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Innovations for Water and Development
  • Innovations for Water and Development
  • UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. February 2015
  • This booklet contains 50 innovative solutions in the field of water and development. The innovations were created with their global partnership network to develop, implement and validate novel solutions that ultimately aim to improve the quality of life on the planet. Innovations are often of a technological nature, but their adoption also has social, economic, environmental, governance, institutional and political dimensions. The research-based innovations originate from the six research themes of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Aquaculture, Arid zones, Coastal zones, Desalination, Drought, Floods, Hygiene, Infrastructure, Irrigation, Monitoring, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Technology, Urban areas, Utility services, Water management, Water supply, Water treatment

United Nations World Water Development Report 2014. Water and Energy. Volume 1 and 2
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 2014. Water and Energy. Volume 1 and 2
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2014
  • The 5th edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR 2014) examines the close interdependency between water and energy. The report demonstrates how water and energy are closely interconnected, the choices and actions made in one domain greatly affecting the other; it addresses a wide range of key issues, including agriculture, cities, industry, infrastructure and the environment. Volume 1 provides a comprehensive overview of major and emerging trends from around the world, with examples of how some of the trend-related challenges have be...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Behaviour change, Capacity building, Climate change, Conflicts, Dams, Desalination, Drinking water, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Food security, Green economy, Industry, Information and data, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), State of water resources, Technology, Urban areas, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water efficiency, Water policy, Water scarcity

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

Water Governance in the Arab Region. Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future
  • Water Governance in the Arab Region. Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). November 2013
  • This report addresses the issue of water governance in the Arab Region in a context of water scarcity. Chapter 1 reviews the state of water resources in the Arab region, the threats to these resources and the impact of diminishing water sustainability. Chapter 2 addresses major water governance challenges in the Arab region. It emphasizes policy choices and relevant interests. Chapter 3 discusses three main issues: water security, the ultimate goal in efforts to achieve sustainable development; effective water governance, the way forward in achieving water se...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Desalination, Energy, Financing, Food security, Groundwater, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Valuation, Vulnerability, Wastewater, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity, Water security

Renewable Energy Desalination. An Emerging Solution to Close the Water Gap in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Renewable Energy Desalination. An Emerging Solution to Close the Water Gap in the Middle East and North Africa
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. September 2012
  • This study aims at assessing the viability of desalination to close the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region's growing water gap, including associated technological, economic, and environmental implications. After an introduction to the volume, Chapter 2 assesses current and future water availability and water demand. Chapter 3 draws on the findings and methodology of the 2030 Water Resources Group study "Charting Our Water Future" (2009) to identify the potential mix of technical measures to close the supply-demand gap for the MENA Region as a whole an...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Desalination, Energy, Environment, Pollution, Technology, Water availability, Water demand

Safe drinking-water from desalination
  • Safe drinking-water from desalination
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2011
  • This document aims to highlight the principal health risks related to different desalination processes and provide guidance on appropriate risk assessment and risk management procedures in order to ensure the safety of desalinated drinking-water. The document introduces the concept of water safety plans (WSPs) for desalination systems, provides an overview of potential hazards in source water and describes microbial and chemical risks and other key issues associated with treatment, remineralization, storage and distribution. The document will be of use to hea...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Desalination, Drinking water, Health, Microbiology, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water treatment

Technologies and Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector
  • Technologies and Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2011
  • This guidebook aims to provide expert information on the technologies most relevant for climate change adaptation in the water sector in developing countries. It is meant to be a practical tool for use by a broad range of stakeholders, including those in governmental agencies, water utilities, community water boards, non-governmental organizations, and private sector companies. The guidebook first reviews the projected impacts of climate change on the water sector. It then addresses the role of adaptation in the water sector and six typologies under which ava...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Community participation, Desalination, Drought, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Rainwater harvesting, Recycling, Technology, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply, Water treatment

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