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Natural Resources Natural Resources News / 2 September 2015
Water and SanitationWater and Sanitation Guest Article
Ministers Back OECD Principles on Water Governance
Aziza Akhmouch, Head, OECD Water Governance Programme - Ministers Back OECD Principles on Water Governance
by Aziza Akhmouch, Head, OECD Water Governance Programme

Future_projections related to water[1] are sobering: by the middle of this century, the world's population will rise to 9 billion, 4 billion of which will live in severely water-stressed basins, while demand for water is expected to rise by 55% globally. The challenges to confront are huge, but they can be turned into opportunities for economic, social and individual betterment. continued...
BiodiversityBiodiversity News
FAO, UNDP Raise Profile of Agriculture in Climate Change Adaptation Planning
Read More: FAO, UNDP Raise Profile of Agriculture in Climate Change Adaptation Planning
1_September 2015: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a four-year 'Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans' (NAPs) programme, which aims to incorporate eight developing countries' agricultural sectors into NAPs in order to safeguard livelihoods, raise agricultural production and boost food security. continued...
BiodiversityBiodiversity News (continued)
Researchers Developing Mutant Plant Varieties to Address Climate Change-Related Problems
Read More: Researchers Developing Mutant Plant Varieties to Address Climate Change-Related Problems
28_August_2015: Researchers from Afghanistan, Mauritius and Pakistan are developing new plant breeds that can withstand harsh climatic conditions such as erratic rains, droughts, disease and relentless heat, and help keep their countries' crops growing strong in the face of climate change. continued...
Water and SanitationWater and Sanitation News
UNDP Partners Promote Human Rights Approach to Water Management
Read More: UNDP Partners Promote Human Rights Approach to Water Management
25_August_2015: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with partners, has produced a manual describing a human-rights-based approach to integrated water resources management (IWRM). The publication was launched during World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. continued...
UNESCO Launches Project on Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater
Read More: UNESCO Launches Project on Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater
23_August_2015: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a three-year project to strengthen scientific research about emerging pollutants in water and wastewater, and to improve awareness of wastewater management in developing countries. continued...
Natural Resources Natural Resources Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
CITES AC28 Tel Aviv, Israel 30 Aug - 3 Sep
ADP 2-10 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 31 Aug - 4 Sep
Fourteenth World Forestry Congress Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 7 Sep - 11 Sep
Meeting of Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law on the Midterm Review of the Montevideo Programme IV Montevideo, Uruguay 7 Sep - 11 Sep
IPBES E-conference on Scoping Assessments for Invasive Alien Species and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity virtual 7 Sep - 25 Sep
FAO Technical Meeting on Land Governance and Social Protection Rome, Lazio, Italy 8 Sep
International Forests and Water Dialogue Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 8 Sep - 9 Sep
Third Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 8 Sep - 9 Sep
Wildlife Forum Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 9 Sep
FAO Technical Meeting on the Green Negotiated Territorial Development Approach (GreeNTD) Rome, Lazio, Italy 9 Sep - 10 Sep
Launch Workshop of the Global GEF/FAO Project on Decision Support for Scaling Up and Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management Rome, Lazio, Italy 9 Sep - 10 Sep
CBD AHTEG on Indicators for the Strategic Plan on Biodiversity Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 14 Sep - 17 Sep
4th Working Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils Rome, Lazio, Italy 14 Sep - 18 Sep
Opening of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) New York City, US 15 Sep
IUSS Conference on Soil Functions and Climate Change Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 23 Sep - 26 Sep
 
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