SDG6. Clean water and sanitation
This resource provides a review of the scientific literature surrounding soil and water management as a climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy. The authors advocate for management practices that maximize agricultural productivity while minimizing environmental impacts to create a sustainable and secure food system for the future.
This resource discusses opportunities and structural limitations for sustainable climate change adaptation in American Indian communities, using the example of water and land right conflicts within the Wind River Reservation of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes.
Economic and environmental implications of alternative landscape designs in the Walnut Creek Watershed of Iowa
This resource compares three landscape scenarios for a Midwestern agricultural watershed, with each proposed management strategy prioritizing one of three values: agricultural productivity, water quality, and biodiversity. The economic and environmental implications of each scenario are evaluated to determine the associated costs and benefits to the future of the region.
Designing Impact Assessments for Evaluating Ecological Effects of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Streams
This resource presents five guiding principles for designing standardized impact assessments that better evaluate the influence of agricultural practices on the health of aquatic ecosystems within a watershed.
Challenges and successes in engaging citizen scientists to observe snow cover: from public engagement to an educational collaboration
This resource evaluates different strategies for using citizen science to collect observational data on snow disappearance in the Pacific Northwest. The most successful strategy was found to be a collaborative education campaign, which met the project’s dual goals of generating useful data for a study on the influence of forest cover on snow disappearance timing, and acting as an effective public engagement tactic.
This resource evaluates the efficacy of wet meadow restoration techniques in supporting the recovery of the unique yet fragile montane ecosystems and ensuring the continuation of their valuable aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem services. The physically-based conceptual groundwater model introduced in this resource informs managers of the possible consequences of certain restoration decisions and allows them to make choices that maximize benefits.
The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) provides a framework for measuring the links between the environment and economy.
The SEEA consists of two parts. The SEEA Central Framework (SEEA CF) was adopted by the UN Statistical Commission as the first international standard for environmental-economic accounting in 2012. The Central Framework looks at individual environmental assets, such as water, forests and fisheries resources, and how they are extracted from the environment, used within the economy, and returned to the environment as air, water, and waste.