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Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change: Implications for Shared Water Resources in the West Asia Region. Executive summary

Cleaning wells after seawater flooding. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Cleaning wells after seawater flooding. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • "Seawater flooding after a severe storm or tsunami can damage wells and contaminate the groundwater. This technical note provides advice for rehabilitating wells in such circumstances. 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 di...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Floods, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Pollution, Water quality, Water supply

Cleaning and disinfecting water storage tanks and tankers. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Cleaning and disinfecting water storage tanks and tankers. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • This technical note outlines a four-step approach to cleaning and disinfecting water tanks and tankers. 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 promoters...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Emergency situations, Infrastructure, Water quality, Water supply

Cleaning and rehabilitating boreholes. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Cleaning and rehabilitating boreholes. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • "This technical note sets out the actions required to repair and rehabilitate a borehole after any disaster. 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 prom...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Emergency situations, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Water quality, Water supply

Cleaning hand-dug wells. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Cleaning hand-dug wells. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • "This technical note sets out the actions needed to repair and rehabilitate a hand-dug well so that it can be returned to its former condition. The emergency repair and rehabilitation measures proposed are temporary and should be followed by measures for permanent rehabilitation. 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 ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Emergency situations, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Water quality, Water supply

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Vietnam
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Vietnam
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for Vietnam investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for the Philippines
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for the Philippines
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for the Philippines investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Lao PDR
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Lao PDR
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for LAO PDR investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Indonesia
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Indonesia
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for Indonesia investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Cambodia
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Cambodia
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for Cambodia investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

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