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Economic Assessment of Sanitation Interventions in Southeast Asia. A Six-Country Study Conducted in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Vietnam and Yunnan Province (China). The Economics of Sanitation Initiative

Atlas of our changing environment. A manual
  • Atlas of our changing environment. A manual
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2014
  • This booklet is a manual for GIS and remote sensing practitioners that provides a step-by-step method for communicating the scientific findings of time-series satellite imaging studies to a wide lay audience. It makes creative use of environmental stories, satellite images, aerial photos, maps and pictures to illustrate environmental change in a clear and comprehensible way. The ultimate aim is to make the scientific evidence compelling enough to stimulate sound environmental policy-making. This manual will be especially useful in learning how to effectively ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Environment, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Information and data

Indicators and a monitoring framework for Sustainable Development Goals. Launching a data revolution for the SDGs
  • Indicators and a monitoring framework for Sustainable Development Goals. Launching a data revolution for the SDGs
  • United Nations (UN). November 2014
  • This report aims to (i) propose an SDG indicator framework and principles for effective SDG monitoring that are for discussion and improvement; (ii) identify gaps that need to be filled so the world has a clear roadmap for monitoring the SDGs from their first day; and (iii) outline other ways to promote the data revolution. It outlines the rationale and criteria for indicators, including suggestions for how the data might be reported upon annually, with a first table summarizing the proposed'Global Reporting Indicators' and the suggested'Complementary Nationa...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Ebola virus disease (EVD)  Key questions and answers concerning water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Ebola virus disease (EVD) Key questions and answers concerning water, sanitation and hygiene
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO). October 2014
  • This document summarizes the key questions, recommendations and best practices regarding water, sanitation and hygiene management when dealing with Ebola Virus Disease. It reflects input and advice from microbiologists and virologist with expertise in the environment, environmental engineers, and those with practical knowledge about WASH in emergencies and disease outbreaks.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Emergency situations, Environment, Health, Hygiene, Microbiology, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Wastewater, Water supply, Water treatment

Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines. Toward a Common Approach to Reporting Water Issues
  • Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines. Toward a Common Approach to Reporting Water Issues
  • United Nations Global Compact. September 2014
  • These Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines seek to advance a common approach to corporate water disclosure that addresses the complexity and local nature of water resources. In order to achieve this overarching goal, the Guidelines: (1)identify common corporate water disclosure metrics that support harmonization and comparability over time and across companies; (2) provide guidance on how companies can assess the water-related topics that are the most relevant to them and their stakeholders (as well as how to report this assessment process); (3) describe how...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Information and data, Risk management, Sustainable development, Water efficiency, Water management, Water scarcity

How to assess agricultural water productivity? Looking for water in the agricultural productivity and efficiency literature
  • How to assess agricultural water productivity? Looking for water in the agricultural productivity and efficiency literature
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). July 2014
  • This report aims to contribute to the discussion on how to assess and possibly improve agricultural water productivity. It presents findings from a first attempt to survey the agricultural productivity and efficiency literature with regard to the explicit inclusion of water aspects in productivity and efficiency measurements. The focus is on studies applying single-factor productivity measures, total factor productivity indices, frontier models, and deductive models that incorporate water.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Irrigation, River Basin Management, Water efficiency

Fifty years of hydro(geo)logical mapping activities under the auspices of UNESCO, CGWM, IAH and BGR
  • Fifty years of hydro(geo)logical mapping activities under the auspices of UNESCO, CGWM, IAH and BGR
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). June 2014
  • This publication describes small-scale hydrogeological mapping activities, which started in Europe fifty years ago and successively covered the whole globe. The report consists of three major parts, on (1) Hydrological Maps, General Issues and Surface Water Maps, on (2) Groundwater Maps, Tools and Results and (3) the World-wide Hydrogeological Mapping Assessment Programme WHYMAP. An Annex contains the list of relevant literature and of meetings and their participants, to the extent names could be still found in reports and files.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Hydrology, Risk management, Transboundary waters

Hydrological Sciences and Water Security: Past, present and future
  • Hydrological Sciences and Water Security: Past, present and future
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). June 2014
  • "This colloquium summary is the continuation of a series of biennial international scientific meetings organized jointly by the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) in the fields of water resources research. The 11th Kovacs Colloquium took place on 16 and 17 June 2014 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, and addressed the emergence and development of water security concepts over the past decades, the state of present day ideas and opinions and looked to likely developments in the futu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Energy, Hydrology, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Monitoring, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water operators, Water quality, Water security

Climate change and sustainable water management in Central Asia
  • Climate change and sustainable water management in Central Asia
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). May 2014
  • This working paper describes the results of research conducted in Central Asia. The research on Water and Adaptation Interventions in Central and West Asia combined field observations with satellite-based data and created models to demonstrate the impacts of climate change on the hydrology of the Aral Sea Basin. The paper is presented in three parts Assessing Climate Change; Impacts of Climate Change which explores these sub categories Glaciers, Glacial Lakes, Water Resources, Future water Availability in Syr Darya and Amu Darya Basins, Floods, Permafrost a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Arid zones, Climate change, Drylands, Floods, Glaciers, Hydrology, Lakes, State of water resources

Planning of water quality monitoring systems
  • Planning of water quality monitoring systems
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Technical Report has been developed in an effort to provide basic know-how and the materials needed to plan, establish and operate water-quality monitoring systems on national levels but also with a view to improving access to water-quality data and information in transboundary basins and globally. It is largely intended for use by water-agency managers whose dominant technical background is in hydrology, meteorology, engineering or water-resources management, rather than water quality, but who are responsible for the effective monitoring of developments...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disaster prevention, Drinking water, Hydrology, Information and data, Monitoring, Pollution, Water quality

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Published in 2015