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  • The United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
    Objective: 

    The United Nations (UN) World Water Development Report, released each year with a focus on different strategic water issues, is the UN"s flagship report on water. It is a comprehensive review that gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and aims to provide decision makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of our water.

  • Two Decades of Experience: Investing in Ecosystem Services and Adaptation for Food Security

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
    Objective: 

    With increased population, the world will see an intensification of food production. This report details implemented programs and room for improvement in ecosystem services, investments from sustainable agriculture practices to clean water and sustainable forestry.

  • Using Smart Grids to Enhance Use of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011
    Objective: 

    This report surveys APEC economies and characterizes the status of smart grid activities. It also identifies APEC economies that are actively pursuing smart grid capabilities to address environmental and economic sustainability goals. The report explores the potential application of smart grid capabilities to resolve renewable integration and energy efficiency concerns (such as variability and uncertainty in amount of renewable wind or solar generation) so that future directions or roadmaps in this area can be developed by interested economies.

  • Water and Climate Change: Understanding the Risks and Making Climate-Smart Investment Decisions

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, January 11, 2009
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 

    This report addresses the stress on and vulnerability of the water systems through use of reliability, resilience and robustness as the key indicators of sensitivity of water systems for climate-induced failure. Current practices in the sector are examined in order to better understand the state-of-the-science for incorporating current and future variability and change in hydrology and climate in the bank's portfolio for project planning and design.

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