Resources, Services and Risks: How Can Data Observatories by Mathew Kurian,Reza Ardakanian,Linda Gonçalves Veiga,Kristin

By Mathew Kurian,Reza Ardakanian,Linda Gonçalves Veiga,Kristin Meyer

This ebook discusses the position of observatories in assisting evidence-based decision-making. The ebook makes a speciality of problems with facts accessibility, tracking frameworks and governance strategies in regards to environmental assets – water, soil and waste. This book highlights demanding situations concerning policy-implementation measures and examines present tracking methods, and illustrates how the UNU-FLORES Nexus Observatory seeks to beat issues relating to facts, tracking and governance of water, soil and waste assets. specifically, provided that severe climate occasions akin to droughts and floods are envisioned to turn into extra widespread sooner or later, it discusses the necessity for better risk chance tracking. It proposes probability indices for drought and floods, which degree publicity and vulnerability to the phenomena via a mess of bio-physical, socio-economic and institutional signs. moreover, the potential of utilizing brazenly obtainable info made to be had via observatories in decision-making geared toward enhancing nutrients protection is additionally mentioned. It recognizes governments as key gamers in environmental source administration, and acknowledges that decentralization reforms, in addition to the emergence of knowledge and communique applied sciences, have considerably replaced the position of governments in selling sustainable improvement. The publication is very correct for decision-makers, donor corporations, practitioners and scholars with an curiosity in environmental administration who're additionally prepared fans of discussions at the post-2015 tracking agenda.

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