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Women, water and leadership
  • Women, water and leadership
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). December 2014
  • This brief synthesizes the key findings from a workshop jointly sponsored by the Asian Development Bank and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The workshop brought together 80 academics; researchers; industry practitioners; and members of the public and private sectors, civil society, and development organizations to study the current situation, discuss the gaps in women's leadership, and learn from good practices.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community management, Gender, Participation, Practices and habits , Public policy

(The) road to dignity by 2030: ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet
  • (The) road to dignity by 2030: ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet
  • United Nations (UN). December 2014
  • This synthesis report takes stock of the negotiations on the post-2015 agenda and reviews lessons from pursuit of the MDGs. It aims to guide negotiations for a new global agenda centred on people and the planet, and underpinned by human rights. It comes at a crucial time as UN Member States proceed with negotiations on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The report draws from and informs those continuing discussions. It identifies six essential elements for delivering on the SDG's: Dignity; Prosperity; Justice; Partnership; Planet and People. These e...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Children, Ecosystems, Equity, Financing, Gender, Health, Human rights, Information and data, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Peacebuilding, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Technology

Preventing Diarrhea Through Better Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: exposures and impacts in low- and middle-income countries
  • Preventing Diarrhea Through Better Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: exposures and impacts in low- and middle-income countries
  • World Health Organization (WHO). December 2014
  • This report summarizes the results of a series of studies, led by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with 14 leading research institutions, estimating the burden of disease caused by unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene in 145 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Sections 2, 3 and 4 summarize for drinking-water, sanitation and handwashing respectively the estimates of exposure in LMICs, the meta-regression results, and the resulting burden of diarrheal disease. Section 5 considers the integration of WASH interventions, while Section 6,...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mediterranean region, Middle-East, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Hygiene, Pollution, Poverty, Risk management, Sanitation, Water supply, Water treatment

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

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Primary School in South-East Asian Countries: Realities, needs and recommendations
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Primary School in South-East Asian Countries: Realities, needs and recommendations
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). December 2013
  • This publication aims to provide a better understanding of opportunities to successfully implement Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools programs (planning, operations, management, and policy formulation). It aims to encourage the routine collection and use of more reliable data to strengthen country and regional level planning for WASH in schools, and will serve to guide policy-makers on steps necessary to ensure that water and sanitation issues are not an obstacle to a quality education for all the children of South-East Asian Countries. The repor...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Children, Drinking water, Education, Hygiene, Information and data, Sanitation, Water management, Water planning, Water supply

Natural resources. Status and trends towards a regional development agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Natural resources. Status and trends towards a regional development agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). December 2013
  • This report makes recommendations on natural resources management in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chapter III deals with the Public Policies for the Development of the Hydroelectric Power and Water and Sanitation Services Sectors in Countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). While the region has abundant water, its distribution is unequal and water management will be key as the region adapts to climate change. The paper presents the case for incorporating renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, in order to maint...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Drinking water, Economic impact, Energy, Equity, Investments, Mining, Oil industry, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water efficiency, Water management, Water supply

Towards Practical Guidance for Sustainable Sediment Management using the Sava River Basin as a Showcase. Estimation of Sediment Balance for the Sava River
  • Towards Practical Guidance for Sustainable Sediment Management using the Sava River Basin as a Showcase. Estimation of Sediment Balance for the Sava River
  • DELTARES, European Sediment Network (SedNet), International Sava River Basin Commission, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). December 2013
  • The main objective of this project is to develop and validate a practical guidance on how to achieve a Sustainable Sediment Management (SSM) Plan on the river-basin scale, using the Sava River Basin as a showcase. A core expert group has been established to analyze the sediment balance for the main Sava River course, also considering the input from the main tributaries, and thus to form a basis for sustainable transboundary sediment and water management. After collecting existing data the core expert group analyzed and evaluated the existing sediment data in ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Floods, Monitoring, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water management, Water planning

ALMERA Proficiency Test: Determination of Natural and Artificial Radionuclides in Soil and Water
  • ALMERA Proficiency Test: Determination of Natural and Artificial Radionuclides in Soil and Water
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). December 2013
  • This publication presents the results of the Analytical Laboratories for the Measurement of Environmental Radioactivity (ALMERA) proficiency test IAEA-TEL-2011-04 on the determination of natural and artificial radionuclides in water and soil. The methodologies, data evaluation approach, summary evaluation of each radionuclide and individual evaluation reports for each laboratory are also described.
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Energy, Environment, Information and data, Monitoring, Water quality

Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress
  • Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). December 2013
  • This briefing note outlines existing guidance and examples on water quality accounting. Inspired by the growing global focus on natural capital accounting, it identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting in order to encourage debate and commitment towards effective water and biodiversity policy.
  • Main themes: Accounting, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Environment, Financing, Water management, Water quality

ESCWA Water Development Report 5. Issues in sustainable water resources management and water services in the Arab region
  • ESCWA Water Development Report 5. Issues in sustainable water resources management and water services in the Arab region
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). December 2013
  • This report aims to highlight the current regional developments in the area of water supply and sanitation with a focus on the new inter-governmental mechanism for monitoring water supply and sanitation services in the Arab region. The publication also seeks to review the processes and progress related to regional follow-up on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and regional preparations for the post-2015 development agenda within the water sector and address global and regional perspectives on securing access to drinking water and sanitation as a fundame...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Drinking water, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity, Water services, Water supply

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Published in 2015