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  • Financing Water to 2030: Charting the changing flows of public and private capital to water infrastructure

    The paradigm for financing water infrastructure is changing. As the need for investment is becoming more urgent, governments are finding themselves increasingly constrained by their over stretched balance sheets. At the same time demographic change is driving demand for investments which can deliver a steady yield with a low degree of risk – ...

  • GWI Global Regulations Package: Water quality, environmental protection & reuse

    Regulations and water quality standards define the market for water technology. This is putting greater focus on safeguarding public and environmental health through compliance to more stringent regulation and quality standards, and is shaping the technology needs and opportunities in different water markets for the years to come.The GWI Global ...

  • Stakeholder Engagement for Inclusive Water Governance

    This report assesses the current trends, drivers, obstacles, mechanisms, impacts, costs and benefits of stakeholder engagement in the water sector. It builds on empirical data collected through an extensive survey across 215 stakeholders, within and outside the water sector, and 69 case studies collected worldwide. It highlights the increasing ...

  • Atmospheric Acoustic Remote Sensing

    Sonic Detection and Ranging (SODAR) systems and Radio Acoustic Sounding Systems (RASS) use sound waves to determine wind speed, wind direction, and turbulent character of the atmosphere. They are increasingly used for environmental and scientific applications such as analyzing ground-level pollution dispersion and monitoring conditions affecting ...

  • State Wetland Program Evaluation: Phase III Report

    ELI is currently conducting a multi-phased study designed to describe and analyze seven “core” components of state wetland programs: state laws, regulations, and programs; monitoring and assessment; restoration programs and activities; water quality standards; public-private partnerships; coordination among state and federal agencies; ...

  • Livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in drought-prone areas of Bangladesh. Developing institutions and options. Case study (En)

    Series: Institutions for rural developmentThe impacts of climate variability and change are global concerns, but in Bangladesh, where large numbers of the population are chronically exposed and vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, they are particularly critical. Agricultural production is already under pressure from increasing demands for ...

  • Multilingual Soil Profile Database, (The). (SDBm Plus). CD-ROM (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMSDBm Plus is a collection of programs incorporated into a menu-based interactive user interface to enter soils data into a database and manage the database. It is useful for storage of primary soils information assembled at national level, or data collected in subnational or local soil ...

  • World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation

    Despite the dedicated efforts of many individuals and organizations, the great apes--our closest living relatives--are on the very edge of extinction. This sweeping atlas provides a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about all six species of great apes--chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, eastern gorilla, and ...

  • Major Soils of the World. (CD ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROM(First edition: 2002; this reprint: 2005) This CD-ROM was released in conjunction with World Soil Resources Report No. 94: 'Lecture Notes on the Major Soils of the World'. In addition to complete (Hyperlinked) text of the book, it contains many additional pictures, a slideshow with a virtual ...

  • Cross-Cutting Themes

    The WBCSD’s brand new publication, Cross-Cutting Themes, zeroes in on six topics that are shaping the sustainability agenda - Eco-Efficiency, Innovation & Technology, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ecosystems, Sustainability & Markets, and Risk. Past Council initiatives have done much to raise the profile of these themes, and by tracking their ...

  • Technical Workbook on Environmental Management Tools for Decision Analysis: IECT Technical Publication Series 14

    In March and April 1999, UNEP IETC and the Technical Cooperation Council of the Philippines of the Department of Foreign Affairs collaborated to conduct an International Training on Environmental Management (ITEM) for Least Developed Countries. Based on this training, this workbook is designed to encourage and facilitate a wider dissemination of ...

  • Sustaining the Rag Trade: A Review of the Social and Environmental Trends in the UK Clothing Retail Sector and the Implications for Developing Country

    Retailers are under increasing pressure to take a share of the responsibility for the life cycle social and environmental impacts of the products they sell. As globalisation gathers momentum, so action to improve retail performance will inevitably impact on suppliers and subcontractors in developing countries. But these producers often have little ...

  • Sustaining the Rag Trade: A Review of the Social and Environmental Trends in the UK Clothing Retail Sector and the Implications for Developing Country

    Retailers are under increasing pressure to take a share of the responsibility for the life cycle social and environmental impacts of the products they sell. As globalisation gathers momentum, so action to improve retail performance will inevitably impact on suppliers and subcontractors in developing countries. But these producers often have little ...

  • Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century

    Compiled by the acknowledged leaders in environmental career information, The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century is a completely revised and updated edition of what has become the standard reference on the subject. Organized for ease of use and fully updated to reflect ongoing changes in environmental fields, it is the ...

  • Atlas of Odor Character Profiles

    Provides easy access to the odor character of 160 chemicals and mixtures; a data base for further research in the science of smell; and procedures to select and train panelists. For professionals in the field of food and beverage sciences, air and water pollution, indoor air quality control, cosmetics and hygiene, botany, psychology of ...

  • Past and Present Water Column Anoxia

    The papers gathered in this authoritative volume, partly based on presentations by 60 scientists attending a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Past and Present Water Column Anoxia in Sevastopol, Ukraine, address the entire range of oxygen-deficient conditions and reflect the complexity of the issues governing the formation and persistence of ...

  • Fungal Genomics

    Through the integration of bioinformatic, genetic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, phenomic and other massive datasets, genomics is revealing exciting new insights into fungal cell biology. The central theme of this volume is the strong impact that genomics is having upon our understanding of fungal biology, across a wide range of species, ...

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics

    Introduction to Bioinformatics: A Theoretical and Practical Approach was written as an introductory text for the undergraduate, graduate, or professional. This text provides scientists with both a biological framework to understand the questions life scientist confront in the context of the computational issues and tools that are currently ...

  • Transport at the Air-Sea Interface

    Predictions of our future climate vary greatly, with detailed forecasts still subject to debate. One key uncertainty is caused by the lack of our present knowledge of transport processes in the air-water interface, which poses the main transfer resistance between the oceans and atmosphere. Modeling and predictions of our global climate can only be ...

  • Journal of the New England Water Works Association

    The Journal of the New England Water Works Association is an essential resource for information on water supply projects and equipment throughout the region. The Journal is recognized around the world for its practical application in the area of public water supply. NEWWA will accept the following for publication in the Journal: Technical Papers ...

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