Newsletter and Technical Publications
<International Source Book On Environmentally Sound Technologies
for Wastewater and Stormwater Management>
UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC)
||Ms. Lilia Casanova, Deputy Director
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Description: UNEP's International Environmental Technology Center (IETC),
the publisher of this Source Book, was inaugurated in April 1994 to provide a
unique contribution in promoting environmentally sound technologies (ESTs),
including their transfer and utilization. The Centre is now constructing its own
database covering ESTs with the assistance of the Global Environment Center
Foundation (GEC) and the International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC), both
Japanese supporting organizations to IETC.
In 1995, UNEP-IETC, in collaboration with UNEP Industry and Environment/PAC
(Paris) and INFOTERRA (Nairobi), undertook a survey of 400 organizations
involved in EST information dissemination. A report to the Commission on
Sustainable Development (CSD) on this survey has recently been prepared which
identifies 84 EST related information systems. IETS's site on the World Wide Web
provides an extensive list of EST information sources, which covers institutions
Format of information: Reports, newsletters, training materials
Consulting or support services: Provides advisory services to selected
locations though joint activities known as the "Sustainable Cities
Programs" with UNCHS (Habitat).
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)
1-47-1 Nagono, Nakamura-ku
||Antonio L. Fernandez
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Description: UNCRD is a research and training institution dealing with
regional (sub national) and urban development planning. Beginning in 1987, it
conducted a research project on the "Improvement of Solid Waste Management
in the Context of Metropolitan Management in the Asian Countries".
Presently, MSWM-related activities are linked with a project on urban
environmental management. UNCRD has held meetings on different aspects of MSWM-financial,
institutional, citizen participation, recycling, partnerships-in cooperation
with government institutions in China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and the
On the basis of collaborative research with local officials and universities,
UNCRD has published papers in its journal, "Regional Development
Studies". The Center also disseminates MSWM information in developing
countries via its newsletter, "SWM Info" and includes MSWM topics in
its International Training Course in Regional Development Planning, held
April-May each year.
Format of information: Publications are in paper format.
Language: English and Japanese
Consulting or support services: Requests for training and collaborative
research from public institutions and technical cooperation agencies may be
addressed to the Director.
Fees: Most publication are distributed free, although some must be
purchased. The "Research Report Series" is also available. UNCRD also
exchanges publications with others.