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Factors Enabling Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation. A Global Analysis
  • Factors Enabling Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation. A Global Analysis
  • International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC). November 2014
  • This report outlines current theories about why international water cooperation occurs and subsequently matches these theories with the identified factors that lead to cooperative events. Section 1 provides an overview of the report and the theoretical background on cooperation over transboundary aquifers by describing the transboundary aquifers of the world, summarizing current theories of cooperative water resources management, and generally describing instances of cooperation and conflict over transboundary aquifers. Section 2 extrapolates enabling factors...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Groundwater, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water security

The Equitable Access Score-card: Supporting policy processes to achieve the human right to water and sanitation
  • The Equitable Access Score-card: Supporting policy processes to achieve the human right to water and sanitation
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2013
  • This publication provides an analytical tool designed to help Governments and other stakeholders to establish a baseline measure of the equity of access to water and sanitation, identify related priorities, discuss further actions to be taken and evaluate progress through a process of self-assessment. The publication contains recommendations on how to plan for the self-assessment and provides concrete examples of the benefits of using the score-card in different settings. Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health and other stakeholders can use the Equitable...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Equity, Human right to water and sanitation, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Water policy

Guide to Public Participation under the Protocol on Water and Health
  • Guide to Public Participation under the Protocol on Water and Health
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2013
  • This guide offers explanations of legal obligations with regard to public participation and access to information under the Protocol on Water and Health and other international frameworks. It can be used as a tool to help improve the planning and carrying out of the public-participation process. It contains recommendations and examples to support Parties and members of the public to better assert their rights and fulfil their obligations in organizing or taking part in the public-participation process.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Health, Legal aspects, Participation, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation

Disaster risk reduction in school curricula: Case studies from thirty countries
  • Disaster risk reduction in school curricula: Case studies from thirty countries
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). July 2012
  • This publication captures key national experiences in the integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in school curricula, identifying good practice, noting issues addressed or still lacking, and reviewing learning outcomes. The study researched DRR related curriculum development and integration, pedagogy, student assessment, teacher professional development and guidance, learning outcomes and policy development, planning and implementation aspects covering thirty countries. Floods and droughts are among the water-related disasters addressed in the report.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Education, Floods, Resilience

(The) Role of Hydrometeorological Services in Disaster Risk Management
  • (The) Role of Hydrometeorological Services in Disaster Risk Management
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). March 2012
  • This publication presents the proceedings from the joint workshop co-organized by the World Bank, GFDRR, UNISDR and WMO in Washington, D.C. on March 12, 2012. The purpose of the workshop was to share best practices and experience in innovative and state-of-the-art hydrometeorological services and their use in disaster risk reduction mechanisms that are effectively protecting lives, livelihood, and assets. The first part of the workshop focused on best practices in hydro and weather hazard monitoring and early warning for extreme events. The second part focuse...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Northern America
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Economic impact, Floods, Meteorology, Risk management

United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 3: Facing the Challenges
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 3: Facing the Challenges
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Food security, Health, Legal aspects, Risk management, River Basin Management, State of water resources, Tourism, Transboundary waters, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

No one left behind. Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region
  • No one left behind. Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • This publication presents good practices and lessons learned from throughout the pan-European region on the policies and measures to be enacted to provide equitable access to water and sanitation. It distinguishes three key dimensions of equitable access: geographical disparities; specific barriers faced by vulnerable and marginalized groups; and affordability concerns. A range of available policy options to fight inequities in each of those key dimensions are presented. The examples contained in this publication should support and encourage policy and decisi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Equity, Human rights, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Tariffs, Transboundary waters, Vulnerable groups, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water services

Developing Best Practices for Promoting Private Sector Investment in Infrastructure: Water Supply
  • Developing Best Practices for Promoting Private Sector Investment in Infrastructure: Water Supply
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). December 2000
  • This volume examines the features of water supply, the need and options for private sector participation, and institutional structures and incentives. It also recommends a framework and best practices for moving to private sector participation in water supply.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Infrastructure, Investments, Private sector participation (PSP), Risk management, Water governance, Water supply

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