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Natural resources. Status and trends towards a regional development agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Natural resources. Status and trends towards a regional development agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). December 2013
  • This report makes recommendations on natural resources management in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chapter III deals with the Public Policies for the Development of the Hydroelectric Power and Water and Sanitation Services Sectors in Countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). While the region has abundant water, its distribution is unequal and water management will be key as the region adapts to climate change. The paper presents the case for incorporating renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, in order to maint...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Drinking water, Economic impact, Energy, Equity, Investments, Mining, Oil industry, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water efficiency, Water management, Water supply

Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research
  • Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research
  • Pacific Institute, United Nations Global Compact. August 2012
  • This publication summarizes initial research to understand and elucidate international and national legal trends relate to the human right to water and sanitation (HRWS), illustrating some of the current challenges businesses face in respecting this right, as well as the perspectives of potentially-affected communities, and lastly identifying areas of potential synergy with companies existing water stewardship efforts. The report is divided into 7 sections. Section A introduces the report. Section B outlines key developments in the broader business and human...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Community participation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Gender, Human right to water and sanitation, Human rights, Legal aspects, Mining, Oil industry, Participation, Pollution, Water management, Water policy

Governance of the subsurface and groundwater frontier
  • Governance of the subsurface and groundwater frontier
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP), World Bank. June 2012
  • This Thematic Paper focuses on the conventional and non conventional use of aquifers, encroachment into the subsurface space and the evolution of groundwater "frontiers" to the extent that they impact aquifers and pose new challenges for groundwater governance. Some uses of underground space, such as mining, are not new, but the scale and intensity of mining activity and the environmental consequence of groundwater recovery in abandoned mines are such that groundwater legislation is having to "catch up". The same applies to the controversial use of hydrofract...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Mining, Oil industry, Pollution, Water governance

Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland. Executive Summary
  • Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland. Executive Summary
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2011
  • Executive summary of report 'Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Environment, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Oil industry, Pollution, Sustainable development, Water quality

Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland
  • Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2011
  • Ogoniland has been the site of oil industry operations since the late 1950s. Ogoniland has a tragic history of pollution from oil spills and oil well fires, although no systematic scientific information has been available about the ensuing contamination. The Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland covers contaminated land, groundwater, surface water, sediment, vegetation, air pollution, public health, industry practices and institutional issues. This report represents the best available understanding of what has happened to the environment of Ogoniland - and th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Environment, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Oil industry, Pollution, Sustainable development, Water quality

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