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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 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided, this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day (0.8C), 2C and 4C 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

Looking Beyond the Horizon : How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Looking Beyond the Horizon : How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • This publication presents a synthesis of the multi-country collaborative program of analytical and advisory activities titled Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in European and Central Asian Agricultural Systems. The program has been a collaborative effort between the World Bank and the governments of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan. The goal of this book is to bring together the lessons learned and recommendations from the country-specific work, and provide guidance on the approach and methodology for others ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Irrigation, Vulnerability

Technical Report of the Project: Climate Change and Human Impacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater Resources: Quantity and Quality Issues, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)

Integrated Environmental Assessment of Agricultural and Farming Production Systems in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)
  • Integrated Environmental Assessment of Agricultural and Farming Production Systems in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). January 2013
  • This study aims at performing an integrated environmental assessment of agricultural and farming production systems located in the Toledo River Basin (Paran State, Brazil). Water, material, energy, and money resources invested in supporting such production systems were evaluated with the final goal of calculating a large set of multi-criteria indicators useful to describe the environmental performance and sustainability of the production systems at farm and basin level. Finally, three alternative scenarios are drawn to explore the sustainable use of resource...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Environment, Livestock, Rivers, Water footprint

Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided
  • Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. November 2012
  • This report provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4 Celsius warming within this century. It is a rigorous attempt to outline a range of risks, focusing on developing countries and especially the poor. A 4C world would be one of unprecedented heat waves, severe drought, and major floods in many regions, with serious impacts on ecosystems and associated services. But the report points out that, with action, a 4C world can be avoided. Chapter 6 analyses sectoral impacts...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystems, Food security, Health, Meteorology, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

(The) Dynamics of Global Water Futures. Driving Forces 2011-2050
  • (The) Dynamics of Global Water Futures. Driving Forces 2011-2050
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • This report presents a summary of an analysis of the evolution of 10 major external forces ('drivers') that have direct and indirect consequences for water managers, including: Agriculture; Climate change and variability; Demography, Economy and security; Ethics, society and culture; Governance and institutions; Infrastructure; Politics; Technology; and Water resources. Part One describes the World Water Scenarios Project phases and the approach for the driver' s analysis. Part Two highlights some of the key aspects of the current situation in each driver's d...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Culture, Ethics, Infrastructure, Scenarios, Technology, Water governance, Water policy, Water supply

Five Stylized Scenarios
  • Five Stylized Scenarios
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • This report provides an initial exploration of long-range global water scenarios as a contribution to the fourth World Water Development Report (WWDR4). It offers qualitative summaries of possible futures as input to the deliberations of the Scenario Focus Group (SFG), the WWDR4's collective of decision-makers, modellers, and scenario and sectoral experts. The purpose is to open the discussion on the universe of possible trajectories of the world water system.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Scenarios, State of water resources, Water governance

Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Projections Report. Agricultural Water Use Projections in the Nile Basin 2030: Comparison with the Food for Thought (F4T) Scenarios

Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Food for Thought. Demand for agricultural produce in the Nile Basin for 2030: four scenarios
  • Information products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management. Food for Thought. Demand for agricultural produce in the Nile Basin for 2030: four scenarios
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2011
  • This report is part of a set of information products which contains a series of reports, manuals and posters intended to strengthen the ability of the governments of the ten Nile countries to take informed decisions with regard to water resources policy and management in the Nile Basin. This publication presents the results of an interactive process - Food for Thought (F4T) - in which some 25 participants from all Nile countries engaged in a joint scenario building exercise. It examines the uncertain future of the demand for agricultural produce in the Nile B...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), River Basin Management, Water demand, Water governance

Managing Change in the Marshlands: Iraq's Critical Challenge
  • Managing Change in the Marshlands: Iraq's Critical Challenge
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). August 2011
  • This report focuses on the importance of the Marshlands ecosystem services and the social, economic, and cultural benefits they provide to the Iraqi people. It shows the need to intensify the work being done for Marshlands revitalization and rehabilitation. This report is intended to provide guidance to the Iraqi Marshlands stakeholders as well as the international community, to help build consensus on the desired future for the Marshlands. The purpose of this paper is three-fold. Firstly, it aims to provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of the curren...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Environment, Poverty reduction, Water governance, Wetlands

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