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United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 3: Facing the Challenges
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 3: Facing the Challenges
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Food security, Health, Legal aspects, Risk management, River Basin Management, State of water resources, Tourism, Transboundary waters, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 2: Knowledge Base
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 2: Knowledge Base
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Capacity building, Desertification, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Drylands, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Financing, Gender, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Investments, Risk management, State of water resources, Urban areas, Valuation, Water allocation, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 1: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 1: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Financing, Gender, Health, Industry, Information and data, Investments, Poverty reduction, Risk management, State of water resources, Valuation, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

Water Education for Sustainable Development. A Global Synthesis
  • Water Education for Sustainable Development. A Global Synthesis
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). February 2012
  • This report introduces UNESCO's Water Education programme, an IHP initiative focused on "an integrated understanding of biological and hydrological processes at a catchment's scale in order to create a scientific basis for a new, cost-effective and systemic approach to the sustainable management of freshwater resources". The report identifies examples of best practices on water education in the region at all educational levels; analyzes examples of best practices to identify barriers and opportunities; proposes recommendations to enable effective water educat...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Education, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Sustainable development, Water management

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

(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

Integrated Water Resources Management Planning Approach for Small Island Developing States
  • Integrated Water Resources Management Planning Approach for Small Island Developing States
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2012
  • This Resource Book provides a suite of case studies of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approaches in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) around the world, and based on those experiences, describes a practical and logical framework of activities for the planning, development and implementation of integrated water resources management/integrated water development plans at the national level, at the level of watersheds and at the level of villages and communities. There are three issues that are core to these Guidelines: Stakeholder Participation;...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Communication, Gender, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Islands, Participation, Scenarios, Water management

Delivering Water Supply and Sanitation in Fragile States: The Transition from Emergency to Development
  • Delivering Water Supply and Sanitation in Fragile States: The Transition from Emergency to Development
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). February 2012
  • This note captures the main points and messages from a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 3-5 May 2011 under the same title that initiated a community of practice bringing together water supply and sanitation (WSS) actors with actors involved in building core country systems. The conference aimed to initiate a platform for knowledge sharing and learning by giving: - Water and sanitation sector actors a better understanding of 'core' government systems/functions; - Core government systems actors a better understanding of the needs of the water sector; -...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Infrastructure, Sanitation, Water supply

Cities and Flooding. A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century
  • Cities and Flooding. A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). February 2012
  • This document provides forward-looking operational guidance on how to manage the risk of floods in a rapidly transforming urban environment and changeable climate. The Guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Guide starts with A Summary for Policy Makers which outlines and describes the key areas which policy makers need to be knowledgeable abo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Floods, Risk management, Urban areas

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