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Beyond Downscaling  A bottom up approach for climate change adaptation for WRM
  • Beyond Downscaling A bottom up approach for climate change adaptation for WRM
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). September 2014
  • This book summarizes alternatives to provide practitioners with the tools to adapt to the realities of climate change by following a decision-making process that incorporates bottom-up thinking. After considering the pros and cons of these practices, the book concludes with a framework for an adaptation approach in water resources management, planning, and investment.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Investments, Resilience, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability, Water management, Water planning

Water Utility Asset Management: A guide for Development Practitioners
  • Water Utility Asset Management: A guide for Development Practitioners
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). May 2014
  • This guide provides ADB's perspective on asset management, as well as an overview of the concept, processes, and systems of asset management, followed by a presentation of case studies about what utilities have done to manage their assets, including the results achieved. It focuses on medium-sized and large operators and discusses techniques that apply to situations where asset types and conditions vary widely and in-house engineering and financial skills exist. It aims to provide a brief overview of the concept, processes, and systems of asset management, in...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Financing, Risk management, Water management, Water operators

Greenhouse Gases from Reservoirs Caused by Biochemical Processes. Interim technical note
  • Greenhouse Gases from Reservoirs Caused by Biochemical Processes. Interim technical note
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). April 2013
  • The purpose of this note is to provide interim guidance to World Bank staff on how to assess the contribution of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from reservoirs in preparation for dam infrastructure projects. The note describes the major biochemical processes that cause GHGs from reservoirs, provides the status of current knowledge and research, and puts the issue into a global perspective. Based on the state-of-the-art, it makes recommendation on how to assess GHG emissions and how to make preliminary rough estimates of emissions caused by biochemical processes for ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Dams, Infrastructure

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

(A) Manual for Economic Assessment of Drinking-water Interventions
  • (A) Manual for Economic Assessment of Drinking-water Interventions
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2012
  • This manual describes a practical technique for appraising or evaluating small-scale interventions that seek to provide safer and more accessible drinking-water to rural people. The manual is primarily aimed at experts who are involved in advising on the most appropriate drinking-water interventions to install in small-scale, mainly rural, settings. These experts may be working in any of the disciplines relevant to drinking-water. They include health professionals, engineers and economists. The manual presents practical techniques in a way that will satisfy t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Economic instruments, Rural areas, Small-scale providers, Water services, Water supply

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

Opportunities in dam planning and management. A Communication Practitioner's Handbook for Large Water Infrastructure
  • Opportunities in dam planning and management. A Communication Practitioner's Handbook for Large Water Infrastructure
  • World Bank. June 2011
  • This handbook aims to help foster a "communication culture" that will accommodate the wide range of stakeholder interests in dam planning and management in ways appropriate to the development context of today and the need to promote solutions to sustainability challenges. It seeks to create awareness among practitioners of the benefits and costs of improving the role of communication in infrastructure development. It also demonstrates how communication helps to improve governments' capacities to address corruption issues in infrastructure. Finally, this handb...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Corruption, Dams, Infrastructure, Participation, Water governance

Radiotracer applications in wastewater treatment plants
  • Radiotracer applications in wastewater treatment plants
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). June 2011
  • Tracer techniques are very useful tools to investigate the efficiency of purification in wastewater treatment plants. This publication was prepared using the inputs from a meeting of experts held in June 2007 and lecture materials prepared for various IAEA regional training courses. It is intended to assist radiotracer groups in Member States to promote and apply radiotracer technology for better serving the environmental sector.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Technology, Wastewater, Water treatment

Guide to ship sanitation. 3rd edition
  • Guide to ship sanitation. 3rd edition
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2011
  • The primary aim of the revised Guide to ship sanitation is to present the public health significance of ships in terms of disease and to highlight the importance of applying appropriate control measures. The guide is intended to be used as a basis for the development of national approaches to controlling the hazards that may be encountered on ships, as well as providing a framework for policy-making and local decision-making. The guide may also be used as reference material for regulators, ship operators and ship builders, as well as a checklist for understan...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Legal aspects, Recreation, Sanitation, Shipping, Wastewater, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water security

Water safety in buildings
  • Water safety in buildings
  • World Health Organization (WHO). March 2011
  • This document deals with all buildings where people use or are exposed to water, with a particular focus on buildings that include public use or shared facilities. The document is written for the full range of "actors" who influence the overall safe management of building water supplies. In particular, it is directed to those who design, construct, manage, operate, maintain and regulate building water systems. Guidance is provided for managing water supplies in buildings where people may drink water; use water for food preparation, washing, showering, swimmin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Northern America
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Infrastructure, Pollution, Recreation, Risk management, Sanitation, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply

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Published in 2015