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(The) IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Performance Blue Book. The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities Databook
  • (The) IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Performance Blue Book. The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities Databook
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2011
  • The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities (IBNET) provides a set of tools that allows water and sanitation utilities to measure their performance both against their own past performance and against the performance of similar utilities at the national, regional, and global levels. IBNET collects, analyzes, and provides access to information of more than 2,500 water and wastewater services providers from 110 countries around the world. The IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Performance Blue Book is designed to raise awareness of h...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Fee collection, Information and data, Nonrevenue water, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Utility services, Water supply

Water Issues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Challenges and Opportunities
  • Water Issues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Challenges and Opportunities
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2011
  • This report highlights the need for a better understanding of the critical role of ecosystem services in securing national and MDG targets of providing people with safe and sustainable sources of water. The study focuses on the key challenges in the water sector, which in the case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are strongly centred on drinking water supply. This technical report comprises an integral part of the broader United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) post-conflict environmental assessment (PCEA) of the DRC. The UNEP PCEA aims to ev...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Ecosystem services, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Legal aspects, Pollution, Rural areas, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality, Water supply, Watersheds

(The) State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2010
  • (The) State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2010
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). January 2011
  • The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture presents a world review of fisheries, aquaculture (including freshwater aquaculture) and related issues. It provides trends and statistics, highlights issues debated worldwide and profiles future scenarios.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Ecosystem services, Food security, Industry, Livelihoods, Poverty reduction, Water policy

(The) Hard Way to the High Road. Transition of Community-based Water Groups to Professional Service Providers in Indonesia
  • (The) Hard Way to the High Road. Transition of Community-based Water Groups to Professional Service Providers in Indonesia
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2011
  • This document introduces the project, "Upgrading Community-based Piped Water Services with Private Sector Support", which is led by the Ministry of Public Works of Indonesia and jointly supported by the Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank and the Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative (Indii), an Australian Government-funded project. The project has been supporting the construction of village water infrastructure to be managed by users through community-based water organizations (CBOs) and provides information about the current situation, some lessons...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Community management, Consumer satisfaction, Fee collection, Infrastructure, Sanitation, Utility services, Water services, Water supply

Towards Drinking Water Security in India. Lessons from the Field
  • Towards Drinking Water Security in India. Lessons from the Field
  • Ministry of Rural Development of India, World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2011
  • This document presents a compendium of rural water good practices from India which have improved drinking-water security. The document introduces successful experiences in different domains, including the following: Practices which have contributed to an improved water supply service; Multi-village scheme innovations; Practices which have improved water quality; Practices which have improved water sources sustainability; Practices related to wastewater management; Experiences in communication; and, State level reforms.
  • Main themes: Communication, Community participation, Consumer satisfaction, Drinking water, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Public policy, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Rural areas, Wastewater, Water conservation , Water policy, Water quality, Water security, Water supply

Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction
  • Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction
  • Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). January 2011
  • These guidance notes are intended to be used by policymakers and planners of local, regional and national government bodies and all other organizations interested or engaged in enhancing the safety of school populations through improved hazard resistant construction and retrofitting of schools buildings. They can be used to guide discussion, planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of school construction. The document addresses different types of hazards, including floods. It focuses only on hazards that pose a threat to school structure...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Floods, Infrastructure, Risk management, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups

Africa's Water and Sanitation Infrastructure. Access, Affordability and Alternatives
  • Africa's Water and Sanitation Infrastructure. Access, Affordability and Alternatives
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. January 2011
  • This publication integrates a wealth of primary and secondary information to present a quantitative snapshot of the state of the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sectors in Africa. It explains the sectoral institutional structures and utility performance and articulates the volume and quality of financing available over time. The authors also evaluate the challenges to the WSS sectors and explore the factors that govern the expansion of coverage over time. Finally, the authors estimate spending needs for WSS, arriving at a funding gap for meeting the MDGs. T...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Sanitation, Tariffs, Urban areas, Utility services, Water governance, Water policy, Water supply

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