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Wetlands and Ecosystem Services
  • Wetlands and Ecosystem Services
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). February 2015
  • These press briefs focus on the value of wetlands, as well as the role of wetlands in relation to: ecosystem services; meeting the challenges of the future; the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. After each briefs important links are provided.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Valuation, Wetlands

Handbook for Disaster Assessment
  • Handbook for Disaster Assessment
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). April 2014
  • The Handbook is a guide to pre and post disaster response management. Chapter 10 examines the implications for Water and Sanitation in 5 sections, first providing some general considerations. It then presents the procedures for estimating damage to water and sanitation systems through information on national institutions and information on each system of the sector in the affected territory. Part 3 'Estimating damage to drinking water and sanitary sewer systems, solid waste collection and disposal and flood control structures' contains 4 categorical considera...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Environment, Floods, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Mitigation, Sanitation, Tourism, Transport, Valuation, Water security

System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012 Central Framework
  • System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012 Central Framework
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations (UN), World Bank. March 2014
  • This document provides a statistical framework consisting of a comprehensive set of tables and accounts, which guides the compilation of consistent and comparable statistics and indicators for policy making, analysis and research. It is a multipurpose conceptual framework for understanding the interaction between the environment and the economy. By providing internationally agreed concepts and definitions on environmental-economic accounting, it is an invaluable tool for compiling integrated statistics, deriving coherent and comparable indicators and measurin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Energy, Environment, Information and data, State of water resources, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Valuation, Water supply

Guidance manual on value transfer methods for ecosystem services
  • Guidance manual on value transfer methods for ecosystem services
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • The purpose of this guidance manual is to show how the value of ecosystem services can be estimated and incorporated into decision making. Specifically, it is designed to help a broad audience of conservation managers, government officials, private sector managers, NGOs, and statisticians to understand the available information on the values of ecosystem services and how this information can be transferred to inform the decisions that they make. The specific objective of the manual is to explain how the method of value transfer can be used to provide such inf...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Valuation

Targeted Scenario Analysis. A new approach to capturing and presenting ecosystem service values for decision making
  • Targeted Scenario Analysis. A new approach to capturing and presenting ecosystem service values for decision making
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). December 2013
  • This guidebook provides a step-by-step introduction to Targeted Scenario Analysis (TSA), an analytical approach developed by UNDP that captures and presents the value of ecosystem services within decision making, to help make the business case for sustainable policy and investment choices. The intended audience for this guidebook is prospective analysts from government technical staff to expert practitioners in a consultancy firm to researchers in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities or government think tanks who want to make a clear and co...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Scenarios, Sustainable development, Valuation

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

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

System of Environmental Economic Accounting for Water (SEEA-Water)
  • System of Environmental Economic Accounting for Water (SEEA-Water)
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Statistics Division. August 2012
  • To support implementation of environmental-economic accounts, the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEA-Water), a SEEA sub-system, provides compilers and analysts with agreed concepts, definitions, classifications, tables, and accounts for water and water-related emission accounts. SEEA-Water is fully coherent with the broader SEEA. It elaborates and expands the guidance on accounting in the International Recommendations for Water Statistics (IRWS). UNSD coordinated the preparation of SEEA-Water in collaboration with the London Group on En...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Human right to water and sanitation, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Monitoring, Pollution, Tariffs, Valuation, Water management, Water quality, Water supply, Water treatment

Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk. WWDR 4 Executive Summary
  • Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk. WWDR 4 Executive Summary
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). August 2012
  • Executive summary of the United Nations World Water Development Report 4.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Capacity building, Desertification, Disasters, Ecosystems, Energy, Financing, Gender, Health, Industry, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Investments, Risk management, Valuation, Vulnerability, Water allocation, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality

Green Accounting and Data Improvement for Water Resources
  • Green Accounting and Data Improvement for Water Resources
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). August 2012
  • This paper outlines key initiatives of different agencies, including the initiatives of the United Nations (UN) System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEAW) and Eurostat, the recent efforts of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) or that of the European Environment Agency (EEA), to incorporate water-related indicators into wider systems of environmental accounting, as a step towards raising the profile of water's role in economic and environmental policy-making.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Environment, Green economy, Information and data, Monitoring, Valuation

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Published in 2015