WWDR3: "Water in a Changing World"

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Table of Contents: Water in a Changing World

Foreword by Ban Ki-Moon

Foreword by Koïchiro Matsuura

Preface 

Acknowledgements 

Overview of Key Messages 

Chapter 1 Getting out of the box – linking water to decisions for sustainable development 

  •     Opening the water box
  •     Sustainable development as the framework for water management
  •     Investing in water
  •     Global crises and water
  •     The need for action – now
  •     Structure of the Report

PART 1 - UNDERSTANDING WHAT DRIVES THE PRESSURES ON WATER (Intro)

Chapter 2 Demographic, economic and social drivers 

  •     Demographic drivers
  •     Economic drivers
  •     Social drivers

Chapter 3 Technological innovation 

  •     Recent trends and advances in science and technology
  •     The technology dissemination challenge

Chapter 4 Policies, laws and finance 

  •     Policies and laws
  •     Financing – the missing link

Chapter 5 Climate change and possible futures 

  •     The influence of climate change on the other drivers of change
  •     Identifying possible futures: the need for scenarios
  •     Challenges for summarizing the pressures of external drivers on water resources

PART 2 - USING WATER

Chapter 6 Water’s many benefits 

  •     Water for economic development
  •     Water and poverty reduction
  •     Water and health
  •     Maintaining ecosystem services

Chapter 7 Evolution of water use 

  •     Water use in the world
  •     Domestic water supply and sanitation
  •     Water use in agriculture
  •     Water for industry and energy
  •     In-stream water uses

Chapter 8 Impacts of water use on water systems and the environment 

  •     How water use affects water resources
  •     Seeking sustainable management of groundwater
  •     Growing risks: pollution and degradation of water quality
  •     Progress in mitigating pollution
  •     Progress in achieving environmental sustainability

Chapter 9 Managing competition for water and the pressure on ecosystems

  •     Type, extent and effect of competition for water
  •     Managing competition through supply and demand management and reallocation

PART 3 - STATE OF THE RESOURCE

Chapter 10 The Earth’s natural water cycles 

  •     Overview of the global hydrologic cycle
  •     Relationship of water to global biogeochemical cycles

Chapter 11 Changes in the global water cycle 

  •     Changes in the water cycle
  •     Links between the terrestrial carbon and water cycles
  •     Is the hydrologic cycle accelerating?
  •     Assessing future impacts of climate change
  •     Summary

Chapter 12 Evolving hazards – and emerging opportunities

  •     Hazards vary with climate regions
  •     Changes in average streamflow
  •     Changes in extreme events
  •     Changes in groundwater
  •     Changes in erosion, landslides, river morphology and sedimentation patterns
  •     Challenges: hazards and opportunities

Chapter 13 Bridging the observational gap 

  •     The importance of hydrologic observations
  •     Recent developments in observation methods, networks and monitoring
  •     Changing status of operational data over the recent past
  •     Opportunities and challenges
  •     Some suggestions for bridging the observational gap

PART 4 - RESPONSES AND CHOICES 

Chapter 14 Options inside the water box 

  •     Water governance reform: strengthening policy, planning and institutions
  •     Consulting with stakeholders and avoiding corruption: accountability in planning, implementation and management
  •     Capacity development for more effective action
  •     Developing appropriate solutions through innovation and research
  •     Data and information needs
  •     Financing

Chapter 15 Options from beyond the water box

  •     Promoting win-win scenarios by creating space for change
  •     Clearing pathways towards win-win situations: avoiding negative impacts
  •     Promoting win-win scenarios through cooperation and knowledge
  •     Sustaining change: changing habits through awareness
  •     Ensuring sustainable financing

Chapter 16 The way forward

  •     Making water an integral part of all planning and management decisions
  •     Working towards better development outcomes
  •     Deciding – and acting!

Appendix 1: Indicators 

Appendix 2: Water-related goals and objectives of major conferences and forums, 1972-present 

Abbreviations 

Index 

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