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World Water Assessment Programme For the first time, twenty-three United Nations agencies and convention secretariats have combined their efforts and expertise to produce a collective World Water Development Report, offering a global overview of the state of the world’s freshwater.
World Water Assessment Programme For the first time, twenty-three United Nations agencies and convention secretariats have combined their efforts and expertise to produce a collective World Water Development Report, offering a global overview of the state of the world’s freshwater resources. This Executive Summary sets forth the key issues and seven pilot case studies presented in this important and timely reference book. UNESCO PUBLISHING BERGHAHN BOOKS Secretariat: c/o UNESCO/Division of Water Sciences 1, rue Miollis F-75732 Paris Cedex 15 Tel.
The United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR) is a global report that provides an authoritative, comprehensive assessment of the world’s freshwater resources. It is produced annually by the World Water Assessment Programme and released by UN-Water. The Report examines the ways that the world’s water resources are being managed and the varied water problems that different regions of the world are experiencing.
The World Water Development Report is part of an ongoing assessment project to measure progress towards . The report opens with a chapter describing the water crisis.
The World Water Development Report is part of an ongoing assessment project to measure progress towards achieving the goal of sustainable development formulated at Rio in 1992, and the targets set down in the UN Millennium Declaration of 2000.
The United Nations World Water Development Report, Leaving no one behind, launched 19 March 2019 during the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), and in conjunction to the World Water Day, demonstrates how improvements in water.
that ‘no one is left behind’ when it comes to enjoying the multiple benefits and opportunities that water provides
Water for a sustainable world
Water for a sustainable world. Published in 2015 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France. This report is published by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2015: Water for a Sustainable World.
Main reasons for the global water crisis – besides population growth, urbanization, and climate change – are excessive water use, poor management, and inadequate irrigation. According to the United Nations World Water Development Report, 70% of freshwater worldwide is used for irrigation. Conventional irrigation systems usually work on the principle of timer-based irrigation. Consequently, the amount of applied water does usually not match the requirements of the irrigated crop, and either too much or too little water is used for irrigation
Visit the United Nation's Water Portal for more information on the report and on the International Year of Freshwater 2003 .
Visit the United Nation's Water Portal for more information on the report and on the International Year of Freshwater 2003. The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
Water for Life : The United Nations World Water Development Report.
Water for People - Water for Life : The United Nations World Water Development Report. The problems are exacerbated through drought in many parts of the world.
By: World Water Assessment Programme. 576 pages, Col photos, 83 figs, tabs, 30 maps.
Brown, C. Residential Water Conservation Projects: Summary Report ; Report HUD-PDR-903; Prepared for . 75. Haberl, H. Human appropriation of net primary production and species diversity in agricultural landscapes.
The world's freshwater resources are coming under growing pressure through such environmental hazards as human waste, urbanization, industrialization, and pesticides. The problems are exacerbated through drought in many parts of the world. The improvement of the water quality itself and access to it have been major concerns for politicians and development agencies for over a decade. First officially formulated at the Rio Earth Summit of 1992, they have been restated or expanded since then.
The UN Millennium Declaration of 2000 transformed general guidelines into specific targets. The international community pledged "to halve by 2015 the proportion of people who are unable to reach, or to afford, safe drinking water" and "to stop the unsustainable exploitation of water resources, by developing water management strategies at the regional, national and local levels, which promote both equitable access and adequate supplies." Thus, ten years after Rio it is time to take stock.
Based on the collective inputs of 23 United Nations agencies and convention secretariats, this Report offers a global overview of the state of the world's freshwater resources. It is part of an on-going assessment process to develop policies and help with their implementation as well as to measure any progress towards achieving sustainable use of water resources.
Generously illustrated with more than 25 full-color global maps and numerous figures, the report reviews progress and trends and presents seven pilot case studies of river basins representing various social, economic and environmental settings: Lake Titicaca (Bolivia, Peru); Senegal river basin (Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea); Seine Normandy (France); Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe (Estonia, Russia); Ruhuna basin (Sri Lanka); Greater Tokyo region (Japan); and Chao Phraya (Thailand). It assesses progress in 11 challenge areas, including health, food, environment, shared water resources, cities, industry, energy, risk management, knowledge, valuing water and governance. Proposing methodologies and indicators for measuring sustainability, it lays the foundations for regular, system-wide monitoring and reporting by the UN, together with the development of standardized methodologies and data.
With its comprehensive maps, glossary, references and coverage of a broad range of themes and examples of real-world river basins, the UN World Water Development Report will no doubt prove to be a most valuable reference work.
Visit the United Nation's Water Portal for more information on the report and on the International Year of Freshwater 2003.
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