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Water quality reader by UNW-DPAC

A reader on water quality issues has been published by the United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ 2005–2015, which implements the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC).

 
Управление Риском Трансграничных Наводнений: опыт региона ЕЭК ООН

The Russian version of the recent UNECE report «Transboundary flood risk management: experiences from the UNECE region» is now available for download.

 
IWRM as a tool for adaptation to climate change

This training manual is developed to assist capacity builders in developing training and educational programmes on the use of IWRM tools and instruments for adaptation to climate change impacts. The material is intended to increase the understanding of climate change impacts and what can be done now.

 
IAHS March 2010 Newsletter available

The March 2010 Newsletter (96) of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) is now available for download. The IAHS newsletter is now published in electronic form only.

 
Rainwater harvesting: a lifeline for human well-being

This publication highlights the link between rainwater harvesting, ecosystems and human well being and draws the attention of readers to both the negative and positive aspects of using this technology and how the negative benefits can be minimized and positive capitalized. The report  has been prepared for UNEP by the Stockholm Environment Institute.

 
Letter by Markku Puupponen on hydrology in WMO’s RA VI

In his letter Markku Puupponen, hydrological adviser to the president of RA VI of WMO, explains the hydrological part of the Regional Work Plan for 2010–2013.

 
Workshop on water and climate change: how to develop an adaptation strategy in transboundary basins

10–11 May 2010, Geneva • The workshop will bring together countries and main international actors engaged in activities on water and adaptation to climate change, in particular in transboundary basins. It aims to exchange practical experience and share lessons-learned on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change, and analyse the specific challenges of adapting water management to climate change in the transboundary context.

 
IPCC Technical Paper on Climate Change and Water

This Technical Paper addresses the issue of freshwater. Sealevel rise is dealt with only insofar as it can lead to impacts on freshwater in coastal areas and beyond. Climate, freshwater, biophysical and socio-economic systems are interconnected in complex ways. Hence, a change in any one of these can induce a change in any other. Freshwater-related issues are critical in determining key regional and sectoral vulnerabilities. Therefore, the relationship between climate change and freshwater resources is of primary concern to human society and also has implications for all living species.

 
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