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Senior Arctic Officials Prepare for Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting[viewed]

The Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and Heads of Delegation of Indigenous Permanent Participant organizations of the Arctic Council met to assess overall progress toward the priorities set under the Canadian Chairmanship. SAO Chair, Vincent Rigby, noted that the productive meeting would yield a "rich set of recommendations" for the Arctic Council Ministers to consider. Notably, SAOs approved a report outlining concrete recommendations for reducing woodstove black carbon emissions.

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World Resources Forum Discusses Economic and Environmental Linkages[viewed]

The 2014 World Resources Forum (WRF) brought together over 1,000 participants from 40 countries and international organizations to share knowledge and ideas on how to increase resource productivity, promote sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and mitigate climate change, while still maintaining and improving the quality of life for people everywhere.

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UN Releases Handbook on Human Rights to Water and Sanitation[viewed]

Catarina de Albuquerque, UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, launched a handbook outlining the legal foundations and recognition of human rights to water and sanitation.

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WMO-GWP Programme Focuses on Mainstreaming Integrated Flood Management[viewed]

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP) discussed mainstreaming Integrated Flood Management (IFM) in their programmes and country strategies, at talks in Geneva, Switzerland.

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ICFM6 Calls for Enhanced Resilience to Natural Hazards[viewed]

The 6th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM6) called for policies and measures to enhance resilience to natural hazards globally, and for the continuation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), saying the Framework has been effective in reducing flood risks.

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Transboundary Basins Workshop Focuses on Adaptation to Climate Change[viewed]

The Fifth Workshop on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins focused on developing and implementing climate change adaptation strategies and measures, taking into account specific outcomes at the transboundary level. The workshop brought together experts working on adaptation to climate variability and change, with a focus on transboundary basins, was preceded by the 7th meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate on 13 October, and was convened under the leadership of the Governments of the Netherlands and Switzerland, with support from the Secretariat of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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ADB Workshop Examines Climate Change Implications in Mekong Region[viewed]

Following a workshop that examined 'Mekong Protected Areas and Climate Change – Implications for Livelihoods and Development,' over 60 participants from the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are returning home to implement country action plans based on the best practices, tools and adaptation strategies learned at the workshop. The results of the workshop will also inform the 'Protected Areas, Development, and Climate Change in the GMS (PAD2)' project, set to commence in 2015.

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GWP Presents IWRM Toolbox to Chinese Academics[viewed]

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has introduced its Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Toolbox to academics in China through two workshops. The Toolbox is an open database with a library of case studies and references on water management at global, regional, national and local levels.

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GWP Southern Africa Workshop Discusses Water Security, Climate Change[viewed]

Participants discussed water security and management within the context of climate change at the Sixth Water, Climate and Development Programme for Africa (WACDEP) Technical Coordination Workshop. The Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWP-SAf) hosted the workshop, which aimed to share knowledge and lessons learned from WACDEP implementation.

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Event: 1st Specialist Conference on Municipal Water Management and Sanitation in Developing Countries[viewed]

This conference aims to develop an integrated perspective on sanitation solutions in Asia, based on the concept “from toilet to source,” which includes consideration of storm-water, sludge and solid waste management issues.

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