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This programme aims to encourage better management of water for food production by increasing the resilience of social and ecological systems.
It does this by focusing on the interconnections between water, food and poverty in developing countries. The programme helps develop water-related innovations by bringing together scientists, development specialists, policymakers and communities.
The website publishes information on its research programmes and projects as well as blogs and related news, job vacancies and events.
Part of the UN Development Programme, the Environment and Energy group work in six areas: water governance, frameworks and strategies for sustainable development, sustainable energy, sustainable land management, biodiversity and chemicals management.
The group publishes information on its projects in each of these areas as well case study analyses, policy papers, toolkits for practitioners, press information and links to external websites.
The Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Water Development and Management Unit website promotes sustainable water use for food production. It utilises data on water resources and agricultural water usage to help form national and regional water management strategies, inform agricultural policies and provide technical expertise on issues such as wastewater treatment and salinity control. The FAO Water website publishes promotional and educational material as well as reports on individual projects, it also provides links to interactive maps, multimedia and databases relevant to water management.
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) publishes background information on water security issues and climate change. GWP advocate Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as the best route to sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels. Its website provides extensive international case studies of the partnership's work, latest news and links to related IWRM.
The International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2ie) is a research and training institute specialising in water, energy and the environment. It provides educational facilities to develop research capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship on the African continent, focusing on water and environmental management; solar energy and biofuels; eco-material; and civil engineering. The 2ie website publishes information on available courses including how to apply and admission requirements, as well as upcoming conferences and workshops, jobs and internships, and access to online libraries.
The Stockholm Environment Institute is an international not-for-profit research organisation that aims to promote sustainable development through scientific analysis that supports decision-making on the national and international level. It focuses on four broad themes: reducing climate risks; managing land, water and air resources; improving governance; and developing new visions and pathways to development. The website provides free access to the institute's publications, describes current projects and links to useful modelling or policy tools such as LEAP (the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system) and IPAT-S.
The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) is an international and inter-governmental institution, owned and managed by its Member States, for the generation and application of early warning information.
RIMES evolved in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, to establish a regional early warning system within a multi-hazard framework and capacity building for preparedness and response to trans-boundary hazards.
It monitors and analyses seismic, sea level and deep ocean data, as well as providing earthquake alerts and regional tsunami bulletins. It also provides short term extreme weather information and long term seasonal climate estimations to National Meteorological and Hydrological Services. Finally, it also identifies risk management options and develops decision support tools.
The website is divided into six sections: societal application; earthquake & tsunami; weather & extreme events; water-related hazards; seasonal climate; and climate change. It provides an earthquake monitor, tsunami bulletins, and flood and drought forecasts, as well as a number of resources including papers, publications and newsletters.
The Water and Nature Initiative, supported by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, works with partners in more than 30 countries and aims to improve the management of water resources by using principles of ecosystem management.
The website provides free access to publications, toolkits on a range of topics, such as climate change adaptation and water financing, accounts of regional initiatives, as well as images and videos. Publications are available to download and can also be obtained as hard copies through the website.
This website, run by the UN Development Programme, provides background information, and links to relevant documents, on climate change and adaptation, water governance, integrated water resources management, water supply and sanitation, capacity development and knowledge management.
This organisation, established by Kofi Annan in 2004, promotes action on water and sanitation issues and monitor progress towards the Millennium Development Goal to halve the number of people without safe access to drinking water and sanitation by 2015. It publishes information from its meetings as well as an overview of the organisation's Hashimoto Action Plan, which outlines a set of action points for achieving water and sanitation security.
The aim of the Water Governance Programme for Arab States (WGP-AS) is to improve the use and management of scarce water resources in Arab countries by promoting an integrated approach and supporting the achievements of the Millennium Development Goal 7.
It also addresses cross-cutting areas such as adaptation to climate change, trans-boundary water management and gender mainstreaming. The website publishes free-to-access reports, events, as well as information on past and current projects.
The World Water Council is an international multi-stakeholder platform set up to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues. The council encourages debates and promotes collaborative initiatives and activities at all levels, including organising the World Water Forum, held every three years. It publishes news and information about its work, links to useful resources across the world and hosts a media centre that lists water experts and suggests story ideas.