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Water and the Rural Poor - Interventions for improving livelihoods in Asia
  • Water and the Rural Poor - Interventions for improving livelihoods in Asia
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). November 2014
  • This study aims to understand the water and poverty linkages in rural Asia in order to provide guidance for policies and investments in innovative water interventions and to mobilize government and civil society support. Through mapping the links between poverty and water, this study contributes to identifying those rural households that will benefit most from water interventions and those where water interventions will not have significant impacts on poverty levels. Chapter 2 presents the overall trends and transformations in water, poverty and agriculture i...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Children, Climate change, Community management, Gender, Groundwater, Investments, Irrigation, Livelihoods, Livestock, Poverty, Rural areas, Sustainable development, Vulnerability, Water demand, Water management, Water supply

Water Balance. Achieving Sustainable Development through a Water Assessment and Management Plan. The Case of Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
  • Water Balance. Achieving Sustainable Development through a Water Assessment and Management Plan. The Case of Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). September 2014
  • This report provides the guidance, methods, data, and analyses needed to assess water availability and needs in micro watersheds. It shows how to prepare short-, medium-, and long-term water investment and management plans on the basis of volume of surface and groundwater within a watershed and the needs of agriculture, people, and livestock. It also offers a practical approach based on real-life assessments that have helped planners decide on investments to develop and manage water. While emphasizing the need for assessing precise water availability and its ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Dams, Groundwater, Information and data, Investments, Livelihoods, Livestock, Monitoring, Sustainable development, Water availability, Water balance, Water demand, Water management, Water planning, Watersheds

Prototype Global Sustainable Development Report
  • Prototype Global Sustainable Development Report
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2014
  • The present prototype global sustainable development report is the result of a collaborative effort of more than two thousand scientists and 50 staff from 20 UN entities from all world regions. The report illustrates a range of potential content and discusses potential overall directions for the Global Sustainable Development Report. The report maps sustainable development assessments and related processes, and identifies key remaining challenges to eliminate poverty and hunger; to feed, nurture, house, educate and employ the global population; to ensure peac...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Education, Energy, Investments, Land management, Livestock, Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Scenarios, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Technology

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

Integrated Environmental Assessment of Agricultural and Farming Production Systems in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)
  • Integrated Environmental Assessment of Agricultural and Farming Production Systems in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). January 2013
  • This study aims at performing an integrated environmental assessment of agricultural and farming production systems located in the Toledo River Basin (Paraná State, Brazil). Water, material, energy, and money resources invested in supporting such production systems were evaluated with the final goal of calculating a large set of multi-criteria indicators useful to describe the environmental performance and sustainability of the production systems at farm and basin level. Finally, three alternative scenarios are drawn to explore the sustainable use of resource...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Environment, Livestock, Rivers, Water footprint

Animal waste, water quality and human health
  • Animal waste, water quality and human health
  • World Health Organization (WHO). October 2012
  • This book collects relevant information, in connection with five different pathogens, on the scope of domestic animal and bird faeces discharged into the environment, the fate and transport of the faecal wastes (and the pathogens they may contain) that have been discharged into the environment, human exposure to the faecal wastes, potential health effects associated with those exposures and interventions that will limit human exposures to livestock waste. It also addresses the monitoring, detection and management related to these phenomena.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Livestock, Microbiology, Pollution, Risk management, Water quality

Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration
  • Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration
  • Alliance for the University for Peace, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). August 2012
  • This publications includes a collection of papers presented at the Symposium "Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration" held on 21 September 2011 in The Hague, the Netherlands. It also provides a summary of the conclusions and recommendations of the symposium.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Legal aspects, Livestock, Migration, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

World Livestock 2011. Livestock in food security
  • World Livestock 2011. Livestock in food security
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). December 2011
  • Feeding the world's poor is one of the most pressing challenges of the present day, as human populations grow and put increasing strain on natural resources. This report expands the 2009 State of Food and Agriculture (FAO 2009) and tells the story of livestock and food security from three perspectives. The first section of the report presents a global overview, examining the role that livestock play in various dimensions of food security. It describes the place of livestock products in human nutrition, the contribution of livestock to the world food supply an...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Livestock, Poverty, Sanitation, Water supply

Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Farming Systems Report. Synthesis of the Country Reports at the level of the Nile Basin
  • Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Farming Systems Report. Synthesis of the Country Reports at the level of the Nile Basin
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2011
  • This report is part of a set of information products which contains a series of reports, manuals and posters intended to strengthen the ability of the governments of the ten Nile countries to take informed decisions with regard to water resources policy and management in the Nile Basin. This report provides a synthesis of the Country Reports at the level of the Nile Basin. Additional products (manuals, posters, etc.) can be found at: http://www.fao.org/nr/water/faonile/products/index.html
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Livestock, River Basin Management, Water demand, Water governance, Water management

(The) green, blue and grey water footprint of farm animals and animal products. Volume 1: Main report
  • (The) green, blue and grey water footprint of farm animals and animal products. Volume 1: Main report
  • UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. December 2010
  • This study provides a comprehensive account of the global green, blue and grey water footprints of different sorts of farm animals and animal products, distinguishing between different production systems and considering the conditions in all countries of the world separately. The following animal categories were considered: beef cattle, dairy cattle, pig, sheep, goat, broiler chicken, layer chicken and horses.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Livestock, Wastewater, Water footprint

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