Water Atlas
  • Africa Water Atlas
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2010
  • This Atlas is a visual account of Africa's endowment and use of water resources, revealed through 224 maps and 104 satellite images as well as some 500 graphics and hundreds of photos. It gathers information about water in Africa and its role in the economy and development, health, food security, transboundary cooperation, capacity building and environmental change. The Atlas starts with a special feature that focuses on the often two-sided nature of water issues in Africa: surplus and scarcity, under-developed and overexploited and challenges and opportuniti...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Dams, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Food security, Gender, Groundwater, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, River Basin Management, Rural areas, Sanitation, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water allocation, Water availability, Water balance, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water supply, Watersheds, Wetlands

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Published in 2015