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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Primary School in South-East Asian Countries: Realities, needs and recommendations
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Primary School in South-East Asian Countries: Realities, needs and recommendations
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). December 2013
  • This publication aims to provide a better understanding of opportunities to successfully implement Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools programs (planning, operations, management, and policy formulation). It aims to encourage the routine collection and use of more reliable data to strengthen country and regional level planning for WASH in schools, and will serve to guide policy-makers on steps necessary to ensure that water and sanitation issues are not an obstacle to a quality education for all the children of South-East Asian Countries. The repor...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Children, Drinking water, Education, Hygiene, Information and data, Sanitation, Water management, Water planning, Water supply

Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets. Stopping Open Defecation Improves Children's Height in Cambodia
  • Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets. Stopping Open Defecation Improves Children's Height in Cambodia
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2013
  • This research brief explores the impacts on health and cognitive development through the practice of open defecation. The methodology used is the statistical link between open defecation and child height, which is a good indicator of overall health throughout a child's life and future achievement. The document states the problem, introduces the methodology of the research and provides key lessons and some conclusions.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Children, Monitoring, Open defecation, Sanitation

Downstream Impacts of Water Pollution in the Upper Citarum River, West Java, Indonesia Economic Assessment of Interventions to Improve Water Quality
  • Downstream Impacts of Water Pollution in the Upper Citarum River, West Java, Indonesia Economic Assessment of Interventions to Improve Water Quality
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). October 2013
  • The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot test a specific methodology for valuing a wider range of impacts related to water resource pollution in Indonesia. This report describes the origin of the pollution in the specific case study of the Citarum River, the effect on water quality, and the economic losses resulting from the deteriorating water quality. It also identifies feasible interventions for improving water quality and predicts the effect of these measures on water quality.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Pollution, River Basin Management, Rivers, Sanitation, Water quality, Watersheds

Indus Basin Floods: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Management
  • Indus Basin Floods: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Management
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). October 2013
  • The Indus River is a major transboundary river in Asia with nine tributaries. More than 138 million people in the Indus River Basin in Pakistan depend on irrigated agriculture. But rising population pressures, climate change, and the continuous degradation of ecosystem services have resulted in increased flood risks, worsened by inadequate flood planning and management. This report proposes a holistic approach, applying scientific assessments that take people, land, and water into account. It also includes planning and implementation realized through appropri...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Floods, Risk management, River Basin Management, Rivers, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water planning, Water policy

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

Thinking about Water Differently: Managing the Water–Food–Energy Nexus
  • Thinking about Water Differently: Managing the Water–Food–Energy Nexus
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). September 2013
  • This publication is the result of a scoping study initiated by the Asian Development Bank to better understand the issues associated with the water-food-energy nexus in Asia and the Pacific. It provides high-level guidance on the choices available to address the region's water security issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Accounting, Energy, Food security, Markets, Perceptions, Scenarios, Water footprint, Water governance, Water policy, Water scarcity, Water security, Water treatment

Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia
  • Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). September 2013
  • The Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia is the first effort led by the United Nations to catalogue and characterize transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Middle East. The Inventory follows a standardized structure, with 9 surface water chapters and 17 groundwater chapters that systematically address hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources development and use, international water agreements and transboundary water management efforts. The chapters cover all rivers and groundwater resources shared between and by Arab countries i...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Dams, Groundwater, Mountains, Transboundary waters, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand

Disquiet on the Weather Front. The Welfare Impacts of Climatic Variability in the Rural Philippines
  • Disquiet on the Weather Front. The Welfare Impacts of Climatic Variability in the Rural Philippines
  • World Bank. August 2013
  • This paper carries out an analysis of the welfare impacts of climatic variability in the rural areas of the Philippines. One of the main objectives of this study is to quantify the extent to which unusual or erratic weather has any negative impacts on the welfare of Filipino households. Erratic weather may affect agricultural productivity which, depending on how effective was the portfolio of ex ante and ex post risk management strategies employed, may translate into reduced income and reduced food availability at the household level.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Meteorology, Rural areas

Climate-Related Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
  • Climate-Related Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). July 2013
  • This document explores whether there is a statistical relationship between changes in climate variables such as temperature and precipitation and the frequency of intense natural disasters. The paper is structured as follows. Section II sets out a framework for analysis, based on the IPCC's disaster risk framework, focusing on the key idea that natural disaster risk is affected by hazards, exposure to those hazards, and vulnerability to their effects. Section III presents an overview of natural disaster data and trends globally, and in Asia and the Pacific. I...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Information and data, Risk management, Vulnerability

Hearts & Minds: Women of India speak, shaping the Post-2015 Development discourse & agenda
  • Hearts & Minds: Women of India speak, shaping the Post-2015 Development discourse & agenda
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women). June 2013
  • This report is aimed at expressing the "lived experiences" of women and girls in India and ensuring that the voices of those who remain socially, economically and geographically marginalised are meaningfully reflected in the emerging post-2015 development discourse and agenda. The analysis contained in this report is based on in-depth interviews with women and focus-group discussions with almost 200 selected women representatives. The importance of water and sanitation pervades many of the issues portrayed which include nutrition, food security and hunger; ac...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Climate change, Education, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Open defecation, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Sanitation

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