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Technical Report of the Project: Climate Change and Human Impacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater Resources: Quantity and Quality Issues, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)

Water Quality and Health Strategy 2013-2020
  • Water Quality and Health Strategy 2013-2020
  • World Health Organization (WHO). January 2013
  • This document sets out the strategy adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the period 2013-2020 to manage water quality with a view to protecting and promoting human health. The strategy is centred on primary prevention of waterborne and water-related diseases. The document provides background information on the burden of disease, linkages with global change, the economic risk-benefit approach; the WHO policy framework, international agreements and strategies; and guidelines for promoting effective policies and practices.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Economic impact, Health, Water quality

Water Audit Manual. Volume 4
  • Water Audit Manual. Volume 4
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). January 2013
  • This manual is part of a Utility Management Series for Small Towns. The Water Audit manual gives guidance on all aspects from when water gets to the distribution system to when water finally gets to the consumer. The scope of this water balance manual covers all aspects from the water supplied to the distribution system as well as water losses and/or used with the distribution system and what eventually reaches to the customer's premises and is billed/converted into revenue for the utility. The manual covers the procedures for determination of the various com...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Auditing, Water balance

Reduction of Illegal Water. Volume 6
  • Reduction of Illegal Water. Volume 6
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). January 2013
  • This manual is part of a Utility Management Series for Small Towns. This manual covers all the different categories of illegal connections normally found in consumer premises and the procedures/guidelines for their investigations and identification. The manual is divided into four chapters: - Chapter one entails the background, rational, scope and objectives of the manual; - Chapter two discusses the operating procedures which is the main purpose of this manual; - Chapter three entails the key result areas and the performance indicators that help the manag...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Nonrevenue water, Water services, Water supply

Leakage Control Manual. Volume 5
  • Leakage Control Manual. Volume 5
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). January 2013
  • This manual is part of a Utility Management Series for Small Towns. It describes the objectives and functioning of a leakage control programme. The objectives of a Leak detection Programme (LRP) are: i. To reduce physical water losses through proactive visible-leak search campaigns and pressure regulation in all zones; ii. To reduce physical losses through prompt leak repairs in the entire water supply system / network. The manual is divided into four chapters: - Chapter one entails the background, scope and objectives of the manual; - Chapter two entails u...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Infrastructure, Water loss, Water saving

Integrated Environmental Assessment of Agricultural and Farming Production Systems in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)
  • Integrated Environmental Assessment of Agricultural and Farming Production Systems in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). January 2013
  • This study aims at performing an integrated environmental assessment of agricultural and farming production systems located in the Toledo River Basin (Paraná State, Brazil). Water, material, energy, and money resources invested in supporting such production systems were evaluated with the final goal of calculating a large set of multi-criteria indicators useful to describe the environmental performance and sustainability of the production systems at farm and basin level. Finally, three alternative scenarios are drawn to explore the sustainable use of resource...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Environment, Livestock, Rivers, Water footprint

Finance Policies and Procedures Manual. Volume 1
  • Finance Policies and Procedures Manual. Volume 1
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). January 2013
  • This manual is part of a Utility Management Series for Small Towns. This volume is intended to provide guidance to those engaged in execution of finance and accounts function in water utilities for systematic and consistency in their financial work. The manual comprises of methods and measurers adopted by a utility to safeguard its assets, secure the accuracy and reliability of its accounting data and promote operational efficiency. The manual also provides an introduction to finance policies and procedures, role of key officers in financing and accounting fu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Financing

Customer Services User manual. Volume 2
  • Customer Services User manual. Volume 2
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). January 2013
  • This manual is part of a Utility Management Series for Small Towns. Water Utilities' Customer Service is one of the key commercial functions in any Utility. The responsibility of customer service unit lies with the Head of the Commercial department who is the overall supervisor of the customer service activities. The Lake Victoria Region Water and Sanitation Initiative has provided many useful lessons on the importance of a customer service unit in an organizational structural set-up, the appropriate office set-up framework for customer service, and the staff...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Consumer satisfaction, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cost recovery, Fee collection, Monitoring, Utility services, Water operators

Costs of Inaction on the Sound Management of Chemicals
  • Costs of Inaction on the Sound Management of Chemicals
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2013
  • Harmful chemicals damage the environment, thus impairing its ability to provide environmental goods (such as food and water) and ecosystem services (such as air and water purification). This document provides a practical assessment of the current state of knowledge of the economic costs of inaction on the sound management of chemicals. It aims to raise political awareness of the benefits stated in economic terms of providing resources to sound management of chemicals and to strengthen the rationale for inclusion of sound chemicals management priorities into n...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Environment, Health, Industry, Pollution

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

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