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Water and Climate Dialogue. Adapting to Climate Change: Why We Need Broader and 'Out-of-the-Box' Approaches
  • Water and Climate Dialogue. Adapting to Climate Change: Why We Need Broader and 'Out-of-the-Box' Approaches
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. August 2011
  • This briefing note, originally produced for the World Water Assessment Programme session during the Dialogs for Water and Climate Change at COP16, Mexico, December 2010, presents a series of key messages and facts on water-related climate change impacts and relevant policy and response options for adaptation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Environment, Financing, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Migration, Poverty, Risk management, Sanitation, Urbanization, Water management, Water supply

Water history for our times
  • Water history for our times
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). August 2011
  • This essay presents a summary of the key developments in the history of water and civilization. It delivers a first attempt to systematize how this wealth of knowledge and practices developed across the globe on time, and why certain strands of it spread over time, geographical and cultural space.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ethics, Traditional knowledge, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water history, Water management, Water policy

Final Report of World Water Day 2011. Water and Urbanization, Water for Cities: Responding to the urban challenge
  • Final Report of World Water Day 2011. Water and Urbanization, Water for Cities: Responding to the urban challenge
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). August 2011
  • World Water Day 2011 focused international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialization and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems. It also encouraged action by governments, organizations, communities, and individuals around the world to engage actively in addressing urban water management challenges. This report presents main results and conclusions of activities organized by UN-Habitat and its partners for the official UN commemoration of World Water Day in Cape Town, Sou...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Urban areas, Urbanization, World Water Day

Small-scale water providers in Kenya: pioneers or predators?
  • Small-scale water providers in Kenya: pioneers or predators?
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). August 2011
  • This study examines the role small-scale water providers play in ensuring affordable, safe and reliable water supply. The paper looks at whether small-scale providers in Kenya are innovative gap fillers, as proponents claim, or predators, as the sceptics argue. The study is organised as follows: Section 2 locates the paper within the conceptual framework of the "poverty penalty" literature. Section 3 outlines the methodology and the data used in the analysis. Section 4 describes the water distribution and supply chain. Section 5 presents the findings on the d...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Legal aspects, Markets, Poverty reduction, Small-scale providers, Tariffs, Urban areas, Water demand, Water supply

Pathways to Progress. Transitioning to Country-Led Service Delivery Pathways to Meet Africa's Water Supply and Sanitation Targets
  • Pathways to Progress. Transitioning to Country-Led Service Delivery Pathways to Meet Africa's Water Supply and Sanitation Targets
  • African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2011
  • This document is the regional synthesis of the 32 country status overviews which collectively account for 95 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa's population and over 90 percent of GDP. The report highlights the most important trends, challenges, and proposed actions for achieving improved water supply and sanitation services across Sub-Saharan Africa. The opportunities for progress are identified based on: 1. Understanding trends: The report analyzes regional performance, the relative progress of individual countries, and progress of groups of countries classified...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Financing, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Managing Change in the Marshlands: Iraq's Critical Challenge
  • Managing Change in the Marshlands: Iraq's Critical Challenge
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). August 2011
  • This report focuses on the importance of the Marshlands ecosystem services and the social, economic, and cultural benefits they provide to the Iraqi people. It shows the need to intensify the work being done for Marshlands revitalization and rehabilitation. This report is intended to provide guidance to the Iraqi Marshlands stakeholders as well as the international community, to help build consensus on the desired future for the Marshlands. The purpose of this paper is three-fold. Firstly, it aims to provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of the curren...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Environment, Poverty reduction, Water governance, Wetlands

(The) Gambia: Kanifing Urban Profile
  • (The) Gambia: Kanifing Urban Profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). August 2011
  • The Kanifing Municipality is and increasingly continues to be the nerve center of The Gambia's urban sector. In addition to being the most densely populated township in the country, the municipality remains a highly multicultural society. It is the centre of attraction for both internal and external migrants, mainly due to its strategic realms and geographical location within The Gambia's territorial landscape. The urban profiling in Kanifing Municipal Council consists of an accelerated, action-oriented assessment of urban conditions, focusing on priority nee...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

(The) Gambia: Brikama Urban Profile
  • (The) Gambia: Brikama Urban Profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). August 2011
  • Brikama, The Gambia, is a cosmopolitan city and many economic activities take place in the town; it also serves as the urban center for surrounding communities. Majority of the poor are women and gender disparities in access to livelihood, skills and economic resources are among the fundamental causes of poverty in Brikama. The urban profiling in Brikama consists of an accelerated, action-oriented assessment of urban conditions, focusing on priority needs, capacity gaps, and existing institutional responses at the local and national level.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Urban areas, Water supply

(The) Gambia: National Urban Profile
  • (The) Gambia: National Urban Profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). August 2011
  • The purpose of this study is to develop urban poverty reduction policies through an assessment of needs and response mechanisms and as a contribution to the wider-ranging implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. The report consists of: 1) a general background of the urban sector in The Gambia. The background includes data on administration, urban planning, the economy, the informal sector, the private sector, urban poverty, infrastructure, water, sanitation, public transport, street lighting, energy, health, and education; 2) a synthesis of seven...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland. Executive Summary
  • Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland. Executive Summary
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2011
  • Executive summary of report 'Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Environment, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Oil industry, Pollution, Sustainable development, Water quality

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