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World Health Statistics 2011
  • World Health Statistics 2011
  • World Health Organization (WHO). May 2011
  • World Health Statistics 2011 contains WHO's annual compilation of health-related data for its 193 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets. Information on indicators for certain risk factors that are associated with mortality and morbidity rates are included; these risk factors include unsafe water supplies and inadequate levels of sanitation, which increase the transmission of diarrhoeal diseases (including cholera), schistosomiasis, trachoma and...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation

Water Ethics and Water Resource Management
  • Water Ethics and Water Resource Management
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). May 2011
  • This report examines ethical issues associated with water resource utilization and management, including its uses in energy and other domains. The report, prepared under the "Ethics and Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific" (ECCAP) project, presents different case studies highlighting different ethical issues associated with water resource utilization and management. The report systematically discusses how water ethics can make a difference to water related practices and provides a cross-cultural review of the issues. Policy options are discussed with some ...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Conflicts, Corruption, Culture, Ethics, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrity, Pollution, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water policy

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development.  Fact sheet

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Executive summary
  • 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Executive summary
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • Executive summary of the 2nd edition of the UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. This report explores trends in disaster risk for each region and for countries with different socio-economic development. The report also includes country self-assessments of progress towards the Hyogo Framework for Action (Chapter 4) and offers guidance and suggestions to governments and non-governmental actors alike on how they can, together, reduce disaster risks. The report covers water-related risks, mainly floods and drought, and includes a specific focus...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Drylands, Floods, Information and data, Monitoring, Risk management, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Chapter 3 : Drought risks
  • 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Chapter 3 : Drought risks
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • The 2nd edition of the UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction explores trends in disaster risk for each region and for countries with different socio-economic development. The report also includes country self-assessments of progress towards the Hyogo Framework for Action and offers guidance and suggestions to governments and non-governmental actors alike on how they can, together, reduce disaster risks. The report covers water-related risks, mainly floods and drought, and includes a specific focus on drought risk. In particular, the report po...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Drought, Drylands, Migration, Monitoring, Poverty, Risk management, Rural areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Water demand, Water management, Water scarcity

Handwashing with Soap - Two Paths to National Scale Programs. Lessons from the Field: Vietnam and Indonesia
  • Handwashing with Soap - Two Paths to National Scale Programs. Lessons from the Field: Vietnam and Indonesia
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). May 2011
  • This document summarizes challenges and lessons learned from two WSP Southeast Asian programs: the Handwashing Initiative (HWI) in Vietnam, and the Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap (PPP-HWWS) in Indonesia. The program in Vietnam has concentrated on first gaining an understanding on how people actually behave and then determining how to change that behaviour, while the program in Indonesia leverages the reach of the private sector and other partners to scale up handwashing initiatives that were previously researched and already underway. Th...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Communication, Health, Hygiene, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Water policy

Global Report on Human Settlements 2011. Cities and climate change: policy directions. Abridged edition

Global Report on Human Settlements 2011. Cities and climate change
  • Global Report on Human Settlements 2011. Cities and climate change
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). May 2011
  • This report reviews the linkages between urbanization and climate change. It illustrates the significant contribution of urban areas to climate change while at the same time highlighting the potentially devastating effects of climate change on urban populations. It reviews policy responses, strategies and practices that are emerging in urban areas to mitigate and adapt to climate change, as well as their potential achievements and constraints. Challenges for water supply and sanitation are described, including an analysis of how climate change may affect sani...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Infrastructure, Participation, Resilience, Sanitation, Urban areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups, Water policy, Water supply

Five Feet High and Rising. Cities and Flooding in the 21st Century
  • Five Feet High and Rising. Cities and Flooding in the 21st Century
  • World Bank. May 2011
  • This policy research working paper focuses on floods in urban areas. The first part of the report provides an analysis of trends in reported water-related disasters, particularly of floods and its consequences (numbers affected, damages, and losses). The second part of the report analyses the causes of increased impacts and makes some suggestions of what can be done for risk reduction. A list of devastating floods over the last decade and a list of floods with the highest mortality rates are also provided.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Floods, Groundwater, Risk management, Urban areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability

Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. Fact Sheet

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