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Disaster risk reduction in school curricula: Case studies from thirty countries
  • Disaster risk reduction in school curricula: Case studies from thirty countries
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). July 2012
  • This publication captures key national experiences in the integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in school curricula, identifying good practice, noting issues addressed or still lacking, and reviewing learning outcomes. The study researched DRR related curriculum development and integration, pedagogy, student assessment, teacher professional development and guidance, learning outcomes and policy development, planning and implementation aspects covering thirty countries. Floods and droughts are among the water-related disasters addressed in the report.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Education, Floods, Resilience

Glossary of Shared Water Resources. Technical, Socioeconomic and Legal Terminology. English-Arabic
  • Glossary of Shared Water Resources. Technical, Socioeconomic and Legal Terminology. English-Arabic
  • Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of Germany (BGR), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). July 2012
  • This glossary is a response to a request from the 6th session of the Committee on Water Resources at ESCWA, which called for a clearly explained vocabulary for use in describing internationally-shared surface and groundwater resources. Arabic language translations and explanations of such terminology are needed by water resources specialists from ESCWA member countries, who must negotiate treaties and agreements with non Arabic-speaking countries. This glossary may be employed in a variety of ways. Users seeking the explanation or Arabic language translation...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Environment, Hydrology, Legal aspects, Meteorology, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water management, Water quality

Water Safety Planning for Small Community Water Supplies. Step-by-step risk management guidance for drinking-water supplies in small communities
  • Water Safety Planning for Small Community Water Supplies. Step-by-step risk management guidance for drinking-water supplies in small communities
  • World Health Organization (WHO). July 2012
  • This manual is designed to engage, empower and guide communities in the development and implementation of water safety plans (WSPs) for their drinking-water systems. It provides guidance on how to apply effective and achievable management actions in order to improve the safety and quality of supplied water. Relevant to all community-managed systems, it is applicable to piped schemes, point sources such as hand pumps, protected springs or household rainwater harvesting systems and other sources. The guidance provided is valid for both new and existing schemes.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community participation, Health, Risk management, Small-scale providers, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply

Tracking national financial flows into sanitation, hygiene and drinking-water
  • Tracking national financial flows into sanitation, hygiene and drinking-water
  • World Health Organization (WHO). July 2012
  • This working paper lays out basic proposals for a common methodology to track WASH financial flows at the national level. It outlines a process that countries will need to go through in order to derive more comprehensive and reliable estimates of spending on WASH at the national level. The objectives of this working paper are twofold:(1) to determine the state of the evidence on the monitoring and reporting of financial flows to the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector at the national level;(2) if knowledge gaps are confirmed, to identify the key tenet...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Education, Financing, Health, Hygiene, Information and data, Monitoring, Sanitation, Tariffs, Water supply

MDG Report 2012. Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. Emerging perspectives from Africa on the post-2015 development agenda
  • MDG Report 2012. Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. Emerging perspectives from Africa on the post-2015 development agenda
  • African Development Bank (AfDB), African Union Commission (AUC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). July 2012
  • The 2012 Africa MDG Report tracks progress to the MDGs and offers a perspective on the continent's development priorities for the post-2015 development agenda. Target 7C: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, is analysed in Section II.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Poverty reduction, Public policy, Sanitation, Water supply

Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Handwashing with Soap
  • Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Handwashing with Soap
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). July 2012
  • This Technical Paper presents lessons learned from the application of the Focus, Opportunity, Ability, and Motivation (FOAM) framework to identify handwashing determinants. The discussion focuses on findings from the analysis of data collected in Peru and Senegal and provides practical recommendations for researchers and program managers working in handwashing promotion. In addition to offering a rationale for measuring handwashing determinants, the paper describes the FOAM framework and details the process used to measure the determinants, focusing on lesson...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Health, Hygiene, Information and data, Monitoring, Practices and habits

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Summary for policy makers

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). July 2012
  • This report focuses on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather and climate events, the impacts of such events, and the strategies to manage the associated risks. In particular, it contributes to frame the challenge of dealing with extreme weather and climate events as an issue in decision-making under uncertainty, analyzing response in the context of risk management. The report consists of nine chapters, covering risk management; observed and projected changes in extreme weather and climate events; exposure and vulnerability to as well as ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Disease, Drought, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Education, Floods, Food security, Legal aspects, Resilience, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability

Financial and Fiscal Instruments for Catastrophe Risk Management: Addressing Losses from Flood Hazards in Central Europe
  • Financial and Fiscal Instruments for Catastrophe Risk Management: Addressing Losses from Flood Hazards in Central Europe
  • World Bank. July 2012
  • This report addresses the large flood exposures of Central Europe and proposes efficient financial and risk transfer mechanisms to mitigate fiscal losses from natural catastrophes. In particular, the Visegrad countries of Central Europe, namely, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and the Slovak Republic, have such tremendous potential flood damages that reliance on budgetary appropriations or even European Union (EU) funds in such circumstances becomes ineffective and does not provide needed cash funds for the quick response and recovery needed to minimize ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Financing, Floods, Legal aspects, Risk management, Vulnerability

What Does It Take to Scale Up Rural Sanitation?
  • What Does It Take to Scale Up Rural Sanitation?
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). July 2012
  • This Working Paper synthesizes the work of the WSP in operationalizing sustainable rural sanitation and shares lessons learned. Key components are introduced and illustrated with examples from the field: Chapter I. 'Overview' shares the sector context that shaped WSP's approach to rural sanitation; the status of rural sanitation in countries where the program was initially implemented; and introduces the programmatic and operational approaches that have been tested at scale; Chapter II. 'Programmatic Approaches to Create Demand, Change Behaviours, and Increas...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Capacity building, Financing, Marketing, Rural areas, Sanitation, Small-scale providers, Utility services

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