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  1. Title

    Forests and forestry in the greater Mekong subregion to 2020: subregional report of the second Asia-Pacific forestry sector outlook study, Part 2

    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
  2. Title

    Freshwater under threat, South Asia: vulnerability assessment of freshwater resources to environmental change

    Description
    This report assesses the vulnerability of the water resources in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna, Helmand and Indus River Basins and includes an overview of the freshwater resources of South Asia. It was published by UNEP in 2008.
    Author
    Mukand S. Babel; Shahriar M. Wahid
    Publisher
    United Nations Environment Programme
    http://www.unep.org/pdf/southasia_report.pdf
  3. Title

    From vision to action: a synthesis of experiences in least-developed countries in Southeast Asia

    Description
    This report describes three country case studies (Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar), the second phase of a project which aimed to improve management of water resources in the Southeast Asia region.
    Author
    Le Huu Ti; Thierry Facon
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/ae546e/ae546e00.htm
  4. Title

    Full economic cost of groundwater extraction

    Description
    This report describes the economic and social costs of excessive or inefficient groundwater extraction by farmers in India. It goes on to describe how policies related to both water and electricity can improve on efficiency and promote more sustainable use of groundwater in agriculture. This report was published by the World Bank in 2010.
    Author
    Jon Strand
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/3976
  5. Title

    Glacier systems and seasonal snow cover in six major Asian river basins: hydrological role under changing climate

    Description
    This report assesses the hydrological role of meltwater resources in the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Syr Darya, Amu Darya and Mekong river basins to demonstrate the potential affects of future reduction of glaciers and seasonal snow cover due to climate change. This report was published by IWMI in 2013.
    Author
    Oxana S. Savoskul; Vladimir Smakhtin
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2013.204
  6. Title

    Glacier systems and seasonal snow cover in six major Asian river basins: water storage properties under changing climate

    Description
    This report assesses the current status, recent and potential future changes of glacier systems and seasonal snow cover in the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Syr Darya, Amu Darya and Mekong river basins to demonstrate the potential sensitivity of these important water resources to climate change. This report was published by IWMI in 2013.
    Author
    Oxana S. Savoskul; Vladimir Smakhtin
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2013.203
  7. Title

    Good practices for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for rainfed and upland agro-ecological zones, Philippines

    Description
    This document reports on a project which aimed to develop and implement climate risk management measures that will contribute to improve the livelihoods and food security of resource-poor farmers in the rain fed and upland agro-ecological zones, the Bicol Region, of the Philippines which is particularly vulnerable to meteorological hazards such as typhoons, floods, droughts, high magnitude rainfall and related hazards such as landslides.
    Author
    Luis O. Amano; Viola L. Amano; Angelo P. Candelaria
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap562e/ap562e.pdf
  8. Title

    Great balancing act

    Description
    This report explores the scope of the world's challenge over the next four decades of producing enough food in a manner that advances economic development and reduces pressure on the environment. It also suggests possible solutions to this challenge.
    Author
    Tim Searchinger; Craig Hanson; Janet Ranganathan; Brian Lipinski; Richard Waite; Robert Winterbottom; Ayesha Dinshaw; Ralph Heimlich
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/great-balancing-act
  9. Title

    Green accounting and data improvement for water resources

    Description
    This study examines the usage of water-related data as a method of improving water allocation systems to balance the social, economic and environmental benefits of water resources. It highlights the key issues for which water data is necessary (water for food production, growing urban populations, wastewater collection and treatment, water footprint of major businesses, vulnerability of populations to extreme events and the impact of water abstraction and pollution on natural environments and ecosystems), summarises water data definitions and sources, examines constraints on better water monitoring and reporting and looks at international initiatives for valuing the environment in national accounting. This study was published by UNESCO in 2012.
    Author
    James Winpenny
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/wwap/publications/side-publications/green-accounting-and-data-improvement-for-water-resources/
  10. Title

