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    Water and Cities: Ensuring Sustainable Futures

    This report focuses on the urban water management challenges facing cities across OECD countries, and explores both national and local policy responses with respect to water-risk exposure, the state of urban infrastructures and dynamics, and institutional and governance architectures. The analyses focus on four mutually dependent dimensions – ...

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    Water Resources Allocation: Sharing Risks and Opportunities

    Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from water resources. This report overviews how allocation works in a range of countries and how the performance of allocation arrangements can be ...

  • Flood Risk: The Holistic Perspective

    According to the International Disaster Database (EM-DAT), over the last seventy years, floods have shown the fastest rate of increase relative to any other type of disasters. Devastation due to these events occurs almost daily. Even though our technological capabilities for dealing with floods have advanced rapidly over the same period, and while ...

  • International Regulatory Co-operation: Case Studies, Vol. 3

    The world is becoming increasingly global. This raises important challenges for regulatory processes which still largely emanate from domestic jurisdictions. In order to eliminate unnecessary regulatory divergences and to address the global challenges pertaining to systemic risks, the environment, and human health and safety, governments ...

  • Interstate Water Resource Risk Management

    This book (the research outcome of the EU-INCO FP6 research project Jayhun: Interstate Water Resource Risk Management: Towards a Sustainable Future for the AralBasin) focuses on and discusses the results of research done on the risk assessment levels associated with relevant regional variables in the Aral Basin and develops a strategy for an ...

  • Global Water Tool

    This flyer gives an overview of the WBCSD's Global Water Tool, a free and easy-to-use tool for companies and organizations to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply ...

  • Oil, Water, and Climate: An Introduction

    Today’s oil and gas are at record prices, whilst global energy demand is increasing from population and economic development pressures. Climate change, resulting in large part from the burning of fossil fuels, is exacerbating the impacts of the excelerated exploitation of our natural resources. Therefore, anxieties over energy, water, and climate ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities

    The State of Food and Agriculture 2008 surveys the current status of the biofuel debate, exploring implications for food security, the environment and agricultural development in developing countries.  It addresses the biophysical and economic potential of 1st and 2nd generation biofuels, global and local environmental impacts, agricultural ...

  • Advances in Urban Flood Management

    In order to stem the increasing impact of urban floods, a major rethink of current planning and flood management policies and practice is required, taking into account different spatial and temporal scales. This book addresses a broad spectrum of relevant issues in the emerging field of urban flood management. It may act as a stimulus for further ...

  • Urban environments, wealth and health: shifting burdens and possible responses in low and middle-income nations

    This paper examines urban health in low- and middle-income countries, in relation to two sets of environmental issues: ~1. persistent local environmental health burdens, and most notably the water, sanitation and housing deficiencies prevalent in the poor neighbourhoods of so many urban settlements; ~2. emerging global environmental burdens that ...

  • Risk assessment of choleragenic Vibrio cholerae 10 and 0139 in warm-water shrimp and international trade. Interpretative summary and technical report

    Series: Microbiological Risk Assessment SeriesCholeragenic Vibrio cholerae 01 and 0139 are the causative agent of cholera, a water-and-food-borne disease with epidemic and pandemic potential. This report focuses on the risk of acquiring cholera from warm-water shrimps in international trade. Shrimp is a very important export product from many ...

  • Groundwater Fluxes Across Interfaces

    Estimates of groundwater recharge and discharge rates are needed at many different scales for many different purposes. These include such tasks as evaluating landslide risks, managing groundwater resources, locating nuclear waste repositories, and estimating global budgets of water and greenhouse gasses. Groundwater Fluxes Across Interfaces ...

  • Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects V

    The authoritative articles in this book represent the state-of-the-art in arsenic research. Arsenic experts from around the world - participants in the Fifth International Conference on Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects organized by the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health in 2002 - present their critical findings. The authors share ...

  • Global Warming and Energy Policy

    This volume, proceedings of a symposium on global warming and energy policy, explores two major environmental concerns that arise from fuel use: the prospect that the globe will become warmer as a result of emissions of carbon dioxide, and the effect upon health of the fine particles emitted as combustion products. In regards to the former, ...

  • Threats to Global Water Security

    Water resources are under threat in many parts of the world. Climate change and natural disasters like earthquakes are aggravating already critical situations. But a significant number of threats are posed directly by human interference and failings. A major theme in the book is the need for preparedness. Poor risk assessment, lack of emergency ...

  • Threats to Global Water Security

    Water resources are under threat in many parts of the world. Climate change and natural disasters like earthquakes are aggravating already critical situations. But a significant number of threats are posed directly by human interference and failings. A major theme in the book is the need for preparedness. Poor risk assessment, lack of emergency ...

  • Judgment On The Water (Video)

    Immerse yourself in this program to sink the dangers of water activities. Swim with the currents of safety with this video program. As your employees' permanent life vest, it reviews various boating dangers and other risks.Dangers of alcohol on the waterWearing personal flotation devicesAvoiding ...

  • Conflict and the Environment

    The end of the Cold War has opened up the arena for increased attention to other lines of conflict, both in Europe and globally. Environmental disruption - by no means a new phenomenon - is a chief beneficiary of the shift in priorities in the public debate. The Scientific and Environmental Affairs Division of NATO has moved with the times ...

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