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The 3rd United Nations World Water Development Report: Water in a Changing World (WWDR-3)


3rd UN World Water Development Report, 2009

WWDR-3
  • Opening the water box
  • Sustainable development as the framework for water management
  • Investing in water
  • Global crises and water
  • The need for action – now
  • Structure of the Report
  • Demographic drivers
  • Economic drivers
  • Social drivers
  • Recent trends and advances in science and technology
  • The technology dissemination challenge
  • Policies and laws
  • Financing – the missing link
  • The influence of climate change on the other drivers of change
  • Identifying possible futures: the need for scenarios
  • Challenges for summarizing the pressures of external drivers on water resources
  • Water for economic development
  • Water and poverty reduction
  • Water and health
  • Maintaining ecosystem services
  • Water use in the world
  • Domestic water supply and sanitation
  • Water use in agriculture
  • Water for industry and energy
  • In-stream water uses
  • How water use affects water resources
  • Seeking sustainable management of groundwater
  • Growing risks: pollution and degradation of water quality
  • Progress in mitigating pollution
  • Progress in achieving environmental sustainability
  • Type, extent and effect of competition for water
  • Managing competition through supply and demand management and reallocation
  • Overview of the global hydrologic cycle
  • Relationship of water to global biogeochemical cycles
  • Changes in the water cycle
  • Links between the terrestrial carbon and water cycles
  • Is the hydrologic cycle accelerating?
  • Assessing future impacts of climate change
  • Summary
  • Hazards vary with climate regions
  • Changes in average streamflow
  • Changes in extreme events
  • Changes in groundwater
  • Changes in erosion, landslides, river morphology and sedimentation patterns
  • Challenges: hazards and opportunities
  • The importance of hydrologic observations
  • Recent developments in observation methods, networks and monitoring
  • Changing status of operational data over the recent past
  • Opportunities and challenges
  • Some suggestions for bridging the observational gap
  • Water governance reform: strengthening policy, planning and institutions
  • Consulting with stakeholders and avoiding corruption: accountability in planning, implementation and management
  • Capacity development for more effective action
  • Developing appropriate solutions through innovation and research
  • Data and information needs
  • Financing
  • Promoting win-win scenarios by creating space for change
  • Clearing pathways towards win-win situations: avoiding negative impacts
  • Promoting win-win scenarios through cooperation and knowledge
  • Sustaining change: changing habits through awareness
  • Ensuring sustainable financing
  • Making water an integral part of all planning and management decisions
  • Working towards better development outcomes
  • Deciding – and acting!