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  1. Title

    Adaptive water resource management in the South Indian Lower Bhavani Project command area

    Description
    This study explores the theory and practice of the adaptive management method of water resource management based on a detailed field study of the development and use of water resources for irrigation in the Lower Bhavani Project in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This study was published by IWMI in 2009.
    Author
    Mats Lannerstad; David Molden
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.128
  2. Title

    Adoption and impacts of microirrigation technologies: empirical results from selected localities of Maharashtra and Gujarat States of India

    Description
    This report evaluates the current use of microirrigation technologies in Maharashtra and Gujarat in India as a method of saving water in irrigated agriculture and averting potential water shortage crises, a strategy to increase farm incomes and reduce poverty and a method of enhancing the food and nutritional security of rural households through an increase in the area of cultivation, better crop yields, enhanced output quality, early crop maturity and reduced cultivation costs. This report was published by IWMI in 2005.
    Author
    R. E. Namara; B. Upadhyay; R. K. Nagar
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.094
  3. Title

    Agenda for water sector strategy for North China: summary report

    Description
    This report evaluates the acute water shortages and pollution problems in North China, specifically in the Yellow (Huang), Hai and Huai (3-H) river basins, and recommends a number of improvements to China's water management practices to better support agriculture, the urban and industrial water supply and ecological resources in this area. It examines changes in the economy and society affecting the water sector, the current water resource situation in the 3-H basins and feasible options for balancing water supply and demand. It includes action plans for each of the key areas including flood control, agriculture, pollution control, wastewater reuse and groundwater management. This report was published by The World Bank in 2002.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15418
  4. Title

    Agricultural development and the opportunities for aquatic resources research in China

    Description
    This collection of papers examines agriculture and rural development in China, linkages between China and The WorldFish Center, aquaculture research and its relation to development in China and the research priorities of the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS). It was published by WorldFish in 2003.
    Author
    L. X. Zhang; J. Liu; S. F. Li; N. S. Yang; P. R. Gardiner
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_348.pdf
  5. Title

    Agricultural insurance in Asia and the Pacific region

    Description
    This report provides an introduction to the importance of agriculture and the growth of public and private agricultural insurance in Asia and the Pacific regions and discusses risk management and the role of agricultural insurance, agricultural insurance provision, public sector support for agricultural insurance, small farmer agricultural insurance initiatives and options and recommendations for government support to agricultural insurance in Asia and the Pacific region. This report was published by FAO in 2011.
    Author
    Charles Stutley
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i2344e/i2344e00.htm
  6. Title

    Analysis of physical and monetary losses of environmental health and natural resources in India

    Description
    This report attempts to estimate the social and financial costs of environmental damage in India from three pollution damage categories: urban air pollution, inadequate water supply and indoor air pollution as well as four natural resource damage categories: agricultural damage, rangeland degradation, deforestation and natural disasters. The report provides estimated costs in Rupees for all of the above categories. This report was published by The World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Muthukumara Mani; Anil Markandya; Aarsi Sagar; Elena Strukova
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12065
  7. Title

    Aqueduct country and river basin rankings: a weighted aggregation of spatially distinct hydrological indicators

    Description
    This report ranks countries and river basins worldwide based on their exposure water-related risks. It provides national and basin-level scores derived from more localized water-risk scores from the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas.
    Author
    Francis Gassert; Paul Reig; Tianyi Luo; Andrew Maddocks
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/aqueduct-country-river-basin-rankings
  8. Title

    Aqueduct metadata document: Mekong River Basin study

    Description
    This report contains 14 indicators of water quantity, water variability, water quality, public awareness of water issues, access to water and ecosystem vulnerability for the Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia. The results of this study helped to inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework.
    Author
    Francis Gassert; Pragyajan Rai; Paul Reig; Matt Luck
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/aqueduct-metadata-document-mekong-river-basin-study
  9. Title

    Aqueduct metadata document: Yangtze River Basin study

    Description
    This report contains 14 indicators of water quantity, water variability, water quality, public awareness of water issues, access to water and ecosystem vulnerability for the Yangtze River Basin in China. The results of this study helped to inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework.
    Author
    Francis Gassert; Tianyi Luo; Tien Shiao; Matt Luck
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/aqueduct-metadata-document-yangtze-river-basin-study
  10. Title

