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Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 1. User Manual
  • Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 1. User Manual
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • Part1. User manual.The overall goal of this toolkit is to help countries minimize the impact of future health crises by assessing the capacity of their health systems to respond to various threats and identify gaps. The toolkit can be used to stimulate communication and coordination at all stages of preparing for and managing a health crisis. The toolkit comprises an user manual (Part 1) and an assessment form (Part 2). Areas covered include water safety, sanitation and hygiene among others.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disasters, Disease, Emergency situations, Health, Water quality

Sanitation Finance in Rural Cambodia
  • Sanitation Finance in Rural Cambodia
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). February 2012
  • This document presents the findings of a study on sanitation finance in Cambodia. This guidance note contains an introduction on sanitation financing and subsidies, stating the cases for subsidies as well as some of their practical pitfalls. The study used data (as of late 2009) from two case studies of rural sanitation finance in Cambodia to illustrate the practical issues, supplemented by preliminary data from two sanitation marketing projects. The study also examined the potential use and effectiveness of (hardware) subsidies, conditional cash transfers (C...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Financing, Rural areas, Sanitation

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 decisi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Equity, Human rights, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Tariffs, Transboundary waters, Vulnerable groups, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water services

Integrated Water Resources Management Planning Approach for Small Island Developing States
  • Integrated Water Resources Management Planning Approach for Small Island Developing States
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2012
  • This Resource Book provides a suite of case studies of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approaches in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) around the world, and based on those experiences, describes a practical and logical framework of activities for the planning, development and implementation of integrated water resources management/integrated water development plans at the national level, at the level of watersheds and at the level of villages and communities. There are three issues that are core to these Guidelines: Stakeholder Participation;...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Communication, Gender, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Islands, Participation, Scenarios, Water management

Healthy wetlands, healthy people. A review of wetlands and human health interactions
  • Healthy wetlands, healthy people. A review of wetlands and human health interactions
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). February 2012
  • The purpose of this review report is to provide an accessible source of information to help improve understanding of the often complex inter-relationships between wetland ecosystems and human health and well being. The primary audience for this report is intended to be wetland conservation and wise use practitioners, from wetland managers at the site level to decision makers at national and international levels. The information in the report should help in facilitating dialogue between wetlands and human health professionals in their respective efforts to mai...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Health, Water conservation , Wetlands

Green growth, resources and resilience. Environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific
  • Green growth, resources and resilience. Environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2012
  • This report provides new insights into Asian and Pacific resource use trends and outlines key actions, including reforming economic incentives and promoting more inclusive and adaptive governance approaches, that governments can pursue to help bring economic growth strategies in closer alignment with the objective of sustainable development. It also provides examples of strategies for improving resilience to help deal with the increasing levels of risk faced by societies and economies. Water security issues are particularly covered in Chapter 1 'A changing la...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Environment, Green economy, Risk management, Sustainable development, Water security

Environmental health inequalities in Europe. Assessment report
  • Environmental health inequalities in Europe. Assessment report
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • This report provides an initial baseline assessment of environmental health inequalities in Europe and emphasizes that interventions to tackle them need to be based on an assessment of their magnitude and on the identification of population groups that are most exposed or most vulnerable to environmental risks. Chapter 2 particularly addresses inequalities in water supply and in lack of sanitation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Environment, Equity, Health, Sanitation, Urbanization, Water supply

Delivering Water Supply and Sanitation in Fragile States: The Transition from Emergency to Development
  • Delivering Water Supply and Sanitation in Fragile States: The Transition from Emergency to Development
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). February 2012
  • This note captures the main points and messages from a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 3-5 May 2011 under the same title that initiated a community of practice bringing together water supply and sanitation (WSS) actors with actors involved in building core country systems. The conference aimed to initiate a platform for knowledge sharing and learning by giving: - Water and sanitation sector actors a better understanding of 'core' government systems/functions; - Core government systems actors a better understanding of the needs of the water sector; -...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Infrastructure, Sanitation, Water supply

Cities and Flooding. A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century
  • Cities and Flooding. A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). February 2012
  • This document provides forward-looking operational guidance on how to manage the risk of floods in a rapidly transforming urban environment and changeable climate. The Guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Guide starts with A Summary for Policy Makers which outlines and describes the key areas which policy makers need to be knowledgeable abo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Floods, Risk management, Urban areas

Accelerating Equitable Achievement of the MDGs. Closing Gaps in Health and Nutrition Outcomes. Asia-Pacific Regional MDG Report 2011/12
  • Accelerating Equitable Achievement of the MDGs. Closing Gaps in Health and Nutrition Outcomes. Asia-Pacific Regional MDG Report 2011/12
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). February 2012
  • This report focuses on disparities in MDG achievement within and between countries, to address major bottlenecks holding back MDG progress in Asia and the Pacific region. This edition looks especially at the wide gaps in the goals related to health and nutrition, where the region is particularly under-performing. The safe drinking water and basic sanitation targets are also considered and reported. The document is a resource which policy makers, development practitioners and other stakeholders should find useful in addressing the remaining challenges in achie...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Health, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Water supply

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