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‘Water resources and ecosystems’ is the principal priority in UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector in 2002-2003, reflecting the widely held view that freshwater resources and their integrated management is one of the most critical environment and development issues of the coming decades.  

International Glossary of Hydrology - by the French IHP National Committee
Available in 11 languages. Continuer

International Hydrology Series - by UNESCO-IHP and Cambridge University Press
Collaborative publishing programme between UNESCO-IHP and Cambridge University Press. Continuer

Man and the Biosphere Series - by UNESCO and Parthenon Publishing
Several volumes in the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Series – a joint initiative of UNESCO and Parthenon Publishing - are focused on freshwater ecosystems and issues related to the use and management of freshwater resources. Continuer

UNESCO Publishing relating to Freshwaters - by
Over 40 titles relating to freshwaters are detailed in an entry on the UNESCO Water Portal. Continuer

The Ethics of Freshwater Use - by UNESCO

WEHAB: Framework for Action on Water and Sanitation (2002) - by
One of five thematic papers on the WEHAB initiative proposed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as a contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). Continuer

Urban Development and Freshwater Resources in Small Historic Coastal Cities
Joint project of MOST, IHP and CSI. >> Continuer

World Water Assessment@
UN-wide assessment of freshwater resources is underway, which will culminate in the publication of the first World Water Development Report in early 2003. >> Continuer

Sites web
Biosphere Reserves and Freshwater Ecosystems
A fair number of the sites within the World Network of Biosphere Reserves are actively concerned with interactions between freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems and with addressing issues related to the rational use of water resources.
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Coastal Regions and Small Islands
‘Freshwater’ is one of the themes within the Coastal Regions and Small Islands (CSI) platform
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Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)
A number of the 200 subject themes of EOLSS are concerned with water-related issues, including water science and technology (history and future), modeling of water resource systems and its role in planning, water quality and heath, water pollution, water quality standards, groundwater, limnology, unconventional water systems.
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IGCP Project on Quaternary Glaciation in Asia
Among the ongoing co-operative projects within the International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP) is that on ‘Glaciation and Reorganization of Asia’s Drainage’.
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International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
UNESCO’s intergovernmental programme on water resources, with a current (2002-2007) focus on ‘Water interactions: systems at risk and social challenges’.
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International Year of Freshwater (2003)
UNESCO is a lead agency for the International Year, which provides an opportunity to promote the principles and practices of integrated water resources management.
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Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
The Convention on Wetlands, which was signed in Ramsar (Iran) in 1971, provides one of the principal international instruments for the conservation of wetlands.
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Ramsar-MAB Co-operation
Joint web site reflecting co-operative programme and shared-contiguous sites between the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-MAB.
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World Heritage Convention
Outstanding inland water locations feature in a number of the sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.
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World Water Assessment
For development, capacity-building and the environment
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World Water Forum
The Third World Water Forum will be held from 16-23 March 2003 at various venues (Kyoto, Shiga, Osaka) in the Yoda River Basin in Japan. The forum will include a ministerial conference and a water fair/festival consisting of a series of water-related events.
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UNESCO and Water: Events at the Johannesburg Summit (Johannesburg, South Africa; 25-08-2002 10:00 pm - 03-09-2002 10:00 pm )
At the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, 26 August-4 September), the Water Dome will provide the focus for a series of activities and displays on the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) -- the United Nations system-wide effort to assess the world’s water resources. Continuer

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