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Climate change and sustainable water management in Central Asia
  • Climate change and sustainable water management in Central Asia
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). May 2014
  • This working paper describes the results of research conducted in Central Asia. The research on Water and Adaptation Interventions in Central and West Asia combined field observations with satellite-based data and created models to demonstrate the impacts of climate change on the hydrology of the Aral Sea Basin. The paper is presented in three parts Assessing Climate Change; Impacts of Climate Change which explores these sub categories ¿ Glaciers, Glacial Lakes, Water Resources, Future water Availability in Syr Darya and Amu Darya Basins, Floods, Permafrost a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Arid zones, Climate change, Drylands, Floods, Glaciers, Hydrology, Lakes, State of water resources

Understanding the impact of climate change on hydropower: the case of Cameroon - climate risk assessment for hydropower generation in Cameroon
  • Understanding the impact of climate change on hydropower: the case of Cameroon - climate risk assessment for hydropower generation in Cameroon
  • World Bank. April 2014
  • The objective of this case study is: (i) to develop tools for assessing climate change impacts on the operation of hydraulic infrastructure such as regulating dams and hydropower plants in the Sanaga river basin, and (ii) to take steps towards an institutional framework for climate resilient water resources management in Cameroon. The aim of this initiative is to build resilience to climate risks into water management in general. The study includes three components: (i) developing suitable climate change scenarios for the Sanaga basin,...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Climate change, Dams, Energy, Infrastructure, Resilience, Risk management, Scenarios, State of water resources, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water management

Reader on Water and Health
  • Reader on Water and Health
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). April 2014
  • This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and health. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on the issue. The publications are categorised according to overview; drinking water quality and risk management; water quantity; avoiding water-related diseases; water, health and economics; waste and wastewater management and by region
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Economic impact, Health, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Risk management, Sanitation, Wastewater, Water quality, Water scarcity

Economic Costs of Inadequate Water and Sanitation: South Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Economic Costs of Inadequate Water and Sanitation: South Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2014
  • This study seeks to estimate and quantify the total economic costs of the inadequate water supply and sanitation situation in Kiribati¿s main urban centre, South Tarawa. It also aims to demonstrate that vulnerable groups such as women are most likely to bear a disproportionate amount of the economic costs associated with low levels of access and poor quality of basic water supply and sanitation services. It is intended to be used to inform the design of reforms in improving the urban water supply and sanitation sector performance as a means of supporting more...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Awareness raising, Economic impact, Gender, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Tourism, Vulnerable groups, Water quality, Water supply

United Nations World Water Development Report 2014. Water and Energy. Volume 1 and 2
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 2014. Water and Energy. Volume 1 and 2
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2014
  • The 5th edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR 2014) examines the close interdependency between water and energy. The report demonstrates how water and energy are closely interconnected, the choices and actions made in one domain greatly affecting the other; it addresses a wide range of key issues, including agriculture, cities, industry, infrastructure and the environment. Volume 1 provides a comprehensive overview of major and emerging trends from around the world, with examples of how some of the trend-related challenges have be...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Behaviour change, Capacity building, Climate change, Conflicts, Dams, Desalination, Drinking water, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Food security, Green economy, Industry, Information and data, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), State of water resources, Technology, Urban areas, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water efficiency, Water policy, Water scarcity

River Salinity and Climate Change: evidence from coastal Bangladesh
  • River Salinity and Climate Change: evidence from coastal Bangladesh
  • World Bank. March 2014
  • This paper presents a study conducted in Bangladesh, which quantifies the prospective relationship between climate-induced changes in sea level, temperature, rainfall, and altered riverine flows from the Himalayas, and the spread and intensity of salinisation on river water in the coastal zone by 2050. The research takes into account the projected land subsidence of the Ganges Delta, as well as alternative scenarios of upstream withdrawal of freshwater. The findings indicate that climate change will cause significant changes in river salinity in the southwest...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Aquaculture, Awareness raising, Climate change, Coastal zones, Drinking water, Environment, Groundwater, Irrigation, River Basin Management, Scenarios, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water scarcity

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Summary for Policy Makers
  • Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Summary for Policy Makers
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). March 2014
  • This report considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation. The report consists of two volumes: Vol. 1 'Global and Sectoral aspects'; Vol. 2 'Regional aspects', as well as a cross chapter resource. Compared to previous reports, this report assesses a substantially larger knowledge base of relevant scientific, technical and socioeconomic literature. The chapters of the report assess risks and opportunities for societies, economies and...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Environment, Food security, Health, Livelihoods, Mitigation, Poverty, Resilience, Risk management, State of water resources, Water conservation

World Development Indicators 2014
  • World Development Indicators 2014
  • World Bank. February 2014
  • The World Development Indicators 2014 report provides a compilation of relevant and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty. It is intended to help users of all kinds ¿ policy makers, students, analysts, professors, program managers, and citizens ¿ find and use data related to all aspects of development. Part 3 of the report `Environment¿, provides among others global data on internal renewable freshwater resources, access to improved water sources and access to improved sanitation services. This is followe...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Environment, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Sanitation, Water supply

Mainstreaming Gender in the Irrigation Development Support Programme: Case Study Zambia
  • Mainstreaming Gender in the Irrigation Development Support Programme: Case Study Zambia
  • World Bank. February 2014
  • This case study describes the integration of women producers into agricultural investment programs in Zambia as well as how women's right to land influences women as it relates to the Irrigation Development Support Programme (IDSP) in Zambia. The study discusses the projects aim to develop irrigated agricultural land managed by smallholders, including emergent farmers and making sufficient water available to support large-scale commercial operations. It is comprised of two interlinked studies, the first in the internal paper "Integrating Women Producers and T...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Capacity building, Community participation, Equity, Financing, Gender, Human rights, Investments, Irrigation, Land management, Monitoring, Participation, Water allocation, Water management, Water scarcity

Sanitation and externalities: evidence from early childhood health in rural India
  • Sanitation and externalities: evidence from early childhood health in rural India
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • This paper investigates the existence and size of benefits from access to sanitation on child health in rural India. It estimates two sources of benefits: a direct benefit a household receives when moving from open to fixed-point defecation or from unimproved sanitation to improved sanitation, and an external benefit (externality) produced by the neighbourhood's access to sanitation infrastructure. The paper is organized as follows: Section 1 introduces the study; Section 2 presents the motivation for trying to understand the source of benefits of sanitation;...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Health, Hygiene, Open defecation, Rural areas, Sanitation

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Published in 2015