Searching with a thematic focus on Environment, Environment and water, water governance

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    The United Nations World Water Development Report 3: water in a changing world

    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2009
    This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the state of the world’s freshwater resources. The authors note that water is linked to the crises of climate change, energy and food supplies and prices, and troubled financial markets.
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    Mapping of integrity and accountability in water activities and relevant capacities in the SADC region

    Stockholm International Water Institute, 2008
    Enhancing governance in the water sector through improved integrity, accountability, and the application of anti-corruption measures constitute important tools for achieving poverty reduction and improving sustainable management of water resources. These form fundamental elements of the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
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    Advocacy for safe freshwater and sanitation

    Norwegian Church Aid, 2008
    This sourcebook presents advice, perspectives and case studies about advocacy for safe freshwater and sanitation.
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    Water as a human right for the Middle East and North Africa

    International Development Research Centre, 2008
    In 1992, a United Nations declaration proclaimed water as a human right. However, the water profession and the vast majority of governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have not paid much attention.
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    Is water lagging behind on aid effectiveness? Lessons from Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Uganda

    Overseas Development Institute, 2008
    This paper reviews the extent to which the five Paris Principles (PPs) on Aid Effectiveness (AE) are being applied in the water and sanitation sector. Comparisons are made between the water, health and education sectors. The five principles as set out in the Paris Declaration (PD) on AE are: ownership, alignment, harmonisation, managing for results and mutual accountability.
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    The future of sustainability in the Arab region

    International Union for Conservation for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) - West Asia/Middle East Regional Office (WAME), 2008
    The absence of a unified Arab perspective towards the sustainability approach and a lack of local capacity to generate a knowledge body which can contribute to the global debate on this, prompted the development of a regional forum to consolidate a south-based perspective with a special emphasis on Arab countries.
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    Arab Environment Future Challenges: 2008 Report of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development

    Arab Forum for Environment and Development, 2008
    The state of the Arab environment stands at a pivotal juncture with numerous environmental problems both current and imminently threatening the region. Among the major challenges being faced are water scarcity, land degradation and desertification, inadequate waste management, coastal and marine environment degradation and air pollution.
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    Environmental peacebuilding theory and practice: a case study of the Good Water Neighbours Project and in depth analysis of the Wadi Fukin/Tzur Hadassah communities

    EcoPeace Friends of the Earth Middle East, 2008
    Whilst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict does not stem from an ecological cause, issues such as water supply and water scarcity, pollution of groundwater and solid waste management are important regional issues and a shared burden on all sides of the border.
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    The EMPOWERS approach to water governance: guidelines , methods and tools

    EMPOWERS Partnership Programme, 2007
    Water is an increasingly scarce and contested resource around the world, particularly in the Middle East. There is general agreement about the need to improve water governance - the process of making and implementing decisions about water.
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    Participatory water monitoring: a guide for preventing and managing conflict

    The Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman, 2008
    Participatory monitoring is one established and accepted way for the public to make informed decisions. Through the collection of data that is credible to multiple parties, participatory monitoring can become an essential instrument for generating trust.