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UN-Water Country Briefs. Vietnam
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Vietnam
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality

UN-Water Country Briefs. Philippines
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Philippines
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality

UN-Water Country Briefs. Mongolia
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Mongolia
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality

UN-Water Country Briefs. Kyrgyzstan
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Kyrgyzstan
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance

UN-Water Country Briefs. Bangladesh
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Bangladesh
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Floods, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality

Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. June 2013
  • This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Building on the 2012 report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided, this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day (0.8C), 2C and 4C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across these regions. It finds many significant climate and development impacts are already being felt in some regions, and in some cases multiple threats of increasing extreme he...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Food security, Groundwater, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water security

Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan
  • Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan
  • United Nations Country Team in Afghanistan, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2013
  • This report investigates the ways in which the management of land, water, minerals, forests and drugs are linked to instability and insecurity in Afghanistan. Its aims are two-fold: first, to suggest ways that the government and the international community can maximise the peacebuilding opportunities that come from better natural resource management and, second, to encourage the international community to introduce safeguards in their existing projects to ensure they do not inadvertently exacerbate conflict. Chapter 2 is specifically dedicated to water issues.[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Environment, Infrastructure, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management

Smallholders and sustainable wells. A Retrospect: Participatory Groundwater Management in Andhra Pradesh (India)
  • Smallholders and sustainable wells. A Retrospect: Participatory Groundwater Management in Andhra Pradesh (India)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). May 2013
  • This study analyses the lives of two successive Participatory Groundwater Management programs in Andhra Pradesh, India, which ran from the mid-1990s to 2010, and were centred around small wells, typically servicing a few families each. The programs ran in 660 villagers across drought-prone districts of Andhra Pradesh, and by their culmination had and involved the participation of nearly 20,000 farmers as barefoot technicians. The core principles adopted by these programs were: demystifying hydrological science and technology for rural communities; enabling th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquifer recharge, Capacity building, Groundwater, Irrigation, Participation, Water balance

Irrigation in Central Asia in figures: AQUASTAT Survey - 2012
  • Irrigation in Central Asia in figures: AQUASTAT Survey - 2012
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). April 2013
  • This publication introduces, analyses and compares the water resources and irrigation situation in the six Central Asia countries - Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The report consists of three sections. Section I describes in detail the methodology used and contains a glossary of the terms used. Section II contains the regional analysis presenting a synopsis on water resources, water use and irrigation in the region and the trends over the last ten years. It also describes the legislative and institutional framewo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Environment, Floods, Health, Irrigation, Legal aspects, River Basin Management, Water management, Water quality

Linking Service Delivery Processes and Outcomes in Rural Sanitation: Findings from 56 districts in India
  • Linking Service Delivery Processes and Outcomes in Rural Sanitation: Findings from 56 districts in India
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2013
  • The year 2012 marked the close of the Government of India's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC). The program was started in 1999 to achieve universal rural sanitation coverage. Although rural sanitation coverage has increased during TSC, progress still falls short of the program goal of universal coverage. The objectives of this assessment are to: provide the Government of India with an overview of the range of service delivery processes adopted by different districts across states and their relative performance in terms of outcomes; identify which service delive...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Hygiene, Monitoring, Rural areas, Sanitation

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Published in 2015