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No one left behind. Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region

No one left behind. Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • This publication presents good practices and lessons learned from throughout the pan-European region on the policies and measures to be enacted to provide equitable access to water and sanitation. It distinguishes three key dimensions of equitable access: geographical disparities; specific barriers faced by vulnerable and marginalized groups; and affordability concerns. A range of available policy options to fight inequities in each of those key dimensions are presented. The examples contained in this publication should support and encourage policy and decision makers at the national and local levels, as well as private and public operators, non-governmental organizations, international donors and other concerned actors to review and, where appropriate, replicate or adapt existing approaches and put in place new or additional measures, to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation. The publication also aims to inspire practitioners, civil society and private sector organizations with regard to the role that they can play and the activities they can carry out in achieving equitable access to water and sanitation.
  • Geographical coverage: Europe, Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, France, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Malta , Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Main themes: Equity, Human rights, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Tariffs, Transboundary waters, Vulnerable groups, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water services
  • Main target audience: Civil society, Decision makers, Policy makers, Practitioners, Private sector
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Good practices
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Published in 2015