    Aqueduct metadata document: Yellow River Basin study

    Description
    This report contains 14 indicators of water quantity, water variability, water quality, public awareness of water issues, access to water and ecosystem vulnerability for the Yellow River Basin in China. The results of this study helped to inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework.
    Author
    Francis Gassert; Tianyi Luo; Tien Shiao; Matt Luck
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/aqueduct-metadata-document-yellow-river-basin-study
  11. Title

    Aqueduct Water Risk Framework

    Description
    This report describes the Aqueduct Water Risk Framework, the indicators it includes and the methodology used to combine them into aggregated, comprehensive risk scores. The Aqueduct Water Risk Framework includes indicators of water quantity, water variability, water quality, public awareness of water issues, access to water and ecosystem vulnerability.
    Author
    Paul Reig; Tien Shiao; Francis Gassert
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/aqueduct-water-risk-framework
  12. Title

    Arsenic contamination of irrigation water, soil and crops in Bangladesh: Risk implications for sustainable agriculture and food safety in Asia

    Description
    This report examines the behaviour of arsenic in food and agriculture, and considers the effects of irrigating with arsenic-contaminated water on crop production and food safety in Asia. It focuses on Bangladesh and on the rice crop. This document, RAP Publication 2006/20, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006.
    Author
    Alex Heikens
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/ag105e/ag105e00.htm
  13. Title

    Assessment of crop water productivity in the Indus and Ganges River Basins: current status and scope for improvement

    Description
    This study uses remote sensing, national crop productivity and land use statistics and weather data to analyse the water productivity of rice and wheat in the Indus and Ganges river basins in South Asia. It demonstrates that there is scope for improvement in water and land productivity in the middle to lower areas of the Ganges Basin where water is abundant but the high consumption is not being converted into high crop yields. This report was published by IWMI in 2010.
    Author
    X. Cai; B. R. Sharma; M. A. Matin; D. Sharma; S. Gunasinghe
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2010.232
  14. Title

    Autonomous adaptation to climate change by shrimp and catfish farmers in Vietnam's Mekong River delta

    Description
    This document provides an overview of shrimp and catfish farming in the Mekong River delta of Vietnam, discusses methods for assessing impacts of climate change and economic analysis of adaptation and examines the potential impacts of climate change on aquaculture in the Mekong River delta, costs of adaptation to climate change impacts, policy implications for estimated adaptation costs and cost of climate change adaptation at farm level. This report was published by WorldFish in 2012.
    Author
    Kam S. P.; M-C. Badjeck; L. Teh; L. Teh; N. Tran
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_3395.pdf
  15. Title

    Bailout with white revolution or sink deeper? groundwater depletion and impacts in the Moga District of Punjab, India

    Description
    This report assesses water depletion from the extensive water use of agricultural production in the Moga District of the State of Punjab in India, focusing particularly on the growth in agricultural production and stress on water resources induced by groundwater irrigation. This report was published by IWMI in 2010.
    Author
    Upali A. Amarasinghe; Vladimir Smakhtin; Bharat R. Sharma; Nishadi. Eriyagama
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2010.229
  16. Title

    Bangladesh: country water resources assistance strategy

    Description
    A combination of population and economic growth is potentially putting stress on water resources in Bangladesh. This report identifies priorities for World Bank activity to help improve country-level water management. These include: the institutional framework; management and regulation; infrastructure; and water management. This document is Report No. 32312-BD from The World Bank Environment and Social Development Unit, Agriculture and Rural Development Unit, and Energy and Infrastructure Unit, South Asia Region, and was published in December 2005.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/8402
  17. Title

    Biofuels and environmental impacts: scientific analysis and implications for sustainability

    Description
    This brief report evaluates the positive and negative environmental effects of biofuel production as a method of improving energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to rural development. It examines global trends in biofuels, biofuels in relation to the environment, methods of improving biofuel systems and the future for biofuels. This report was published in 2009.
    Author
    R. W. Howarth; S. Bringezu
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001831/183113e.pdf
  18. Title

