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International Information on the Environment

Index

A-C
Acidification
Agriculture
Air Quality
Animals
Atmosphere
Biodiversity
Biosphere
Chemicals
Children
Climate
Coasts
Compliance
Conflict
Conservation


D-F
Dams
Desertification
Disasters
Earth Sciences
Economics
Ecosystems
Energy
Environmental Assessment
Environmental Policy
Ethics
Fisheries
Food
Forests

G-J
Globalization
Hazardous Waste
Health
Human Settlements
Indigenous Peoples
Islands

K-P
Labor
Lakes
Law
Manufacturing
Marine Environment
Minerals
Noise Pollution
Nuclear Waste
Oceans & Seas
Pesticides
Plants
Pollution

R-Z
Rivers
Sanitation
Solar Energy
Statistics
Sustainable Development
Trade
Treaties and Conventions
Urban Planning
Waste Minimization
Water
Wildlife
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Multiple Topic Sites
Dictionaries & Encyclopedia
News & E-Journals
Environmental Libraries

Urban Planning and Management

Inter-American Development Bank, Urban Environment and Pollution Control - Technical studies, best practices reports and other publications on efforts to curb the strain that urban agglomerations place on their surrounding hinterlands and the health risks that arise from vehicular and industrial air pollution, contaminated surface and groundwaters, and haphazard solid waste collection and disposal. 

WRI Urban Data - Statistical data at two levels: the country level including total urban population, percentage urban, and urban growth rates; and the city level including city populations, growth rates, and various parameters that measure the quality of the city environment.

Water

UNESCO, International Hydrological Programme ¿ Provides education and assistance to member countries seeking to improve water management and to develop their water resources.

Global Water Partnership (GWP) - The Partnership is an international network open to all parties involved in water resources management, such as governments of developing as well as developed countries, UN agencies, multilateral banks, professional associations, research organizations, the private sector and NGO's.

WHO, Water, Sanitation and Health ¿ This organizationÍs goal is to reduce as quickly as possible water related diseases. Topics include quality and supply of drinking water, chemical contamination of water, hygiene, and medical waste. A seminal study entitled Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 was released in November 2000.

World Water Commission -World Water Commission was convened in 1998 to develop the long term Vision for Water, Life and the Environment for the 21st century .

World Water Vision - WWV works toward consensus in water management programs. This site includes substantial reports on current and future problems and trends in water consumption and conservation, including gender related issues. World Water Vision is the largest participatory exercise ever launched to assess the current state of the world's water and design ways to improve the situation in the next century.

Africa

Africa Water Page Addresses water policy, water resource management, water supply and environmental sanitation, water conservation and demand management 
with the objective of disseminating  information on water issues in Africa and exchanging views and ideas on water on the continent. Includes publications, news, legislation, etc.

Americas

Inter-American Development Bank, Water Resources ¿ IADB publications, events and news on integrated management of watersheds, soil and vegetation contained therein.

OAS, Inter-American Water Resources Network (IWRN) - IWRN is a network of networks whose purpose is to build and strengthen water resources partnerships in the Americas. The network promotes horizontal collaboration among members of the water resources community in the Americas. It facilitates technical cooperation and information sharing, develops opportunities for education and training and forms partnerships to investigate and manage water resources.

Asia Pacific

UN, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Water Resources ¿ ESCAP conducts research, publishes reports and organizes dialogue on a wide range of issues related to water resources and sustainable development.

Freshwater

Global Environment Monitoring System, Fresh Water Quality Program ¿ GEMS is a multi-faceted water science program oriented towards understanding freshwater quality issues throughout the world. Major activities include monitoring, assessment, and capacity building.

WRI Water Data - Statistics on the extent of renewable freshwater resources in each country; the standard measure of its withdrawal and use; groundwater recharge and withdrawals and desalinated water production; basic data on water quality in European lakes; and key environmental data for 69 watersheds of the world.

Policy

World Bank Water Policies ¿ The BankÍs water policy, critiques of the policy, and water policy programs.

World Water Council (WWC) - The World Water Council is the International Water Policy Think Tank that was founded in 1996, following recommendations issued at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.  Its mission is to promote awareness of critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on the earth.

 

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