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The Resource Water : a shared responsibility, [World Water Assessment Programme]

Water : a shared responsibility, [World Water Assessment Programme]

Label
Water : a shared responsibility
Title
Water
Title remainder
a shared responsibility
Statement of responsibility
[World Water Assessment Programme]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A joint undertaking of the 24 UN agencies comprising UN-Water, and in partnership with governments and other entities concerned with freshwater issues, this volume, covering as it does all regions and most countries of the world, provides an up-to-date global overview of the state and uses of freshwater, critical water-related problems, and societies coping mechanisms. Drawing on an extensive database, expert analysis, case studies, and hundreds of graphic elements, it is the most comprehensive undertaking to date of freshwater assessment, providing a mechanism for monitoring changes in the resource and its management and progress towards achieving development targets, particularly the Millennium Development Goals. Building on the conclusions of the first United Nations World Water Development Report, Water for People, Water for Life, the 2006 Report confirms the ongoing, serious and growing water crisis, essentially a crisis of governance, and points to a prevalent lack of capacity and knowledge base as todays primary obstacles to achieving the necessary levels of water governance. This volume proposes a more integrated vision of water resources management to respond to changing environmental and socio-economic conditions.--Publisher's description
Member of
Additional physical form
Also available online via the Internet from the UNESCO web site
Cataloging source
HWE
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
TC409
LC item number
.W366 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Unesco
  • World Water Assessment Programme (United Nations)
Series statement
United Nations world water development report
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water resources development
  • Water-supply
  • Water quality management
Label
Water : a shared responsibility, [World Water Assessment Programme]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
ACCOMPANIED BY NON-PRINT MATERIAL AVAILABLE IN THE MEDIA CABINET
Accompanying material
1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Section 1: Changing Contexts -- 1. Living in a changing world -- 2. The challenges of water governance -- 3. Water and human settlements in an urbanizing world -- Section 2: Changing Natural Systems -- 4. The state of the resource -- 5. Coastal and freshwater ecosystems -- Section 3: Challenges for Well-being and Development -- 6. Protecting and promoting human health -- 7. Water for food, agriculture and rural livelihoods -- 8. Water and industry -- 9. Water and energy -- Section 4: Management Responses and Stewardship -- 10. Managing risks: securing the gains for development -- 11. Sharing water -- 12. Valuing and charging for water -- 13. Enhancing knowledge and capacity -- Section 5: Sharing Responsibility -- 14. Case studies: moving towards an integrated approach -- 15. Conclusions and recommendations for action
Control code
78888438
Dimensions
26 cm. +
Extent
xv, 584 p.
Isbn
9789231040061
Isbn Type
(UNESCO)
Lccn
2006299804
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps, col. photos.
System details
Minimum system requirements: Windows-- Windows NT, 2000 professional or XP operating system; Macintosh-- MAC OS 9.2.1 or OS X 10.4 operating system; 128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended); Internet Explorer 6.0 or Netscape 7.0; Acrobat Reader 5.0 or above (7.0 recommended and included on disk)
Label
Water : a shared responsibility, [World Water Assessment Programme]
Publication
Note
ACCOMPANIED BY NON-PRINT MATERIAL AVAILABLE IN THE MEDIA CABINET
Accompanying material
1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Section 1: Changing Contexts -- 1. Living in a changing world -- 2. The challenges of water governance -- 3. Water and human settlements in an urbanizing world -- Section 2: Changing Natural Systems -- 4. The state of the resource -- 5. Coastal and freshwater ecosystems -- Section 3: Challenges for Well-being and Development -- 6. Protecting and promoting human health -- 7. Water for food, agriculture and rural livelihoods -- 8. Water and industry -- 9. Water and energy -- Section 4: Management Responses and Stewardship -- 10. Managing risks: securing the gains for development -- 11. Sharing water -- 12. Valuing and charging for water -- 13. Enhancing knowledge and capacity -- Section 5: Sharing Responsibility -- 14. Case studies: moving towards an integrated approach -- 15. Conclusions and recommendations for action
Control code
78888438
Dimensions
26 cm. +
Extent
xv, 584 p.
Isbn
9789231040061
Isbn Type
(UNESCO)
Lccn
2006299804
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps, col. photos.
System details
Minimum system requirements: Windows-- Windows NT, 2000 professional or XP operating system; Macintosh-- MAC OS 9.2.1 or OS X 10.4 operating system; 128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended); Internet Explorer 6.0 or Netscape 7.0; Acrobat Reader 5.0 or above (7.0 recommended and included on disk)

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