Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for Impact Assessment in the Western Indian Ocean Region
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of these guidelines is to:
- Highlight the issues of concern in the WIO region, especially how transboundary impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems could foreclose future livelihood and development options.
- Provide guidance on how transboundary impacts should be assessed, using Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) tools.
- Advise on how best to develop and/or strengthen legal and administrative instruments in the WIO Region.
This document is primarily intended for people who have to make decisions on environmental issues through the impact assessment process, namely: national, provincial/state and local authorities who comment on impact assessment reports and make decisions about the environment and development. These authorities include, but are not limited to: local authorities, departments or ministries of environment, planning and land use, mines, energy, water, fisheries, agriculture, forestry, housing, roads, tourism, heritage and health.


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2007
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Beaches and Shorelines of the Northwest Pacific Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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Reports and Books
Global Drinking Water Quality Index Development and Sensitivity Analysis Report
United Nations Environment Programme, GEMS/Water

This document outlines an approach taken to develop a global water quality index, as well as preliminary sensitivity analysis and validation of the index against real water quality data. Limitations to the index are discussed, as well as next steps.


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2007