The United Nations World Water Development Report 2014: Water and Energy

by Michela Miletto, Olcay Ünver, Richard Connor et al.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2014

Volume 1: Water and Energy (152 pp. 7.7 MB):
http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Water%20and%20Energy%20Volume%201.pdf

Volume 2: Facing the Challenges (78 pp. 5.4 MB):
http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Water%20and%20Energy%20Volume%202.pdf

This edition of the Report seeks to inform decision-makers within and beyond the water-energy nexus about the interconnections and interdependencies between water and energy; the inevitable trade-offs experienced when providing water and energy for basic human needs and to support sustainable development; and the need for appropriate responses that account for both water and energy priorities, particularly in the context of post-2015 targets on increasing access to water and energy. It provides a detailed overview of major and emerging trends from around the world, with examples of how some of these have been addressed and the implications for policy-makers, and actions that can be taken by various stakeholders and the international community.

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