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Living without Sanitary Sewers in Latin America. The Business of Collecting Fecal Sludge in Four Latin American Cities
  • Living without Sanitary Sewers in Latin America. The Business of Collecting Fecal Sludge in Four Latin American Cities
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2012
  • This report spotlights the major challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead in faecal sludge management and summarizes the findings from four case studies that describe the current and potential market for sludge removal, collection, and disposal in peri-urban areas. These areas, inhabited by a variety of ethnic, religious, and cultural groups, typically struggle with high population density, insufficient land use planning, high citizen insecurity, and low coverage with basic services. The report demonstrates how technical, financial, environmental, soci...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Livelihoods, Marketing, Markets, Perceptions, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Wastewater, Water governance, Water operators, Water treatment

Urban Sanitation Experiences from Senegal and Burkina Faso. Broadening Urban Sanitation Activities
  • Urban Sanitation Experiences from Senegal and Burkina Faso. Broadening Urban Sanitation Activities
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). February 2012
  • This report assesses the design and implementation of two World Bank-supported programs - The Ouagadougou Strategic Sanitation Plan in Burkina Faso and the Dakar Periurban On-site Sanitation Program in Senegal - by evaluating their methodologies, financial and technical parameters as well as understanding the policy and legal framework in order to replicate their key features where applicable. Section I reviews the trends of the urban sanitation market in West Africa and the rationale for public interventions in sanitation. Section II summarizes the main desi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Financing, Investments, Markets, Participation, Private sector participation (PSP), Sanitation, Urban areas, Utility services, Wastewater, Water services, Water supply

Rural Water Supply in the Philippines. Volume I Design Manual
  • Rural Water Supply in the Philippines. Volume I Design Manual
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). February 2012
  • This manual is the first of three related volumes prepared for the use of prospective and actual owners, operators, managements, technical staff, consultants, government planners and contractors of small water supply systems in the Philippines. Its purpose is to introduce the key concepts and considerations involved in the design of small waterworks facilities. For non-technical readers who are involved in the management and operation of small water supply systems, rather than in their actual design and construction, the text will be useful in understanding a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Rural areas, Small-scale providers, Water supply

(A) Primer on Energy Efficiency for Municipal Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • (A) Primer on Energy Efficiency for Municipal Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. February 2012
  • This primer is concerned with energy use and efficiency of network-based water supply and wastewater treatment in urban areas. It focuses on the supply side of the municipal water cycle, including the extraction, treatment, and distribution of water, and collection and treatment of wastewater-activities which are directly managed by water and wastewater utilities (WWUs).
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community management, Economic instruments, Energy, Investments, Poverty reduction, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Urban areas, Utility services, Wastewater, Water supply, Water treatment

Estimating relative benefits of differing strategies for management of wastewater in lower Egypt using quantitative microbial risk analysis
  • Estimating relative benefits of differing strategies for management of wastewater in lower Egypt using quantitative microbial risk analysis
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). February 2012
  • This report lays out an approach, using modelling techniques and a statistical tool known as Quantifiable Microbial Risk Assessment, by which the relative effectiveness of different wastewater management strategies can be assessed in terms of optimising health benefits to downstream populations. The conclusions of the study provide an indication of how such methods could increasingly be used to enable the selection of cost-effective and appropriate wastewater management strategies. The analysis presented here has the potential to increasingly inform the debat...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disease, Health, Information and data, Irrigation, Recycling, Risk management, Sanitation, Utility services, Wastewater, Water quality, Water treatment

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

Willingness to Pay and Inclusive Tariff Designs for Improved Water Supply Services in Khulna, Bangladesh
  • Willingness to Pay and Inclusive Tariff Designs for Improved Water Supply Services in Khulna, Bangladesh
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2012
  • This study investigates willingness to pay (WTP) for improved water supply services in Khulna, Bangladesh applying the contingent valuation method in a survey of 3,000 households. Since the large connection cost is regarded as one of the major obstacles to expand the piped network among the poor, the model explicitly incorporates the connection cost in addition to monthly charge. The study shows that both willingness to pay the monthly charge and willingness to pay the connection cost are higher for richer households. Policy simulation shows that poor househo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Environment, Poverty, Tariffs, Utility services, Water supply

Small-scale water providers in Kenya: pioneers or predators?
  • Small-scale water providers in Kenya: pioneers or predators?
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). August 2011
  • This study examines the role small-scale water providers play in ensuring affordable, safe and reliable water supply. The paper looks at whether small-scale providers in Kenya are innovative gap fillers, as proponents claim, or predators, as the sceptics argue. The study is organised as follows: Section 2 locates the paper within the conceptual framework of the "poverty penalty" literature. Section 3 outlines the methodology and the data used in the analysis. Section 4 describes the water distribution and supply chain. Section 5 presents the findings on the d...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Legal aspects, Markets, Poverty reduction, Small-scale providers, Tariffs, Urban areas, Water demand, Water supply

Small-scale water supplies in the pan-European region. Background, Challenges, Improvements
  • Small-scale water supplies in the pan-European region. Background, Challenges, Improvements
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), World Health Organization (WHO). April 2011
  • This document is intended for supporting decision-makers, such as policy-makers or regulators in the drinking-water sector, to appreciate better and address the particularities and characteristics of small-scale water supplies. It provides a range of background information, case studies and lessons learned, and gives ideas for addressing issues relating to small-scale water supplies in national programmes. Additionally, information on further reading as well as current international networking activities with respect to small-scale water supplies is provided.
  • Main themes: Community management, Drinking water, Health, Small-scale providers, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply, Water treatment

Scaling Up Rural Sanitation: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Scaling Up Rural Sanitation: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Madhya Pradesh, India
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2011
  • The goal of the WSP Global Scaling Up Rural Sanitation project is to reduce the risk of diarrhea and therefore increase household productivity by stimulating demand for sanitation in the lives of people in India, Indonesia, and Tanzania. This report summarizes the findings of the baseline and community surveys conducted in Madhya Pradesh, India, and is part of a series of papers analyzing the baseline data from all countries where the program has been implemented.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Disease, Health, Hygiene, Infrastructure, Microbiology, Practices and habits , Rural areas, Sanitation, Water services

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