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Technologies and Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector
  • Technologies and Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2011
  • This guidebook aims to provide expert information on the technologies most relevant for climate change adaptation in the water sector in developing countries. It is meant to be a practical tool for use by a broad range of stakeholders, including those in governmental agencies, water utilities, community water boards, non-governmental organizations, and private sector companies. The guidebook first reviews the projected impacts of climate change on the water sector. It then addresses the role of adaptation in the water sector and six typologies under which ava...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Community participation, Desalination, Drought, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Rainwater harvesting, Recycling, Technology, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply, Water treatment

Policy brief on water quality
  • Policy brief on water quality
  • UN-Water. March 2011
  • This policy brief is a collaborative output of UN-Water members and partners directed at practitioners, policymakers and decision-makers in water resource management and other relevant sectors. The policy brief outlines the challenges and trends, drivers and impacts related to water quality. It also presents four strategies that form the basis of policy solutions. It concludes by detailing a series of specific recommendations by which these solutions can be achieved.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecohydrology, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Pollution, Recycling, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality, Water treatment

Towards Drinking Water Security in India. Lessons from the Field
  • Towards Drinking Water Security in India. Lessons from the Field
  • Ministry of Rural Development of India, World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2011
  • This document presents a compendium of rural water good practices from India which have improved drinking-water security. The document introduces successful experiences in different domains, including the following: Practices which have contributed to an improved water supply service; Multi-village scheme innovations; Practices which have improved water quality; Practices which have improved water sources sustainability; Practices related to wastewater management; Experiences in communication; and, State level reforms.
  • Main themes: Communication, Community participation, Consumer satisfaction, Drinking water, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Public policy, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Rural areas, Wastewater, Water conservation , Water policy, Water quality, Water security, Water supply

Ecosystems for Water and Food Security. Background document
  • Ecosystems for Water and Food Security. Background document
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2011
  • The purpose of this document is to show how sustainable ecosystems, explicitly agroecosystems, are essential for water management and food production. This document provides background evidence illustrating the 3-way interdependence between ecosystems, water and food security, demonstrating how ecosystem management can be improved to ensure water availability and to avoid future food crises. It focuses primarily on how to achieve sustainable food production from a biophysical perspective and does not address per se the key social and institutional issues rela...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Food security, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Water management

Water sector governance in Africa. Volume 2 'Assessment Guidelines'
  • Water sector governance in Africa. Volume 2 'Assessment Guidelines'
  • African Development Bank (AfDB). November 2010
  • This report provides an overview and assessment of the state of water sector governance in Africa - looking at a very broad range of governance-related elements, including legislation and regulation, decentralization and devolution, sector-wide approaches, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, accountability and corruption as well as civil society participation, gender, alternative service provision, public-private partnerships and equitable service delivery. The study highlights current thinking and research on all these key elements and issues af...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Corruption, Equity, Financing, Gender, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Water governance, Water policy, Water services

Past Experience and Future Challenges: Cooperation in Shared Water Resources in Central Asia
  • Past Experience and Future Challenges: Cooperation in Shared Water Resources in Central Asia
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). November 2004
  • This publication compiles the proceedings of the Regional Consultation Workshop on Cooperation in Shared Water Resources in Central Asia: Past Experience and Future Challenges, which was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 26 to 28 9 2002. The proceedings present different cooperation experiences between Central Asian countries and provide some recommendations to enhance transboundary water management.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Transboundary waters, Water management

Water and Poverty: The Realities: Experiences from the Field
  • Water and Poverty: The Realities: Experiences from the Field
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • This publication focuses on the link between water and poverty reduction. Ten cases from international experts tell stories of innovative approaches to water problems around the world. Gender, access to water, integrated water resources management, irrigation, coastal issues, and watershed development are among the issues explored in these case studies.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drought, Gender, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

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