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Progress on Shared Water Resources Management in the Arab Region: Regional baseline for SDG Indicator 6.5.2 cover Progress on Shared Water Resources Management in the Arab Region: Regional baseline for SDG Indicator 6.5.2

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/WP.1

SDG indicator 6.5.2 is intended to monitor progress towards transboundary water cooperation through operational arrangements. The results of the first global reporting under SDG indicator 6.5.2...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 6 The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/2



The Arab countries have much to gain from considering the linkages between water, energy and food security in their pursuit of sustainable development, given the stressors, constraints...

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Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Inventory

This publication is the first effort led by the United Nations to comprehensively identify and assess the state of transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Western Asia. It was...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 5: Issues in Sustainable Water Resources Management and Water Services

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/4

The global community was proud to announce in 2012 that the global drinking water target articulated in the Millennium Development Goals had been met five years ahead of schedule. However, the...

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Glossary of Shared Water Resources cover Glossary of Shared Water Resources

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/Glossary

This glossary of common terminology used in shared water resources was prepared in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in Hanover, Germany through a...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 4: National Capacities for the Management of Shared Water Resources in ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/4

This report focuses on national and regional capacities for the management of shared water resources in ESCWA member countries. Specific attention is paid to the legal frameworks for shared water...

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Fact Sheets on Key Water Issues in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2010/Technical Paper.2

This document contains fact sheets on important water challenges facing the Arab region. For example, climate change is one of the challenges that affects the availability of water resources, and...

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Shared Waters-Shared Opportunities: World Water Day

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/Technical Material.1

Shared water is a vital resource for many people around the world. In the ESCWA region, major shared rivers include the Nile, Tigris, Euphrates and Jordan. Many less well-known underground water...

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Arabic Terminology in the Field of Productivity and Sustainable Development: Glossary of Shared Water Resources, Technical, Socio-Economical and Legal Terminology (Advanced Copy)

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/Glossary.1

This glossary of common terminology used in shared water resources was prepared in response to a request from the Committee of Water Resources at ESCWA at its Sixth Session (Beirut, 2-4 December...

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Knowledge Management and Analysis of ESCWA Member Countries Capacities in Managing Shared Water Resources

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/7

Water scarcity is a fundamental challenge to sustainable development in arid and semi-arid regions. The problem is accentuated by the fact that most of the water resources used by ESCWA countries...

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Regional Cooperation between Countries in the Management of Shared Water Resources: Case Studies of Some Countries in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/15

Global demand for water is expected to increase by 50 per cent by the year 2025, while ESCWAs share of renewable water resources remains the lowest in the world. Despite the necessity for sound...

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