Water : Links

There are 60 documents in this section.

  • IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

    25 August 2004

    IRC International Water and Sanitation CentreThis website provides news and information, advice, research and training, on low-cost water supply and sanitation in developing countries.

  • Fishonline - eco-friendly fish on the net

    18 August 2004

    Launched by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), this site informs consumers how to purchase the most environmentally sustainable seafood. It provides the latest scientific information about the status of Europe's fish stocks, how fish are caught and the environmental impacts of different fishing methods. It also includes a rating system from 1 to 5 on the status and sustainability of over 120 species and stocks.

  • United Nations Secretariat of the Convention to Combat Desertification

    26 May 2004

    A good entry point into the topic of Desertification. This UN website contains the text and information about the Convention, information for NGOs and the media, regional information about desertification, links and more.

  • UN Food and Agricultural Organisation's statistical databases

    25 May 2004

    FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual database of international statistics covering agricultural production, trade, food balance, fertilizer and pesticides, land use and irrigation, population, forest and fishery products.

  • Watersheds of the World

    9 July 2003

    This website (CD also available) contains the most comprehensive database of the world's river basins. It presents maps on twenty global issues, data and indicators of 154 basins, and an analysis of their state and the environmental goods and services they provide. Launched during the 3rd World Water Forum, it is produced by the Water Resources eAtlas, a collaborative effort of the World Resources Institute, IUCN, the International Water Management Institute and the Ramsar Convention.

  • Online Water Conference

    1 July 2003

    Share your experiences and ideas on this website for managing water resources and help create a new framework for solving water problems worldwide and learn about the key innovations in this field.

  • Living Planet Report (WWF)

    17 June 2003

    The excellent Living Planet Report is WWF's periodic update on the state of the world's ecosystems - as measured by the Living Planet Index - and the human pressures on them through the consumption of renewable natural resources - as measured by the Ecological Footprint. There is a cause/effect linkage between the two measures.

  • Water Policy Briefing series

    6 May 2003

    The series challenges policy-makers to think differently about the way water ismanaged for agriculture. It is based on recommendations distilled from research on water from different perspectives - including sociology, hydrology, agriculture, engineering, health, and environment.

  • World Water Day 2003 (UNEP)

    20 March 2003

    The goal for World Water Day 2003 is to inspire global political and community action and encourage greater global understanding of the need for more responsible water use and conservation. This useful site hosted by the UN Environment Programme includes a water news centre, water publications, grassroots stories and an excellent series of vital water graphics.

  • Vital Water Graphics (UNEP)

    20 March 2003

    Vital Water Graphics compiled by UN Environemnt Programme provides a clear overview of the state of the world's fresh and marine waters through a set of excellent graphics, maps and other illustrations. It also illustrates the causes, effects, trends and threats facing the world's water sources, with examples of areas of major concern and future scenarios for the use and management of fresh, coastal and marine waters.