UNW-DPAC special reports

On water cooperation

>> Monograph on "Water Cooperation"PDF document
Coordinated by UNW-DPAC. November 2013
The monograph "Water Cooperation", coordinated by the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) in collaboration with the World Council of Civil Engineers and Aquae Foundation, summarizes United Nations contributions and key experiences on water cooperation.

>> Water cooperation in action: approaches, tools and processesPDF document
UNW-DPAC. 2013
This report summarizes main concepts, challenges, tools and experiences related to water cooperation and highlights key lessons learnt on promoting water cooperation. It also provides a summary of the discussions which took place at the 'International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013. Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen', held on 8-10 January 2013 in Zaragoza, Spain.

>> Key lessons learnt on promoting water cooperationPDF document
UNW-DPAC. 2013
As a result of the International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013 'Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen!', which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 8 to 10 January 2013, this document summarizes main lessons learned from cases presented and discussed at the Conference as a contribution to the International Year of Water Cooperation.

For Rio+20: on water and the green economy

>> A water toolbox or best practice guide of actions. A contribution from the UN-Water Conference on 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'PDF document
Compiled by UNW-DPAC. 2011
This water toolbox – or best practice guide of actions, instruments and policies – provides proposals based on the analysis of existing practice, reflecting specifically on scaling up of lessons learnt and the relevance for developing and transition countries. The water toolbox proposes six tools which can be used to promote change and support the transition towards a green economy: (1) economic instruments; (2) sustainable financing; (3) investments in natural capital; (4) technology; (5) green jobs; and (6) water planning.

>> Water and a Green Economy in Latin America and the CaribbeanPDF document
UNECLAC and UNW-DPAC. June 2012
This document summarizes contributions from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to the International Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 3 to 5 October 2011. The results from the session on water in the green economy in the LAC region presented in this publication provide key insights and examples of how water in the green economy is being implemented in the region and what are the main challenges to overcome. The results of this conference, in the form of a best practice guide, were a contribution to the preparatory process of Rio+20.

>> Water planning in the transition to a green economyPDF document
Ebro River Basin Authority and UNW-DPAC. June 2012
This document summarizes contributions from the Ebro River Basin Authority in Spain to the International Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20" which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 3 to 5 October 2011. The results from the session on water planning in Zaragoza presented in this publication provide key insights and examples on water planning and how to overcome implementation challenges.

>> Information note: Questions and Answers on Water in Rio+20PDF document
UNW-DPAC. 2012
This information note provides a series of questions and answers on issues raised in the Rio+20 negotiation process on water.

On the United Nations and Water

>> Special issue of Ingeniería y Territorio MagazinePDF document
Coordinated by UNW-DPAC. 2010
This issue of Ingeniería y Territorio, coordinated by the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), is devoted to the United Nations, its water-related activities and coordination mechanism.