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What Does It Take to Scale Up Rural Sanitation?
  • What Does It Take to Scale Up Rural Sanitation?
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). July 2012
  • This Working Paper synthesizes the work of the WSP in operationalizing sustainable rural sanitation and shares lessons learned. Key components are introduced and illustrated with examples from the field: Chapter I. 'Overview' shares the sector context that shaped WSP's approach to rural sanitation; the status of rural sanitation in countries where the program was initially implemented; and introduces the programmatic and operational approaches that have been tested at scale; Chapter II. 'Programmatic Approaches to Create Demand, Change Behaviours, and Increas...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Capacity building, Financing, Marketing, Rural areas, Sanitation, Small-scale providers, Utility services

(A) Manual for Economic Assessment of Drinking-water Interventions
  • (A) Manual for Economic Assessment of Drinking-water Interventions
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2012
  • This manual describes a practical technique for appraising or evaluating small-scale interventions that seek to provide safer and more accessible drinking-water to rural people. The manual is primarily aimed at experts who are involved in advising on the most appropriate drinking-water interventions to install in small-scale, mainly rural, settings. These experts may be working in any of the disciplines relevant to drinking-water. They include health professionals, engineers and economists. The manual presents practical techniques in a way that will satisfy t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Economic instruments, Rural areas, Small-scale providers, Water services, Water supply

(The) Future of Water in African Cities: Why Waste Water?
  • (The) Future of Water in African Cities: Why Waste Water?
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • This Report provides examples of cities in Africa and beyond that have already implemented Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) approaches both in terms of technical and institutional solutions. Case studies explore the ways in which IUWM can help meet future water demand in African cities.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disasters, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Participation, Rainwater harvesting, Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Wastewater, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water security, Water supply, Water treatment

Policy and Sector Reform to Accelerate Access to Improved Rural Sanitation
  • Policy and Sector Reform to Accelerate Access to Improved Rural Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). June 2012
  • This document synthesizes key findings, conclusions, and recommendations from country specific endline assessment reports from India, Indonesia, and Tanzania to provide guidance and insight to other countries seeking to create large-scale sustainable rural sanitation programs.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Rural areas, Sanitation, Utility services, Water governance

Managing the Invisible: Understanding and Improving Groundwater Governance
  • Managing the Invisible: Understanding and Improving Groundwater Governance
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • The aim of this study is to analyze the impediments to better groundwater governance within a given political economy and to propose recommendations to address key governance issues. The report tries to answer the questions: Why has groundwater governance failed to stop the emergence of very serious threats to the resource? What are the impediments to improving groundwater governance? What are the options to overcome those impediments? Implicit in the report approach is recognition of the importance of groundwater resources in promoting developing country ada...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Aquifer recharge, Community participation, Conflicts, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Negotiation, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water quality

International Waters. Delivering Results
  • International Waters. Delivering Results
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). June 2012
  • This publication highlights UNDP-GEF International Waters portfolio results achieved across four UNDP-GEF programmes: Large Marine Ecosystems; Transboundary Lakes, rivers and Aquifers; Integrated Water resources and Coastal Area Management; and Global Programmes. A series of project case studies review delivery of results in the context of the GEF International Waters focal area's Results Indicator's framework. The publication also includes an overview of cumulative results delivery across the entire UNDP-GEF International Waters portfolio since 1991.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Coastal zones, Ecosystems, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Rivers, Transboundary waters

From Rio to Rio. A 20-year Journey to Green the World's Economies
  • From Rio to Rio. A 20-year Journey to Green the World's Economies
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF). June 2012
  • This book provides a succinct narrative and analysis of the 20 year history of GEF projects. While the Rio +20 conference provided the initial rationale for the book, it is intended to have lasting value for anyone interested in issues about the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, or about the institutional framework for sustainable development. The book also draws on the tangible experience of GEF projects in the field and offers compelling and pertinent stories that demonstrate the GEF's accomplishments, evolutio...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Community participation, Ecosystems, Energy, Financing, Forests, Green economy, Investments, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters

Fresh Water for the future. A synopsis of UNEP activities in water
  • Fresh Water for the future. A synopsis of UNEP activities in water
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2012
  • This booklet presents UNEP's comparative advantages and its catalytic role in influencing other partners and UN agencies in meeting global water challenges. It highlights a few of the organisation's achievements and success stories over time as well as contemporary water challenges for further considerations along with partners as part of the international agenda. The cases presented illustrate UNEP's work at the global, regional, national, catchment and sub-catchment levels. Themes covered include water quality, restoring ecosystems, coping with climate chan...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Ecosystem services, Financing, Green economy, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water management, Watersheds

Climate change vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa
  • Climate change vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa
  • United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). June 2012
  • This study seeks to examine the personal experiences of people who have become refugees or internally displaced persons in the East and Horn of Africa, and to better understand: 1) How they perceive and manage the impact of climatic change and increased environmental stress in their areas of origin; 2) The ways in which growing environmental stressors interact with other factors affecting their lives and livelihoods; 3) How, and to what extent, climatic and environmental change has contributed to their vulnerability or resilience; 4) If, how and to what exten...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Perceptions, Refugees, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

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

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