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Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Ghana
  • Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Ghana
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2012
  • This study is part of a series of studies which provide an estimation of economic impacts on populations without access to improved sanitation in order to provide information on the losses to society of the current sanitation situation. While not all these economic impacts can be immediately recovered from improved sanitation practices, it provides a perspective on the short- and longer-term economic gains that are available to countries through a range of policies to mitigate these impacts.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Disease, Economic impact, Equity, Health, Informal settlements, Pollution, Poverty, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Wastewater

Water Operator's Partnerships in Asia. Case Study III: Water Supply and sewerage authority of Ulaanbaatar and Vitens Evides International Utrecht
  • Water Operator's Partnerships in Asia. Case Study III: Water Supply and sewerage authority of Ulaanbaatar and Vitens Evides International Utrecht
  • Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). March 2012
  • This document presents the co-operation arrangement between The Water Supply and Sewerage Authority of Ulaanbaatar City and Vitens-Evides in the framework of the Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance. The aim of the water operators' partnership was to help the Ulaanbaatar water authority become a financially sustainable and autonomous water services utility. The report looks at how the partnership was set up, implemented and monitored; the changes and improvements it brought about in the partner utility; and its impact - both achieved and anticipated ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Public-private partnerships (PPP), Utility services, Water operators, Water supply, Water treatment

Water Operator's Partnerships in Asia. Case Study II: Indah Water Konsortium, PDAM Tirtanadi
  • Water Operator's Partnerships in Asia. Case Study II: Indah Water Konsortium, PDAM Tirtanadi
  • Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). March 2012
  • This document presents a co-operation arrangement between the Indah Water Konsortium from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and PDAM Tirtanadi from Medan, Indonesia, in the framework of the Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance. The water operators' partnership was organized chiefly around the development and implementation of a sanitation promotional campaign for Medan. The report looks at the partnership outcomes, its impact, success factors and next steps.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Public-private partnerships (PPP), Utility services, Water operators, Water supply, Water treatment

Water Operator's Partnerships in Asia. Case Study I: Metro-Cebu Water District, Philippines and City West Water, Australia
  • Water Operator's Partnerships in Asia. Case Study I: Metro-Cebu Water District, Philippines and City West Water, Australia
  • Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). March 2012
  • This document presents a co-operation arrangement between the Metro-Cebu Water District in the Philippines and City West Water in Australia in the framework of the Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance. The partnership set out to identify and address priority operational improvements and to train Metro Cebu staff on key operational processes. Agreed focus areas were non-revenue water reduction, water distribution, data collection and management systems. The report looks at how the partnership was set up, implemented and monitored; the changes and impr...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Oceania
  • Main themes: Public-private partnerships (PPP), Utility services, Water operators, Water supply, Water treatment

Water and Food Security Reader
  • Water and Food Security Reader
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). March 2012
  • Produced by the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), this reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and food security. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on the issue. Links are provided when the publication is available online.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Ecosystems, Food security, Gender, Human rights, Land degradation, Poverty, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

Releasing the Pressure: Water Resource Efficiencies and Gains for Ecosystem Services
  • Releasing the Pressure: Water Resource Efficiencies and Gains for Ecosystem Services
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). March 2012
  • This document discusses the need to balance short-term water productivity gains - in particular in agriculture - with the long-term role that water flows provide for maintaining sustainable landscape ecosystem services, and serving multiple benefits to human well-being. The document provides a summary of concepts around the nexus of water productivity, water flows in landscapes and ecosystem services. It gives examples (through case studies) on the trade-offs and opportunities between water productivity improvements and the water-related services provided by ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Ecosystem services, Environment, Forests, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Livelihoods, Water security, Wetlands

Green Accounting and Data Improvement for Water Resources. Working paper
  • Green Accounting and Data Improvement for Water Resources. Working paper
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • This paper outlines key initiatives from the United Nations System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEAW), Eurostat, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Environment Agency (EEA), to incorporate water-related indicators into wider systems of environmental accounting, as a step towards raising the profile of water's role in economic and environmental policy-making.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Environment, Monitoring, State of water resources, Water management

(The) Dynamics of Global Water Futures. Driving Forces 2011-2050
  • (The) Dynamics of Global Water Futures. Driving Forces 2011-2050
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • This report presents a summary of an analysis of the evolution of 10 major external forces ('drivers') that have direct and indirect consequences for water managers, including: Agriculture; Climate change and variability; Demography, Economy and security; Ethics, society and culture; Governance and institutions; Infrastructure; Politics; Technology; and Water resources. Part One describes the World Water Scenarios Project phases and the approach for the driver' s analysis. Part Two highlights some of the key aspects of the current situation in each driver's d...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Culture, Ethics, Infrastructure, Scenarios, Technology, Water governance, Water policy, Water supply

Groundwater and Global Change: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges
  • Groundwater and Global Change: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • Groundwater and Global Change calls attention to groundwater issues. It aims to enhance awareness of this resource and increase knowledge on how to better use and protect it, including taking optimal advantage of groundwater's unique buffer capacity, which may mitigate problems resulting from increasing demographic, economic, environmental and climate change pressures. The publication highlights the groundwater issues that deserve to be taken into account in the international water agenda, and hopes to contribute to the correct understanding of these issues i...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Global, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water quality

Five Stylized Scenarios
  • Five Stylized Scenarios
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • This report provides an initial exploration of long-range global water scenarios as a contribution to the fourth World Water Development Report (WWDR4). It offers qualitative summaries of possible futures as input to the deliberations of the Scenario Focus Group (SFG), the WWDR4's collective of decision-makers, modellers, and scenario and sectoral experts. The purpose is to open the discussion on the universe of possible trajectories of the world water system.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Scenarios, State of water resources, Water governance

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