Reports and Books
Groundwater and its susceptibility to degradation: a global assessment of the problem and options for management
United Nations Environment Programme, British Geological Survey (BGS), Belgian Development Cooperation (DGDC), Department for International Development (DFID)

This publication provides an overview of groundwater occurrence and of the main issues affecting its quantity and quality. The publication shows how the resource is used in our cities, in industry and mining, in agriculture and rural water supply||how it sustains many of our wetlands||how the groundwater has become an integral part of billions of people’s lives.


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2003
Reports and Books
Afghanistan: Post-Conflict environmental assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents facts on the state of the environment, specific findings concerning the urban environment and the natural resources if Afghanistan and recommendations on how to improve environmental conditions and policies.


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2003

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Phytotechnologies: A Technical Approach in Environmental Management - Freshwater Management Series No. 7
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this publication is to provide a conceptual overview of phytotechnologies and their importance in relation to various environmental problems and potential solutions. Although it does not address all aspects of phytotechnology, it does provide the basis of a conceptual framework for understanding the importance of ecosystems approaches in helping to achieve sustainable development objectives.


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2003
Reports and Books
State of the environment in the Arab world: a progress report
United Nations Environment Programme

This assessment report provides background, baselines, trends and challenges that serve to identify the progress made in achieving sustainable development over a decade of rapid economic and social development in the Arab Region. It identifies the driving forces that are impacting the sustainability of our natural and cultural resources, as well as the challenges that must be addressed to strengthen progress towards sustainable development. A platform of priorities for action is also provided to identify the key components of sustainable development that should be addressed in the Region during the upcoming ten to twenty years.


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2003

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