United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Blue harvest – Inland fisheries as an ecosystem service – A report by UNEP
The report highlights the integrative ecosystem approach to inland fisheries. Posted on 24 Aug, 2011 11:34 AM

CoverThis report by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reviews the importance of inland fisheries as an ecosystem service, the pressures upon them, and management approaches to sustain them and thus helps inform future approaches to conservation and management of freshwater ecosystems.

There is an urgent need for major investment in policy and management approaches that address the direct and indirect drivers of aquatic ecosystem degradation and loss of inland fisheries taking into account their role in sustainable development and human well being. The UNEP Ecosystem Management Programme (UNEP-EMP) provides an effective framework for pursuing this challenge.

Resources on water quality, public health and water safety from the World Water Day - UN Water website
The documents published on the UN Water website include a range of documents related to water quality, safety and use of waste water. Posted on 02 Jul, 2010 01:24 AM

Resources from the World Water Day - UN Water websiteThe UN-Water website's World Water Day 2010 section, provides access to a range of informative, educational and advocacy material on water.

The documents and publications section includes a range of documents related to water quality, drinking water quality and public health, and water safety planning and management including the safe use of wastewater for agriculture and aquaculture.