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Soil Erosion and Sediment Production on Watershed Landscapes: Processes and Control
  • Soil Erosion and Sediment Production on Watershed Landscapes: Processes and Control
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). June 2013
  • This report describes the processes that lead to losses of soil resources through erosion, effective methods of preventing unacceptable soil losses on watersheds, and methods of controlling the losses of soil resources when these losses become excessive. It also describes the processes that lead to losses of soil resources through erosion; effective methods of preventing unacceptable soil losses on watersheds, and methods of controlling the losses of soil resources when these losses become excessive. Finally it discusses the economics of selecting economicall...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Groundwater, Hydrology, Land degradation, Land management, Technology, Water cycle, Watersheds

Hearts & Minds: Women of India speak, shaping the Post-2015 Development discourse & agenda
  • Hearts & Minds: Women of India speak, shaping the Post-2015 Development discourse & agenda
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women). June 2013
  • This report is aimed at expressing the "lived experiences" of women and girls in India and ensuring that the voices of those who remain socially, economically and geographically marginalised are meaningfully reflected in the emerging post-2015 development discourse and agenda. The analysis contained in this report is based on in-depth interviews with women and focus-group discussions with almost 200 selected women representatives. The importance of water and sanitation pervades many of the issues portrayed which include nutrition, food security and hunger; ac...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Climate change, Education, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Open defecation, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Sanitation

Uncovering the Drivers of Utility Performance. Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the Role of the Private Sector, Regulation, and Governance in the Power, Water, and Telecommunication Sectors

Thirsty Energy
  • Thirsty Energy
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2013
  • The interdependence between water and energy is growing in importance as demand for both water and energy increases. As almost all energy generation processes require significant amounts of water, and water requires energy for treatment and transport, these two resources are inextricably linked. This relationship is the energy-water nexus. Section one of this paper examines the existing models, literature, and management frameworks on the nexus, as it seeks to determine what gaps exist. Section two describes the water demands of power generation in order to i...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Energy, Water demand, Water planning, Water security

Guidebook: Increasing Climate Change Resilience of Urban Water Infrastructure. Based on a Case Study from Wuhan City, People's Republic of China
  • Guidebook: Increasing Climate Change Resilience of Urban Water Infrastructure. Based on a Case Study from Wuhan City, People's Republic of China
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). June 2013
  • This guidebook, based on a case study from Wuhan City, People's Republic of China, bridges the gap between the theoretical analyses of climate change impact on the urban water sector and the planning decisions that municipal authorities and utility managers need to make to increase the sector's climate change resilience. It answers questions that city planners and managers globally currently ask regarding the effects of climate change, particularly on services and utilities, and what we can do to prepare for these. The guide presents steps to determine both W...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Climate change, Infrastructure, Resilience, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning

Economics of Sanitation Initiative. Nicaragua: The Cost of Inadequate Sanitation
  • Economics of Sanitation Initiative. Nicaragua: The Cost of Inadequate Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). June 2013
  • This report analyzes the economic and social impacts derived from the lack of sanitation in Nicaragua. It includes basic information on Nicaragua, records of sanitation in the country and the results of the analysis of the economic impacts on health, water resources, tourism, and other impacts on welfare.
  • Main themes: Health, Sanitation, State of water resources, Tourism

Water cooperation in action: approaches, tools and processes
  • Water cooperation in action: approaches, tools and processes
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). June 2013
  • This report summarizes main concepts, challenges, tools and experiences related to water cooperation and highlights key lessons learnt on promoting water cooperation. It also provides a summary of the discussions which took place at the `International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013. Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen', held on 8-10 January 2013 in Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Financing, Legal aspects, Rural areas, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water quality

UN-Water Country Briefs. Zambia
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Zambia
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance

UN-Water Country Briefs. Vietnam
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Vietnam
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality

UN-Water Country Briefs. Tanzania
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Tanzania
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality

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