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Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk. WWDR 4 Executive Summary
  • Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk. WWDR 4 Executive Summary
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). August 2012
  • Executive summary of the United Nations World Water Development Report 4.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Capacity building, Desertification, Disasters, Ecosystems, Energy, Financing, Gender, Health, Industry, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Investments, Risk management, Valuation, Vulnerability, Water allocation, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality

Guide to Water-Related Collective Action Beta 1.0
  • Guide to Water-Related Collective Action Beta 1.0
  • Pacific Institute, United Nations Global Compact. August 2012
  • This publication offers good practice to help companies establish enduring relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, leaders, and individuals to advance sustainable water management. Specifically, it: 1) identifies and characterizes various engagement methods and collective action models, 2) describes how companies can understand the nature of such collaborations, and 3) provides recommendations for how they can best organize and execute these actions.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Community participation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Participation, Water governance, Water management, Water policy

Growing Greener Cities. First status report on urban and peri-urban horticulture in Africa
  • Growing Greener Cities. First status report on urban and peri-urban horticulture in Africa
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This report draws the attention of policymakers to urban and peri-urban horticulture (UPH), and how it can help to grow greener cities in Africa. Based on an Africa-wide survey and on case studies prepared by national experts, the report reviews the current state of UPH in countries across the continent, from Algeria to Zambia, and in cities from Nairobi to Dakar. It presents major findings, detailed profiles of urban and peri-urban horticulture in 22 countries and recommendations for the development of market gardens to serve Africa's rapidly growing urban p...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Green economy, Livelihoods, Markets, Public policy, Urban areas, Urbanization, Wastewater

Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration
  • Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration
  • Alliance for the University for Peace, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). August 2012
  • This publications includes a collection of papers presented at the Symposium "Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration" held on 21 September 2011 in The Hague, the Netherlands. It also provides a summary of the conclusions and recommendations of the symposium.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Legal aspects, Livestock, Migration, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research
  • Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research
  • Pacific Institute, United Nations Global Compact. August 2012
  • This publication summarizes initial research to understand and elucidate international and national legal trends relate to the human right to water and sanitation (HRWS), illustrating some of the current challenges businesses face in respecting this right, as well as the perspectives of potentially-affected communities, and lastly identifying areas of potential synergy with companies existing water stewardship efforts. The report is divided into 7 sections. Section A introduces the report. Section B outlines key developments in the broader business and human...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Community participation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Gender, Human right to water and sanitation, Human rights, Legal aspects, Mining, Oil industry, Participation, Pollution, Water management, Water policy

Accessing International Funding for Climate Change Adaptation. A Guidebook for Developing Countries
  • Accessing International Funding for Climate Change Adaptation. A Guidebook for Developing Countries
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2012
  • This guidebook is intended to be a starting point for developing country governments, planners, and stakeholders who are carrying out technology needs assessment (TNAs) and technology action plans (TAPs) for adaptation to climate change. The guidebook reviews options for international financing of adaptation activities and projects in developing countries. It examines both public and private sources of funding and presents the most important technical criteria and concepts used by public donors and private financiers in evaluating proposals.The guidebook prov...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Cost recovery, Financing, Investments, Technology

Water Safety Planning for Small Community Water Supplies. Step-by-step risk management guidance for drinking-water supplies in small communities
  • Water Safety Planning for Small Community Water Supplies. Step-by-step risk management guidance for drinking-water supplies in small communities
  • World Health Organization (WHO). July 2012
  • This manual is designed to engage, empower and guide communities in the development and implementation of water safety plans (WSPs) for their drinking-water systems. It provides guidance on how to apply effective and achievable management actions in order to improve the safety and quality of supplied water. Relevant to all community-managed systems, it is applicable to piped schemes, point sources such as hand pumps, protected springs or household rainwater harvesting systems and other sources. The guidance provided is valid for both new and existing schemes.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community participation, Health, Risk management, Small-scale providers, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply

MDG Report 2012. Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. Emerging perspectives from Africa on the post-2015 development agenda
  • MDG Report 2012. Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. Emerging perspectives from Africa on the post-2015 development agenda
  • African Development Bank (AfDB), African Union Commission (AUC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). July 2012
  • The 2012 Africa MDG Report tracks progress to the MDGs and offers a perspective on the continent's development priorities for the post-2015 development agenda. Target 7C: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, is analysed in Section II.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Poverty reduction, Public policy, Sanitation, Water supply

Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Handwashing with Soap
  • Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Handwashing with Soap
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). July 2012
  • This Technical Paper presents lessons learned from the application of the Focus, Opportunity, Ability, and Motivation (FOAM) framework to identify handwashing determinants. The discussion focuses on findings from the analysis of data collected in Peru and Senegal and provides practical recommendations for researchers and program managers working in handwashing promotion. In addition to offering a rationale for measuring handwashing determinants, the paper describes the FOAM framework and details the process used to measure the determinants, focusing on lesson...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Health, Hygiene, Information and data, Monitoring, Practices and habits

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). July 2012
  • This report focuses on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather and climate events, the impacts of such events, and the strategies to manage the associated risks. In particular, it contributes to frame the challenge of dealing with extreme weather and climate events as an issue in decision-making under uncertainty, analyzing response in the context of risk management. The report consists of nine chapters, covering risk management; observed and projected changes in extreme weather and climate events; exposure and vulnerability to as well as ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Disease, Drought, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Education, Floods, Food security, Legal aspects, Resilience, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability

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