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Summary Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Vietnam
  • Summary Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Vietnam
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2011
  • The WSP Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project has been implemented in 540 Vietnamese communes across 56 districts in 10 provinces. This research brief summarizes the main findings of the baseline survey in Vietnam and provides a snapshot of baseline characteristics of the target population of the impact evaluation in regards to mother's and other caretaker's handwashing behaviour, presence of handwashing facilities and key child health and development indicators.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Disease, Gender, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, Water supply

UN-Habitat Country Activities Report 2011
  • UN-Habitat Country Activities Report 2011
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). April 2011
  • This report presents UN-Habitat's activities at global, inter-regional and national level. The report includes short summaries of each activity, the total project or programme cost, partner institutions, background, objectives, activities and results. Activities and results from water and sanitation programmes are presented, including the following programmes: the Water for Asian Cities Programme, the Mekong Region Water and Sanitation Programme (MEK-WATSAN), the Water and Sanitation for Cities in the Latin American and the Caribbean Regions Programme (WATSAN...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Informal settlements, Participation, Poverty, Sanitation, Urbanization, Utility services, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

Training manual on water integrity
  • Training manual on water integrity
  • Cap-Net, UNDP Water Governance Facility, Water Integrity Network (WIN), WaterNet. April 2011
  • This training manual is developed to assist capacity builders in developing training and educational programmes on water integrity and how it can be promoted and worked with in more practical ways. The primary objectives of the training are to provide: (1) Conceptual grounding in the area of integrity, accountability and anti-corruption in water, its drivers and impacts on water as well as on poverty reduction and sustainable development; (2) An overview of tools and methodologies to promote water integrity, transparency and accountability and their applicabi...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Corruption, Ethics, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Integrity, Legal aspects, Water governance

Small-scale water supplies in the pan-European region. Background, Challenges, Improvements
  • Small-scale water supplies in the pan-European region. Background, Challenges, Improvements
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), World Health Organization (WHO). April 2011
  • This document is intended for supporting decision-makers, such as policy-makers or regulators in the drinking-water sector, to appreciate better and address the particularities and characteristics of small-scale water supplies. It provides a range of background information, case studies and lessons learned, and gives ideas for addressing issues relating to small-scale water supplies in national programmes. Additionally, information on further reading as well as current international networking activities with respect to small-scale water supplies is provided.
  • Main themes: Community management, Drinking water, Health, Small-scale providers, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply, Water treatment

Safe drinking-water from desalination
  • Safe drinking-water from desalination
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2011
  • This document aims to highlight the principal health risks related to different desalination processes and provide guidance on appropriate risk assessment and risk management procedures in order to ensure the safety of desalinated drinking-water. The document introduces the concept of water safety plans (WSPs) for desalination systems, provides an overview of potential hazards in source water and describes microbial and chemical risks and other key issues associated with treatment, remineralization, storage and distribution. The document will be of use to hea...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Desalination, Drinking water, Health, Microbiology, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water treatment

Long Term Sustainability of Improved Sanitation in Rural Bangladesh
  • Long Term Sustainability of Improved Sanitation in Rural Bangladesh
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2011
  • This research brief summarizes some of the key findings and main lessons extracted from the Bangladesh experience with the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach. The document also provides some insights for future programming which includes considerations for governments and sector professionals to sustain sanitation programming and behaviour change at scale.
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Community management, Rural areas, Sanitation, Utility services

International Waters: Review of Legal and Institutional Frameworks
  • International Waters: Review of Legal and Institutional Frameworks
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF), University of Columbia. April 2011
  • This report discusses the legal and institutional frameworks that apply to twenty-eight international water bodies that were identified as part of the UNDP/GEF project on "Good Practices and Portfolio Learning in GEF Transboundary Freshwater and Marine Legal and Institutional Frameworks". The analysis in this report is organized by a common set of eighteen criteria and is intended to provide information that can be used to support further research and analysis, with the ultimate goal of identifying a set of common elements of good governance for transboundary...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Development cooperation, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Negotiation, Pollution, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water quality

Guide to ship sanitation. 3rd edition
  • Guide to ship sanitation. 3rd edition
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2011
  • The primary aim of the revised Guide to ship sanitation is to present the public health significance of ships in terms of disease and to highlight the importance of applying appropriate control measures. The guide is intended to be used as a basis for the development of national approaches to controlling the hazards that may be encountered on ships, as well as providing a framework for policy-making and local decision-making. The guide may also be used as reference material for regulators, ship operators and ship builders, as well as a checklist for understan...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Legal aspects, Recreation, Sanitation, Shipping, Wastewater, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water security

Technologies and Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector
  • Technologies and Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2011
  • This guidebook aims to provide expert information on the technologies most relevant for climate change adaptation in the water sector in developing countries. It is meant to be a practical tool for use by a broad range of stakeholders, including those in governmental agencies, water utilities, community water boards, non-governmental organizations, and private sector companies. The guidebook first reviews the projected impacts of climate change on the water sector. It then addresses the role of adaptation in the water sector and six typologies under which ava...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Community participation, Desalination, Drought, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Rainwater harvesting, Recycling, Technology, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply, Water treatment

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