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Water Business Kit Kenya. A guide to starting your own water treatment and vending business
  • Water Business Kit Kenya. A guide to starting your own water treatment and vending business
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC). March 2013
  • This Water Business Kit is the product of previous research in Southeast Asia by Aquaya and work in Kenya which has established and supported water treatment and vending businesses. The kit is designed to provide entrepreneurs with a step-by-step guide to opening and operating a successful water treatment and vending retail business in Kenya. It is organized in four parts keys to business success, planning your business, setting up your business and running your business.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Small-scale providers

Looking Beyond the Horizon : How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Looking Beyond the Horizon : How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • This publication presents a synthesis of the multi-country collaborative program of analytical and advisory activities titled Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in European and Central Asian Agricultural Systems. The program has been a collaborative effort between the World Bank and the governments of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan. The goal of this book is to bring together the lessons learned and recommendations from the country-specific work, and provide guidance on the approach and methodology for others ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Irrigation, Vulnerability

WaterWealth? Investing in Basin Management in Asia and the Pacific
  • WaterWealth? Investing in Basin Management in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). March 2013
  • This publication highlights how people work together in Asia and the Pacific to secure water for all through innovative approaches in basins. Drawing on a cross-section of 43 case studies prepared specially for this publication, WaterWealth explains the challenges to improving water governance and management across Asia and the Pacific region. It illustrates many examples of new approaches and practices already being applied by basin managers to secure water for all.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Oceania, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, River Basin Management, Rivers, Water governance, Water management, Water security, Watersheds, Wetlands

Water Security and the Global Water Agenda. A UN-Water Analytical Brief
  • Water Security and the Global Water Agenda. A UN-Water Analytical Brief
  • UN-Water. March 2013
  • This Analytical Brief aims to provide a starting point for discussion on the range of issues that collectively fall under the umbrella of water security, identifying the challenges that lay ahead, the necessity of relating water security to policy development, and offering possible options for responding to these challenges. It underlines the important role that cooperation will play in addressing water security challenges, including collaboration between different stakeholders and across all levels, from local to international. Section 1 introduces the brief...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Human right to water and sanitation, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water policy, Water security

Water Challenge Badge
  • Water Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2013
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The water challenge badge is designed to help educate children and young people about the crucial role water plays for life on our planet. The badge loo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Behaviour change, Climate change, Energy, Pollution, State of water resources, Urbanization, Water cycle, Water management, Water quality, Water saving, Water scarcity

Strong, Safe, and Resilient: A Strategic Policy Guide for Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific
  • Strong, Safe, and Resilient: A Strategic Policy Guide for Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • This publication provides a brief overview of the key issues, strategic goals, and recommendations for disaster risk management (DRM) in East Asia and the Pacific. Chapter one gives an overview of the key trends related to disaster impacts in the region. Chapter two focuses on cross-sectoral issues of institutional arrangements for DRM and outreach to communities. Chapter's three to seven follow the core areas of DRM: risk identification, risk reduction, emergency preparedness, financial protection, and sustainable recovery and reconstruction. The appendixes ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Economic impact, Emergency situations, Floods, Resilience, Risk management

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector in the Middle East: The Cases of Jordan and Lebanon
  • Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector in the Middle East: The Cases of Jordan and Lebanon
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • The objectives of this study are threefold: (1) to improve the understanding of climate change projections and impacts on rural communities and livelihoods in selected regions of Jordan and Lebanon, specifically the Jordan River Valley and Lebanon's Bekaa Valley; (2) to engage local communities, farmers, local experts, and local and national government representatives in a participatory fashion in helping craft agricultural adaptation options to climate change; and (3) to develop local and regional climate change action plans that formulate recommendations fo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Livelihoods, Participation, Resilience, Rural areas, Vulnerability

Global Sanitation Fund. Progress Report 2012
  • Global Sanitation Fund. Progress Report 2012
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). March 2013
  • This report provides the latest information on the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), established by WSSCC in 2008 to inject nances into countries with high needs for sanitation. Currently operational in ten countries in Asia and Africa, GSF supports national programmes developed through a consultative process among representatives from governments, local nongovernmental organizations and their associations, private companies, and international development partners. All programmes supported by GSF address the problem of inadequate sanitation and hygiene by focusin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Sanitation

Forests and Water. International momentum and action
  • Forests and Water. International momentum and action
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2013
  • Forests play a crucial role in the hydrological cycle. They influence the amount of water available and regulate surface and groundwater flows while maintaining high water quality. Moreover, forests and trees contribute to the reduction of water-related risks such as landslides, local floods and droughts and help prevent desertification and salinization. This publication provides an overview of forest and water interactions and describes the increasing international momentum gained by this topic. It then presents, in chronological order, summaries of the vari...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Forests, Water availability, Water cycle, Water management

The Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought: Methodologies and Analysis for Decision-Making. Background document
  • The Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought: Methodologies and Analysis for Decision-Making. Background document
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). March 2013
  • The first part of this background paper estimates the costs of desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD), or conversely, the benefits of sustainable land management (SLM), for different parts of the world. Consideration is also given to the costs (implementation, transaction and opportunity costs) associated with modifying current land-use practices to be more sustainable. The latter part of the background paper exemplifies the interlinkages and synergies of three Rio conventions. In particular, it argues that there is significant scope for mainstr...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Desertification, Drought, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Land degradation, Land management, Legal aspects, Resilience

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