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Block Mapping Procedures. Volume 3
  • Block Mapping Procedures. Volume 3
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). January 2013
  • This manual is part of a Utility Management Series for Small Towns. It can be used either as a training module to support the delivery of capacity building programmes in utility management and operations or as a reference manual to guide operations and maintenance staff in designing and implementing programmes in Block Mapping. The Manual introduces the concept and procedure of "Block mapping", which aims at sub dividing the water and sewerage services area so that developments and services can be clearly mapped.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Auditing, Fee collection, Infrastructure

Sustaining the drive to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases. 2nd WHO report on neglected tropical diseases
  • Sustaining the drive to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases. 2nd WHO report on neglected tropical diseases
  • World Health Organization (WHO). January 2013
  • This second report is mainly concerned with assessing the progress made in preventing and controlling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in relation to the targets and milestones in the WHO roadmap. This report also includes updated information on the distribution and impact of NTDs and their effects on women and children. Assessed water-related diseases include dracunculiasis (Guinea-worm disease) and Schistosomiasis among others. Chapter 4 makes a situation report of key interventions, including safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, Water supply

Planning, Connecting and Financing Cities-Now. Priorities for City leaders
  • Planning, Connecting and Financing Cities-Now. Priorities for City leaders
  • World Bank. January 2013
  • This report provides a framework to help city leaders make informed decisions for sustainable development in their cities. What must be done to improve living conditions, especially in slums and hazard-prone areas? To expand the coverage and quality of basic infrastructure services (water, sanitation)? To manage the city's physical form? These are some of the questions this report tries to respond.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Financing, Infrastructure, Land management, Slums, Tariffs, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water services, Water supply

Mercury. Time to Act
  • Mercury. Time to Act
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2013
  • This report speaks directly to governments involved in development of the global treaty on mercury. It presents updates from the UNEP Global Mercury Assessment 2013 in facts and figures backed by graphics that provide governments and civil society with the rationale and the imperative to act on this notorious pollutant.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystems, Environment, Health, Industry, Pollution

Information brief on Information Sharing and Joint Assessments
  • Information brief on Information Sharing and Joint Assessments
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2013
  • For the purposes of the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYC) and the International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013 "Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen!" which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 8 to 10 1 2013, UNW-DPAC has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools on water cooperation. This brief provides information on information sharing and joint assessments: how can they contribute to water cooperation processes at basin levels and in cities? The brief also hi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Information and data, Water cooperation

Promoting Water Cooperation. Information brief on Financing
  • Promoting Water Cooperation. Information brief on Financing
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2013
  • For the purposes of the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYC) and the International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013 "Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen!" which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 8 to 10 January 2013, UNW-DPAC produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools on water cooperation. This brief provides information on financing water cooperation: what are the main challenges in financing water cooperation processes? Which tools are available for financ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Financing, Water cooperation

Information brief on Legal Frameworks and Institutional Arrangements
  • Information brief on Legal Frameworks and Institutional Arrangements
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2013
  • For the purposes of the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYC) and the International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013 "Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen!" which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 8 to 10 1 2013, UNW-DPAC has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools on water cooperation. This brief provides information on legal frameworks and institutional arrangements: in what way do they contribute to water cooperation processes at different levels? The brief high...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Legal aspects, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation

Information brief on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Information brief on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2013
  • For the purposes of the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYC) and the International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013 "Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen!" which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 8 to 10 Jaunary 2013, UNW-DPAC has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools on water cooperation. This brief provides information on Alternative Dispute Resolution methods: what are the key approaches and techniques? Which skills are required to apply these techniques? The...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Negotiation, Peacebuilding, Water cooperation

Information brief on Water Cooperation
  • Information brief on Water Cooperation
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2013
  • For the purposes of the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYC) and the International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013 "Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen!" which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 8 to 10 1 2013, UNW-DPAC has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools on water cooperation. This brief provides information on water cooperation: why is this theme important? What are the main challenges and benefits? Which tools can be used to promote water cooperation?
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Water cooperation

Global Mercury Assessment 2013. Sources, Emissions, Releases and Environmental Transport
  • Global Mercury Assessment 2013. Sources, Emissions, Releases and Environmental Transport
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2013
  • This report provides the most recent information available on worldwide atmospheric mercury emissions, releases to the aquatic environment, and the transport and fate of mercury in the global environment. The report emphasizes emissions to air from human (anthropogenic) activities, but includes releases to water because the aquatic environment is the main route of exposure to humans and wildlife. It is in aquatic systems that the inorganic mercury is transformed into the more toxic form, methylmercury, which can accumulate in fish and marine mammals consumed ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystems, Environment, Pollution

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