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Indonesia Water Investment Roadmap 2011-2014
  • Indonesia Water Investment Roadmap 2011-2014
  • Indonesia Ministry of Public Works, World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • This roadmap provides a set of programming principles which encourage the water sector to attract local financing, use up idle water system capacity, and improve the existing monitoring and evaluation system. The document proposes Rp 7 trillion in sector financing, relying on myriad sources which include revolving funds, public-private partnerships, overseas funding sources and local investment. Key to the success of expanding and sustaining water supply will be to carry out technical assistance programs that improve the absorptive capacity of local service p...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Public-private partnerships (PPP), Utility services, Water governance, Water services, Water supply

Grow in Concert with Nature. Sustaining East Asia's Water Resources through Green Water Defense
  • Grow in Concert with Nature. Sustaining East Asia's Water Resources through Green Water Defense
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • This study assesses advances in management practices, institutional and technological innovations for managing water scarcity sustainably under a changing climate. The report has the following specific objectives, reflected in the structure of the report: 1) To provide a brief overview of the status of water resources in East Asia, including the diversity of climates, the extent of physical water scarcity and potential changing climate impacts; 2) To summarize major management measures being implemented in selected countries where water is, or has the potenti...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Middle-East, Oceania
  • Main themes: Climate change, Green economy, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, River Basin Management, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Water governance, Water management, Water scarcity, Water security

Achieving Financial Sustainability and Recovering Costs in Bank Financed Water Supply and Sanitation and Irrigation Projects
  • Achieving Financial Sustainability and Recovering Costs in Bank Financed Water Supply and Sanitation and Irrigation Projects
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • This preliminary background Note is divided into four parts: 1) A "history" of the call for financial sustainability and cost recovery, and the parallel documenting of the lack of progress; 2) An outline of options to be considered for achieving financial sustainability of Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) service providers and recovering WSS service costs through tariffs. 3) A discussion on what makes financial sustainability of irrigation projects different from WSS projects; and 4) A summary of recommendations to teams involved in the identification, prepa...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Fee collection, Financing, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water supply

System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA). Central Framework
  • System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA). Central Framework
  • European Commission (EC), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Statistics Division, World Bank. May 2012
  • The System of Environmental Economic Accounts (SEEA) Central Framework was adopted as the international statistics standard for environmental-economic accounts by the UN Statistical Commission in 2012. It contains the internationally agreed standard concepts, definitions, classifications, accounting rules and tables for producing internationally comparable statistics on the environment and its relationship with the economy.
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Environment, Information and data, Valuation

Water Hackaton. Lessons Learned
  • Water Hackaton. Lessons Learned
  • World Bank. May 2012
  • In October 2011, the World Bank, the Water Partnership Program, the Water and Sanitation Program, and partners convened the Water Hackaton - a simultaneous staging of 10 hackathon events globally - to raise awareness of 1) water problems among the technology community and 2) Information and Communication Technologies solutions among water experts. The Water Hackathon sought to highlight the development role of ICT applications in water management, service delivery, ensuring transparency and driving citizen participation. This report summarizes project outputs...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Communication, Information and data, Participation, Technology

(The) Little Green Data Book 12
  • (The) Little Green Data Book 12
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. May 2012
  • The Little Green Data Book is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 economies. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. The 2012 edition of The Little Green Data Book includes a focus story on oceans and its ecosystem services, as well as estimates of global marine fisheries wealth accounts.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Energy, Environment, Forests, Health, Information and data, Sanitation

Groundwater Governance. Synthesis of Thematic Papers/Case Studies. Preparing the ground for Regional Consultations and Global Diagnostic Report
  • Groundwater Governance. Synthesis of Thematic Papers/Case Studies. Preparing the ground for Regional Consultations and Global Diagnostic Report
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP), World Bank. April 2012
  • This document synthesizes the 12 thematic papers and case studies prepared by the Groundwater Governance project in an effort to review the global situation of groundwater governance and develop of a Global Groundwater Diagnostic. This diagnostic presents current knowledge and experience concerning key economic, policy, institutional, environmental and technical aspects of groundwater management, and addresses emerging issues and innovative approaches.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Water governance

(The) Economic impacts of inadequate sanitation in Pakistan
  • (The) Economic impacts of inadequate sanitation in Pakistan
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2012
  • This study aims to empirically estimate the economic impacts of current poor sanitation conditions in Pakistan as well as the economic benefits of options for improved conditions. The study's ultimate goal is to provide policy makers at both national and local levels with evidence to justify larger investments in improving the sanitation conditions in the country. It also provides recommendations, again based on empirical evidence, for effectively planning and implementing sustainable sanitation and hygiene programs.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Health, Investments, Sanitation

Climate Change, Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor. Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World
  • Climate Change, Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor. Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. April 2012
  • This study analyses the key challenges facing the urban poor, given the risks associated with climate change and disasters, particularly with regard to the delivery of basic services, and identifies strategies and financing opportunities for addressing these risks. The main audience for this study includes mayors and other city managers, national governments, donors, and practitioners in the fields of climate change, disaster-risk management and urban development.The study is organized in four chapters covering (1) a broad look at climate change and disaster ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disaster prevention, Drought, Financing, Floods, Infrastructure, Investments, Poverty, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Utility services, Vulnerable groups

(The) Role of Hydrometeorological Services in Disaster Risk Management
  • (The) Role of Hydrometeorological Services in Disaster Risk Management
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). March 2012
  • This publication presents the proceedings from the joint workshop co-organized by the World Bank, GFDRR, UNISDR and WMO in Washington, D.C. on March 12, 2012. The purpose of the workshop was to share best practices and experience in innovative and state-of-the-art hydrometeorological services and their use in disaster risk reduction mechanisms that are effectively protecting lives, livelihood, and assets. The first part of the workshop focused on best practices in hydro and weather hazard monitoring and early warning for extreme events. The second part focuse...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Northern America
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Economic impact, Floods, Meteorology, Risk management

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