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Environment & Poverty Times No.7Environment & Poverty Times No.7
Water management and resource efficiency for green growth in East Asia is the focus of Issue 7 of Environment & Poverty Times. Jointly prepared by GRID-Arendal and UNEP’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, examines inspiring examples and stories implemented by businesses, communities, governments and organisations in the region, highlighting such themes as water footprint, the use of water for industrial purposes, water pollution and community based initiatives. This publication was prepared as an outreach activity under the East Asia Climate Partnership, a project funded by the Korean International Cooperation Agency.
Available online at: http://www.grida.no/publications/et/ep7
Water footprint Water footprint
In the past decade the Asia-Pacific region has become the largest consumer of natural resources in the world. This includes water, raw materials and energy resources. Water resources are unevenly distributed in the region. With climate change increasingly causing drought and precipitation, enhanced water efficiency and management is a challenge not only for direct water users, water managers and policy makers, but also for business and consu...
08 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
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Moving towards a low carbon green growth Moving towards a low carbon green growth
Energy e ciency in Asia selected countries
09 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
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Industry water withdrawal Industry water withdrawal
Water withdrawal by Industry sector in selected Asian countries
09 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
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Water supply and wastewater treatment Water supply and wastewater treatment
Average water consumption and water treatment facilities in selected Asian cities
09 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
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Recent flood events in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region Recent flood events in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region
Extreme vulnerability to natural hazards among countries in South Asia is cyclical and repeatedly causes major setbacks in the socioeconomic and equitable development of the region. According to UN estimates major disasters may cut the GDP of countries in the region by up to 20 per cent. Climate change is expected to increase both the frequency and magnitude of hazards leading to disasters. It calls for speedy action to help communities...
09 Mar 2012 - by GRID-Arendal
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Millennium Development Goals Access to sanitation in Asia Millennium Development Goals Access to sanitation in Asia
Proportion of population using an improved sanitation facility in Asia
09 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
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Watering Green Growth in Asia Watering Green Growth in Asia
Ecological water footprint of Asian countries
09 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
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