Based on the collective input of 23 UN agencies and convention secretariats, this is the most comprehensive assessment of the world’s freshwater resources. Generously illustrated with more than 25 full-colour global maps, numerous figures, tables (including country tables) and photos, the report opens with a chapter describing the water crisis. It reviews progress and trends, proposes methodologies and indicators for measuring sustainability. It then assesses progress in 11 challenging areas including: health, food, environment, shared water resources, cities, industry, energy, risk management, knowledge, valuing water and governance. Finally, it presents 7 pilot case studies of river basins representing various social, economic and environmental settings.
Executive Summaries also available. Please consult the World Water Assessment Program's website at: summaries
Also available on CD-Rom Water for People - Water for Life The United Nations World Water Development Report 1
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