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From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions
  • From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2014
  • This publication showcases a compilation of project briefs culled from case studies of good practices, new approaches, and working models on sanitation and wastewater management from different countries in Asia and the Pacific. This compilation of good practices and working models intends to show that sustainable sanitation is possible, and aims to inspire replication, institutionalization of sanitation both in policy and practice, and scaling up of investments. Cases analyzed demonstrate solution options from which useful lessons can be derived and are prese...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Coastal zones, Community participation, Energy, Financing, Groundwater, Human rights, Hygiene, Pollution, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Recycling, Rural areas, Sanitation, Slums, Technology, Tourism, Wastewater, Water treatment

UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2014
  • UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2014
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). February 2014
  • This overview summarises UNICEF's Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) in reflection of 2013 and throughout 2014. It includes detailed infographics demonstrating the distribution of children in crisis globally and the projected funding required for 2014. The largest part of the HAC focus goes to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives at 28% of the total spending. The overview provides a detailed insight into the structure of UNICEF's commitments and priorities
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Children, Education, Financing, Health, Hygiene, Open defecation, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

Mainstreaming Gender in the Irrigation Development Support Programme: Case Study Zambia
  • Mainstreaming Gender in the Irrigation Development Support Programme: Case Study Zambia
  • World Bank. February 2014
  • This case study describes the integration of women producers into agricultural investment programs in Zambia as well as how women's right to land influences women as it relates to the Irrigation Development Support Programme (IDSP) in Zambia. The study discusses the projects aim to develop irrigated agricultural land managed by smallholders, including emergent farmers and making sufficient water available to support large-scale commercial operations. It is comprised of two interlinked studies, the first in the internal paper "Integrating Women Producers and T...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Capacity building, Community participation, Equity, Financing, Gender, Human rights, Investments, Irrigation, Land management, Monitoring, Participation, Water allocation, Water management, Water scarcity

Romania: Integrated Water Resources Rapid Assessment
  • Romania: Integrated Water Resources Rapid Assessment
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • The purpose of this report is to assess the climate change impacts on water resources in Romania from an integrated, multi-sectoral perspective, and to recommend priority actions for addressing the identified risks and opportunities. The analysis is presented from an integrated water resources perspective, thereby including all pertinent water-related sectors, viz. municipal water supply and sanitation, industrial water supply, agriculture, energy generation, environment, and disaster management. The recommended priority actions are presented in the context o...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Disasters, Energy, Environment, Financing, Industry, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Investments, Risk management, Sanitation, State of water resources, Water availability, Water supply

Running Water in India's Cities: A Review of Five Recent Public-Private Partnership Initiatives
  • Running Water in India's Cities: A Review of Five Recent Public-Private Partnership Initiatives
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2014
  • This report provides a detailed assessment of five public-private partnerships (PPP) projects, in an effort to evaluate the underlying rationale of the initiatives; the preparatory and bid process; key contract provisions; risk allocation and related issues that may have a bearing on the operational trajectory; and impact of the achievement of objectives. The five projects, in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, provide a detailed analysis of the process, politics and preparation of PPP projects in India. They represent all PPP initiatives in urban wat...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Financing, Information and data, Infrastructure, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Urban areas, Water availability, Water efficiency, Water supply

Natural disasters in the Middle East and North Africa : a regional overview
  • Natural disasters in the Middle East and North Africa : a regional overview
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • This report focuses on the challenges of disaster risk in the Middle East and North African (MNA) region. It provides critical feedback to Governments and partners on efforts and processes required to make the region disaster resilient. It focuses on the human impact in the region of both floods and droughts, the consequences and suggested methods of disaster response. The overview analyses in depth the sources of vulnerability to natural hazards in the region, such as water scarcity, increasing climate variability and a fast growing population.
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Emergency situations, Environment, Financing, Floods, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

Running Water in India's Cities: A Review of Five Recent Public-Private Partnership Initiatives
  • Running Water in India's Cities: A Review of Five Recent Public-Private Partnership Initiatives
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2014
  • This report looks at five case studies in India, which include: Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh; Nagpur, Maharashtra; Latur, Maharashtra; Aurangabad, Maharashtra; Mysore, Karnataka. A detailed review of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in water and sanitation in these developing cities was undertaken with great emphasis on the data necessary to build a conclusive study. The report intends to evaluate the underlying rationale of the initiatives; the preparatory and bid process; key contract provisions; risk allocation and related issues that may have a bearing on th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Urban areas, Water services, Water supply

Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress
  • Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). December 2013
  • This briefing note outlines existing guidance and examples on water quality accounting. Inspired by the growing global focus on natural capital accounting, it identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting in order to encourage debate and commitment towards effective water and biodiversity policy.
  • Main themes: Accounting, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Environment, Financing, Water management, Water quality

Private Sector Participation in the Ugandan Water Sector. A Review of 10 Years of Private Management of Small Town Water Systems
  • Private Sector Participation in the Ugandan Water Sector. A Review of 10 Years of Private Management of Small Town Water Systems
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). December 2013
  • This working paper reviews the first decade (2001-11) of Uganda's private sector participation (PSP) model for small town water supply. In evaluating the impact of this development, this working paper aims to guide further reform within Uganda, and to inform other countries considering similar PSP approaches. The core idea behind PSP centered reform in Uganda was to improve sustainability and efficiency of piped networks. To evaluate how well the Ugandan model has managed the balance between public and private interest in water service delivery, the paper pro...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Auditing, Financing, Investments, Private sector participation (PSP), Sustainable development, Water efficiency, Water management, Water services, Water supply

Catalyzing water for sustainable development and growth. Framing Water Within the Post-2015 Development agenda: options and considerations
  • Catalyzing water for sustainable development and growth. Framing Water Within the Post-2015 Development agenda: options and considerations
  • United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). December 2013
  • This report is an independent evidence-based analysis of how water can be addressed in a developing agenda beyond 2015. Its formulation, and the underlying study, was undertaken as a way of addressing the information gaps and providing background information that can be used by the UN member states and other stakeholders in negotiations. The overall goal of this report is to draw attention to the complexities of water as a resource and a human right, and the challenges associated in implementing the various formulations of Sustainable Development Goals relate...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Financing, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

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