On the Web
Assessing Biofuels, from UNEP, recommends new planning and management approaches to balance the beneficial effects of the production of biofuels with their environmental and social consequences. Published 2010
Charting our Water Future
Charting our Water Future, from the 2030 Water Resources Group, shows that, while meeting competing future demands for water will be a considerable challenge, it is entirely possible to close the growing gap between water supply and demand. Published November 2009
Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate
The international Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate aims to improve the capacity in water resources management to cope with the impacts of increasing variability of the world's climate. It addresses the gap between the climate and water sectors, encouraging co-operation through awareness raising and support for professionals.
Dialogue on Water and Climate
The Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate, in The Hague, the Netherlands, aims to improve the capacity in water resources management to cope with the impacts of increasing variability of the world's climate.
The United Nations Division of Sustainable Development provides a summary of international initiatives on water management, access to relevant documents and links to websites.
Green Economy Initiative
The Green Economy Initiative, launched by the United Nations Environment programme, is designed to assist governments in "greening" their economies by reshaping and refocusing policies, investments and spending towards a range of sectors, such as clean technologies, renewable energies, water services, green transportation, waste management, green buildings and sustainable agriculture and forests.
Institute for Water Education
The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education carries out research, education and capacity building activities in the fields of water, environment and infrastructure.
Integrated Water Resources Development and Management
Introduces Integrated Water Resources Development and Management in the context of Agenda 21. Prepared by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
International Development Enterprises (India)
International Development Enterprises (India) is a not-for-profit enterprise committed to providing long-term solutions to poverty, hunger and malnutrition. It aims to stimulate a sustainable and free market by creating demand for affordable technologies and ensuring a sustainable supply chain.
IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
The International Water and Sanitation Centre provides news and information, advice, research and training, on low-cost water supply and sanitation in developing countries.
Managing the Water Buffer for Development and Climate Change Adaptation
Managing the Water Buffer for Development and Climate Change Adaptation, from UNESCO, explores how to maximize the use of groundwater and rainwater for development and climate change adaptation in an approach called 3R. Published November 2009
Radical Riverists aim to restore rivers to the heart of cities.
Centre for Science and the Environment site promoting rainwater harvesting, including information, research tools and links.
Ramsar Factsheets on Wetlands Ecosystem Services
Factsheets of Wetlands Ecosystem Services, from Ramsar, profile the benefits people obtain from wetlands ecosystems. They illustrate the great diversity of ecosystem services delivered by wetlands and their values.
Sick Water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable development
Sick Water?, from the United Nations, identifies the threats to human and ecological health of ineffective waterwater management and presents opportunities, where appropriate policy and management responses over the short and longer term can trigger employment, support livelihoods, boost public and ecosystem health and contribute to more intelligent water management. Website provides access to the full report and other resources. Published March 2010
The Greening of Water Law
Greening Water Law, from the United Nations Environment Programme, calls for greener laws to avert world water crisis.
The Water Channel
The Water Channel makes available documentaries on today's water challenges, bringing together multimedia expertise, a passion for better water management and better water services for a growing world.
The Water Page
The Water Page is an independent initiative dedicated to the promotion of sustainable water resources management and use. A particular emphasis is placed on the development, utilization and protection of water in Africa and other developing regions.
The aim of Twin2Go is to draw policy-relevant research results on issues around adaptive water governance in the context of climate change and to make them transferable to other basins.
Understanding and Reducing the Risks of Climate Change for Transboundary Waters
Understanding and Reducing the Risks of Climate Change for Transboundary Water, from the Pacific Institute, argues that climate change will increase the risk of conflict over shared international freshwater resources. Treaties and other cross-border agreements can help reduce those risks, but existing agreements are inadequate for dealing with the impacts of climate change. Published January 2010
UNEP Bioenergy Issue Paper Series
The Bioenergy Issue Paper Series, from UNEP, covers various topics related to bioenergy, including land-use change, water, invasive species and stakeholder involvement. Published, 2010 onwards
Water and Climate Change Bibliography
Searchable bibliography on climate change and water from the Pacific Insititute.
Water and Nature Initiative
IUCN's Water and Nature Initiative works in more than 12 river basins in over 30 countries worldwide, unlocking the potential for healthy river basins to build climate resilience and to sustain ecosystems and livelihoods.
Water and Sanitation Program
The World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program is an international partnership of the world's leading development agencies concerned with improving sector policies, practices and capacities to serve poor people, with the goal of alleviating poverty by helping the poor gain sustained access to water and sanitation services.
Water for Life Decade
The goal of the United Nations's Water for Life Decade is to meet the internationally agreed targets for water and sanitation by 2015, and to build the foundation for further progress in the years beyond. A briefing document and an advocacy guide can be downloaded. The Water for Life Decade is featured in a Tiempo Climate Newswatch article.
Water Sanitation and Health
The World Health Organization works on aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene where the health burden is high, where interventions could make a major difference and where the present state of knowledge is poor. Site contains briefing documents, policy statements, access to data and other resources.
Water Security and Climate Change
SciDev.Net spotlights scientific and policy aspects of water security and climate change.
The Water-L distribution list is intended to facilitate information exchange related to the World Water Forum and water policy issues. You can view recent posts and subscribe to other news services at this site.
Journal covering the issues of ecology, means of livelihood and development in the Mekong region. Available on-line.
World Water Day
The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.
Autogenerated: 15 May 2015