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Reader on Water and Energy
  • Reader on Water and Energy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2014
  • This reader provides a selection of basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on water and energy issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Energy, Green economy, Water efficiency, Water security

Information brief on Water and Energy Sustainability
  • Information brief on Water and Energy Sustainability
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2014
  • For the purpose of the 2014 International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference and in preparation for World Water Day 2014 focusing on 'Water and Energy', the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools. This brief looks at how success in economic growth requires harnessing the potential of ecosystems to satisfy the demands of water and energy. It investigates managing the environmental impacts of water and energy, some environmental effects of water and energy, ma...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Economic instruments, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Risk management, Sustainable development, Water policy, Water supply

Information brief on Securing Access to Water and Energy
  • Information brief on Securing Access to Water and Energy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2014
  • For the purpose of the 2014 International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference and in preparation for World Water Day 2014 focusing on 'Water and Energy', the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools. This brief looks at access to water and energy as a precondition to economic progress and poverty alleviation. It discusses the two resources independently, but also looks at their reliance on each other. There is an exploration of the challenges faced in securing ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Economic instruments, Energy, Human right to water and sanitation, Poverty, Sustainable development, Water policy, Water security, Water supply

Information brief on Water and Energy efficiency
  • Information brief on Water and Energy efficiency
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2014
  • For the purpose of the 2014 International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference and in preparation for World Water Day 2014 focusing on 'Water and Energy', the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools. This brief looks at how improving efficiency from both supply and demand sides would allow countries to reduce resource scarcity and maximize the benefits provided by existing water and energy infrastructure. It looks at the challenges faced, how to enable efficien...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Energy, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Water demand, Water efficiency, Water loss, Water management, Water policy, Water supply

Information brief on Water and Energy
  • Information brief on Water and Energy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2014
  • For the purpose of the 2014 International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference and in preparation for World Water Day 2014 focusing on 'Water and Energy', the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools. This brief looks at the inter-linkages between and necessity of both water and energy in lifting developing countries out of poverty, as well as the pressure of developed countries that continue to grow and increase demand in both these resources. It discusses the ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Development cooperation, Energy, Poverty, Water demand, Water security, Water supply

Multiple uses of water services in large irrigation systems. Auditing and planning modernization. The MASSMUS Approach
  • Multiple uses of water services in large irrigation systems. Auditing and planning modernization. The MASSMUS Approach
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2013
  • This publication is a detailed account of the Mapping Systems and Services for Multiple Uses of Water Services (MASSMUS) methodology as a special module that addresses multiple uses of water. It is part of Mapping Systems and Services for Canal Operation Techniques (MASSCOTE), developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). They are presented to those wishing to understand the MUS concept and wanting to carry out specific assessments on water use in their own systems.
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Auditing, Drinking water, Energy, Floods, Industry, Irrigation, Livestock, Recreation, Shipping, Tourism, Urban areas, Water demand, Water management, Water planning, Water services, Water supply

Research priorities on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. Responding to the climate change challenge
  • Research priorities on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. Responding to the climate change challenge
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • Climate variability and change affect virtually all physical, biological and human systems on the planet. A major challenge of the research community is to provide relevant information to policymakers on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation in the context of a changing climate and to do so in a coherent and coordinated way. This report consists of 33 topics presented in three sections: Information to Support Policymaker Decisions, Systems and Regions and Emerging Topics. Each of the 33 topics includes a description of why the research is needed, followed by ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Energy, Participation, Vulnerability

Tool Kit on Gender Equality Results and Indicators
  • Tool Kit on Gender Equality Results and Indicators
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). December 2013
  • This tool kit aims to assist development practitioners to ensure that gender perspectives are incorporated into development initiatives, and to monitor and evaluate gender equality results. It presents a menu of gender equality outcomes, results, and indicators that may be selected or adapted by users. While the tool kit focuses primarily on the sectors and strategic priorities of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Australia's aid program, it is designed for a wider audience of development policy makers, planners, implementers, and evaluators. The tool kit ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Energy, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

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

Third Hashimoto Action Plan
  • Third Hashimoto Action Plan
  • United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Sanitation (UNSGAB). October 2013
  • The Third Hashimoto Action Plan (HAPIII) outlines UNSGAB's 2013-2015 strategy for shaping global water and sanitation policy. The Plan calls for a final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on water and sanitation, noting that the sanitation target is among the most off-track, and advocates for including water and sanitation objectives in the post-2015 development agenda.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Financing, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation

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Published in 2014