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(A) Micro-financing framework for Rural Water and Sanitation provisioning in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • (A) Micro-financing framework for Rural Water and Sanitation provisioning in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). May 2014
  • This report explores a hybrid mechanism of microfinance, based on community networks and third party collateral for meso-scale loans, to provide a different financing model for small community water and sanitation supplies. Embedding these community water entities within local government structures provides a mechanism for sustainability and for eventual government management as part of the progressive realization of rights. The report approaches the question 'Why focus on rural Water and Sanitation provision in sub-Saharan Africa?' followed by details of the...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Community participation, Financing, Rural areas, Sanitation, Water supply

Adapting to climate change through land and water management in Eastern Africa. Results of pilot projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania
  • Adapting to climate change through land and water management in Eastern Africa. Results of pilot projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). May 2014
  • This publication aims at strengthening the capacity of farmers to adapt to climate change through land and water management among rural communities in three countries of Eastern Africa Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. It stresses the importance of investing in better soil health and water conservation. The analysis of the results from these pilot schemes identifies which technologies have proven to be better suited to particular regions. The publication is presented in two parts. Part 1 provides the framework consisting of the priority themes for climate chang...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Aquaculture, Capacity building, Climate change, Community participation, Drought, Drylands, Floods, Food security, Forests, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Land management, Livelihoods, Rainwater harvesting, Water conservation , Water management, Watersheds

Many hands: harmonising capacity, knowledge and documentation in sanitation and hygiene
  • Many hands: harmonising capacity, knowledge and documentation in sanitation and hygiene
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). April 2014
  • This report summarizes the results of a day's meeting on'Many Hands: Harmonising Capacity, Knowledge and Documentation in Sanitation and Hygiene' organised by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), on November 2013, which brought together key partners from the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, including Plan International, WaterAid and UNICEF, among others. It focuses on water, sanitation and hygiene related capacity building in Asia and Africa. It also looks at the documentation, learning and knowledge systems required to achieve ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Hygiene, Sanitation, Water supply

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

(The) Missing Link in Sanitation Service Delivery. A Review of Fecal Sludge Management in 12 Cities
  • (The) Missing Link in Sanitation Service Delivery. A Review of Fecal Sludge Management in 12 Cities
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2014
  • Globally, the great majority of urban dwellers, especially poor people, rely for their sanitation on non-sewered systems that generate a mix of solid and liquid wastes generally termed fecal sludge. In poor and rapidly expanding cities, fecal sludge management represents a growing challenge, generating significant negative public health and environmental risks. Without proper management, fecal sludge is often allowed to accumulate in poorly designed pits, is discharged into storm drains and open water, or is dumped into waterways, wasteland, and unsanitary du...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disease, Environment, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, State of water resources, Urban areas, Wastewater

Coordination of Water Actions at the Country Level. A Report of the UN-Water Task Force on Country Level Coordination
  • Coordination of Water Actions at the Country Level. A Report of the UN-Water Task Force on Country Level Coordination
  • UN-Water. April 2014
  • This report analyses water related coordination mechanisms in 13 countries representing differing humanitarian and development situations and geographic locations. The information collected has been supplemented by selected case studies on coordination provided by UN-Water Members and Partners and an examination of the literature on coordination mechanisms of government for water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management. It includes an introduction by UN-Water which explains the scope, purpose and benefit of its work, a summary of ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Water cooperation, Water management, Water supply

On-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture
  • On-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2013
  • This technical paper reviews the current status of on-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture. It contains a) ten case studies on feeding and feed management practices carried out in seven selected countries of Asia (i.e., Bangladesh, China, India, Thailand, Viet Nam) and Africa (i.e., Egypt, Ghana) for eight species belonging to four major farmed species of freshwater finfish and shellfish: shrimp and prawns, Nile tilapia, striped catfish and Indian major carps; b) an analysis of the findings of these ten case studies and a case study for Indian majo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Legal aspects, Sustainable development

Adaptation to Climate-change Induced Water Stress in the Nile Basin: A Vulnerability Assessment Report
  • Adaptation to Climate-change Induced Water Stress in the Nile Basin: A Vulnerability Assessment Report
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • This publication presents an overview of the people and places vulnerable to water stress related to the impacts of climate change in the Nile Basin. Satellite and other images provide striking visual evidence of the environmental changes taking place in each of the vulnerable regions identified. Data and information from detailed research provide evidence for the assessment. The report also includes analysis derived from multi-dimensional tools used at various geographic and political levels, from sub-national, national, and sub-basin to the entire Nile Basi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Hydrology, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity

Private Sector Participation in the Ugandan Water Sector. A Review of 10 Years of Private Management of Small Town Water Systems
  • Private Sector Participation in the Ugandan Water Sector. A Review of 10 Years of Private Management of Small Town Water Systems
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). December 2013
  • This working paper reviews the first decade (2001-11) of Uganda's private sector participation (PSP) model for small town water supply. In evaluating the impact of this development, this working paper aims to guide further reform within Uganda, and to inform other countries considering similar PSP approaches. The core idea behind PSP centered reform in Uganda was to improve sustainability and efficiency of piped networks. To evaluate how well the Ugandan model has managed the balance between public and private interest in water service delivery, the paper pro...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Auditing, Financing, Investments, Private sector participation (PSP), Sustainable development, Water efficiency, Water management, Water services, Water supply

An Innovative Accounting Framework for the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Application of the MuSIASEM approach to three case studies
  • An Innovative Accounting Framework for the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Application of the MuSIASEM approach to three case studies
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2013
  • This report presents the results of the application of an integrated analysis approach, the Multi-Scale Integrated Assessment of Society and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM), to three case studies: (i) An analysis of the option to produce biofuel from sugarcane in the Republic of Mauritius; (ii) An exploration of the future of grain production in the Indian state of Punjab; (iii) An assessment of two alternative energy sources to produce electricity in the Republic of South Africa. The report provides a summary of the final results and is organized in three se...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Energy, Food security, Water security

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Published in 2015