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Handbook for Disaster Assessment
  • Handbook for Disaster Assessment
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). April 2014
  • The Handbook is a guide to pre and post disaster response management. Chapter 10 examines the implications for Water and Sanitation in 5 sections, first providing some general considerations. It then presents the procedures for estimating damage to water and sanitation systems through information on national institutions and information on each system of the sector in the affected territory. Part 3 'Estimating damage to drinking water and sanitary sewer systems, solid waste collection and disposal and flood control structures' contains 4 categorical considera...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Environment, Floods, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Mitigation, Sanitation, Tourism, Transport, Valuation, Water security

Water safety plan: a field guide to improving drinking-water safety in small communities
  • Water safety plan: a field guide to improving drinking-water safety in small communities
  • World Health Organization (WHO). March 2014
  • This field guide provides a step-by-step introduction to the Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach and a range of ready-to-use templates to assist those locally involved in rural water supply to develop and implement their own WSPs. The field guide particularly addresses the rural community members responsible for the operation and management of their water supplies, as well as the staff of the local health and water supply offices responsible for safeguarding drinking-water quality and nongovernmental organizations that support drinking-water safety in rural comm...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community management, Community participation, Drinking water, Health, Monitoring, Risk management, Rural areas, Sanitation, Water management, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply

TEEB for water and wetlands. Executive summary
  • TEEB for water and wetlands. Executive summary
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). February 2013
  • Executive summary of report'TEEB for water and wetlands
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Tourism, Traditional knowledge, Water cycle, Wetlands

TEEB for water and wetlands
  • TEEB for water and wetlands
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). February 2013
  • This report underlines the fundamental importance of wetlands in the water cycle and in addressing water objectives reflected in the Rio+20 agreement, the Millennium Development Goals and forthcoming post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The report presents insights on both critical water-related ecosystem services and also on the wider ecosystem services from wetlands, in order to encourage additional policy momentum, business commitment, and investment in the conservation, restoration, and wise use of wetlands.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Tourism, Traditional knowledge, Water cycle, Wetlands

Community-Based Landslide Risk Reduction: Managing Disasters in Small Steps
  • Community-Based Landslide Risk Reduction: Managing Disasters in Small Steps
  • World Bank. January 2013
  • This book has two main aims: to demonstrate to international development agencies, governments, policy makers, project managers, practitioners, and community residents that landslide hazard can often be reduced in vulnerable urban communities in the developing world, and to provide practical guidance for those in charge of delivering Management of Slope Stability in Communities (MoSSaiC) on the ground. The purpose of the book is to take readers into the most vulnerable communities in order to understand and address rainfall-triggered landslide hazards in thes...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Community participation, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Land degradation, Land management, Resilience, Risk management, Vulnerability

Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Zambia
  • Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Zambia
  • 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

Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Uganda
  • Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Uganda
  • 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

Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Tanzania
  • Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Tanzania
  • 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

Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Nigeria
  • Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Nigeria
  • 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

Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Mozambique
  • Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Mozambique
  • 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

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Published in 2015