Water for People a ” Water for Life


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Water for People a ” Water for Life Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
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Pages: 688 Language: English ISBN: 9781571816276 Categories: , ,

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-colour 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); the 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.

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"... shows the United Nations at work, helping the world to confront current and impending water crises. I recommend this publication to the widest possible audience."   · Kofi Annan "The book is well illustrated and contains abundant data tables ... In general, the writing quality between the chapters is even and of high quality ... Highly recommended.   · Choice

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The United Nations World Water Development Report is a joint report by the twenty-three UN agencies concerned with freshwater and is published jointly by the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Berghahn Books.