TitleThe United Nations World Water Development Report 2 : water a shared responsibility
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The Report builds on the conclusions of the 1st United Nations World Water Development Report ‘Water for People, Water for Life’ published in 2003. It presents a comprehensive picture of freshwater resources in all regions and most countries of the world as it tracks progress towards the water-related targets of the UN Millennium Development Goals and examines a range of key issues including population growth and increasing urbanization, changing ecosystems, food production, health, industry and energy, as well as risk management, valuing and paying for water and increasing knowledge and capacity. Sixteen case studies look at typical water resource challenges and provide valuable insights into different facets of the water crisis and management responses. Finally, the report outlines a set of conclusions and recommendations to guide future action and encourage sustainable use, productivity and management of our increasingly scarce freshwater resources. UN WWDR2 is aimed at a wide audience, including all those interested or directly involved in the formulation and implementation of water-related policies, as well as managers, researchers, teachers, students and, of course, water users themselves. Front matter -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgements foreword: Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General -- Prologue -- Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director General Preface: Gordon Young, WWAP Coordinator -- Section 1 -- Changing contents -- Chapter 1 Living in a changing world -- Chapter 2 The Challenges of Governance By UNDP & IFAD -- Chapter 3 Water and Human Settlements in an Urbanizing World By UN-HABITAT -- Section 2 : Changing natural systems -- Chapter 4 The state of the resource by UNESCO & WMO, with IAEA -- Chapter 5 Coastal and freshwater ecosystems by UNEP -- Section 3 Challenges for well-being and development -- Chahpter 6 Protecting and Promoting Human Health By WHO & UNICEF -- Chapter 7 Protecting and Promoting Human Health By WHO & UNICEF -- Chapter 8 Water and industry by UNIDO -- Chapter 9 Water and energy -- Section 4 -- Management responses and stewardship -- Chapter 10 Managing risks: securing the gains of development by WMO, ISDR & UNU -- Chapter 11 Sharing water by UNESCO -- Chapter 12 Valuing and charging for water by UN-DESA -- Chapter 13 Enhancing knowledge and capacity by UNESCO -- Section 5 Sharing responsibilities -- Chapter 14 Case Studies: moving towards an integrated approach -- Chapter 15 Conclusions and recommendations for action.