Water

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The United Nations World Water Development Report 2015: Water for a Sustainable World

This report discusses the role of water in addressing several pressing developmental challenges. It covers issues such as urbanisation, climate change, and food and energy security. The report also describes the relationship between water and its social, economic and environmental dimensions.

Date of publication: March 2015

Published by: UN-Water, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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Watershed Development in India: Economic Valuation and Adaptation Considerations

This is the first of three case studies for a climate change initiative called Scaling Up Good Adaptation Practices (SSUGAP) Project. It focuses on the processes of restoring watersheds, which has been a part of India’s national approach to improve agricultural production and reduce poverty in rain-fed regions. This paper discusses the data collection needs and challenges for watershed development in relation to economic analysis. It also argues that there is a clear need for more systematic economic valuation of watershed development initiatives.

Date of publication: December 2013

Published by: World Resources Institute (WRI)

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The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus - Solutions for the Green Economy

This is a Conference Synopsis paper from the Bonn 2011 Conference: ‘The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for the Green Economy’. Organised by the German Federal Government, the conference was a German addition to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, ‘Rio 2012’.

The aim of the conference was to bring people together to develop new approaches to address the interconnections between water, energy and food security.

Date of publication: February 2012

Published by: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), OOSKAnews Inc

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Water Storage in an Era of Climate Change: Addressing the challenge of increasing rainfall variability

This is an IWMI report on physical water storage. It argues that there is a need to rethink water storage in the face of a rapidly rising world population and increasing uncertainty about climate change. It also argues for improved planning and management of all of the current water storage options.

Date of publication: December 2010

Published by: International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

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