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United Nations World Water Development Report 2015. Water for a Sustainable World
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 2015. Water for a Sustainable World
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2015
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 2015th edition illustrates the complex linkages between water and critical areas such as human health, food and energy security, urbanization, industrial gr...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Disasters, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Equity, Food security, Gender, Groundwater, Health, Hygiene, Industry, Information and data, Investments, Livelihoods, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Resilience, Sanitation, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water availability, Water conservation , Water demand, Water efficiency, Water governance, Water management, Water scarcity, Water supply

Public Participation and Water Resources Management: Where Do We Stand in International Law?
  • Public Participation and Water Resources Management: Where Do We Stand in International Law?
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). January 2015
  • The present publication collects the proceedings of the Conference'Public Participation and Water Resources Management: Where Do We Stand in International Law?' organized by the Platform for International Water Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva at the Palais des Nations on 13 December 2013. This Conference was organized in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) with the financial support of the Swiss Nations Fund for Scientific Research (SNF). The proceedings have been published by the UNESCO Internation...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Community participation, Conflicts, Energy, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Participation, Public policy, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water conservation , Water management

State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests. In brief
  • State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests. In brief
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2014
  • Executive summary of "State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests".
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Food security, Forests, Health, Investments, Livelihoods, Poverty, Rural areas, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge, Water conservation , Water security

State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests
  • State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2014
  • State of the World's Forests, which is published on a biennial basis, presents up-to-date information on key themes affecting the world's forests. This report addresses a crucial knowledge gap by bringing together and analysing data about the socioeconomic benefits of forests that has not been systematically examined before, through 4 chapters each providing a summary of key findings. The report acknowledges that forests also play a vital role in global climate change mitigation and contribute to soil and water conservation in many fragile ecosystems. The fir...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Food security, Forests, Health, Investments, Livelihoods, Poverty, Rural areas, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge, Water conservation , Water security

Adapting to climate change through land and water management in Eastern Africa. Results of pilot projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania
  • Adapting to climate change through land and water management in Eastern Africa. Results of pilot projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). May 2014
  • This publication aims at strengthening the capacity of farmers to adapt to climate change through land and water management among rural communities in three countries of Eastern Africa Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. It stresses the importance of investing in better soil health and water conservation. The analysis of the results from these pilot schemes identifies which technologies have proven to be better suited to particular regions. The publication is presented in two parts. Part 1 provides the framework consisting of the priority themes for climate chang...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Aquaculture, Capacity building, Climate change, Community participation, Drought, Drylands, Floods, Food security, Forests, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Land management, Livelihoods, Rainwater harvesting, Water conservation , Water management, Watersheds

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Summary for Policy Makers
  • Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Summary for Policy Makers
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). March 2014
  • This report considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation. The report consists of two volumes: Vol. 1 'Global and Sectoral aspects'; Vol. 2 'Regional aspects', as well as a cross chapter resource. Compared to previous reports, this report assesses a substantially larger knowledge base of relevant scientific, technical and socioeconomic literature. The chapters of the report assess risks and opportunities for societies, economies and...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Environment, Food security, Health, Livelihoods, Mitigation, Poverty, Resilience, Risk management, State of water resources, Water conservation

Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes
  • Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). January 2014
  • This convention, which was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996, serves as a mechanism to strengthen international cooperation and national measures for the ecologically sound management and protection of transboundary surface waters and groundwaters. Furthermore, it provides an intergovernmental platform for the day-to-day development of transboundary cooperation. The Convention is open to all United Nations Member States. This document describes the amendments to the Convention with definitions of its structure and intentions in English, French an...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Lakes, Monitoring, Transboundary waters, Water conservation , Water cooperation, Water governance

21 Issues for the 21st Century. Results of the UNEP Foresight Process on Emerging Environmental Issues
  • 21 Issues for the 21st Century. Results of the UNEP Foresight Process on Emerging Environmental Issues
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2012
  • The purpose of the UNEP Foresight Process is to produce, every two years, a careful and authoritative ranking of the most important emerging issues related to the global environment. The output of the UNEP Foresight Process is a ranked list of 21 emerging issues described in a way that reflects their linkages to the various dimensions of sustainable development. The issues relate to the major themes of the global environment, as well as important cross-cutting issues. The chapter on Freshwaters and Marine Issues addresses two main water-related issues: New In...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Biodiversity, Climate change, Energy, Environment, Sustainable development, Technology, Wastewater, Water conservation

Healthy wetlands, healthy people. A review of wetlands and human health interactions
  • Healthy wetlands, healthy people. A review of wetlands and human health interactions
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). February 2012
  • The purpose of this review report is to provide an accessible source of information to help improve understanding of the often complex inter-relationships between wetland ecosystems and human health and well being. The primary audience for this report is intended to be wetland conservation and wise use practitioners, from wetland managers at the site level to decision makers at national and international levels. The information in the report should help in facilitating dialogue between wetlands and human health professionals in their respective efforts to mai...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Health, Water conservation , Wetlands

Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Technology in the Transition to the Green Economy
  • Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Technology in the Transition to the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. The tools information briefs introduce the main challenges, opportunities and key facts related to each of the tools identified. The briefs also outline a set of practices and approaches for transitioning to the green economy as highlighted...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Green economy, Human resources, Markets, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sustainable development, Technology, Urbanization, Wastewater, Water conservation

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Published in 2015