UN World Water Development Report 2022

Source: UN Water - Groundwater: Making the invisible visible Accounting for approximately 99% of all liquid freshwater on Earth, groundwater has the potential to provide societies with tremendous social, economic and environmental benefits and opportunities. Groundwater already provides ha...

Groundwater-based water supply publication report

Global demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by 40 % in 2030. Groundwater can be a sustainable source of high-quality drinking water. Especially in a time where climate change, water scarcity, and droughts are frequent and increasing. Whether relying on a groundwater supply entirely, or a...

Nature-Based Solutions for Wastewater Treatment: A Series of Factsheets and Case Studies

There are 2.4 billion people without improved sanitation and another 2.1 billion with inadequate sanitation (i.e. wastewater drains directly into surface waters), and despite improvements over the past decades, the unsafe management of fecal waste and wastewater continues to present a major risk to ...

Over-extraction of Groundwater reacts to water level declination toward Yangon sinking

CASE STUDY: Over-exploration of Groundwater reacts to water level declination, Building settlement, and Ground Elevation lower in Thamine, Mayangon TS in Yangon. Myint Thein, Groundwater and Wells Consultant Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. January 2022 1. Object  Firstly, the realistic bu...

Global Wetland Outlook: Special Edition 2021

The Global Wetland Outlook: Special Edition 2021 has been launched to mark the Ramsar Convention's 50th anniversary. Drawing on more than 30 major global and regional assessments and other recent scientific findings, the Global Wetland Outlook's (GWO) headlines are that: Wetlands are being lost at a...

International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management

Source: Engineering With Nature -  The application of natural and nature‑based features (NNBF) has grown steadily over the past 20 years, supported by calls for innovation in flood risk management (FRM) and nature‑based solutions from many different perspectives and organizations. Technica...

SDG 6 Progress Reports

The monitoring of progress towards SDG 6 is a means to achieve the goal. High-quality data help policy- and decision-makers at all levels of government  to identify challenges and opportunities, to set priorities for more effective and efficient implementation, to communicate progress...

Compendium of WHO and other UN guidance on health and environment

The Compendium is a comprehensive collection of available World Health Organization (WHO) and other UN guidance for improving health by creating healthier environments. It covers a broad range of areas such as air pollution, water, sanitation and hygiene, climate change, chemicals, radiation, or foo...

Policy recommendations for environmental conservation in the Chindwin River Basin

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) published brief Policy recommendations for environmental conservation in the Chindwin River Basin. The Chindwin Basin is facing habitat loss and species population decline driven by economic development activities combined with the impacts of climate change. Giv...

State of the world’s sanitation: An urgent call to transform sanitation for better health, environments, economies and societies

Safe sanitation is one of the foundations of a healthy, comfortable and dignified life. Yet, the reality for billions of people is one of polluted environments, in which one or many of the links in the chain that makes up safe sanitation – toilets, waste treatment, disposal and safe re-use – is miss...

Living with water: climate adaptation in the world’s deltas

Lighthouses show where to go—and where to avoid. The 'lighthouse' case studies in this Delta Report explore best practices in climate adaptation and resilience interventions in delta countries.  The report is intended primarily for an audience of governments in delta countries: p...

Chindwin Futures: Natural resources, livelihoods, institutions and climate change in Myanmar’s Chindwin River Basin

Stockholm Environment Institute recently launched the Chindwin Futures book. SEI has been working for several years in the past to the work in Chindwin River Basin in general and leading to write this book with big support of Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI). What's ...

Integrated Flood Resilience Strategy for Yangon City 2021-2040

Background Myanmar's city of Yangon is the largest financial and commercial centre. It accounts for about 50% of the country's industrial capacity, and is the seat of education, art, culture, healthcare, tourism, research and development. Population growth and rapid urbanisation ...

The Sphere Handbook (Eng/Bur) - Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response

The principal users of The Sphere Handbook are practitioners involved in planning, managing or implementing a humanitarian response. This includes staff and volunteers of local, national and international humanitarian organisations responding to a crisis, as well as affected people themselves. The H...

Underground Transfer of Floods for Irrigation (UTFI): Exploring Potential at the Global Scale

This report presents a spatial analysis conducted at global scale to identify areas of high suitability for implementing the Underground Transfer of Floods for Irrigation (UTFI) approach. The study used multiple global spatial datasets, and the related data were arranged under three categories – wat...

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