Publications (the names of the principal authors are underlined)

  1. Some of the Refereed Publications

Diop E. S., Tandia A.A., Yemou Dieng et al.; 1999 – Les parasitoses intestinales chez des habitants d’une zone peri-urbaine a nappe phreatique polluee par les nitrates d’origine fecale (Yeumbeul; Sénégal). in Cahiers Sante, 1999; 9: 351-356 – Publication de l’AUPELF-UREF; Dakar – Senegal.

Diop E. S., Rast W., Nakamura T., Tandia A.A. and Dieng Y.; 1999 – Impact of Spontaneous Peri-Urban Development in the Groundwater Quality: An example of Yeumbeul, Senegal; in Clearwaters Journal – New York Water Environment Association – Vol.29 - n°4 – 1999; NYC.

Diop E. S., Mmayi P. Lisbjerg, and al.  2002. Vital Water Graphics – An overview of the state of the World’s Fresh and Marine Waters – UNEP – Nairobi – 43 P + Cd/Rom + Color Transparencies and key referencies.

Diop E. S., C. Gordon, A.K.Semesi and al.; 2002 – Mangroves of Africa; in Mangroves Ecosystems: Functions and Management; with 55 tables / Luiz Drude de Lacerda (ed.) - P. 61–121 – Berlin; heiderlberg; New York; Barcelona; Hong Kong; London; Milan; Paris; Tokyo: Springer Verlag Environmental Science Series.

Diop S., Cissé I., Tandia A.A., Touré Fall S., 2003 - Usage incontrôlé des pesticides en agriculture périurbaine : cas de la zone des Niayes au Sénégal ; Cahiers d'études et de recherches francophones / Agricultures. Volume 12, Numéro 3, 181-6, Mai-Juin 2003, Note de recherche

Diop E. S.; 2003 – Vulnerability assessments of mangroves to environmental Change – ViewPoints – Article in Press, in Esturarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 00 (2003) 1-2 Elsevier Science.

Diop E. S. and Philippe Rekacewicz; 2003 – Atlas Mondial de l’eau, une penurie annoncee; Editions Autrement; Paris – Collection Altas/Monde – 63 P.

Diop E. S. , A. Singh and P. Mmayi; 2006 – Africa’s Lakes – Atlas of our changing environment; published by UNEP in cooperation with USGS – 90 pages.

Diop E. S. and Philippe Rekacewicz;, 2008 - Gestion de l’eau : entre conflits et coopération, Blog paru dans le Monde Diplomatique du lundi 14 janvier 2008 ;


  More Publications   Publications of Prof. S. Diop (from 1975 to 2009).

 S.Diop took also part and contributed - among several others - to the publication of the following UNEP's Reports:

An Atlas of Our Changing Environment: Africa's Lakes

An Atlas of Our Changing Environment Africa's LakesThe dramatic and, in some cases damaging environmental changes sweeping Africa’s lakes are brought into sharp focus in this atlas. The Atlas of African Lakes compares and contrasts spectacular satellite images of the past few decades with contemporary ones. In the Sahel region, the Atlas covers environmental change around Lake Djoudj in Senegal, and the impacts of hydroelectric production around Lake Manantali in Mali. The destruction of Lake Chad is covered in a separate publication (see next entry).


 Global Environmental Outlook 4:

Global Environmental Outlook 4.The fourth report in UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series provides a comprehensive, scientifically credible, policy-relevant and up-to-date assessment of, and outlook for, the state of the global environment. GEO-4 is published 20 years after the landmark World Commission on Sustainable Development report - Our Common Future. The publication indicated a dedicated chapter on Africa covering the key issues of climate change, land degradation, water, urbanization, disaster vulnerability and conflict. It also provides specific information on the Sahel region.

 Africa Environmental Outlook 2

Africa Environmental Outlook 2This flagship publication profiles Africa’s environmental resources as an asset for the region’s development. The report highlights the opportunities presented by the natural resource base to support development and the objectives of the African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The report underscores the need for sustainable livelihoods, and the importance of environmental initiatives in supporting them. Emphasis is put on what should and can be done with existing (remaining) environmental assets, in the context of identified constraints (issues), rather than focusing on what has been already lost. The report also focuses on the linkages between natural resources, environmental change and conflict.

  Africa Atlas of Our Changing Environment:

Africa Atlas of Our Changing EnvironmentAs the age-adages say,"A picture is worth a thousand words" and "Seeing is believing", the stunning 400-page "Africa: Atlas of our Changing Environment" is a unique and powerful publication which bring to light stories of environmental change at more than 100 locations spread across every country in Africa.With over 300 satellite images, 300 ground photographs and 150 maps, along with informative graphs and charts, it gives a vivid visual portrayal of Africa and its changing environment. Using current and historical satellite images, the Atlas provides scientific evidence of the impact that natural and human activities have had on the continent's environment over the past several decades.The book contributes to the knowledge and understanding that are essential for adaptation and remedation.

 Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along InternationalWaters: Africa

Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along International WatersAfrican nations sharing water resources are increasingly vulnerable to conflict,and their vulnerabilities are made more acute by climatic variations in precipitation. This is compounded by a rising population and increasing urbanization, industrialization, and environmental degradation. Currently, less than two-thirds of Africa's population has access to improved water supply, with the coverage dropping to just 50% in rural areas.

This is the first report in a series of assessment reports in different geographic regions on hydropolitical vulnerability and resilience along international waters. It presents a comprehensive assessment of the hydropolitical vulnerability of Africa's international waters. It also presents concrete and comprehensive data on the cooperative agreements,in-place and those being developed, in the major water-basins on the continent:

 Vital water graphics

Vital water graphics

Water is an essential commodity upon which all life on Earth depends. For most nations, economic development is inextricably linked to the availability and quality of freshwater supplies. Although everyone uses water on a daily basis, we often take this vital commodity for granted – particularly in regions with a natural abundance of water. We often forget that, in many regions, the availability of water is a matter of life and death. Vital Water Graphics provides a valuable and timely addition to existing literature on the state of the world’s water resources 36 years after the 1972 Stockholm Conference. The publication focuses on our most ‘vital’ and pressing water issues – issues that will determine the very future of life on Earth. These graphics, together with accompanying texts and maps, highlight how the quantity, quality and availability of fresh and marine waters play a major role in determining levels and patterns of poverty, land degradation, pollution, sanitation, health, and rural and urban development around the world..

See Vital Water Graphics-2008:

and vital water graphics 2002 or

Marine and Coastal Ecosystems and Human Well-Being (2006)

This report is a synthesis of the findings from the reports of the four Millennium Ecosystems Assessments (MA) Working Groups (Conditions and Trends, Scenarios, Responses, and Sub-global Assessments) concerning marine and coastal ecosystems.
The aim of this synthesis report is to contribute to the dissemination of the information contained within the MA to decision-makers and a wide range of stakeholders of marine and coastal ecosystems through seven key messages.

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Regular process for Global reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment

Global reporting and marine assessmentThe process of investigating the potential establishment of a regular marine environment assessment to provide accurate information to decision markers on the state of the marine environment was initiated in 1999 at the seventh session of the Commission on Sustainable Development. In 2002, the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), agreed, in paragraph 36 (b) of the Plan of implementation of the WSSD (Johannesburg Plan of Implementation) to establish a regular process under the United Nations for global reporting and assessment of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspects, both current and foreseeable, building on existing regional assessments. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in resolutions 57/141 (paragraph 45) and 58/240 (paragraphs 64-65) endorsed the paragraph. See

Official website of the Regular Process for the Global Reporting of the State of the Marine Environment

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