    Carbon and water footprints: concepts, methodologies and policy responses

    Description
    This study analyses the carbon and water footprint concepts which measure greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming and the consumption and contamination of freshwater resources respectively. It studies the origins of the carbon and water concepts, compares the two concepts and the responses to carbon and water footprints (including increasing carbon and water efficiency, changing production and consumption patterns and offsetting, neutrality and trading) with a summary of lessons learned to inform future practice. This study was published by UNESCO in 2012.
    Author
    A. Ertug Ercin; Arjen Y. Hoekstra
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unesco.org/ulis/cgi-bin/ulis.pl?catno=217181&set=53C528D9_3_54&gp=1&lin=1&ll=1
  19. Title

    Carbon, land and water: a global analysis of the hydrologic dimensions of climate change mitigation through afforestation/reforestation

    Description
    This study describes the potentially suitable areas globally for projects which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while assisting developing countries in achieving sustainable development through afforestation/reforestation activities. It also describes the socio-ecological characteristics of these suitable lands and estimates the impacts of these projects on global, regional and local water cycles. This report was published by IWMI in 2006.
    Author
    Robert J. Zomer; Antonio Trabucco; Oliver van Straaten; Deborah A. Bossio
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.101
  20. Title

    Changing consumption patterns: implications on food and water demand in India

    Description
    This report assesses India's changing food consumption patterns (triggered by increasing income and urbanization) and their implications on future food and water demand, predicting that if water productivity can be increased then the need for additional consumptive water use can be eliminated. This report was published by IWMI in 2007.
    Author
    Upali A. Amarasinghe; Tushaar Shah; Om Prakash Singh
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.119
  21. Title

    Changing interface between agriculture and livestock: a study of livelihood options under dry land farming systems in Gujarat

    Description
    This paper examines the changing profile of distribution and ownership of livestock across regions and households, focusing on dry land regions with a case study of Saurashtra region in Gujarat, India. It also examines implications for promoting livelihood security through a stronger interface between livestock and agriculture.
    Author
    Amita Shah
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/wairdocs/lead/ae752e/ae752e00.htm
  22. Title

    China's development priorities

    Description
    This report examines the emerging challenges relating to inequality and sustainability that could jeopardize China's rapid economic growth, which has so far involved rising incomes, declining poverty but growing inequality. It seeks to identify the most relevant keys to rapid growth, the measures that could contain and eventually reverse inequality and the policies that could move China's economy towards achieving rapid, balanced, sustainable growth while managing external dependence. This report was published by The World Bank in 2006.
    Author
    Shahid Yusuf; Kaoru Nabeshima
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7049
  23. Title

    China: country water resources assistance strategy

    Description
    This report discusses the water resources management situation in China, where lack of water resources is having a detrimental effect on the economic and social development of the country. It describes China's water resource management challenges and goes on to discuss the activities that the World Bank is supporting to improve the situation. This report was published by the World Bank in 2002.
    Author
    The World Bank Group
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15526
  24. Title

    Climate change, food systems and children: a case for greater action

    Description
    This brief report examines the impact of climate change on the food system, the impact of the links between climate change and food on children and recommendations for action to protect children from climate triggered food impacts. This report was published by UNICEF in 2013.
    Author
    Jasmin Burgess
    http://www.unicef.org.uk/Latest/Publications/Climate-change-food-systems-and-children-a-case-for-greater-action-/
  25. Title

    Climate change, water and agriculture in the Greater Mekong Subregion

    Description
    This report reviews the current status and trends in water management in the Greater Mekong Subregion, assesses likely impacts of climate on water resources based on historical patterns and simulated projections, examines water management strategies in the context of climate and other changes and identifies priority actions for governments and communities to improve resilience of the water sector and safeguard food production. This report was published by IWMI in 2010.
    Author
    Robyn Johnston; Guillame Lacombe; Chu Thai Hoanh; Andrew Noble; Paul Pavelic; Vladimir Smakhtin; Diana Suhardiman; Kam Suan Pheng; Choo Poh Sze
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2010.212

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