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Scaling Up Handwashing Behaviour: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Senegal
  • Scaling Up Handwashing Behaviour: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Senegal
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). June 2011
  • This impact evaluation study utilizes a series of data collection activities to measure the impacts of the WSP Global Scaling Up Handwashing intervention, including baseline and post-intervention household and community surveys and longitudinal monitoring of diarrhea prevalence. In Senegal, the baseline survey, conducted between June and August 2009, collected information from a representative sample of the target population living in four regions. The survey comprised a total of 110 clusters and 1,600 households within 88 communes and rural communities. The ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Communication, Community management, Disease, Hygiene, Information and data, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Water supply

Rehabilitation of hydropower. An introduction to economic and technical issues
  • Rehabilitation of hydropower. An introduction to economic and technical issues
  • World Bank. June 2011
  • This paper analyses the market for rehabilitation of hydropower for two regions (i) Continental Africa (including Madagascar) and (ii) Central America including Mexico. The paper also offers an introduction to the technical components that might be rehabilitated in a typical hydropower plant and analyses the economic gains of each. These factors have then been applied to the universe of hydropower plants identified to estimate the economic benefits of rehabilitating these hydropower plants for two scenarios (i) Life extension, or (ii) Upgrade. Finally, an ana...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Dams, Energy, Financing, Hydrology, Infrastructure, Water governance

Rating of Cities: National Urban Sanitation Policy. Frequently Asked Questions
  • Rating of Cities: National Urban Sanitation Policy. Frequently Asked Questions
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). June 2011
  • This document presents a set of frequently asked questions about the 'National Rating for Cities' exercise launched by the Government of India to achieve the goals of the National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP). The exercise rated 423 cities (with population greater than 100,000) for their performance across various aspects of sanitation. This was measured through indicators that included physical infrastructure, systems, processes, and outcomes related to achievement of total sanitation. The first national rating was carried out in 2009 and results were publ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Information and data, Monitoring, Sanitation, Urban areas

Driving Change in Water. Water Partnership Programme (WPP) Annual Report 2010
  • Driving Change in Water. Water Partnership Programme (WPP) Annual Report 2010
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2011
  • The Water Partnership Programme (WPP) 2010 Annual Report provides an overview of the Program's accomplishments and outlines its future direction. The report provides examples of how the WPP enables the World Bank to respond to the emerging needs of its client countries and bring innovative solutions and transformative knowledge to help them resolve complex water challenges.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Public-private partnerships (PPP), Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Vulnerable groups, Water management, Water policy, Water supply

Climate change, water and food security
  • Climate change, water and food security
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2011
  • This report summarizes current knowledge of the anticipated impacts of climate change on water availability for agriculture. The implications for local and national food security are examined; and the methods and approaches to assess climate change impacts on water and agriculture are discussed. The report emphasizes the need for a closer alignment between water and agricultural policies and makes the case for immediate implementation of 'no-regrets' strategies which have both positive development outcomes and make agricultural systems resilient to future imp...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Oceania
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Environment, Food security, Irrigation, Mitigation, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy, Water supply

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. A Review of Risk Governance
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. A Review of Risk Governance
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). June 2011
  • This study aims to analyse climate related disasters risk reduction governance in the European context. There is a particular focus on the flow of information from researchers to policy makers and the way in which the decision-making process in climate adaptation and risk reduction is commonly managed. The study looks into practical cases of European regional and national adaptation strategies. The paper is divided into three sections: (1) An overview of the climate-risks and disaster risk reduction field(s); (2) An analysis of the current governance structur...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Development cooperation, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Legal aspects, Risk management, Technology

Nature, Socioeconomics and Adaptation to Natural Disasters. New Evidence from Floods
  • Nature, Socioeconomics and Adaptation to Natural Disasters. New Evidence from Floods
  • World Bank. June 2011
  • This Policy Research Working Paper analyzes the determinants of fatalities in 2,194 large flood events in 108 countries between 1985 and 2008. Given that socioeconomic factors can affect mortality right in the aftermath of a flood, but also indirectly by influencing flood frequency and magnitude, the paper distinguishes between direct and indirect effects of development on flood mortality.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Disasters, Economic impact, Environment, Floods, Information and data, Legal aspects

Opportunities in dam planning and management. A Communication Practitioner's Handbook for Large Water Infrastructure
  • Opportunities in dam planning and management. A Communication Practitioner's Handbook for Large Water Infrastructure
  • World Bank. June 2011
  • This handbook aims to help foster a "communication culture" that will accommodate the wide range of stakeholder interests in dam planning and management in ways appropriate to the development context of today and the need to promote solutions to sustainability challenges. It seeks to create awareness among practitioners of the benefits and costs of improving the role of communication in infrastructure development. It also demonstrates how communication helps to improve governments' capacities to address corruption issues in infrastructure. Finally, this handb...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Corruption, Dams, Infrastructure, Participation, Water governance

Toolkit for Public-Private Partnerships in Urban Water Supply for the State of Maharashtra, India
  • Toolkit for Public-Private Partnerships in Urban Water Supply for the State of Maharashtra, India
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). June 2011
  • This toolkit is expected to assist the relevant public entities in the State of Maharashtra, India, for developing Public-Private Partnerships-based projects in water supply and sanitation, and may also be used as reference by similar other cities across the country. The toolkit comprises four parts. Part 1 is a comprehensive toolkit, while the other parts provide further detail on specific sections, including a series of case studies of sample cities in Maharashtra.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water supply

Technical guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • Technical guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2011
  • This technical guidance is intended to assist the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes in establishing and/or strengthening outbreak detection and early warning systems, contingency plans and capacity response in accordance with article 8 of the Protocol. The draft guidance reviews the main threats to health related to water services, recalls basic concepts of epidemiology and disease surveillance and provides guidance on data management and analysis....[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Technology, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water treatment

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