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Climate-Related Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
  • Climate-Related Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). July 2013
  • This document explores whether there is a statistical relationship between changes in climate variables such as temperature and precipitation and the frequency of intense natural disasters. The paper is structured as follows. Section II sets out a framework for analysis, based on the IPCC's disaster risk framework, focusing on the key idea that natural disaster risk is affected by hazards, exposure to those hazards, and vulnerability to their effects. Section III presents an overview of natural disaster data and trends globally, and in Asia and the Pacific. I...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Information and data, Risk management, Vulnerability

Water Partnership Program (WPP) strategic action plan 2012-2016
  • Water Partnership Program (WPP) strategic action plan 2012-2016
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). July 2013
  • The WPP's strategic action plan describes the program's vision and strategic directions for its second phase, running from July 2012 to June 2016. It explains the rationale for scaling-up activities and provides details of the structural changes under second phase. The objectives, impacts, and expected outcomes of second phase are outlined in the next section. In addition, the strategic action plan includes plans to scale up partnership efforts, communications and knowledge management. Finally, it presents a new results framework to measure the impact of seco...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Communication, Knowledge management, Monitoring

Sharing Smart Solutions in Water. 2012 Annual Report ; Phase I Summary
  • Sharing Smart Solutions in Water. 2012 Annual Report ; Phase I Summary
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). July 2013
  • This report summarizes the achievements and impact of Water Partnership Program (WPP) phase one (2009-2012) in each of the World Bank's six regions, as well as its global impact on knowledge and innovation.
  • Main themes: Dams, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Water management, Water saving, Water security, Water supply

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque. Sustainability and non-retrogression in the realisation of the rights to water and sanitation

The Little Green Data Book 13
  • The Little Green Data Book 13
  • World Bank. July 2013
  • The Little Green Data Book is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, oceans, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. The 2013 edition of The Little Green Data Book introduces a new set of ocean-related indicators, highlighting the role of oceans in economic development.
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Energy, Environment, Forests, Health, Information and data, Sanitation, Water supply

Integrating Gender in Disaster Management in Small Island Developing States: A Guide
  • Integrating Gender in Disaster Management in Small Island Developing States: A Guide
  • UNDP Caribbean Risk Management Initiative (UNDP-CRMI). July 2013
  • This guide outlines the vulnerability of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific and the Caribbean and explains how gender roles and responsibilities result in differential exposure and impact of disasters. It provides an overview and should help practitioners identify and integrate gender into their decision-making and actions on the ground in every phase of disaster risk management.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Disasters, Emergency situations, Gender, Islands, Risk management, Small islands, Vulnerability

Exploring Public-Private Partnership in the Irrigation and Drainage Sector in India: A Scoping Study
  • Exploring Public-Private Partnership in the Irrigation and Drainage Sector in India: A Scoping Study
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). July 2013
  • This report is the result of a scoping investigative study initiated by the Asian Development Bank to explore the potential for public-private partnerships in the irrigation and drainage sector in India. It identifies the areas where private sector participation can be envisaged in consonance with the current national policy framework; examines the legal and institutional status, and presence of national and international best practices; and suggests PPP models appropriate to Indian conditions.
  • Main themes: Environment, Groundwater, Irrigation, Legal aspects, Public-private partnerships (PPP), State of water resources, Water management, Water policy

A Story within a Story. Gender and Water in Uzbekistan
  • A Story within a Story. Gender and Water in Uzbekistan
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). July 2013
  • This report provides a summary of the water supply and sanitation situation in Uzbekistan in relation to gender issues and main achievements in ADB's projects addressing the gender issues related to water supply and sanitation.
  • Main themes: Gender, Sanitation, Water supply

World Economic and Social Survey 2013 Sustainable Development Challenges
  • World Economic and Social Survey 2013 Sustainable Development Challenges
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2013
  • This edition of the World Economic and Social Survey focuses on sustainable development issues, especially in three important cross-sectoral issues: sustainable cities, food security and energy transformation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Energy, Environment, Financing, Food security, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sustainable development, Urban areas

(The) Millennium Development Goals Report 2013
  • (The) Millennium Development Goals Report 2013
  • United Nations (UN). July 2013
  • This annual report, coordinated by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), provides a periodic assessment of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) based on data provided by a large number of international organizations within and outside the United Nations system. The aggregate figures in the report provide an overview of regional progress under the eight goals. Water and sanitation are included in the chapter dedicated to Goal 7.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water supply

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