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Global Agenda 2013: Water, Energy, and the Arab Awakening
  • Global Agenda 2013: Water, Energy, and the Arab Awakening
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). October 2014
  • This report examines water resource conflicts in the context of the Arab Spring. It contains comments and papers on: the state of water and politics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; the water-energy nexus and climate change; sectarianism and Middle Easter geopolitics; and nuclear non-proliferation. Among issues addressed is the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea canal, which would be designed to rehabilitate parts of the Jordan River Basin as well as the relationship between energy and food demand and water supply.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Energy, Ethics, Food security, Public policy, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Water management, Water security, Water supply

(The) Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue. Papers for the InterAction Council, 2011-2012
  • (The) Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue. Papers for the InterAction Council, 2011-2012
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). September 2012
  • With views from water experts around the globe and insightful reactions from members of the InterAction Council, this volume speaks to the urgent needs and challenges ahead for addressing the global water crisis and contributes informed perspectives to the emerging global dialogue on achieving water security.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Ecosystem services, Energy, Ethics, Gender, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Legal aspects, Migration, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, Poverty, Sanitation, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water governance, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security

(The) Dynamics of Global Water Futures. Driving Forces 2011-2050
  • (The) Dynamics of Global Water Futures. Driving Forces 2011-2050
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • This report presents a summary of an analysis of the evolution of 10 major external forces ('drivers') that have direct and indirect consequences for water managers, including: Agriculture; Climate change and variability; Demography, Economy and security; Ethics, society and culture; Governance and institutions; Infrastructure; Politics; Technology; and Water resources. Part One describes the World Water Scenarios Project phases and the approach for the driver' s analysis. Part Two highlights some of the key aspects of the current situation in each driver's d...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Culture, Ethics, Infrastructure, Scenarios, Technology, Water governance, Water policy, Water supply

Water history for our times
  • Water history for our times
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). August 2011
  • This essay presents a summary of the key developments in the history of water and civilization. It delivers a first attempt to systematize how this wealth of knowledge and practices developed across the globe on time, and why certain strands of it spread over time, geographical and cultural space.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ethics, Traditional knowledge, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water history, Water management, Water policy

Water Ethics and Water Resource Management
  • Water Ethics and Water Resource Management
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). May 2011
  • This report examines ethical issues associated with water resource utilization and management, including its uses in energy and other domains. The report, prepared under the "Ethics and Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific" (ECCAP) project, presents different case studies highlighting different ethical issues associated with water resource utilization and management. The report systematically discusses how water ethics can make a difference to water related practices and provides a cross-cultural review of the issues. Policy options are discussed with some ...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Conflicts, Corruption, Culture, Ethics, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrity, Pollution, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water policy

Training manual on water integrity
  • Training manual on water integrity
  • Cap-Net, UNDP Water Governance Facility, Water Integrity Network (WIN), WaterNet. April 2011
  • This training manual is developed to assist capacity builders in developing training and educational programmes on water integrity and how it can be promoted and worked with in more practical ways. The primary objectives of the training are to provide: (1) Conceptual grounding in the area of integrity, accountability and anti-corruption in water, its drivers and impacts on water as well as on poverty reduction and sustainable development; (2) An overview of tools and methodologies to promote water integrity, transparency and accountability and their applicabi...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Corruption, Ethics, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Integrity, Legal aspects, Water governance

Promoting Transparency, Integrity and Accountability in the Water and Sanitation Sector in Uganda
  • Promoting Transparency, Integrity and Accountability in the Water and Sanitation Sector in Uganda
  • Water Integrity Network (WIN), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2010
  • This note describes the key ingredients to putting in place a nationwide good governance action plan in Uganda's water sector, the challenges to be overcome and lessons learned to date. The implications for practice are discussed from the perspectives of policy makers, regulators and ombudsmen, development partners, water service providers and civil society actors. This provides guidance for the replication of best practice by stakeholders in other countries and sectors.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Corruption, Ethics, Sanitation, Water governance, Water services, Water supply

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