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  1. Title

    Climate change, water and food security, References and annexes

    Description
    This report (in 5 parts) summarises current knowledge of the anticipated impacts of climate change on water availability for agriculture and examines the implications for local and national food security. It analyses expected impact of climate change on a set of major agricultural systems at risk and makes the case for immediate implementation of ‘no-regrets’ strategies which have both positive development outcomes and make agricultural systems resilient. This part includes bibliographic references and two annexes. These additional short chapters explain the logic behind assessing climate change mitigation options and the evaluation of climate change impacts on the food production system. This report was published by the FAO in 2011.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i2096e/i2096e00.htm
  2. Title

    Climate change: children's challenge

    Description
    This report introduces the issues relating to the impact of climate change on children and highlights perspectives on climate change from young people around the world on the areas of food, water, health, disasters, education, emissions reduction and low carbon development and participation.
    Author
    Jazmin Burgess
    http://www.unicef.org.uk/Latest/Publications/climate-change-report-jon-snow-2013/
  3. Title

    Climate trends and impacts in China

    Description
    This paper summarizes observed and projected trends in extreme weather events (temperatures, precipitation, drought, floods, tropical cyclones and sea-level rise), present-day climate variability and future climate change and their impacts on China's different regions. This paper was published by WorldBank in 2013.
    Author
    Chris Sall
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17558
  4. Title

    Closing of the Krishna Basin: irrigation, streamflow depletion and macroscale hydrology

    Description
    This paper summarizes research on the Krishna River Basin in southern India, including physical and agricultural geography, remote sensing, hydrology, water management and environmental issues. This report was published by IWMI in 2007.
    Author
    Trent W. Biggs; Anju Gaur; Christopher A. Scott; Prasad Thenkabail; Parthasaradhi Gangadhara Rao; Murali Krishna Gumma; Sreedhar Acharya; Hugh Turral
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.111
  5. Title

    Coastal basins on the edge: cumulative effects of multiple human activities where land and ocean meet

    Description
    This brief report examines the cumulative effects of multiple human activities on the ecosystems of semi-enclosed marine systems (SEMS) (including coastal seas, bays and gulfs). It identifies the major threats to SEMS, the consequences of human activities on SEMS, how these consequences in turn affect human well-being as well as recommendations for management of these areas. This report was published in 2008.
    Author
    Heike K. Lotze; Michael Flitner; Edward R. Urban Jr.
    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/0016/001632/163268e.pdf
  6. Title

    Community-based fish culture in seasonal floodplains

    Description
    This brief research article examines the possibility of using flooded land that is temporarily unavailable for crop production to produce a crop of aquatic organisms through case studies of community-based management systems in Bangladesh and Vietnam. This article was originally published in Naga, the quarterly magazine of The WorldBank Center, in 2006.
    Author
    M. M. Dey; M. Prein
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/community.pdf
  7. Title

    Conditions for collective action: understanding factors supporting and constraining community-based fish culture in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam

    Description
    This report examines the reasons underlying the adoption or discontinuance of community based fish culture in seasonal floodplains in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam. It studies the historical and political context, policy and institutional context, environmental contexts and landscape level factors, socio-cultural context, livelihood context, the floodplain as a multiple use system, markets and economic viability, technical issues and implementation, incentives for uptake and adoption and disincentives. This report was published by The WorldFish Center in 2011.
    Author
    Olivier Joffre; Natasja Sheriff
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_2816.pdf
  8. Title

    Coping with water scarcity: an action framework for agriculture and food security

    Description
    This report introduces the subject of water scarcity, describing its various causes and the impact it has on agriculture in particular. It then goes on to discuss various methods for combatting water scarcity and goes into detail on a number of forms of water accounting. It concludes by making a number of recommendations for policy aimed at improving the situation, including promoting the efficient use of water in agriculture. This report was published by the FAO in 2012.
    Author
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/i3015e/i3015e.pdf
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    Cyclone Phailin in Odisha, October 2013: rapid damage and needs assessment report

