Our Planet - Water







Editorial
Elizabeth Dowdeswell,
Executive Director, UNEP


Beating the water crisis
Ismail Serageldin sets out themes for a new millennium in strategic water resources management


The stuff of life
Anders Wijkman calls for a global partnership to turn tackling the world water crisis into a basis for sustainable development


Beware an ecological tsunami
Jane Lubchenco describes the growing crisis of the oceans, and calls for a full international scientific assessment


Ground for concern
Stephen Foster argues that groundwater is undervalued and urgently needs protection


Sharing water fairly
Charles W. Howe proposes arrangements for adapting the allocation of water to changing social values


Grassroots: Pumping with life
Don de Silva


Precious, finite and irreplaceable
Jorge Illueca and Walter Rast call for environmentally sustainable management of freshwater resources, and outline UNEP's work to achieve it


Land and sea
Omar Vidal and Walter Rast explain the history and outreach of a new Global Programme of Action for protecting the seas from activities on land


The coast is the key
E. S. Diop outlines an urgently needed integrated programme of marine and coastal zone management for West Africa


Viewpoint: Damned to destruction
Philip B. Williams says that the onslaught on fresh free-flowing water by the building of massive dams is the greatest threat to the world's rivers


Special GEF supplement: International waters update
The Global Environment Facility adopts Operational Strategy for the International Waters Focal Area


UNEP News


Water is everything
Vaasiliifiti Moelagi Jackson



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