water

Developed by: 
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Description: 

This Atlas is a visual account of Africa’s endowment and use of water resources, revealed through 224 maps and 104 satellite images as well as some 500 graphics and hundreds of compelling photos.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://na.unep.net/atlas/africaWater/book.php
Contact person: 
Nick Nuttall
Contact email: 
Nick.Nuttall@unep.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Africa water resources, transboundary waters, challenges, water profile of countries
Developed by: 
UN-Water
Description: 

UN-Water is composed of representatives of 28 United Nations organizations. The website presents some examples of statistics related to water, currently incomplete and under development. The Stats section contains graphs and maps visualizing key water statistics. The Documents section contains water-related policy briefs, reports and publications.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.unwater.org/
Contact person: 
n/a
Contact email: 
unwater@un.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
global water statistics, graphs and maps
Developed by: 
CGIAR Challenge Programme on Water and Food (CPWF) basin focal project for the Andes BFP-ANDES
Description: 

The CPWF Basin Focal Project for the Andes system of basins is working with a range of local stakeholders to develop a better understanding of the mechanisms for improving the productivity of water in the Andes.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://testing.policysupport.org/cgi-bin/ecoengine/start.cgi
Contact person: 
Mark Mulligan
Contact email: 
mark.mulligan@kcl.ac.uk
Type of access: 
open, registration required to save results
Type of information available online: 
policy support system, scenarios, spatial models, watershed management
Developed by: 
Global Rainwater Harvesting Collective (GRWHC) and Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF)
Description: 

An online interactive platform for sharing water-related information for India: water sources, water bodies, water consumption, water usage, water harvesting, and water shorateges and needs. Currently the platform is in its beta-phase and data is being populated using available information with GRWHC.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.neerjaal.org/
Contact person: 
Contact form
Contact email: 
http://www.neerjaal.org/ContactUs.aspx
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
water statistics, stories, documents
Developed by: 
Microsoft and the European Environment Agency (EEA)
Description: 

Eye on Earth is a two-way communication platform on the environment which brings together scientific information with feedback and observations of millions of ordinary people. It is the result of a partnership between Microsoft and the European Environment Agency (EEA). Currently, it includes information on the water quality for more than 22.000 bathing sites throughout Europe.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://eyeonearth.eu/home.aspx
Contact person: 
European Environmental Agency: contact form
Contact email: 
http://www.eea.europa.eu/address.html
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
place-specific air & water quality data, sms notification service

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