Reports and Books
Water for the future: an annotated bibliography for world water day and the international year of freshwater
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

This bibliography has been compiled to provide an easily accessible resource on materials on water. This bibliography brings together a list of publications from relevant UN system agencies and is a valuable resource for water practitioners everywhere. While World Water Day 2003 and the International Year of Freshwater are provided the catalyst for this publication. UNEP intends to update it on a regular basis.


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Ocean wonderland: teachers resource guide
United Nations Environment Programme

Ocean Wonderland a 3D underwater movie shot in large format on Australia's Great Barrier Reef and in the Bahamas. The film's goal is to underline the crucial ecological role of coral reefs, and the fact that they are endangered.


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Marine litter: trash that kills
United Nations Environment Programme

Marine litter is a vicious killer of marine mammals, seabirds and many other life forms in the marine and coastal environment. It also entails substantial economic costs and losses to, e.g., fisherman, boat owners in general, coastal communications, farmers, power stations and individuals.


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Environmental effects of ozone depletion and its interactions with climate change: 2002 assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

In the following chapters, new information on the effects of increased UV radiation will be discussed in more detail, with special attention given to the role of interactions between ozone depletion and climate change.


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Global International Waters Assessment: Guinea Current, GIWA Regional Assessment 42
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the assessment of the Guinea Current region a vast region that includes the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem as well as 28 international river basins shared by 27 countries. The region is characterised by large variations in hydrological conditions||from the Sahel deserts and drylands in the north to the tropical jungles of Congo in the south. This feature is reflected in the environmental problems of the region: Freshwater shortage was identified as the most stressing concern in the Volta and Niger basins while Pollution is a general concern in the humid basins and in the coastal and marine waters. Causal chain analysis and Policy option analysis was conducted for the identified priority concerns in the Volta, Niger and Comoe river basins and in the Guinea Current LME.


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2003