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Released every three years since March 2003, the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR), a flagship UN-Water report published by UNESCO, has become the voice of the United Nations system in terms of the state, use and management of the world’s freshwater resources. The report is primarily targeted at national decision-makers and water resource managers, but is also aimed at educating and informing a broader audience, from governments to the private sector and civil society. It underlines the important roles water plays in all social, economic and environmental decisions, highlighting policy implications across various sectors, from local and municipal to regional and international levels.../...


file icon WWDR4 - Volume 3 - Facing the Challenges - UN-Waterhot!Case studies are a significant part of each WWDR. Collectively, they illustrate the challenges that confront policy-makers and water managers around the globe, and how they are responding to them. The present volume, Facing the Challenges, features concise summaries of fifteen case studies compiled over a period of three years, providing ‘snapshots’ of water management and use today in diverse regions of the world. These case studies, by design, closely complement the other volumes of the 2012 World Water Development Report 4, as most of the factors influencing water resources management discussed in those volumes can be observed, in one form or another, in the pages presented here.../...

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Case studies are a significant part of each WWDR. Collectively, they illustrate the challenges that confront policy-makers and water managers around the globe, and how they are responding to them. The present volume, Facing the Challenges, features concise summaries of fifteen case studies compiled over a period of three years, providing ‘snapshots’ of water management and use today in diverse regions of the world. These case studies, by design, closely complement the other volumes of the 2012 World Water Development Report 4, as most of the factors influencing water resources management discussed in those volumes can be observed, in one form or another, in the pages presented here.../...


file icon WWDR4 - Volume 2 - Knowledge Base - UN-Waterhot!What is the current state of the world’s freshwater resources? What are the most important external drivers and their resulting pressures and impacts on these resources as well as their use and management? This chapter tries to answer these questions. It begins by describing the main issues facing the state of the resource and how these have been changing over recent years. The chapter then outlines the related principal risks, challenges, uncertainties and opportunities. Finally, geographic hotspots of particular concern are identified and examples of how some countries are dealing with the issues and challenges are provided.../...

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What is the current state of the world’s freshwater resources? What are the most important external drivers and their resulting pressures and impacts on these resources as well as their use and management? This chapter tries to answer these questions. It begins by describing the main issues facing the state of the resource and how these have been changing over recent years. The chapter then outlines the related principal risks, challenges, uncertainties and opportunities. Finally, geographic hotspots of particular concern are identified and examples of how some countries are dealing with the issues and challenges are provided.../...


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