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Water safety in buildings
  • Water safety in buildings
  • World Health Organization (WHO). March 2011
  • This document deals with all buildings where people use or are exposed to water, with a particular focus on buildings that include public use or shared facilities. The document is written for the full range of "actors" who influence the overall safe management of building water supplies. In particular, it is directed to those who design, construct, manage, operate, maintain and regulate building water systems. Guidance is provided for managing water supplies in buildings where people may drink water; use water for food preparation, washing, showering, swimmin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Northern America
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Infrastructure, Pollution, Recreation, Risk management, Sanitation, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply

2011 UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children. Building resilience
  • 2011 UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children. Building resilience
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). March 2011
  • UNICEF's Humanitarian Action for Children Report 2011 shows where urgent humanitarian action is imperative to save lives, to protect children against the worst forms of violence and abuse, and to ensure access to basic services, such as water and sanitation, health, nutrition and education. The country chapters in the report show the impact of humanitarian emergencies (such as floods or droughts) on the lives and dignity of children and families and highlights projected humanitarian needs for 2011 in 32 countries and territories and 6 regions.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Children, Disaster prevention, Emergency situations, Financing, Resilience, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

(The) State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011. Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development
  • (The) State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011. Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2011
  • The 2010-2011 edition of the State of Food and Agriculture makes the "business case" for addressing gender issues in agriculture and rural employment and documents gender gaps in the access to a wide range of agricultural resources, including land, livestock, farm labour, education, extension services, credit, fertilizers and mechanical equipment. The report presents empirical estimates of the potential gains that could be achieved by closing the gender gap in agriculture and rural employment. It evaluates experiences from many countries with gender and devel...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Equity, Food security, Gender, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Rural areas

Scaling Up Rural Sanitation: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Scaling Up Rural Sanitation: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Madhya Pradesh, India
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2011
  • The goal of the WSP Global Scaling Up Rural Sanitation project is to reduce the risk of diarrhea and therefore increase household productivity by stimulating demand for sanitation in the lives of people in India, Indonesia, and Tanzania. This report summarizes the findings of the baseline and community surveys conducted in Madhya Pradesh, India, and is part of a series of papers analyzing the baseline data from all countries where the program has been implemented.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Disease, Health, Hygiene, Infrastructure, Microbiology, Practices and habits , Rural areas, Sanitation, Water services

Policy brief on water quality
  • Policy brief on water quality
  • UN-Water. March 2011
  • This policy brief is a collaborative output of UN-Water members and partners directed at practitioners, policymakers and decision-makers in water resource management and other relevant sectors. The policy brief outlines the challenges and trends, drivers and impacts related to water quality. It also presents four strategies that form the basis of policy solutions. It concludes by detailing a series of specific recommendations by which these solutions can be achieved.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecohydrology, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Pollution, Recycling, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality, Water treatment

Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. Mid-term review 2010-2011
  • Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. Mid-term review 2010-2011
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). March 2011
  • This Mid-Term Review provides a synthesis of progress made over the past five years at the national level in disaster (including water-related disasters) risk reduction and the role played by the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in promoting this progress across international, regional, and national agendas. The report also identifies strategic areas requiring further attention and outlines critical elements needed to enhance implementation of the HFA through 2015.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Monitoring, Resilience, Risk management, Water policy

Green Hills, Blue Cities: An Ecosystems Approach to Water Resources Management for African Cities. A Rapid Response Assessment
  • Green Hills, Blue Cities: An Ecosystems Approach to Water Resources Management for African Cities. A Rapid Response Assessment
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). March 2011
  • This report shows that there is a way forward for a more sustainable future where restoration of ecosystems, often in the green hills and watersheds surrounding cities, can provide cheaper, efficient and resilient water supply systems in a changing world. The case studies provided in this report present urban water challenges in African cities, and highlight approaches adopted to reduce the impacts of urbanisation on water and ecosystems. Seven case studies discuss urbanisation characteristics of their respective cities, state and trends of water withdrawals ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Food security, Informal settlements, Pollution, Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization, Wastewater, Water demand, Water management, Water quality, Water security, Water supply, Water treatment

Investigating Grey Areas: Access to Basic Urban Services in the Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon
  • Investigating Grey Areas: Access to Basic Urban Services in the Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). March 2011
  • This report presents results of a research on access to basic urban services in the Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon. The basic urban services covered are in the sectors of: 1) Water Provision; 2) Sewerage; 3) Solid Waste Management; 4) Electricity; and 5) Road Networks. The research looks at access to basic urban services from a governance perspective, focusing on dwellers' strategies and mechanisms; their web of relationships with other public and private stakeholders; and the role played by each stakeholder. It also presents a rapid a...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Informal settlements, Refugees, Sanitation, Urban areas, Utility services, Water services, Water supply

(The) impact of global change on water resources: The Response of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme
  • (The) impact of global change on water resources: The Response of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). March 2011
  • This document provides a brief overview of the likely effects of global change (population growth, climate change, urbanization, expansion of infrastructure, migration, land conversion and pollution) on water resources and the UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme's response to these challenges.
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Drought, Drylands, Floods, Glaciers, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Land degradation, State of water resources, Urban areas, Water availability, Water quality

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