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Pathway to Success  Compendium of Best Practices in Rural Sanitation in India
  • Pathway to Success Compendium of Best Practices in Rural Sanitation in India
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2014
  • The 2nd volume of the Compendium of Best Practices on Rural Sanitation is a continuation of the 1st volume, titled 'From Dreams to Reality', released in 2010. The 16 success stories documented in this Compendium can be lessons of inspiration and serve as models for various Gram Panchayats, Districts, and States across India in overcoming hurdles and obstacles in rural sanitation in various fields as diverse as Community Participation, Sustainability, Resource Mobilization, Solid and Liquid Waste Management, Program Implementation, Information, Education and C...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Communication, Community management, Community participation, Disease, Education, Financing, Hygiene, Monitoring, Open defecation, Participation, Practices and habits , Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water management, Water treatment

Partnering for Solutions: ICTs in Smart Water Management
  • Partnering for Solutions: ICTs in Smart Water Management
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). March 2014
  • This report intends to emphasize how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can overcome some of the challenges faced in the water sector when there is proper stakeholder involvement. The report showcases the significant roles stakeholders can play in the area of ICTs and Smart Water Management (SWM) and provides some initiatives and their accomplishments. It contains case studies selected to highlight how ICTs can be incorporated to address issues related to the current global water crisis, such as water security, water accessibility, climate chan...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Development communication, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Infrastructure, Participation, Technology, Water availability, Water management, Water scarcity, Water security

Hygiene promotion in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Hygiene promotion in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • This technical note explains why hygiene promotion is important in emergencies and describes how to carry it out. It is part of a set of four-page illustrated notes, originally prepared in 2011 and updated in 2013, provide practical, evidence-based recommendations in responding to immediate and medium-term water, sanitation and hygiene needs of populations affected by emergencies. The notes are relevant to a wide range or emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced disasters. They are suitable for field technicians, engineers and hygiene...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Disasters, Emergency situations, Hygiene

Health and environment: communicating the risks
  • Health and environment: communicating the risks
  • World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • The WHO Regional Office for Europe organized a workshop in Trento, Italy, to enable participants to share experience in the management and communication of environmental risks such as those related to the lack of water and sanitation. This report builds on the presentations and discussions from the workshop and presents a series of key messages useful to regional and local authorities, as well as to risk managers in general.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Environment, Health, Participation, Perceptions

UN-Water Annual Report 2012
  • UN-Water Annual Report 2012
  • UN-Water. September 2013
  • The 2012 UN-Water Annual Report highlights UN-Water's key activities and achievements related to the post-2015 agenda but also to the World Water Day campaign, the release of flagship reports, main products from UN-Water programmes, thematic priority areas and task forces and other thematic work.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Communication

Water Partnership Program (WPP) strategic action plan 2012-2016
  • Water Partnership Program (WPP) strategic action plan 2012-2016
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). July 2013
  • The WPP's strategic action plan describes the program's vision and strategic directions for its second phase, running from July 2012 to June 2016. It explains the rationale for scaling-up activities and provides details of the structural changes under second phase. The objectives, impacts, and expected outcomes of second phase are outlined in the next section. In addition, the strategic action plan includes plans to scale up partnership efforts, communications and knowledge management. Finally, it presents a new results framework to measure the impact of seco...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Communication, Knowledge management, Monitoring

Forests and Water. International momentum and action
  • Forests and Water. International momentum and action
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2013
  • Forests play a crucial role in the hydrological cycle. They influence the amount of water available and regulate surface and groundwater flows while maintaining high water quality. Moreover, forests and trees contribute to the reduction of water-related risks such as landslides, local floods and droughts and help prevent desertification and salinization. This publication provides an overview of forest and water interactions and describes the increasing international momentum gained by this topic. It then presents, in chronological order, summaries of the vari...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Forests, Water availability, Water cycle, Water management

Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Large-Scale Mass-Media and Community Level Interventions. New Findings from an Impact Evaluation in Peru
  • Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Large-Scale Mass-Media and Community Level Interventions. New Findings from an Impact Evaluation in Peru
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2012
  • This paper focuses on a handwashing promotion intervention which attempts to improve child health by changing this key hygiene-related behaviour rather than by implementing large and costly infrastructure investments in water supply or sanitation. In particular, the document analyzes the Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project in Peru, a large-scale intervention that aims to generate and sustain handwashing with soap behaviour at critical junctures among mothers, caregivers, and children up to 12 years old in rural households. By trying to change the underlying...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Communication, Community participation, Health, Hygiene, Practices and habits

Sanitation Marketing Lessons from Cambodia: A Market-Based Approach to Delivering Sanitation
  • Sanitation Marketing Lessons from Cambodia: A Market-Based Approach to Delivering Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). October 2012
  • This field note summarizes the results and challenges of a WSP-supported Sanitation Marketing Pilot Project, which applies the sanitation marketing approach to the rural Cambodian context.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Communication, Infrastructure, Marketing, Poverty, Sanitation

The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012: Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters
  • The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012: Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). October 2012
  • The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012 provides an analysis of the impact of disasters on Asian and Pacific countries between 1970 to 2011, and discusses the twin challenge faced by the region of increasing exposure of its people and economic assets, and heightened vulnerabilities experienced by the poor and other disadvantaged groups to disasters. Pressures resulting from rapid urban development and economic growth have resulted in people and economic activities expanding into increasingly exposed and hazard-prone land. It also highlights that smaller economi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Floods, Investments, Land management, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Resilience, Risk management, Technology, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups

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Published in 2015