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Working with Indigenous Peoples in Rural Water and Sanitation. Recommendations from an Intercultural Approach
  • Working with Indigenous Peoples in Rural Water and Sanitation. Recommendations from an Intercultural Approach
  • Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), UNDP Water Governance Facility. 2014
  • This document is one of the outcomes of a joint research initiative called Transcultural Transparency. It focuses on how to overcome sociocultural clashes between communities, service providers, development co-operation actors and local authorities, particularly in areas with large groups of indigenous peoples. It poses recommendations on how to implement an intercultural approach throughout the project cycle in rural water and sanitation projects with indigenous peoples, focusing in Latin America. The recommendations made in the document apply to any work on...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Gender, Participation, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Technology, Traditional knowledge, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

Planning for Climate Change: Toolkit. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • Planning for Climate Change: Toolkit. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This Toolkit is a companion document for the Planning for Climate Change Guide. The tools included are designed to help planners, or other project facilitators, to work through the planning framework in "Planning for Climate Change: A strategic values-based approach for urban planners". The toolkit contains four different modules: Module A: What's happening?; Module B: What matters most?; Module C: What can we do about it?; Module D: Are we doing it?. While the tools are best used in conjunction with the planning framework, every process will be different and...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Energy, Financing, Floods, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning, Water scarcity

Planning for Climate Change: Guide. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • Planning for Climate Change: Guide. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This report was developed for city planners to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. Specifically targeted to the needs of planners and allied professionals in low and middle-income countries where the challenges of planning for climate change are particularly high. The guide's strategic, values based planning framework promotes a participatory planning process that integrates local participation and good decision-making. It provides practical tools for addressing climate change through different urban planning proces...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Energy, Financing, Floods, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning, Water scarcity

Mainstreaming Water Safety Plans in ADB Water Sector Projects: Lessons and Challenges
  • Mainstreaming Water Safety Plans in ADB Water Sector Projects: Lessons and Challenges
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). December 2014
  • This report documents the pilot application of the guidance note for mainstreaming Water Safety Plans (WSP) in water projects supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as piloted in the Chongqing Municipality in the Peoples' Republic of China. It seeks to promote systematic assessment and management of water safety risks from infrastructure construction to operation. It also summarizes challenges and lessons learned from the pilot.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Infrastructure, Monitoring, Risk management, Rural areas, Urban areas, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply

What Influences Open Defecation and Latrine Ownership in Rural Households?: Findings from a Global Review
  • What Influences Open Defecation and Latrine Ownership in Rural Households?: Findings from a Global Review
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2014
  • This global review of formative research studies identifies a number of commonalities across countries and regions, as well as a number of emerging themes that positively and negatively influence sanitation behaviours. Although some differences are found across countries, in general themes coalesced around facets of opportunity, ability, and motivation. The document suggests a numbers of factors which serve to promote positive sanitation behaviours, including changing social norms, challenging perceptions of latrine affordability, fostering positive latrine a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Open defecation, Rural areas, Sanitation

Pyanj River Morphology and Flood Protection
  • Pyanj River Morphology and Flood Protection
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). July 2014
  • The Pyanj, on the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan, is a dynamic river system that has caused considerable damage to life and property in both countries due to flooding and riverbank erosion. Flood management efforts have often been short-lived and expensive to maintain, and have worsened hazards in adjacent areas because of the river's sudden shifts in channel position, rapid bank erosion, and continual meander growth. This report presents more sustainable approaches to better understand river processes and help anticipate how the river channel will...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Floods, River Basin Management, Rivers, Sustainable development

UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2014
  • UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2014
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). February 2014
  • This overview summarises UNICEF's Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) in reflection of 2013 and throughout 2014. It includes detailed infographics demonstrating the distribution of children in crisis globally and the projected funding required for 2014. The largest part of the HAC focus goes to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives at 28% of the total spending. The overview provides a detailed insight into the structure of UNICEF's commitments and priorities
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Children, Education, Financing, Health, Hygiene, Open defecation, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

Empowering Women in Irrigation Management. The Case of the Gender Pilot Plan in Peru
  • Empowering Women in Irrigation Management. The Case of the Gender Pilot Plan in Peru
  • World Bank. February 2014
  • This case study aims to highlight, within the context of a Gender Pilot of the Peru Sierra Irrigation Project, how women's different needs were identified to facilitate their access to training and to increase their participation in the management of water users' organizations (WUOs). It follows the diagnostic participatory discussions around the importance for communities to include women in water management. In response to these diagnostics and subsequent discussions, the water users resolved to set specific targets for becoming more inclusive organizations...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Community participation, Gender, Irrigation, Livelihoods, Participation, Water management, Water User Associations

Running Water in India's Cities: A Review of Five Recent Public-Private Partnership Initiatives
  • Running Water in India's Cities: A Review of Five Recent Public-Private Partnership Initiatives
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2014
  • This report provides a detailed assessment of five public-private partnerships (PPP) projects, in an effort to evaluate the underlying rationale of the initiatives; the preparatory and bid process; key contract provisions; risk allocation and related issues that may have a bearing on the operational trajectory; and impact of the achievement of objectives. The five projects, in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, provide a detailed analysis of the process, politics and preparation of PPP projects in India. They represent all PPP initiatives in urban wat...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Financing, Information and data, Infrastructure, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Urban areas, Water availability, Water efficiency, Water supply

Thirsty Energy
  • Thirsty Energy
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2013
  • The interdependence between water and energy is growing in importance as demand for both water and energy increases. As almost all energy generation processes require significant amounts of water, and water requires energy for treatment and transport, these two resources are inextricably linked. This relationship is the energy-water nexus. Section one of this paper examines the existing models, literature, and management frameworks on the nexus, as it seeks to determine what gaps exist. Section two describes the water demands of power generation in order to i...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Energy, Water demand, Water planning, Water security

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Published in 2015