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Groundwater Governance. Synthesis of Thematic Papers/Case Studies. Preparing the ground for Regional Consultations and Global Diagnostic Report
  • Groundwater Governance. Synthesis of Thematic Papers/Case Studies. Preparing the ground for Regional Consultations and Global Diagnostic Report
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP), World Bank. April 2012
  • This document synthesizes the 12 thematic papers and case studies prepared by the Groundwater Governance project in an effort to review the global situation of groundwater governance and develop of a Global Groundwater Diagnostic. This diagnostic presents current knowledge and experience concerning key economic, policy, institutional, environmental and technical aspects of groundwater management, and addresses emerging issues and innovative approaches.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Water governance

International Recommendations for Water Statistics
  • International Recommendations for Water Statistics
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Statistics Division. April 2012
  • The recommendations included in this report were developed to assist countries establish and strengthen information systems for water, which in turn support the design and evaluation of better water policies. In particular, these recommendations support the collection, compilation and dissemination of internationally comparable water statistics in countries, as well as the implementation of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEA-Water). They also provide the necessary information for deriving coherent and consistent indicators, enabling...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Environment, Information and data, Monitoring, Valuation

WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene. Insights on leadership, action and change
  • WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene. Insights on leadership, action and change
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). April 2012
  • This report summarizes main conclusions from the Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene held 9-14 October 2011 in Mumbai, India. The report is centred upon the key themes of the Forum: Leadership, Equity and Inclusion, Behaviour Change, Accelerating Change and Partnerships
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Oceania
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Equity, Hygiene, Participation, Practices and habits , Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Sustainable development

Promoting Beneficial Sewage Sludge Utilization in the People's Republic of China
  • Promoting Beneficial Sewage Sludge Utilization in the People's Republic of China
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2012
  • This report examines best international practices in sludge management, analyzes the current situation in the People's Republic of China (PRC) relative to this best practice, and suggests a pathway for the PRC to modernize its approach to sludge management. In particular, it highlights the trend towards viewing sludge as a resource with opportunities for beneficial use that result in considerable environmental and energy-saving benefits.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Energy, Infrastructure, Pollution, Recycling, Urbanization, Wastewater, Water treatment

GLAAS report 2012. UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water
  • GLAAS report 2012. UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2012
  • The objective of the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) is to monitor the inputs required to extend and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems and services. This includes the components of the "enabling environment": documenting government policy and institutional frameworks; the volume, sources and targeting of investment; the sufficiency of human resources; priorities and gaps with respect to external assistance; and the influence of these factors on performance. A secondary goal is to analyse the ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Development cooperation, Drinking water, Equity, Financing, Gender, Health, Human resources, Human right to water and sanitation, Human rights, Hygiene, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Utility services, Water governance, Water policy, Water services, Water supply

Freshwater under threat. Pacific Islands. Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Environmental Change
  • Freshwater under threat. Pacific Islands. Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Environmental Change
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2012
  • This study undertakes a vulnerability assessment of the freshwater resources of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs). The approach assumes that the vulnerability of freshwater resources is dependent upon the resources available to meet the productive, consumptive and environment uses; the pollution and development pressures; and the management capacity to respond to these pressures. This approach highlights the importance of drivers such as climate variability and change, population growth, urban migration and economic development to water resource vulnerabili...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Information and data, Islands, State of water resources, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water security

(The) Economic impacts of inadequate sanitation in Pakistan
  • (The) Economic impacts of inadequate sanitation in Pakistan
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2012
  • This study aims to empirically estimate the economic impacts of current poor sanitation conditions in Pakistan as well as the economic benefits of options for improved conditions. The study's ultimate goal is to provide policy makers at both national and local levels with evidence to justify larger investments in improving the sanitation conditions in the country. It also provides recommendations, again based on empirical evidence, for effectively planning and implementing sustainable sanitation and hygiene programs.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Health, Investments, Sanitation

Drying Up. What to do about droughts in the People's Republic of China. With a case study from Guiyang Municipality, Guizhou Province
  • Drying Up. What to do about droughts in the People's Republic of China. With a case study from Guiyang Municipality, Guizhou Province
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2012
  • This publication consolidates the highlights from several recent ADB technical assistance studies that relate to improving disaster risk management and water resources management in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The studies provided good references for examining how the PRC could holistically and simultaneously address its issues of water scarcity especially drought, environmental degradation, fragmented and uncoordinated management, and climate-related disasters. The publication is organized into five chapters. Each chapter begins by summarizing the ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Ecosystem services, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Risk management, Urban areas, Water management, Water scarcity

Climate Change, Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor. Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World
  • Climate Change, Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor. Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. April 2012
  • This study analyses the key challenges facing the urban poor, given the risks associated with climate change and disasters, particularly with regard to the delivery of basic services, and identifies strategies and financing opportunities for addressing these risks. The main audience for this study includes mayors and other city managers, national governments, donors, and practitioners in the fields of climate change, disaster-risk management and urban development.The study is organized in four chapters covering (1) a broad look at climate change and disaster ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disaster prevention, Drought, Financing, Floods, Infrastructure, Investments, Poverty, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Utility services, Vulnerable groups

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