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Streets as tools for urban transformation in slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading
  • Streets as tools for urban transformation in slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This strategy paper is rich in examples that demonstrate the practicability of the street-led slum upgrading approach that UN-Habitat is advocating for. It showcases the incremental street-led development and transformation of slums that builds on the fundamental notion of streets being the stepping stone in improving the quality of life and living conditions in slums. The paper is presented in two parts: The conceptual framework and the Practical framework, throughout these parts there is continued reference to the importance of access to clean water and san...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Community participation, Disasters, Drinking water, Gender, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Land management, Participation, Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Water supply

(The) State of African Cities 2014. Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions
  • (The) State of African Cities 2014. Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This report analyses the emerging challenges and risks to which urban and rural Africa are being exposed with a view to facilitating discussions at regional, national and local levels on how best to address the challenges ahead and apply solutions that are innovative, location-specific and effective. It contains 6 chapters that study the different regions of the African continent, with the sub-categories Social and Environmental vulnerabilities and Emerging Issues focussing on the water and sanitation challenges faced in each.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Climate change, Environment, Informal settlements, Risk management, Sanitation, Slums, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water security, Water supply

Planning for Climate Change: Toolkit. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • Planning for Climate Change: Toolkit. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This Toolkit is a companion document for the Planning for Climate Change Guide. The tools included are designed to help planners, or other project facilitators, to work through the planning framework in "Planning for Climate Change: A strategic values-based approach for urban planners". The toolkit contains four different modules: Module A: What's happening?; Module B: What matters most?; Module C: What can we do about it?; Module D: Are we doing it?. While the tools are best used in conjunction with the planning framework, every process will be different and...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Energy, Financing, Floods, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning, Water scarcity

Planning for Climate Change: Guide. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • Planning for Climate Change: Guide. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This report was developed for city planners to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. Specifically targeted to the needs of planners and allied professionals in low and middle-income countries where the challenges of planning for climate change are particularly high. The guide's strategic, values based planning framework promotes a participatory planning process that integrates local participation and good decision-making. It provides practical tools for addressing climate change through different urban planning proces...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Energy, Financing, Floods, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning, Water scarcity

GWOPA Annual Report 2013
  • GWOPA Annual Report 2013
  • Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). March 2014
  • This report summarises the goals achieved by the Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance and its Secretariat during 2013. The report introduces the creation and adoption of GWOPA's 2013-2017 Strategy. The Strategy pulls together and rationalizes the work that GWOPA had been doing in a more organic fashion than before, presenting it in a coherent and results-oriented framework that allows the GWOPA members, partners and Secretariat to work together towards its realization. The Strategy has begun to reframe GWOPA's work, with this annual report following ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Financing, Knowledge management, Water operators

Global Water Operators' Partnership Alliance Strategy 2013-2017
  • Global Water Operators' Partnership Alliance Strategy 2013-2017
  • Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2013
  • This document details the strategy which will guide the Global Water Operator's Partnership Alliance's work over the next 5 years.
  • Main themes: Water operators

State of Women in Cities 2012-2013. Gender and the Prosperity of Cities
  • State of Women in Cities 2012-2013. Gender and the Prosperity of Cities
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2013
  • The State of Women in Cities 2012/2013 Report focuses on Gender and the Prosperity of Cities. The Report examines the gender dimensions of the defining characteristics of a prosperous city - productivity, infrastructure development, quality of life, equity and social inclusion and environmental sustainability. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between gender and prosperity and also reviews policies and institutional framework relevant for mainstreaming gender concerns in cities. Chapter 2.2. "Gender, Infrastructure and Pros...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Gender, Infrastructure, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Water Audit Manual. Volume 4
  • Water Audit Manual. Volume 4
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). January 2013
  • This manual is part of a Utility Management Series for Small Towns. The Water Audit manual gives guidance on all aspects from when water gets to the distribution system to when water finally gets to the consumer. The scope of this water balance manual covers all aspects from the water supplied to the distribution system as well as water losses and/or used with the distribution system and what eventually reaches to the customer's premises and is billed/converted into revenue for the utility. The manual covers the procedures for determination of the various com...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Auditing, Water balance

Reduction of Illegal Water. Volume 6
  • Reduction of Illegal Water. Volume 6
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). January 2013
  • This manual is part of a Utility Management Series for Small Towns. This manual covers all the different categories of illegal connections normally found in consumer premises and the procedures/guidelines for their investigations and identification. The manual is divided into four chapters: - Chapter one entails the background, rational, scope and objectives of the manual; - Chapter two discusses the operating procedures which is the main purpose of this manual; - Chapter three entails the key result areas and the performance indicators that help the manag...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Nonrevenue water, Water services, Water supply

Leakage Control Manual. Volume 5
  • Leakage Control Manual. Volume 5
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). January 2013
  • This manual is part of a Utility Management Series for Small Towns. It describes the objectives and functioning of a leakage control programme. The objectives of a Leak detection Programme (LRP) are: i. To reduce physical water losses through proactive visible-leak search campaigns and pressure regulation in all zones; ii. To reduce physical losses through prompt leak repairs in the entire water supply system / network. The manual is divided into four chapters: - Chapter one entails the background, scope and objectives of the manual; - Chapter two entails u...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Infrastructure, Water loss, Water saving

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Published in 2015