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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 200611, des...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Information and data, Monitoring, Sanitation, Utility services, Wastewater, Water supply

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

(The) Missing Link in Sanitation Service Delivery. A Review of Fecal Sludge Management in 12 Cities
  • (The) Missing Link in Sanitation Service Delivery. A Review of Fecal Sludge Management in 12 Cities
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2014
  • Globally, the great majority of urban dwellers, especially poor people, rely for their sanitation on non-sewered systems that generate a mix of solid and liquid wastes generally termed fecal sludge. In poor and rapidly expanding cities, fecal sludge management represents a growing challenge, generating significant negative public health and environmental risks. Without proper management, fecal sludge is often allowed to accumulate in poorly designed pits, is discharged into storm drains and open water, or is dumped into waterways, wasteland, and unsanitary du...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disease, Environment, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, State of water resources, Urban areas, Wastewater

Urban-rural tensions and opportunities for co-management
  • Urban-rural tensions and opportunities for co-management
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP), World Bank. 2012
  • This thematic paper examines urban-rural tensions and opportunities for co-management. It provides a macro view of how urban-rural tensions develop in various domains and how the development of appropriate structures of governance can reduce conflicts and eliminate, or at least ameliorate, the problem.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Rural areas, Urban areas, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water supply

State of Latin American and Caribbean cities. Towards a new urban transition
  • State of Latin American and Caribbean cities. Towards a new urban transition
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). October 2012
  • This edition of State of Latin American and Caribbean cities presents the current situation of the region's urban world, including the demographic, economic, social, environmental, urban and institutional conditions in which cities are developing. Chapter 4.1 addresses the issue of access to water and sanitation, conditions under which services are being provided and water management concerns. The issue of the human right to water and sanitation is addressed in the last part of the chapter.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Financing, Human right to water and sanitation, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Risk management, Sanitation, Tariffs, Urban areas, Urbanization, Utility services, Water management, Water operators, Water supply, Water treatment

On the right track. Good practices in realising the rights to water and sanitation
  • On the right track. Good practices in realising the rights to water and sanitation
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. March 2012
  • This compendium of good practices on the human right to water and sanitation provides discussion and analysis of existing practices, with the aim of inspiring policy and decision-makers, practitioners, activists and civil society in general to engage with the rights to water and sanitation and to assist in the difficult but crucial process of ensuring that everyone has access to safe drinking water and sanitation services for all basic daily personal and domestic purposes. Practices have been organised into four main types, and the chapters are named accordin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Emergency situations, Environment, Equity, Financing, Gender, Human right to water and sanitation, Human rights, Hygiene, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Negotiation, Participation, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water governance, Water quality, Water supply

Living without Sanitary Sewers in Latin America. The Business of Collecting Fecal Sludge in Four Latin American Cities
  • Living without Sanitary Sewers in Latin America. The Business of Collecting Fecal Sludge in Four Latin American Cities
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2012
  • This report spotlights the major challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead in faecal sludge management and summarizes the findings from four case studies that describe the current and potential market for sludge removal, collection, and disposal in peri-urban areas. These areas, inhabited by a variety of ethnic, religious, and cultural groups, typically struggle with high population density, insufficient land use planning, high citizen insecurity, and low coverage with basic services. The report demonstrates how technical, financial, environmental, soci...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Livelihoods, Marketing, Markets, Perceptions, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Wastewater, Water governance, Water operators, Water treatment

Sustainable development 20 years from the Earth Summit. Progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean. Summary
  • Sustainable development 20 years from the Earth Summit. Progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean. Summary
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). February 2012
  • Summary report of Sustainable development 20 years from the Earth Summit. Progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Desertification, Development cooperation, Disasters, Drought, Economic impact, Energy, Environment, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Investments, Islands, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Participation, Poverty, Sustainable development, Water management

Sustainable development 20 years from the Earth Summit. Progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Sustainable development 20 years from the Earth Summit. Progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). February 2012
  • This publication describes the progress made and the gaps that remain in implementing global commitments on sustainable development since 1992. Based on the deficiencies that persist and the challenges that continue to arise, it proposes guidelines for moving towards sustainable development. The water issue is addressed all along the report, especially in Chapter II where the issue of water resource management is considered and in Chapter IV which addresses the issue of freshwater resources and water management in the context of sustainable development.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Desertification, Development cooperation, Disasters, Drought, Economic impact, Energy, Environment, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Investments, Islands, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Participation, Poverty, Sustainable development, Water management

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