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Policy and Analytical Briefs

UN-Water produces a number of documents for a variety of purposes.

 

The purpose of the Analytical Brief is to serve as a basis for discussions related to UN-Water's areas of focus through its Programmes, Thematic Priority Areas, and Task Forces. The Analytical Brief is used to identify potential activities for UN-Water and can be used as a tool for substantive discussions with various key stakeholders. The Analytical Brief is published in time for relevant major events and will support UN-Water to engage in discussions on emerging issues.

 

UN-Water Policy Briefs provide short and informative analyses on the most pressing freshwater-related issues that draw upon the combined expertise of the United Nations System. 

 

 

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Water Security and the Global Water Agenda

Policy and Analytical Briefs
18 Oct 2013

This analytical brief proposes a working definition of water security developed from contributions made by the broad range of organizations, agencies, programmes and institutions that form UN-Water. It is intended...

   
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UN-Water Analytical Brief Water Security and the Global Water Agenda - 4-page Summary for Decision Makers

Policy and Analytical Briefs
13 Oct 2013

The Analytical Brief Water Security and the Global Water Agenda proposes a working definition of water security developed from contributions made by the broad range of organizations, agencies, programmes and...

   
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UN-Water Policy Brief: Water Quality

Policy and Analytical Briefs
10 Jun 2011

This policy brief is a collaborative output of the UN-Water members and partners directed at practitioners, policymakers and decision-makers in water resource management and other relevant sectors. The policy brief...

   
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Climate Change Adaptation: The Pivotal Role of Water

Policy and Analytical Briefs
01 Sep 2010

Water is the primary medium through which climate change influences Earth’s ecosystem and thus the livelihood and well-being of societies. Higher temperatures and changes in extreme weather conditions are projected...

   
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Gender, Water and Sanitation: A Policy Brief

Policy and Analytical Briefs
26 May 2006

In most societies, women have primary responsibility for management of household water supply, sanitation and health. Water is necessary not only for drinking, but also for food production and preparation,...