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Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins: Lessons Learned and Good Practices
  • Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins: Lessons Learned and Good Practices
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). April 2015
  • This publication compiles, analyses and disseminates experiences, and thereby demonstrates and illustrates important steps and lessons learned as well as good practices to take into account when developing a climate change adaptation strategy for water management in the basin or transboundary context. It includes lessons learned and good practices mainly from the programme of pilot projects under the implemented since 2010 by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in cooperation with partner as well as from the UNECE/International Network of Ba...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Awareness raising, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Ecosystems, Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Legal aspects, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Practices and habits , Public policy, River Basin Management, Scenarios, Technology, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water allocation, Water cooperation, Water cycle, Water management, Water quality

UNEP Yearbook 2014. Emerging issues in our global environment
  • UNEP Yearbook 2014. Emerging issues in our global environment
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2014
  • The UNEP Yearbook compiles data on all areas of UNEP's work, divided into 10 chapters that cover different emerging issues. The chapter 'Excess Nitrogen in the Environment' focuses on the consequences of pollutants in the water cycle whereas the chapter 'The emergence of infectious disease' demonstrates the importance of access to clean water and sanitation in the battle against the spread of disease. The combination of different areas of focus demonstrates the diverse roles water and sanitation play.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Climate change, Disease, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Health, Land management, Pollution, Resilience, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge, Water cycle

The future of the Aral Sea lies in transboundary co-operation
  • The future of the Aral Sea lies in transboundary co-operation
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2014
  • This paper looks at the diminishing level of the Aral Sea and the multitude of economical, environmental and social problems this has caused. This is an interactive paper, with links to a video and interactive map as well as satellite images demonstrating the shrinking of the sea. The paper answers why this issue is important and provides the findings in support, demonstrating the status today plotted against previous years, the impacts and responses and concluding with the implications for policy.
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Biodiversity, Climate change, Desertification, Drought, Ecosystems, Environment, Livelihoods, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water cycle, Water governance, Water scarcity

Education for Sustainable Development in Biosphere Reserves and other Designated Areas. A Resource Book for Educators in South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Education for Sustainable Development in Biosphere Reserves and other Designated Areas. A Resource Book for Educators in South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 2013
  • This resource book aims to increase the capacities of those trainers and educators seeking to design and implement innovative educational projects using Biosphere Reserves and other designated areas as Education for Sustainable Development laboratories. The book addresses several water-related issues, including the water cycle, water ecosystems, water pollution, etc. and contains different activities, including an indicative worksheet for a water quality test.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Mediterranean region
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Biodiversity, Desertification, Ecosystems, Education, Pollution, Sustainable development, Water cycle, Water quality

Climate Change 2013. The Physical Science Basis. Summary for policy makers

Climate Change 2013. The Physical Science Basis
  • Climate Change 2013. The Physical Science Basis
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). September 2013
  • This report from Working Group I is a contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. It spells out what the most up-to-date measurements and observations around the planet tell us about the extent of climate change and mankind's role in causing it. In particular, it documents multiple lines of evidence for emerging changes in climate in the atmosphere, ocean, ice, and land.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Vulnerability, Water cycle

Soil Erosion and Sediment Production on Watershed Landscapes: Processes and Control
  • Soil Erosion and Sediment Production on Watershed Landscapes: Processes and Control
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). June 2013
  • This report describes the processes that lead to losses of soil resources through erosion, effective methods of preventing unacceptable soil losses on watersheds, and methods of controlling the losses of soil resources when these losses become excessive. It also describes the processes that lead to losses of soil resources through erosion; effective methods of preventing unacceptable soil losses on watersheds, and methods of controlling the losses of soil resources when these losses become excessive. Finally it discusses the economics of selecting economicall...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Groundwater, Hydrology, Land degradation, Land management, Technology, Water cycle, Watersheds

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

Isotope methods for dating old groundwater
  • Isotope methods for dating old groundwater
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). April 2013
  • This book's 14 chapters explain what is currently understood about the use and application of radionuclides and related geochemical tracers and tools to assess groundwater age and movement over time spans beyond a few thousand years. It aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of why groundwater age is an important parameter for characterizing aquifer hydrogeology, how to estimate groundwater ages using different isotopes and how best to use age data for the analysis of groundwater flow.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Hydrology, Isotopes, Water cycle

Water Challenge Badge
  • Water Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2013
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The water challenge badge is designed to help educate children and young people about the crucial role water plays for life on our planet. The badge loo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Behaviour change, Climate change, Energy, Pollution, State of water resources, Urbanization, Water cycle, Water management, Water quality, Water saving, Water scarcity

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Published in 2015