    Groundwater management: the search for practical approaches

    Description
    This report analyses claims that there is a 'groundwater crisis' and provides guidance on managing groundwater in an efficient and sustainable way. It provides an introduction to global trends in groundwater depletion and describes the consequences of the overabstraction of groundwater. It then goes on to discuss a number of groundwater management initiatives and techniques, as well as their limitations, before drawing a number of conclusions and making recommendations for future policies and activities. This report was published by the FAO in 2003.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/agl/aglw/docs/wr25e.pdf
  11. Title

    Grow in concert with nature: sustaining East Asia's water resources through green water defense

    Description
    This report introduces the Green Water Defense (GWD) approach to managing scarce water resources in East Asia. It includes: an introduction to water scarcity and climate change, the current status of water resources in East Asia, a definition of the GWD approach, examples of best practice in managing scarce water resources in several country case studies including Northern China river basins and recommendations for adopting the GWD approach in East Asia. This report, no. 70604, was published by The World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Xiaokai Li; Graeme Turner; Liping Jiang
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9370
  12. Title

    Guidelines for national waste management strategies

    Description
    In the context of waste management, this report examines sustainable development, waste streams and their management, governance and future challenges, considerations in developing a national waste management strategy and guidance on developing, implementing, reviewing and updating a national waste management strategy. This report was published by UNEP in 2013.
    Author
    Mark Hyman
    Publisher
    United Nations Environment Programme
    http://www.unep.org/ietc/OurWork/WasteManagement/NationalWasteManagementStrategies/tabid/104470/Default.aspx
  13. Title

    Guidelines to control water pollution from agriculture in China: decoupling water pollution from agricultural production

    Description
    This report provides a number of guidelines on controlling water pollution caused by agriculture in China. It describes the many ways that water quality is affected by agricultural activities, including: soil erosion; pollution from fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation and drainage, livestock and crop waste, freshwater aquaculture, villages and towns and recycled wastewater. It goes on to describe methods of measuring water quality and then discusses regulatory frameworks that are in use around the world to control agricultural water pollution. It then makes a number of recommendations for improving the situation in China. This report was published by the FAO in 2013.
    Author
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/019/i3536e/i3536e.pdf
  14. Title

    Half-lives of biological activity of some pesticides in water

    Description
    This article discusses the results of analysis carried out to determine the half-lives of biological activity of pesticides in soft water to attempt to determine a pesticide suitable for use in rice-fish culture. This article was originally published in Naga, the quarterly magazine of The WorldFish Center, in 2001.
    Author
    Kyaw M. O.
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/Naga/Naga24-3&4/pdf/aquabyte%201.pdf
  15. Title

    Hidden assets: biodiversity below-surface

    Description
    This brief report highlights the importance of species that live below the surface of the soil and the sediments of freshwater and marine ecosystems and advises that this below-surface ecosystem should be considered in management and policy decisions. It outlines the ecosystem services provided by below-surface biodiversity, global threats to soils and sediments and how to ensure sustainability of soil and sediment biodiversity. This report was published in 2007.
    Author
    D. H. Wall; V. Behan-Pelletier; A. P. Covich; P. Snelgrove
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001539/153945e.pdf
  16. Title

    Hydrological and environmental issues of interbasin water transfers in India: a case of the Krishna River Basin

    Description
    This report examines aspects of hydrological and environmental feasibility of interbasin water transfers in India using examples of the water transfer links in and out of the Krishna River Basin. It reviews the hydrological and environmental sections of existing national feasibility reports, analyzes the methodology used for the assessment of surface water availability for each transfer and illustrates the potential environmental impacts of the transfers in the deltas of the Godavari and Krishna rivers. This report was published by IWMI in 2007.
    Author
    Vladimir Smakhtin; Nilantha Gamage; Luna Bharati
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.120
  17. Title

    Impacts of water infrastructure and climate change on the hydrology of the Upper Ganges River Basin

