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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 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

Towards Practical Guidance for Sustainable Sediment Management using the Sava River Basin as a Showcase. Estimation of Sediment Balance for the Sava River
  • Towards Practical Guidance for Sustainable Sediment Management using the Sava River Basin as a Showcase. Estimation of Sediment Balance for the Sava River
  • DELTARES, European Sediment Network (SedNet), International Sava River Basin Commission, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). December 2013
  • The main objective of this project is to develop and validate a practical guidance on how to achieve a Sustainable Sediment Management (SSM) Plan on the river-basin scale, using the Sava River Basin as a showcase. A core expert group has been established to analyze the sediment balance for the main Sava River course, also considering the input from the main tributaries, and thus to form a basis for sustainable transboundary sediment and water management. After collecting existing data the core expert group analyzed and evaluated the existing sediment data in ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Floods, Monitoring, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water management, Water planning

Climate Change in the West Balkans
  • Climate Change in the West Balkans
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2012
  • This report forms part of an awareness-raising campaign by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Environment and Security initiative on the effects of climate change. Representatives of governments, international organizations, civil society organizations and research institutions and other experts from the region have compiled this booklet with the objective of revealing and explaining the linkages between people and the environment in the Balkans. The influence of climate change on water resources is also addressed.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Vulnerability, Water availability

(The) WHO e-atlas of disaster risk for the European Region. Volume 1. Exposure to natural hazards. Version 2.0
  • (The) WHO e-atlas of disaster risk for the European Region. Volume 1. Exposure to natural hazards. Version 2.0
  • World Health Organization (WHO). December 2011
  • This e-atlas models the distribution of five natural hazards - seismic activity, floods, landslides, heat-waves and winds - and populations' exposure to them in 32 countries of the European Region. It provides the baseline data and maps needed to assess where the potential for damage may be the greatest and to underpin the call for more resources to improve emergency preparedness, reduce the health risks to vulnerable populations and aid the emergency response. This information also supports the identification, planning and prioritization of areas for prevent...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Floods, Health, Risk management, Vulnerable groups

Policy guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • Policy guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2011
  • This document contains guidance on the policy related to water-related disease surveillance developed by the Task Force on Water-related Disease Surveillance established under the Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on Protection and Use of Transboundary Waters and International Lakes. It was adopted by the Meeting of the Parties during their second session (in Bucharest, Romania, in November 2010). The guidance explains countries' legal obligations related to disease surveillance under the Protocol and other international frameworks, and give...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Transboundary waters, Water treatment

Small-scale water supplies in the pan-European region. Background, Challenges, Improvements
  • Small-scale water supplies in the pan-European region. Background, Challenges, Improvements
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), World Health Organization (WHO). April 2011
  • This document is intended for supporting decision-makers, such as policy-makers or regulators in the drinking-water sector, to appreciate better and address the particularities and characteristics of small-scale water supplies. It provides a range of background information, case studies and lessons learned, and gives ideas for addressing issues relating to small-scale water supplies in national programmes. Additionally, information on further reading as well as current international networking activities with respect to small-scale water supplies is provided.
  • Main themes: Community management, Drinking water, Health, Small-scale providers, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply, Water treatment

(The) IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Performance Blue Book. The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities Databook
  • (The) IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Performance Blue Book. The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities Databook
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2011
  • 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. IBNET collects, analyzes, and provides access to information of more than 2,500 water and wastewater services providers from 110 countries around the world. The IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Performance Blue Book is designed to raise awareness of h...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Fee collection, Information and data, Nonrevenue water, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Utility services, Water supply

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