The 2nd United Nations World Water Development Report: Water, a Shared Responsibility is a report which builds on the conclusions of the 1st United Nations World Water Development Report 'Water for People, Water for Life' published in 2003. The report presents a comprehensive picture of freshwater resources in all regions and most countries of the world as it tracks progress towards the water-related targets of the UN Millennium Development Goals.
The recent e-brief by Donrich Jordaan (“Centre for International Political Studies’ E-brief on the BioWatch Legal Battle and Media Spin”, 10 July 2007) requires a response. Jordaan heads up the Unit for Policy Studies at the Centre and is also a director of Sylvean Biotech, a company established to pursue business opportunities in modern biotechnology.
The publication titled, 'Natural Disaster Preparedness and Education for Sustainable Development', provides details for the development of appropriate and relevant educational materials for natural disaster preparedness that target key stakeholder groups and integrate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) principles and strategies. The publication provides insights into effective techniques for developing relevant educational materials, and highlights some of the challenges in this field.