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Post-harvest issues in fisheries and aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School - Facilitator's guide
  • Post-harvest issues in fisheries and aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School - Facilitator's guide
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2014
  • This document complements the Aquaculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School Facilitator's guide. The purpose of this module is to provide guidance, making available different exercises that facilitators can use as applicable, and adapt as necessary, to the specific socio-economic and cultural contexts and needs of each target group and country in which the module will be used. At the end of this module participants will: (1) be aware of different types of fish products; (2) better understand quality and safety issues; (3) develop a business approach to pos...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Food security, Hygiene, Livelihoods, Risk management

Green infrastructure. Guide for water management. Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects
  • Green infrastructure. Guide for water management. Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). September 2014
  • The Green Infrastructure approach refers to the natural or semi-natural systems that provide services for water resources management with equivalent or similar benefits to conventional (built) "grey" water infrastructure. This guide addresses one of the main barriers to widespread adoption of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions: a general lack of awareness of the solutions and associated cost benefits. The case studies in this guide provide examples of GI options that address water management challenges, while delivering a number of significant co-benefits. T...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Coastal zones, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Environment, Floods, Forests, Infrastructure, Investments, Rainwater harvesting, Risk management, River Basin Management, Urban areas, Water management, Water quality, Water supply, Wetlands

Delivering as one on water related issues. UN-Water strategy 2014-2020
  • Delivering as one on water related issues. UN-Water strategy 2014-2020
  • UN-Water. June 2014
  • This strategy explores the methods employed to achieve the goals set for UN-Water by 2020. It gives a complete account of the coordination mechanism's vision, mission and strategic directions; how to maximise potential through 'delivering as one' and stronger mechanisms towards success. The strategy concludes with a projection of what success might look like in 2020.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Knowledge management, Post-2015 agenda, Sustainable development, Water management

Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Project: Rapid Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Project: Rapid Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2014
  • This assessment report provides a better understanding of climate change threats to the project infrastructure. It also provides project stakeholders with information necessary for consensus building for the adoption of a robust approach to responding to climate change. The study illustrates that a constrained time frame and limited resources may not be significant impediments to the undertaking of climate risk vulnerability assessments, which can provide valuable information at the project design stage to increase the climate resilience of large investment p...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Financing, Floods, Infrastructure, Resilience, Risk management, Rivers, Vulnerability

Multiple uses of water services in large irrigation systems. Auditing and planning modernization. The MASSMUS Approach
  • Multiple uses of water services in large irrigation systems. Auditing and planning modernization. The MASSMUS Approach
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2013
  • This publication is a detailed account of the Mapping Systems and Services for Multiple Uses of Water Services (MASSMUS) methodology as a special module that addresses multiple uses of water. It is part of Mapping Systems and Services for Canal Operation Techniques (MASSCOTE), developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). They are presented to those wishing to understand the MUS concept and wanting to carry out specific assessments on water use in their own systems.
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Auditing, Drinking water, Energy, Floods, Industry, Irrigation, Livestock, Recreation, Shipping, Tourism, Urban areas, Water demand, Water management, Water planning, Water services, 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

Guidelines for national waste management strategies. Moving from challenges to opportunities
  • Guidelines for national waste management strategies. Moving from challenges to opportunities
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • Poor waste management can lead to some significant environmental and health hazards. For example, leachate from waste can contaminate soil and water, open burning of waste can cause air pollution, and a failure to use recycled materials from waste means an acceleration of the depletion of raw' materials. In June 2012 the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development adopted, as part of the main outcome document, "The Future we Want", a call for countries to develop and enforce comprehensive national and local waste management policies, strategies, laws...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Recycling, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water treatment

Adaptation to Climate-change Induced Water Stress in the Nile Basin: A Vulnerability Assessment Report
  • 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

ALMERA Proficiency Test: Determination of Natural and Artificial Radionuclides in Soil and Water
  • ALMERA Proficiency Test: Determination of Natural and Artificial Radionuclides in Soil and Water
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). December 2013
  • This publication presents the results of the Analytical Laboratories for the Measurement of Environmental Radioactivity (ALMERA) proficiency test IAEA-TEL-2011-04 on the determination of natural and artificial radionuclides in water and soil. The methodologies, data evaluation approach, summary evaluation of each radionuclide and individual evaluation reports for each laboratory are also described.
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Energy, Environment, Information and data, Monitoring, Water quality

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

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Published in 2015