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World Urbanization Prospects: the 2014 revision. Highlights
  • World Urbanization Prospects: the 2014 revision. Highlights
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2014
  • The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations since 1998 has been issuing revised estimates and projections of the urban and rural populations of all countries in the world and of their major urban agglomerations, every two years. Accurate, consistent and timely data on global trends in urbanisation and city growth are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to urban growth and for setting policy priorities to promote inclusive and equitable urban and rural development. This report contain...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Rural areas, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization

(The) Little Data Book 2014
  • (The) Little Data Book 2014
  • World Bank. May 2014
  • The Little Data Book 2014 is the pocket edition of World Development Indicators 2014. It contains 55 key development indicators such as energy use and electricity use per capita, freshwater use, access to an improved water source and access to improved sanitation facilities. Information is presented by regional and income group
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Energy, Information and data, Sanitation, State of water resources, Water supply

Towards Integrated Water Resources Management. International experience in development of river basin organisations
  • Towards Integrated Water Resources Management. International experience in development of river basin organisations
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2014
  • This report looks at the development of River Basin Organisations (RBOs) in terms of availability of data, logical demarcation, adequate organisational design, clear mandates, stakeholder participation and transparent decision-making, integrated planning systems and capacity building amongst others. It contains five central chapters including a background on IWRM, Justification for river Basin Management through River Basin Organisations, Types of River Basin Organisations, Decentralisation and Subsidiarity and Development of River Basin Organisations.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Cost recovery, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Participation, River Basin Management, Rivers

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

UNEP 2013 Annual Report
  • UNEP 2013 Annual Report
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). March 2014
  • The 2013 Annual Report lays out the highlights of UNEP's work in 2013, focusing on UNEP's achievement in the key focus areas of Climate Change; Disasters and Conflicts; Ecosystem Management; Environmental Governance; Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste; Resource Efficiency; and Sustainable Consumption and Production. There is specific reference to the impacts on and necessity for water, the human reliance upon this resource and the scarcity caused by our changing environment. Water as a theme runs throughout, but is more clearly summarised under the title ...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Ecosystems, Environment, International trade, Resilience, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water efficiency, Water scarcity

World Development Indicators 2014
  • World Development Indicators 2014
  • World Bank. February 2014
  • The World Development Indicators 2014 report provides a compilation of relevant and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty. It is intended to help users of all kinds ¿ policy makers, students, analysts, professors, program managers, and citizens ¿ find and use data related to all aspects of development. Part 3 of the report `Environment¿, provides among others global data on internal renewable freshwater resources, access to improved water sources and access to improved sanitation services. This is followe...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Environment, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Sanitation, Water supply

World Water Day 2014: Advocacy Guide
  • World Water Day 2014: Advocacy Guide
  • UN-Water. January 2014
  • This guide is designed to give detailed advocacy advice through three main areas: learning, action and sharing. Although the information relates specifically to the World Water Day 2014 event, the guidance itself can be applied to any water and energy campaign as it contains a rich resource of facts and figures, specific messages and campaign materials relating to water and energy.
  • Main themes: Energy, Information and data, Investments, Participation, Sustainable development, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water supply, World Water Day

The State of the World's Children 2014 in numbers: Every Child Counts. Revealing disparities, advancing children's rights

We can't wait: A report on sanitation and hygiene for women and girls
  • We can't wait: A report on sanitation and hygiene for women and girls
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). November 2013
  • This report highlights the stark consequences for women and girls of the lack of access to toilets and use of good hygiene practices. The report presents information using infographics and visual representation, that makes it applicable to educational forums as well as creating awareness of the impacts on women of poor sanitation across the world. It calls for a concerted effort on a different scale from all levels of government, business and civil society through 5 Chapters: Chapter 1 'The Global Sanitation Crisis and Why we can't wait'; Chapter 2 'Why poo...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Education, Environment, Equity, Gender, Health, Hygiene, Open defecation, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Water services

Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia
  • Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). September 2013
  • The Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia is the first effort led by the United Nations to catalogue and characterize transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Middle East. The Inventory follows a standardized structure, with 9 surface water chapters and 17 groundwater chapters that systematically address hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources development and use, international water agreements and transboundary water management efforts. The chapters cover all rivers and groundwater resources shared between and by Arab countries i...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Dams, Groundwater, Mountains, Transboundary waters, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand

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Published in 2015