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(The) Millennium Development Goals Report 2011
  • (The) Millennium Development Goals Report 2011
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2011
  • The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report, an annual assessment of regional progress towards the Goals, reflects the most comprehensive, up-to-date data compiled by over 25 UN and international agencies. The Report shows that although significant strides have been made, reaching all the MDGs by 2015 remains challenging because progress has failed to reach the most vulnerable. An estimated 1.1 billion people in urban areas and 723 million people in rural areas gained access to an improved drinking water source over the period 1990-2008 but, at the same tim...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas

Guidelines for drinking-water quality. 4th edition
  • Guidelines for drinking-water quality. 4th edition
  • World Health Organization (WHO). July 2011
  • This 4th edition of the World Health Organization's Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality builds on over 50 years of guidance by WHO on drinking-water quality, which has formed an authoritative basis for the setting of national regulations and standards for water safety in support of public health. The Guidelines are addressed primarily to water and health regulators, policymakers and their advisors, to assist in the development of national standards. This edition of the Guidelines further develops concepts, approaches and information introduced in previous e...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Microbiology, Monitoring, Pollution, Risk management, Water management, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water security

Evaluating Household Water Treatment Options: Health-based targets and microbiological performance specifications
  • Evaluating Household Water Treatment Options: Health-based targets and microbiological performance specifications
  • World Health Organization (WHO). July 2011
  • This document sets forth global criteria to evaluate whether a household water treatment (HWT) option reduces waterborne pathogens sufficiently to protect health. Through use of a risk-based framework and by emphasizing the philosophy of incremental improvement, it is intended to provide implementers and policy-makers with an evidence-based and pragmatic approach to select options suited to local conditions. The document provides a range of technical recommendations, including: a step-by-step overview of how to evaluate HWT microbiological performance; elabor...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Health, Microbiology, Practices and habits , Technology, Water quality, Water supply, Water treatment

Environment and Security in the Amu Darya Basin
  • Environment and Security in the Amu Darya Basin
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). July 2011
  • The prime aim of this report is to identify the environmental stress points in the Amu Darya basin which have, or may have, security repercussions for the states and population. The reports takes a close focus on issues of climate change, water, energy and agriculture in the Amu Darya basin, and reveals that it is vital to maintain cooperation in these fields, since neglect for these important areas means intensified security risk. The report then suggests solutions to the challenges identified during the assessment. The assessment report is based on a proces...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Ecosystem services, Energy, Irrigation, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water quality, Water scarcity, Watersheds

Assessing Direct Economic Effects of Reallocating Irrigation Water to Alternative Uses: Concepts and an Application
  • Assessing Direct Economic Effects of Reallocating Irrigation Water to Alternative Uses: Concepts and an Application
  • World Bank. July 2011
  • This study reviews the experience with irrigation water transfers, including the involvement of the World Bank. It then discusses the problems of assessing the direct economic effects of reallocations, with a focus on the foregone direct benefits (FDB) in irrigated agriculture. The study reviews the methodologies and model specifications used for estimating FDB; illustrates the impact of different model specifications on the magnitude of FDB estimates based on an application with a case example; and draws conclusions with regard to future efforts in assessing...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Economic impact, Infrastructure, Irrigation, Markets, Recycling, Water allocation, Water demand, Water management, Water supply

Desertification: A Visual Synthesis
  • Desertification: A Visual Synthesis
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). July 2011
  • This book is intended as a basic information kit that tells "the story" of desertification, land degradation and drought at the global scale, together with a comprehensive set of graphics. The book indicates trends as they have taken place over the last decades, combining and connecting issues, and present priorities. It also provides information on the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and how it works to forge a global partnership to reverse and prevent desertification/land degradation and to mitigate the effects of drought in affe...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Desertification, Drought, Drylands, Energy, Food security, Land degradation, Migration, Poverty reduction, Water scarcity

Malawi: Zomba urban profile
  • Malawi: Zomba urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • As previous reports from this series, Zomba urban profile presents a general background of the urban sector, a synthetic assessment of eight main thematic areas, including water and sanitation, a SWOT analysis and an outline of priority project proposals for each theme.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Malawi: Mzuzu urban profile
  • Malawi: Mzuzu urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • Mzuzu city is one of the fastest growing cities in Malawi and is the third largest urban centre after Lilongwe and Blantyre. It is the hub of government administration, business, industry, commerce, and services for the northern region of Malawi. As previous reports from this series, Mzuzu urban profile presents a general background of the urban sector, a synthetic assessment of eight main thematic areas, a SWOT analysis and an outline of priority project proposals for each theme.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Malawi: Blantyre urban profile
  • Malawi: Blantyre urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • Blantyre city is the oldest urban centre in Malawi. It is the hub for communication, commercial activities and cooperation in Malawi. This report consists of: 1. a general background of the urban sector in Blantyre, based on the findings of the Blantyre City Assessment Report, a desk study, interviews, and a city consultation. The background includes data on administration, urban planning, the economy, the informal and private sector, urban poverty, infrastructure, water, sanitation, public transport, street lighting, energy, health, and education; 2. a synth...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Malawi: Lilongwe urban profile
  • Malawi: Lilongwe urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • Lilongwe is the fastest growing city in Malawi. This report first presents a general background of the urban sector in Lilongwe. The background includes data on administration, urban planning, the economy, the informal and the private sector, poverty, infrastructure, water, sanitation, public transport, street lighting, energy, health, and education. It then makes a synthetic assessment of eight thematic areas including: governance, local economic development, land, gender, environment, slums and shelter, basic urban services, and waste management in terms of...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

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