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Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change: Implications for Shared Water Resources in the West Asia Region. Executive summary

Green growth and water allocation
  • Green growth and water allocation
  • Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO, Netherlands National Committee of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP-HWRP). 2013
  • This publication contains contributions from many of the speakers of a 2-day workshop on water allocation and green growth held on 22-23 November 2012 in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Green economy, Resilience, Transboundary waters, Water allocation, Water management, Water scarcity

  • Adaptation to Climate-change Induced Water Stress in the Nile Basin: A Vulnerability Assessment Report
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • This publication presents an overview of the people and places vulnerable to water stress related to the impacts of climate change in the Nile Basin. Satellite and other images provide striking visual evidence of the environmental changes taking place in each of the vulnerable regions identified. Data and information from detailed research provide evidence for the assessment. The report also includes analysis derived from multi-dimensional tools used at various geographic and political levels, from sub-national, national, and sub-basin to the entire Nile Basi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Hydrology, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity

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

Thinking about Water Differently: Managing the Water–Food–Energy Nexus
  • Thinking about Water Differently: Managing the Water–Food–Energy Nexus
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). September 2013
  • This publication is the result of a scoping study initiated by the Asian Development Bank to better understand the issues associated with the water-food-energy nexus in Asia and the Pacific. It provides high-level guidance on the choices available to address the region's water security issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Accounting, Energy, Food security, Markets, Perceptions, Scenarios, Water footprint, Water governance, Water policy, Water scarcity, Water security, Water treatment

Food wastage footprint. Impacts on natural resources
  • Food wastage footprint. Impacts on natural resources
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). September 2013
  • This report provides a global account of the environmental footprint of food wastage along the food supply chain, focusing on impacts on climate, water, land and biodiversity. Impact of food wastage has been assessed along the complete supply chain, from the field to the end-of-life of food. A specific chapter dedicated to water quantifies the amount of water wasted due to food waste.
  • Main themes: Environment, Food security, Water footprint, Water scarcity

Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. June 2013
  • This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Building on the 2012 report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided, this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day (0.8C°), 2°C and 4°C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across these regions. It finds many significant climate and development impacts are already being felt in some regions, and in some cases multiple threats of increasing extreme he...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Food security, Groundwater, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water security

GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector
  • GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2013
  • GEO-5 for Business is written for business leaders who are responsible for ensuring that risks and opportunities are understood, addressed, and turned into long-term competitive advantage for their companies. The report assesses the operational, market, reputational, and policy implications of environmental trends on ten business sectors: (1) Building and construction; (2) Chemicals; (3) Electric power; (4) Extractives; (5) Finance; (6) Food and beverage; (7) Healthcare; (8) Information and communication technology; (9) Tourism; (10) Transportation. The repor...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Disease, Environment, Health, Tourism, Water availability, Water quality, Water scarcity

Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Major Economic Crisis
  • Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Major Economic Crisis
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). April 2013
  • This report provides a comprehensive response to addressing multiple shocks in Asia and the Pacific. It shows how people, organizations, institutions and policymakers can work together to weave resilience into economic, social and environmental policies. Chapter 4 focuses on the land, water, energy nexus and addresses the issue of water scarcity among others.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Energy, Floods, Infrastructure, Resilience, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

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 2014