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Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Industry in the Green Economy
  • Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Industry in the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. Transitioning to a green economy requires a shift from current practice. The UN-Water conference has identified four priority water-related issues where this change needs to take place: for cities, watersheds, agriculture and industries. Th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Environment, Financing, Green economy, Industry, Legal aspects, Pollution, Sustainable development, Technology, Wastewater, Water management

Reader on Water and the Green Economy
  • Reader on Water and the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and the green economy. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on the issue. Links are provided when the publication is available online.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Financing, Green economy, Industry, Livelihoods, Sustainable development, Technology, Urban areas, Water policy

Output-based contracts in small-town water supply in Uganda: challenges and opportunities
  • Output-based contracts in small-town water supply in Uganda: challenges and opportunities
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). September 2011
  • This report reviews the role of the domestic private sector in the delivery of urban water in Uganda, focusing on Private Operators (POs) in small towns. The report is organized as follows: Section 2 provides an overview of the methodological framework. Section 3 examines the output-based aid (OBA) project in Kampala, which is managed by the national utility. Section 4 presents an overview of the development of the system of water services delivery in small towns, and provides a background to the introduction of OBA in small towns and Rural Growth Centres (RG...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Financing, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Small-scale providers, Urban areas, Water governance, Water operators, Water services, Water supply

Water and Climate Dialogue. Adapting to Climate Change: Why We Need Broader and 'Out-of-the-Box' Approaches
  • Water and Climate Dialogue. Adapting to Climate Change: Why We Need Broader and 'Out-of-the-Box' Approaches
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. August 2011
  • This briefing note, originally produced for the World Water Assessment Programme session during the Dialogs for Water and Climate Change at COP16, Mexico, December 2010, presents a series of key messages and facts on water-related climate change impacts and relevant policy and response options for adaptation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Environment, Financing, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Migration, Poverty, Risk management, Sanitation, Urbanization, Water management, Water supply

Pathways to Progress. Transitioning to Country-Led Service Delivery Pathways to Meet Africa's Water Supply and Sanitation Targets
  • Pathways to Progress. Transitioning to Country-Led Service Delivery Pathways to Meet Africa's Water Supply and Sanitation Targets
  • African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2011
  • This document is the regional synthesis of the 32 country status overviews which collectively account for 95 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa's population and over 90 percent of GDP. The report highlights the most important trends, challenges, and proposed actions for achieving improved water supply and sanitation services across Sub-Saharan Africa. The opportunities for progress are identified based on: 1. Understanding trends: The report analyzes regional performance, the relative progress of individual countries, and progress of groups of countries classified...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Financing, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Accounting for Health Impacts of Climate Change
  • Accounting for Health Impacts of Climate Change
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). July 2011
  • This study aims to improve the understanding of the human health dimensions of climate change and how projects in areas other than health, such as agriculture, water financing programs, and disaster risk reduction need to account explicitly for the health impacts of their interventions. In addition to raising awareness about the projected impacts of climate change on health among policy makers and the civil society of developing countries, this study presents a framework showing the relationship between climate change and health issues in agriculture, water p...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disaster prevention, Financing, Health

Rehabilitation of hydropower. An introduction to economic and technical issues
  • Rehabilitation of hydropower. An introduction to economic and technical issues
  • World Bank. June 2011
  • This paper analyses the market for rehabilitation of hydropower for two regions (i) Continental Africa (including Madagascar) and (ii) Central America including Mexico. The paper also offers an introduction to the technical components that might be rehabilitated in a typical hydropower plant and analyses the economic gains of each. These factors have then been applied to the universe of hydropower plants identified to estimate the economic benefits of rehabilitating these hydropower plants for two scenarios (i) Life extension, or (ii) Upgrade. Finally, an ana...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Dams, Energy, Financing, Hydrology, Infrastructure, Water governance

Toolkit for Public-Private Partnerships in Urban Water Supply for the State of Maharashtra, India
  • Toolkit for Public-Private Partnerships in Urban Water Supply for the State of Maharashtra, India
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). June 2011
  • This toolkit is expected to assist the relevant public entities in the State of Maharashtra, India, for developing Public-Private Partnerships-based projects in water supply and sanitation, and may also be used as reference by similar other cities across the country. The toolkit comprises four parts. Part 1 is a comprehensive toolkit, while the other parts provide further detail on specific sections, including a series of case studies of sample cities in Maharashtra.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water supply

Kenya Country Impact Study
  • Kenya Country Impact Study
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). May 2011
  • This document is an internal Kenya country impact study of initiatives supported by UN-HABITAT's Water and Sanitation Trust Fund (WSTF). The impact study reviews WSTF's strategic intentions, examines the Kenya country context and UN-HABITAT's country strategy and undertakes an impact study of specific projects.The projects selected for review were two complimentary projects in Kibera focusing on improving water supply and sanitation services to the urban poor including infrastructure investments, strengthening of governance and community management that can b...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Financing, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water services, Water supply

Lessons in Urban Sanitation Development. Indonesia Sanitation Sector Development Program 2006-2010
  • Lessons in Urban Sanitation Development. Indonesia Sanitation Sector Development Program 2006-2010
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). May 2011
  • This field note explores key design and implementation lessons in urban sanitation development from the Indonesia Sanitation Sector Development Program (ISSDP), including, among others designing to suit local circumstances; adopting a holistic view of technical assistance; using a range of measures for creating an enabling environment; promoting strategic planning as a management tool; ensuring quality in advocacy and communications; or adapting capacity building strategies to respond to changing needs.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Sanitation, Urban areas

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