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Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia
  • Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). September 2013
  • The Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia is the first effort led by the United Nations to catalogue and characterize transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Middle East. The Inventory follows a standardized structure, with 9 surface water chapters and 17 groundwater chapters that systematically address hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources development and use, international water agreements and transboundary water management efforts. The chapters cover all rivers and groundwater resources shared between and by Arab countries i...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Dams, Groundwater, Mountains, Transboundary waters, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand

Natural solutions for water security
  • Natural solutions for water security
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). May 2013
  • In view of the importance of water to sustainable development, and pressing problems with water availability and quality, the emphasis of this booklet is on how biodiversity provides us with solutions to meet water-related challenges. The booklet has been prepared for the International Day for Biological Biodiversity, which in 2013 focuses on water and biodiversity.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Disaster prevention, Ecosystems, Food security, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Mountains, Water cooperation, Water cycle, Water security, Wetlands

Women at the frontline of climate change. Gender risks and hopes
  • Women at the frontline of climate change. Gender risks and hopes
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2011
  • This publication presents an overview of central issues relevant to opportunities for adaptation - and also the risks that women are exposed to with climate change in mountain regions. Adaptation strategies as well as climate change impacts on the environment and water resources are especially analyzed.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Drought, Floods, Gender, Mountains, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

Mountain Forests in a Changing World. Realizing values, addressing challenges.
  • Mountain Forests in a Changing World. Realizing values, addressing challenges.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). December 2011
  • This publication is intended to raise awareness of the global importance and the need for sustainable management of mountain forests. Chapter 2 focuses on these valuable ecosystems and on their role and influence in both the quantity and quality of water supplies. Four specific cases are analyzed, including the following: - The forests of the Catskill Mountains, USA: Watershed for a megalopolis; - Ensuring the provision of environmental services from Selva de Florencia Natural National Park, Colombia; - Popa Mountain Park: An oasis on the dry plans of Myan...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Environment, Forests, Mountains, Sustainable development, Water quality

Highlands and Drylands. Mountains, a source of resilience in arid regions
  • Highlands and Drylands. Mountains, a source of resilience in arid regions
  • Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). December 2011
  • This publication aims at raising the awareness of the global role of dryland mountains by including these key ecosystems in important global processes such as in particular the UN High Level Panel on Sustainability (GSP), the Rio2012 Conference on Sustainable Development, and the forthcoming next biennium of the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) in 2013/2014. It also helps address the particularities of dryland mountains within the global process of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The publication is intended to (1) ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Drylands, Mountains, Sustainable development, Water management, Water scarcity

A Teaching resource kit for mountain countries: a creative approach to environmental education. Teacher's Manual
  • A Teaching resource kit for mountain countries: a creative approach to environmental education. Teacher's Manual
  • UNESCO- Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB). 2010
  • This manual is intended for secondary-school (and late primary-school) teachers and their pupils living in mountain ecosystems, where climate and environmental conditions are harsh, often varying between extremes, and which are subject to the problems of erosion. As an educational tool, the kit offers a practical and attractive way of helping teachers and their pupils towards a better understanding of the environmental problems of their region and to stimulate their quest for possible solutions. Chapter 3 focuses on the preservation of water resources.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Education, Environment, Mountains, Water cycle, Water management

High mountain glaciers and climate change. Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation
  • High mountain glaciers and climate change. Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2010
  • This report highlights the vulnerability and exposure of people to floods, droughts and eventually water shortages as a result of changes in the melting and freezing cycles linked with climate change and other pollution impacts. This report calls for accelerating research, monitoring and modelling of glaciers, snow and their role in water supplies. It outlines status and trends of high mountain glaciers in relation to climate change, identifies challenges and knowledge gaps, and finally makes recommendations for adaptation, research and policy.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Disasters, Drinking water, Floods, Glaciers, Infrastructure, Lakes, Livelihoods, Mountains, Vulnerability

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