    Description
    This study presents a hydrological model of the Upper Ganges Basin including river flows under present and 'naturalized' basin conditions to help evaluate the impacts of planned basin development and the impacts of future climate change on basin water resources. This study was published by IWMI in 2011.
    Author
    Luna Bharati; Guillaume Lacombe; Pabitra Gurung; Priyantha Jayakody; Chu Thai Hoanh; Vladimir Smakhtin
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2011.210
  18. Title

    Implementing integrated river basin management: lessons from the Red River Basin, Vietnam

    Description
    This report critiques the establishment of the Red River Basin Organization (RRBO) in Vietnam as part of the country's reforms of management of their water resources. This report provides a background to the water sector in Vietnam and studies the wider transformations of the water sector that limit the formation and effectiveness of the RRBO. This report was published by IWMI in 2009.
    Author
    Francois Molle; Chu Thai Hoanh
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.131
  19. Title

    Improving land and water management

    Description
    This report examines the role of four improved land and water management practices and the effect they could have on smallholder crop yields and livelihoods.
    Author
    Robert Winterbottom; Chris Reij; Dennis Garrity; Jerry Glover; Debbie Hellums; Mike McGahuey; Sara Scherr
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/improving-land-and-water-management
  20. Title

    Improving productivity and environmental performance of aquaculture

    Description
    This report explores the potential role of aquaculture in meeting global fish demand in 2050, examines scenarios of aquaculture's growth and environmental impacts and provides recommendations for how to sustainably grow aquaculture production.
    Author
    Richard Waite; Malcolm Beveridge; Randall Brummett; Sarah Castine; Nuttapon Chaiyawannakarn; Sadasivam Kaushik; Rattanawan Mungkung; Supawat Nawapakpilai; Michael Phillips
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/improving-aquaculture
  21. Title

    India - East: Irrigated crop calendar: AQUASTAT

    Description
    A calendar of crop irrigation in east India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura) showing areas irrigated each month in 2006 for a number of different crops. The resource forms part of the AQUASTAT global information system on water and agriculture, provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/water_use_agr/CC_PDF/CC_IND.pdf
  22. Title

    India - Vulnerability of Kolkata metropolitan area to increased precipitation in a changing climate

    Description
    This study modelled the potential effect of climate and precipitation change on the Indian city of Kolkata. It includes a vulnerability impact assessment, a damage assessment and an adaptation strategy. This document is Report No. 53282-IN from The World Bank, published in June 2011.
    Author
    Maria Sarraf; Susmita Dasgupta; Subhendu Roy; Arati Belle
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2818
  23. Title

    India groundwater governance case study

    Description
    This report provides a case study of groundwater governance in India, examining the impediments to better governance of groundwater and exploring opportunities to help developing countries use groundwater to tackle climate change. It analyses policy and legislation at state and local level and makes recommendations for improving groundwater management.
    Author
    Héctor Garduño; Saleem Romani; Buba Sengupta; Albert Tuinhof; Richard Davis
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17242
  24. Title

    India's water future to 2025-2050: business-as-usual scenario and deviations

    Description
    This report attempts to predict India's future water demands based on the assumption that the current trends in the country's land use, cropping and water use patterns continue while also assessing possible deviations from these trends. Its predictions include decreased demand for water for irrigation, small deficit of crop production, closure of many river basins and overexploited groundwater resources. This report was published by IWMI in 2007.
    Author
    Upali A. Amarasinghe; Tushaar Shah; Hugh Turral; B. K. Anand
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.124
  25. Title

    India: Country profile: AQUASTAT

    Description
    A country profile of India, discussing topics such as geography, climate, population, economy, agriculture, water resources and water use, irrigation and drainage development, and water management. Relevant information sources are provided. The resource forms part of the AQUASTAT global information system on water and agriculture, provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/countries_regions/IND/index.stm

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