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Guide for Wastewater Management in Rural Villages in China
  • Guide for Wastewater Management in Rural Villages in China
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). December 2011
  • This Guide is intended to be a useful resource for Chinese policy makers and practitioners. It includes a review of historical and current policies and practices related to wastewater management in rural China. The guide outlines a framework and strategies for establishing municipal and village level wastewater management programs in line with the country's New Socialist Countryside Initiative.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Community management, Financing, Monitoring, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Recycling, Rural areas, Sanitation, Wastewater, Water treatment

Highlands and Drylands. Mountains, a source of resilience in arid regions
  • Highlands and Drylands. Mountains, a source of resilience in arid regions
  • Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). December 2011
  • This publication aims at raising the awareness of the global role of dryland mountains by including these key ecosystems in important global processes such as in particular the UN High Level Panel on Sustainability (GSP), the Rio2012 Conference on Sustainable Development, and the forthcoming next biennium of the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) in 2013/2014. It also helps address the particularities of dryland mountains within the global process of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The publication is intended to (1) ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Drylands, Mountains, Sustainable development, Water management, Water scarcity

Drinking Water. Equity, safety and sustainability. JMP thematic report
  • Drinking Water. Equity, safety and sustainability. JMP thematic report
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP), World Health Organization (WHO). December 2011
  • This report illustrates in detail how people access drinking water and what changes have occurred since 1990. The report includes multiple disaggregation of water service levels and analyses of trends across countries and regions. It focuses on the three key challenges of equity, safety and sustainability. Disparities in terms of geography, wealth and gender are explored, which highlight the need to target water service delivery towards specific populations. Water safety concerns are highlighted and the scope of household water treatment is investigated. The ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Gender, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Pollution, Rural areas, Urban areas, Water services, Water supply

China. Water Pricing and Water User Associations Sustainability
  • China. Water Pricing and Water User Associations Sustainability
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. December 2011
  • This study investigates the key aspects of irrigation water pricing in China, including the composition of the water fee, water price determination, water fee collection, and water fee management, and the role of Water Users Associations (WUAs) in water pricing. The main purpose is to provide specific reference and guidance for policy making on water pricing and improvement of WUAs which are needed for better end canal Operation and Maintenance (O) activities.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Fee collection, Irrigation, Tariffs, Water policy, Water User Associations

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