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The United Nations World Water Development Report 3 (2-Volume Set): Water in a Changing World


Edited By: UN World Water Assessment Programme

432 pages, colour illustrations, includes CD-ROM


Paperback | Mar 2009 | #179701 | ISBN-13: 9781844078400
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Hardback | Mar 2009 | #179700 | ISBN-13: 9781844078394
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The United Nations World Water Development Report, published every three years, is a comprehensive review providing an authoritative picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources. It offers best practices as well as in-depth theoretical analyses to help stimulate ideas and actions for better stewardship in the water sector. It is the only report of its kind, resulting from the collaboration and contributions of the 26 UN agencies, commissions, program, funds, secretariats and conventions that have a significant role in addressing global water concerns.

'Most important guidelines for the whole freshwater crises debate.' Sherkin Comment


Foreword by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
Foreword by Ko#chiro Matsuura, Director-General, United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Overview of Key Messages
Water in a Changing World
1. Getting out of the Box - Linking Water to Decisions for Sustainable Development

Part I: Understanding What Drives the Pressures on Water
2. Demographic, Economic and Social Drivers
3. Technological Innovation
4. Policies, Laws and Finance
5. Climate Change and Possible Futures

Part II: Using Water
6. Water's Many Benefits
7. Evolution of Water Use
8. Impacts of Water Use on Water Systems and the Environment
9. Managing Competition for Water and the Pressure on Ecosystems

Part III: State of the Resource
10. The Earth's Natural Water Cycles
11. Changes in the Global Water Cycle
12. Evolving Hazards - and Emerging Opportunities
13. Bridging the Observational Gap

Part IV: Responses and Choices
14. Options inside the Water Box
15. Options from Beyond the Water Box
16. The Way Forward

Appendix 1: World Water Development Report Indicators
Appendix 2: Water-Related Goals and Objectives of Major Conferences and Forums, 1972-Present
Abbreviations, Data Notes and Units of Measure
List of Boxes, Figures, Maps and Tables

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The World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), founded in 2000, is the flagship programme of UN-Water. Housed and led by UNESCO, WWAP monitors freshwater issues in order to provide recommendations, develop case studies, enhance assessment capacity at a national level and inform the decision-making process.

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