    Description
    This report details the recovery framework for the districts affected by Cyclone Phailin which hit the coast of Odisha, India, in October 2013. It provides a detailed analysis of the affected sectors, the extent of the damages sustained, the reconstruction and recovery needs and the recovery strategy. This report was published by WorldBank in 2013.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17608
  10. Title

    Deep wells and prudence: Towards pragmatic action for addressing groundwater overexploitation in India

    Description
    This report examines groundwater use in India and considers the potential social and economic consequences of weak or non-existent groundwater management. The report was published by The World Bank in 2010.
    Author
    Sanjay Pahuja; Catherine Tovey; Stephen Foster; Hector Garduno
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2835
  11. Title

    Developing procedures for assessment of ecological status of Indian River Basins in the context of environmental water requirements

    Description
    This report attempts to introduce a prototype scoring system for the ecological status of rivers in India and to illustrate this system through its applications in the Krishna, Cauvery, Narmada, Periya and Ganga river basins in India. This report was published by IWMI in 2007.
    Author
    Vladimir Smakhtin; Muthukumarasamy Arunachalam; Sandeep Behera; Archana Chatterjee; Srabani Das; Parikshit Gautam; Gaurav D. Joshi; Kumbakonam G. Sivaramakrishnan; K. Sankaran Unni
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.114
  12. Title

    Dietary phytase: an ideal approach for a cost effective and low-polluting aquafeed

    Description
    This article discusses the need for a sustainable, nutritious fish feed and attempts to summarise the effects of phytase on nutrient utilization, growth of fish and aquatic pollution. This article was originally published in Naga, the quarterly magazine of The WorldFish Center, in 2004.
    Author
    K. Baruah; N. P. Sahu; A. K. Pal; D. Debnath
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/Naga/na_2314.pdf
  13. Title

    Downstream impacts of water pollution in the Upper Citarum River, West Java, Indonesia: economic assessment of interventions to improve water quality

    Description
    This report discusses the economic impact of water pollution in the Upper Citarum River in Indonesia and then goes on to describe the development of a methodology for valuing this impact. It makes a number of recommendations for interventions that could be implemented in order to improve water quality, which it argues that, as well as being better for public health, would also have a number of economic benefits. It provides a breakdown of the potential cost of these interventions and compares this against projected economic benefits. This report was published by the World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    Asian Development Bank
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17750
  14. Title

    Drawing down N2o to protect climate and the ozone layer

    Description
    This report provides an overview of the role of nitrous oxide in climate change and ozone layer depletion and the benefits of reducing nitrous oxide from agricultural sources, industry and fossil fuel combustion, biomass burning in landscape fires and household stoves and wastewater and aquaculture. This report was published by UNEP in 2013.
    Publisher
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    http://www.unep.org/pdf/UNEPN2Oreport.pdf
  15. Title

    Drivers and characteristics of wastewater agriculture in developing countries: results from a global asessment

    Description
    This report examines 53 cities in developing countries (including Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Vietnam, the Philippines, China and Indonesia) to determine the factors that drive the use of untreated wastewater and polluted water for irrigated agriculture. This report was published by IWMI in 2008.
    Author
    Liqa Raschid-Sally; Priyantha Jayakody
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.127
  16. Title

    East Asian forests and forestry to 2020: subregional report of the second Asia-Pacific forestry sector outlook study

    Description
    This report attempts to define the future for the forestry sector in East Asia up to the year 2020, examining China as the location of the largest forest cover in the region and considering the pressure of China's expanding economy and demand and the increased capacity for production on its forest resources. This report includes chapters on the subregional profile, the current state of the forestry sector, key drivers of change to the year 2020, probable scenarios, forestry implications under various scenarios and preparing for a greener economy. This report was published by the FAO in 2010.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1888e/i1888e00.pdf
  17. Title

    Economic gains of improving soil fertility and water holding capacity with clay application: the impact of soil remediation research in Northeast Thailand

