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Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Ghana
  • Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Ghana
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2012
  • This study is part of a series of studies which provide an estimation of economic impacts on populations without access to improved sanitation in order to provide information on the losses to society of the current sanitation situation. While not all these economic impacts can be immediately recovered from improved sanitation practices, it provides a perspective on the short- and longer-term economic gains that are available to countries through a range of policies to mitigate these impacts.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Disease, Economic impact, Equity, Health, Informal settlements, Pollution, Poverty, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Wastewater

United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 3: Facing the Challenges
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 3: Facing the Challenges
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Food security, Health, Legal aspects, Risk management, River Basin Management, State of water resources, Tourism, Transboundary waters, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 2: Knowledge Base
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 2: Knowledge Base
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Capacity building, Desertification, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Drylands, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Financing, Gender, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Investments, Risk management, State of water resources, Urban areas, Valuation, Water allocation, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 1: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 1: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Financing, Gender, Health, Industry, Information and data, Investments, Poverty reduction, Risk management, State of water resources, Valuation, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

Thai Floods 2011. Rapid Assessment for Resilient Recovery and Reconstruction Planning
  • Thai Floods 2011. Rapid Assessment for Resilient Recovery and Reconstruction Planning
  • World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). February 2012
  • In response to the prolonged and widespread flooding throughout Thailand in 2011, the Royal Thai Government, in conjunction with the World Bank and other development partners, undertook this rapid assessment of the impact of the floods in 26 of the 66 affected provinces. This report outlines these findings, including damage and loss estimates and social and economic impacts, and proposes strategies for resilient recovery and reconstruction planning.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Emergency situations, Floods, Health, Risk management

Estimating relative benefits of differing strategies for management of wastewater in lower Egypt using quantitative microbial risk analysis
  • Estimating relative benefits of differing strategies for management of wastewater in lower Egypt using quantitative microbial risk analysis
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). February 2012
  • This report lays out an approach, using modelling techniques and a statistical tool known as Quantifiable Microbial Risk Assessment, by which the relative effectiveness of different wastewater management strategies can be assessed in terms of optimising health benefits to downstream populations. The conclusions of the study provide an indication of how such methods could increasingly be used to enable the selection of cost-effective and appropriate wastewater management strategies. The analysis presented here has the potential to increasingly inform the debat...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disease, Health, Information and data, Irrigation, Recycling, Risk management, Sanitation, Utility services, Wastewater, Water quality, Water treatment

Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 2. Assessment form
  • Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 2. Assessment form
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • Part2. Assessment Form. The overall goal of this toolkit is to help countries minimize the impact of future health crises by assessing the capacity of their health systems to respond to various threats and identify gaps. The toolkit can be used to stimulate communication and coordination at all stages of preparing for and managing a health crisis. The toolkit comprises an user manual (Part 1) and an assessment form (Part 2). Areas covered include water safety, sanitation and hygiene among others.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Health

Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 1. User Manual
  • Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 1. User Manual
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • Part1. User manual.The overall goal of this toolkit is to help countries minimize the impact of future health crises by assessing the capacity of their health systems to respond to various threats and identify gaps. The toolkit can be used to stimulate communication and coordination at all stages of preparing for and managing a health crisis. The toolkit comprises an user manual (Part 1) and an assessment form (Part 2). Areas covered include water safety, sanitation and hygiene among others.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disasters, Disease, Emergency situations, Health, Water quality

Healthy wetlands, healthy people. A review of wetlands and human health interactions
  • Healthy wetlands, healthy people. A review of wetlands and human health interactions
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). February 2012
  • The purpose of this review report is to provide an accessible source of information to help improve understanding of the often complex inter-relationships between wetland ecosystems and human health and well being. The primary audience for this report is intended to be wetland conservation and wise use practitioners, from wetland managers at the site level to decision makers at national and international levels. The information in the report should help in facilitating dialogue between wetlands and human health professionals in their respective efforts to mai...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Health, Water conservation , Wetlands

Environmental health inequalities in Europe. Assessment report
  • Environmental health inequalities in Europe. Assessment report
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • This report provides an initial baseline assessment of environmental health inequalities in Europe and emphasizes that interventions to tackle them need to be based on an assessment of their magnitude and on the identification of population groups that are most exposed or most vulnerable to environmental risks. Chapter 2 particularly addresses inequalities in water supply and in lack of sanitation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Environment, Equity, Health, Sanitation, Urbanization, Water supply

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