UNW-DPAC: Readers

UNW-DPAC regularly produces readers on different water-related issues. These readers provide basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on issues related to a specific water-related theme.

Reader on Water and Energy. Water and Energy - Reader [PDF document - 140 KB]
UNW-DPAC. January 2014.
This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and energy. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on the issue. Links are provided when the publication is available online.


Water and Food Security Reader. Water and Food Security - Reader
UNW-DPAC. March 2012.
This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and food security. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on the issue. Links are provided when the publication is available online.


Water and the Green Economy ReaderWater and the Green Economy - Reader
UNW-DPAC. September 2011.
This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and the green economy. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on the issue. Links are provided when the publication is available online.


The Human Right to Water and Sanitation - Reader(The) Human Right to Water and Sanitation - Reader
[PDF document - 175 KB]
UNW-DPAC. 2011.
This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to the human right to water. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on this issue. Link is provided when the publication is available online.


The MDG target on Water and Sanitation - Reader(The) MDG target on Water and Sanitation - Reader
[PDF document - 149 KB]
UNW-DPAC. 2010.
This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to the achievement of target 7c of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It covers different issues related to the accomplishment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as they relate to water and sanitation.


Financing Water and Sanitation - ReaderFinancing Water and Sanitation - Reader
[PDF document - 139 KB]
UNW-DPAC. 2010.
This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with financing issues related to water and sanitation. It provides basic UN references on financing-related issues and contains references for specific audiences such as financial institutions and policy makers.


Integrated Water Resources Management - ReaderIntegrated Water Resources Management - Reader
[PDF document - 147 KB]
UNW-DPAC. 2010.
This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with Integrated Water Management (IWRM) issues. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on IWRM issues. Link is provided when the publication is available online.


Transboundary Water Cooperation - ReaderTransboundary Water Cooperation - Reader
[PDF document - 164 KB]
UNW-DPAC. 2010.
This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with transboundary water issues. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on transboundary water and cooperation issues. It also contains experiences from different regions of the world. Link is provided when the publication is available online.


Water and Cities - ReaderWater and Cities - Reader
[PDF document - 186 KB]
UNW-DPAC. 2010.
This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and sanitation in cities. It provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on urban water and sanitation management. It also contains references for specific audiences such as water operators, educators and children. Link is provided when the publication is available online.


Water Quality – ReaderWater Quality – Reader
[PDF document - 244 KB]
UNW-DPAC. 2010.
This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with water quality issues. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant UN publications on water quality. It also contains references for specific audiences such as water suppliers, educators, farmers or policy-makers.


Water operators and awareness-raising - ReaderWater operators and awareness-raising - Reader
[PDF document - 1.4 MB]
UNW-DPAC. 2009. This reader is a guide which is intended for water utilities communication officers and corporate responsibility officers. It contains relevant UN publications on users' perceptions and views of water and sanitation issues, publications on the role of water utilities on the performance of customer services and on lessons learned.