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Urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Southeast Asia: A Guide to Good Practice
  • Urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Southeast Asia: A Guide to Good Practice
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). June 2014
  • The purpose of this document is to provide stakeholders in Southeast Asian urban water supply and sanitation (meaning governments, utilities, consultants, donors, and non-government organizations) with a point of reference and some tools to move effectively and efficiently to improve both development and operational performance. It is a contribution toward ADB's overarching goal of poverty reduction.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Information and data, Monitoring, Poverty, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Urban areas, Water governance, Water management, Water supply

Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation. 2014 update
  • Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation. 2014 update
  • WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP). May 2014
  • This Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation report evaluates access to drinking-water and sanitation worldwide and progress towards related targets under Millennium Development Goal 7 "to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation". Section 1 presents the status of and trends in access to improved drinking water sources and sanitation. Section 2 provides a snapshot of inequalities in access to improved drinking water sources and sanitation. Section 3 presents efforts to strengthen...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Education, Equity, Hygiene, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Open defecation, Post-2015 agenda, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas

World Development Indicators 2014
  • World Development Indicators 2014
  • World Bank. February 2014
  • The World Development Indicators 2014 report provides a compilation of relevant and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty. It is intended to help users of all kinds ¿ policy makers, students, analysts, professors, program managers, and citizens ¿ find and use data related to all aspects of development. Part 3 of the report `Environment¿, provides among others global data on internal renewable freshwater resources, access to improved water sources and access to improved sanitation services. This is followe...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Environment, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Sanitation, Water supply

Health and environment: communicating the risks
  • Health and environment: communicating the risks
  • World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • The WHO Regional Office for Europe organized a workshop in Trento, Italy, to enable participants to share experience in the management and communication of environmental risks such as those related to the lack of water and sanitation. This report builds on the presentations and discussions from the workshop and presents a series of key messages useful to regional and local authorities, as well as to risk managers in general.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Environment, Health, Participation, Perceptions

Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. June 2013
  • This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Building on the 2012 report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided, this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day (0.8C°), 2°C and 4°C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across these regions. It finds many significant climate and development impacts are already being felt in some regions, and in some cases multiple threats of increasing extreme he...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Food security, Groundwater, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water security

UN system task team on the post-2015 UN development agenda: building resilience to disasters through partnerships
  • UN system task team on the post-2015 UN development agenda: building resilience to disasters through partnerships
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). February 2013
  • This paper outlines the modus operandi of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction partnership in working with and empowering stakeholders to build partnerships and political legitimacy for international agreements in the context of disaster risk reduction. With this approach the paper refers to the directions outlined in the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. It calls for localising and leveraging partnerships for risk reduction and asserts that the strength of the Hyogo Framework f...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Post-2015 agenda

Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided. Executive summary
  • Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided. Executive summary
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. November 2012
  • Executive summary of report Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystems, Food security, Health, Meteorology, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided
  • Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. November 2012
  • This report provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4° Celsius warming within this century. It is a rigorous attempt to outline a range of risks, focusing on developing countries and especially the poor. A 4°C world would be one of unprecedented heat waves, severe drought, and major floods in many regions, with serious impacts on ecosystems and associated services. But the report points out that, with action, a 4°C world can be avoided. Chapter 6 analyses sectoral impacts...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystems, Food security, Health, Meteorology, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

Water Hackaton. Lessons Learned
  • Water Hackaton. Lessons Learned
  • World Bank. May 2012
  • In October 2011, the World Bank, the Water Partnership Program, the Water and Sanitation Program, and partners convened the Water Hackaton - a simultaneous staging of 10 hackathon events globally - to raise awareness of 1) water problems among the technology community and 2) Information and Communication Technologies solutions among water experts. The Water Hackathon sought to highlight the development role of ICT applications in water management, service delivery, ensuring transparency and driving citizen participation. This report summarizes project outputs...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Communication, Information and data, Participation, Technology

WWDR 4: Facts and Figures
  • WWDR 4: Facts and Figures
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012
  • Facts and figures from the United Nations World Water Development Report 4 'Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Capacity building, Desertification, Disasters, Ecosystems, Energy, Financing, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Investments, Risk management, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water demand, Water management, Water quality

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