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Climate change and sustainable water management in Central Asia
  • Climate change and sustainable water management in Central Asia
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). May 2014
  • This working paper describes the results of research conducted in Central Asia. The research on Water and Adaptation Interventions in Central and West Asia combined field observations with satellite-based data and created models to demonstrate the impacts of climate change on the hydrology of the Aral Sea Basin. The paper is presented in three parts Assessing Climate Change; Impacts of Climate Change which explores these sub categories Glaciers, Glacial Lakes, Water Resources, Future water Availability in Syr Darya and Amu Darya Basins, Floods, Permafrost a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Arid zones, Climate change, Drylands, Floods, Glaciers, Hydrology, Lakes, State of water resources

Model Provisions on Transboundary Groundwaters
  • Model Provisions on Transboundary Groundwaters
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). February 2014
  • This document provides specific non-binding guidance for the implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) with regard to groundwater and facilitating the application of the principles of the Convention to transboundary groundwaters. The document comprises an introduction followed by nine model provisions, each accompanied by commentary. The Model Provisions reflect the current state of international water law with regard to transboundary groundwaters and also show, in the c...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Lakes, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water policy

Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes
  • Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). January 2014
  • This convention, which was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996, serves as a mechanism to strengthen international cooperation and national measures for the ecologically sound management and protection of transboundary surface waters and groundwaters. Furthermore, it provides an intergovernmental platform for the day-to-day development of transboundary cooperation. The Convention is open to all United Nations Member States. This document describes the amendments to the Convention with definitions of its structure and intentions in English, French an...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Lakes, Monitoring, Transboundary waters, Water conservation , Water cooperation, Water governance

The Global Opening of the 1992 Water Convention
  • The Global Opening of the 1992 Water Convention
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). October 2013
  • The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. This publication explains the obligations under the Water Convention and the way in which its institutional platform works, as well as the advantages for the States to become Party to the Water Convention. It also addresses the relationship between the Water Convention and the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of the International Watercourses. The publication...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Legal aspects, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water policy

Guide to Implementing the Water Convention
  • Guide to Implementing the Water Convention
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). September 2013
  • The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. It brings together almost all countries sharing transboundary waters in the pan-European region, and is expected to achieve broader participation with its global opening to all United Nations Member States. This Guide constitutes a commentary to the Convention's provisions, providing explanations of the legal, procedural, administrative, technical and practical aspects of the Convention's require...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Lakes, Legal aspects, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation

Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation
  • Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). September 2013
  • Published in the framework of the International Year of Water Cooperation, this publication brings together a broad range of water professionals and stakeholders to share their knowledge and experiences in water cooperation. The different chapters reflect the progress and challenges encountered in the fields of water management and cooperation around the world.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Capacity building, Climate change, Ecohydrology, Education, Financing, Floods, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Legal aspects, Livelihoods, Participation, Poverty reduction, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water cooperation, Water management, Water security, Wetlands

SEMEP good practices 1st collection. Bridging Cultures through Science for a Sustainable Environment
  • SEMEP good practices 1st collection. Bridging Cultures through Science for a Sustainable Environment
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 2012
  • The South Eastern Mediterranean Environment Project (SEMEP) is an interdisciplinary environmental education project primarily focusing on the South Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea region. The project promotes education for sustainable development through science and intercultural dialogue. This publication provides examples of good practices in education for bridging cultures and for sustainable development based on scientic methodology. Two of the best practices presented specifically focus on water-related issues: 1. A practice from Cyprus: Eut...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Mediterranean region
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Education, Lakes, Sustainable development, Water quality, Water supply

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands. Final Consultation Draft
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands. Final Consultation Draft
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). September 2012
  • This report responds to the following questions by presenting insights from experience from across the globe: What are the values and benefits associated with water and wetlands? What are the roles of wetlands in terms of providing water and wetland related ecosystem services and what are their values? What is the wider set of ecosystem system services that water and wetlands provide and what are their values? What needs to be done to improve the consideration of the values and benefits of water and wetland in policy developments and in practical decision mak...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Biodiversity, Ecohydrology, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Land degradation, Land management, Poverty reduction, Sustainable development, Tourism, Traditional knowledge, Valuation, Vulnerability, Water security, Wetlands

International Waters. Delivering Results
  • International Waters. Delivering Results
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). June 2012
  • This publication highlights UNDP-GEF International Waters portfolio results achieved across four UNDP-GEF programmes: Large Marine Ecosystems; Transboundary Lakes, rivers and Aquifers; Integrated Water resources and Coastal Area Management; and Global Programmes. A series of project case studies review delivery of results in the context of the GEF International Waters focal area's Results Indicator's framework. The publication also includes an overview of cumulative results delivery across the entire UNDP-GEF International Waters portfolio since 1991.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Coastal zones, Ecosystems, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Rivers, Transboundary waters

Strengthening Water Management and Transboundary Water Cooperation in Central Asia: the Role of UNECE Environmental Conventions
  • Strengthening Water Management and Transboundary Water Cooperation in Central Asia: the Role of UNECE Environmental Conventions
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). December 2011
  • This publication is intended to help experts and policymakers alike to better understand how the UNECE environmental conventions can contribute to the development of transboundary cooperation and more effective management of regional water resources in Central Asia. The publication presents these legal instruments together in a comprehensive way and focuses on the legal framework for inter-State cooperation on water as provided by UNECE multilateral environmental instruments. The publication goes further than explaining the principles and provisions of the UN...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Climate change, Dams, Development cooperation, Disaster prevention, Drinking water, Ecosystems, Floods, Groundwater, Lakes, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Sanitation, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water supply

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