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News Climate changes, Water security and possible remedies for the Midldle East

During the consultation process for the third edition of the World Water Development Report, a general consensus emerged as to the need to make the forthcoming report more concise, while highlighting major future challenges associated with water availability in terms of quantity and quality.
This series of side publications has been developed to ensure that all issues and debates that might not benefit from sufficient coverage within the report would find space for publication.
The 17 side publications released on the occasion of the World Water Forum in Istanbul in March, 2009, in conjunction with World Water Development Report 3: Water in a Changing World, represent the first of what will become an ongoing series of scientific papers, insight reports and dialogue papers that will continue to provide more in-depth or focused information on water–related topics and issues.

Contact information Léna Salamé, UNESCO - Division of Water Sciences, Project Coordinator (email:
News type Inbrief
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Source of information The United Nations World Water Assessment Programme
Keyword(s) Water Security, impact of climate change
Geographical coverage Middle East
News date 08/12/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH