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Innovative ways for a sustainable use of drylands
  • Innovative ways for a sustainable use of drylands
  • UNESCO- Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB), United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). 2014
  • This study challenges the idea that dryland areas over the world are often considered as 'wastelands' as they are characterized through their scarce water resources, poor organic soils, low biological productivity, and extreme climatic conditions. Scientists from ten countries - Belgium, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Pakistan and Tunisia - studied dryland ecosystems from a research, environmental conservation and sustainable development perspective and detail 9 case studies from 9 of these countries -excludi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Arid zones, Community participation, Drylands, Ecosystems, Groundwater, Livelihoods, Perceptions, Sustainable development, Technology, Water scarcity, Water supply, Watersheds

The IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Blue Book 2014. The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities Databook
  • The IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Blue Book 2014. The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities Databook
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2014
  • The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities (IBNET) provides a set of tools that allows water and sanitation utilities to measure their performance both against their own past performance and against the performance of similar utilities at the national, regional, and global levels. The Blue Book is designed to raise awareness of how benchmarking and specifically IBNET tools can help enhance utility performance and thereby help to improve water and wastewater services. This issue summarizes water sector development in 2006¿11, des...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Information and data, Monitoring, Sanitation, Utility services, Wastewater, Water supply

Prototype Global Sustainable Development Report
  • Prototype Global Sustainable Development Report
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2014
  • The present prototype global sustainable development report is the result of a collaborative effort of more than two thousand scientists and 50 staff from 20 UN entities from all world regions. The report illustrates a range of potential content and discusses potential overall directions for the Global Sustainable Development Report. The report maps sustainable development assessments and related processes, and identifies key remaining challenges to eliminate poverty and hunger; to feed, nurture, house, educate and employ the global population; to ensure peac...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Education, Energy, Investments, Land management, Livestock, Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Scenarios, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Technology

Drylands. Sustaining Livelihoods and Conserving Ecosystem Services
  • Drylands. Sustaining Livelihoods and Conserving Ecosystem Services
  • UNESCO- Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB), United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). June 2014
  • This policy brief looks at the Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD) project which began with a first phase running from 2003-2007, and a second phase from 2009 until 2013. The second phase of the project built on the successes of the first phase and focused on the following points included in the policy brief: the improvement of dryland agriculture and the rehabilitation of degraded lands; the promotion of sustainable livelihoods, and the development of policy-relevant guidelines for future land use. The brief uses multi-partner resea...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Arid zones, Drylands, Investments, Land degradation, Land management, Livelihoods

Global Sanitation Fund. Progress Report 2012
  • Global Sanitation Fund. Progress Report 2012
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). March 2013
  • This report provides the latest information on the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), established by WSSCC in 2008 to inject nances into countries with high needs for sanitation. Currently operational in ten countries in Asia and Africa, GSF supports national programmes developed through a consultative process among representatives from governments, local nongovernmental organizations and their associations, private companies, and international development partners. All programmes supported by GSF address the problem of inadequate sanitation and hygiene by focusin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Sanitation

Assessing the potential for poverty reduction through investments in agricultural water management. A methodology for country level analysis
  • Assessing the potential for poverty reduction through investments in agricultural water management. A methodology for country level analysis
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). November 2012
  • This report proposes a methodology for identifying the locations where water constraints are a major factor affecting smallholders' livelihoods and where agricultural water management in general, as well as specific technologies, can boost the poorest farmers' livelihoods. The report presents the methodology used for mapping and assessing the potential for investments in agricultural water management at country level in support of rural livelihoods. The approach presented in the report has been implemented and tested in surveys conducted in Burkina Faso, Ethi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Livelihoods, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Rural areas, Technology, Water management

WorldRiskReport 2012. Focus: environmental degradation and disasters
  • WorldRiskReport 2012. Focus: environmental degradation and disasters
  • Alliance Development Works/Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft, The Nature Conservancy, United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). October 2012
  • Environmental degradation is a significant factor that reduces the adaptive capacity of societies to deal with disaster risk in many countries around the globe. The WorldRiskIndex, the centrepiece of the report, determines the risk of becoming the victim of a disaster as a result of natural hazards for 173 countries throughout the world.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability

On-farm practices for the safe use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban horticulture. A training handbook for farmer field schools
  • On-farm practices for the safe use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban horticulture. A training handbook for farmer field schools
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). September 2012
  • This training handbook is a field guide for training urban and peri-urban vegetable farmers in safe practices when using wastewater in vegetable production. It is designed to provide complete information, knowledge and skills for safer and successful production of vegetables in urban and peri-urban farming systems. The handbook covers five major topics: 1. It explains how irrigation water might be polluted with wastewater from the town or city and how using such water for production of fresh vegetables poses health risks to the farmer and to people who eat t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Health, Irrigation, Monitoring, Pollution, Risk management, Urban areas, Wastewater, Water security

Releasing the Pressure: Water Resource Efficiencies and Gains for Ecosystem Services
  • Releasing the Pressure: Water Resource Efficiencies and Gains for Ecosystem Services
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). March 2012
  • This document discusses the need to balance short-term water productivity gains - in particular in agriculture - with the long-term role that water flows provide for maintaining sustainable landscape ecosystem services, and serving multiple benefits to human well-being. The document provides a summary of concepts around the nexus of water productivity, water flows in landscapes and ecosystem services. It gives examples (through case studies) on the trade-offs and opportunities between water productivity improvements and the water-related services provided by ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Ecosystem services, Environment, Forests, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Livelihoods, Water security, Wetlands

Urban Sanitation Experiences from Senegal and Burkina Faso. Broadening Urban Sanitation Activities
  • Urban Sanitation Experiences from Senegal and Burkina Faso. Broadening Urban Sanitation Activities
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). February 2012
  • This report assesses the design and implementation of two World Bank-supported programs - The Ouagadougou Strategic Sanitation Plan in Burkina Faso and the Dakar Periurban On-site Sanitation Program in Senegal - by evaluating their methodologies, financial and technical parameters as well as understanding the policy and legal framework in order to replicate their key features where applicable. Section I reviews the trends of the urban sanitation market in West Africa and the rationale for public interventions in sanitation. Section II summarizes the main desi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Financing, Investments, Markets, Participation, Private sector participation (PSP), Sanitation, Urban areas, Utility services, Wastewater, Water services, Water supply

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