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Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins: Lessons Learned and Good Practices
  • Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins: Lessons Learned and Good Practices
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). April 2015
  • This publication compiles, analyses and disseminates experiences, and thereby demonstrates and illustrates important steps and lessons learned as well as good practices to take into account when developing a climate change adaptation strategy for water management in the basin or transboundary context. It includes lessons learned and good practices mainly from the programme of pilot projects under the implemented since 2010 by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in cooperation with partner as well as from the UNECE/International Network of Ba...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Awareness raising, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Ecosystems, Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Legal aspects, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Practices and habits , Public policy, River Basin Management, Scenarios, Technology, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water allocation, Water cooperation, Water cycle, Water management, Water quality

Integrated Water Resources Management in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. European Union Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues progress report 2013
  • Integrated Water Resources Management in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. European Union Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues progress report 2013
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). May 2014
  • This publication gives an overview of implementation of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) principles and water sector reforms in the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The report is structured in accordance with key IWRM principles and it describes the efforts to create institutional and legal frameworks and implement IWRM principles in these countries. It also details the contribution of National Policy Dialogues (NPDs) to this process, and provides conclusions and recommendations for the further development of the NPDs on ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Ecosystems, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Participation, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Water governance, Water policy

Strengthening the financial system for water in Mexico: From a conceptual framework to the formulation of pilot initiatives
  • Strengthening the financial system for water in Mexico: From a conceptual framework to the formulation of pilot initiatives
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). April 2014
  • This report outlines the proposal for the development of Mexico's Financial System for Water (Sistema de Financiamiento del Agua or SFA). Funded by the Spanish Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (SFLAC) and the World Bank's Water Partnership Program (WPP), the report examines the SFA through basic concepts and its current legal framework, while offering suggestions on the existing instruments and mechanisms that could provide access to various sources of financial resources towards the water sector.
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Disasters, Economic instruments, Financing, Legal aspects, Markets, Risk management, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water services

Towards Integrated Water Resources Management. International experience in development of river basin organisations
  • Towards Integrated Water Resources Management. International experience in development of river basin organisations
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2014
  • This report looks at the development of River Basin Organisations (RBOs) in terms of availability of data, logical demarcation, adequate organisational design, clear mandates, stakeholder participation and transparent decision-making, integrated planning systems and capacity building amongst others. It contains five central chapters including a background on IWRM, Justification for river Basin Management through River Basin Organisations, Types of River Basin Organisations, Decentralisation and Subsidiarity and Development of River Basin Organisations.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Cost recovery, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Participation, River Basin Management, Rivers

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

Do pro-poor policies increase water coverage? An analysis of service delivery in Kampala's informal settlements
  • Do pro-poor policies increase water coverage? An analysis of service delivery in Kampala's informal settlements
  • National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC) of Uganda, World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). January 2014
  • This study examines the extent to which the national public water authority responsible for service delivery in Uganda's towns and cities - National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) - has been implementing a raft of policies explicitly focused on improving delivery of services to the urban poor. The study assesses the impact of pro-poor measures implemented by NWSC in Kampala since 2004, identifies the key factors that affected the outcomes of these policies and strategies, proposes areas for improvement, and identifies lessons that can be learned and sh...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Drinking water, Informal settlements, Legal aspects, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water management, Water policy, Water services, Water supply

On-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture
  • On-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2013
  • This technical paper reviews the current status of on-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture. It contains a) ten case studies on feeding and feed management practices carried out in seven selected countries of Asia (i.e., Bangladesh, China, India, Thailand, Viet Nam) and Africa (i.e., Egypt, Ghana) for eight species belonging to four major farmed species of freshwater finfish and shellfish: shrimp and prawns, Nile tilapia, striped catfish and Indian major carps; b) an analysis of the findings of these ten case studies and a case study for Indian majo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Legal aspects, Sustainable development

The Pacific Experience in Developing Policy and Legislation on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
  • The Pacific Experience in Developing Policy and Legislation on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). 2013
  • The purpose of this study is to contribute to the process towards developing the Pacific integrated regional strategy for disaster risk management and climate change by 2015, and the global consultations for a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. It also aims to contribute to the discussions held at the 2013 Joint Meeting of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management and the Pacific Climate Change Round Table. The study explores the drivers and process to develop Joint National Action Plans on Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change, pr...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Disasters, Emergency situations, Legal aspects, Post-2015 agenda, Risk management

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

Guide to Public Participation under the Protocol on Water and Health
  • Guide to Public Participation under the Protocol on Water and Health
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2013
  • This guide offers explanations of legal obligations with regard to public participation and access to information under the Protocol on Water and Health and other international frameworks. It can be used as a tool to help improve the planning and carrying out of the public-participation process. It contains recommendations and examples to support Parties and members of the public to better assert their rights and fulfil their obligations in organizing or taking part in the public-participation process.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Health, Legal aspects, Participation, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation

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