Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases: Pilot Draft - November 2005
United Nations Environment Programme

This Toolkit aims to assist countries that are developing their mercury inventory to estimate releases of mercury, and also leads them through the process of how to enhance and refine these inventories. The Toolkit’s goal is to guide the inventory makers within a country through the different techniques and stages of developing the inventory, by providing a methodology, illustrative examples and extensive information on mercury release sources. The Toolkit aims to reduce the workload in the creation of national or regional mercury inventories.


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National Inventory of Mercury Releases in [Country]
United Nations Environment Programme

The "Toolkit for identification and quantification of mercury releases", the "Toolkit", is intended to assist countries to develop a national mercury releases inventory. ||This inventory was performed in accordance with UNEP's "Toolkit for identification and quantification of mercury re-leases", Inventory Level 1 (version 1.02, April 2013, or newer).


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Summary Guidelines for Training of Civil Society Organizations and Journalists on Climate Change Adaptation in Rwanda
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

As part of the Rwanda’s development efforts, the integration of long-term climate change adaptation activities into their national planning process was facilitated and achieved through the implementation of an Education, Training and Awareness Project titled Enhancing Capacity Building and Raising Awareness on Climate Change for a Sensitive Community in Rwanda. This awareness project laid the groundwork for adopting adaptation consideration into regular policy development activities in the country.


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Manual of Methods in Aquatic Environment Research Part 5 - Statistical Tests. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 182
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Further to a Manual on Sampling and Analyses of Biological Material (FAO Fish. Tech. Pap. 158), this Manual on Statistical Tests has been prepared to assist laboratories participating in the FAD/UNEP project in proper planning of monitoring programmes and research projects, and to facilitate the evaluation of data and results obtained. However, although the examples in the manual were chosen to specifically suit the FAD/UNEP project, this manual is expected to be of use to all laboratories involved in analysing pollution levels and measuring effects of pollution on aquatic life.


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Guidelines for Sanitation Management in Asia and Africa
United Nations Environment Programme, Korea Water Resources Corporation

This report presents information on the status, policies, regulations and actions (including master plan) in the Asia and Africa for sanitation (wastewater) management. Recently, it has been estimated that more than half of the world population live in Asia and Africa. In these regions, sanitation (wastewater) management including wastewater treatment (WWT) facilities (sewer lines and sewage treatment plants) is one of the major health hazard sources in most of the urban and rural areas. Water quality is deteriorating in many places because of the lack of access to improved sanitation. Some cities in the developing world treat only 10 % of their sewage, while some 2.4 billion people do not have adequate sanitation. As a result, many people are facing enormous health crises and subsequently about 6,000 children die everyday.


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Mine Rehabilitation for Environment and Health Protection - A Training Manual
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization

This manual has been prepared jointly by the United Nations Environment Programme, Industry and Environment (UNEP JE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). It complements an earlier trainer's package on Environmental Management of Mine Sites (UNEP lIE Technical Report No. 30). The earlier report introduced in a general way some of the key environmental issues relating to mines. This present manual covers one of these in a more comprehensive manner - that of site rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the aspect most easily perceived by regulators and the public as being deficient in mining operations. It is important that companies put emphasis on this aspect, and this in turn needs competent, trained personnel.


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Eutrophication Monitoring Guidelines by Remote Sensing for the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines have been designed particularly for coastal managers in local government and professional researchers involved in translating satellite remote sensing into information and tools that are useful for the monitoring of eutrophication. It is hoped that these guidelines will contribute to the proper use of satellite data for monitoring and assessment of eutrophication and as a result, to capacity building for NOWPAP members.


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Good Servicing Practices: Phasing out HCFCs in the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Servicing Sector
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this guide is to help National Ozone Units (NOUs) in Article 5 countries in their efforts to train refrigeration servicing technicians in good practices so they can contribute to HCFC phase-out. Not only does this training help HCFC control and phase-out, but it also contributes to climate change mitigation efforts. These guidelines focus on six areas that are key to reducing HCFCs consumption in the servicing sector and achieving phase-out. Each chapter either details necessary skills and procedures, or provides background information so that technicians can better understand good practices and incorporate them into their daily work. These guidelines can be used for both train-the-trainer workshops and technician training workshops, depending on local conditions.


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Environmental Guidelines for Flood Plain Management - UNEP Environmental Management Guidelines No. 16
United Nations Environment Programme

Floods are a natural and recurring event that are only a problem when man competes with rivers for the use of the high water channels of rivers or flood plains. Flood-plain occupancy and use is based on the economic advantages of level ground, fertile soils, ease of access, and available water supplies despite flood risk.


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International Post-Graduate Course in Ecological Approaches to Resources Development, Land Management and Impact Assessment in Developing Countries II Vol.1
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Training course in ecological approaches to resources development, land management and impact assessment in developing countries


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