    Description
    This report assesses the results of the Soil Remediation Research Project in Northeast Thailand, which demonstrated and promoted the application of clay technology as a quick and cost-effective means of improving the fertility and water holding capacity of sandy soils. This report was published by IWMI in 2009.
    Author
    Rathinasamy Maria Saleth; Arlene Inocencio; Andrew Noble; Sawaeng Ruaysoongnern
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.130
  18. Title

    Economic valuation of water resources in agriculture: from the sectoral to a functional perspective of natural resource management

    Description
    This report introduces the concept of water resources management and the issues associated with it and then goes on to discuss how the economic valuation of water resources can have a positive impact on these issues. The report provides a description of the use of water in agriculture and its economic characteristics and then discusses the use of water resource management techniques, including water valuation, in order to encourage more efficient and sustainable use of these resources. This report was published by the FAO in 2004.
    Author
    Kerry Turner; Stavros Georgiou; Rebecca Clark; Roy Brouwer
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5582e/y5582e00.htm
  19. Title

    Estimating global climate change impacts on hydropower projects: applications in India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam

    Description
    The potential impact of climate change on hydropower is examined by constructing a hydrological model which uses a simple multivariate time series technique. The model is applied to three hydropower projects in India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Policy implications for hydropower projects are discussed. This document, Policy Reseach Working Paper 4344, was published by The World Bank in September 2007.
    Author
    Atsushi Iimi
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7332
  20. Title

    Eutrophication and hypoxia in coastal areas: a global assessment of the state of knowledge

    Description
    Eutrophication - the overenrichment of water by nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus - has emerged as a leading water quality problem. This report identifies over 415 areas worldwide that are experiencing eutrophication symptoms, and there are significant information gaps in many regions.
    Author
    Mindy Selman; Suzie Greenhalgh; Robert Diaz; Zachary Sugg
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/eutrophication-and-hypoxia-coastal-areas
  21. Title

    Eutrophication: policies, action and strategies to address nutrient pollution

    Description
    This report provides an overview of the range of actions, policies and institutions around the globe that address nutrient pollution and eutrophication.
    Author
    Mindy Selman; Suzie Greenhalgh
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/eutrophication-0
  22. Title

    Eutrophication: sources and drivers of nutrient pollution

    Description
    This report provides a snapshot of the sources of nutrient pollution and the corresponding socioeconomic drivers that are increasing nutrient levels in our waterways.
    Author
    Mindy Selman; Suzie Greenhalgh
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/eutrophication-sources-and-drivers-nutrient-pollution
  23. Title

    Fisheries and aquaculture can provide solutions to cope with climate change

    Description
    This report investigates the ways that the fisheries and aquaculture sector can adapt to the threat of climate change. It discusses the global vulnerability of fisheries systems to climate change, its impacts on people, understanding, reducing and coping with vulnerability, building the capacity to adapt and respond and adapting technologies. This report was published by The WorldFish Center in 2009.
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_904.pdf
  24. Title

    Five feet high and rising: cities and flooding in the 21st century

    Description
    This report discusses the hypothesis that the impacts of urban flooding are on the rise. It describes the impacts of urban flooding and the causes of increased impacts, citing recent examples of urban flooding. It then goes on to make a number of recommendations for reducing the risk of urban flooding through integrated flood risk management activities. This report was published by the World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Abhas Jha; Jessica Lamond; Robin Bloch; Namrata Bhattacharya; Ana Lopez; Nikolaos Papachristodoulou; Alan Bird; David Proverbs; John Davies; Robert Barker
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/3412
  25. Title

    Forests and forestry in the greater Mekong subregion to 2020: subregional report of the second Asia-Pacific forestry sector outlook study, Part 1

    Description
    This paper (in two parts) summarizes observations and findings from a collection of reports on five Greater Mekong Region countries (Lao PDR, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam) on the status and trends of forestry and forestry in this region. It also analyses the key factors driving changes in forestry in the region and outlines four possible scenarios for 2020. It highlights priorities and strategies to make the region's forestry sector more sustainable.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2093e/index.html

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