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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

Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation
  • Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). September 2013
  • Published in the framework of the International Year of Water Cooperation, this publication brings together a broad range of water professionals and stakeholders to share their knowledge and experiences in water cooperation. The different chapters reflect the progress and challenges encountered in the fields of water management and cooperation around the world.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Capacity building, Climate change, Ecohydrology, Education, Financing, Floods, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Legal aspects, Livelihoods, Participation, Poverty reduction, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water cooperation, Water management, Water security, Wetlands

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

Growing Greener Cities. First status report on urban and peri-urban horticulture in Africa
  • Growing Greener Cities. First status report on urban and peri-urban horticulture in Africa
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This report draws the attention of policymakers to urban and peri-urban horticulture (UPH), and how it can help to grow greener cities in Africa. Based on an Africa-wide survey and on case studies prepared by national experts, the report reviews the current state of UPH in countries across the continent, from Algeria to Zambia, and in cities from Nairobi to Dakar. It presents major findings, detailed profiles of urban and peri-urban horticulture in 22 countries and recommendations for the development of market gardens to serve Africa's rapidly growing urban p...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Green economy, Livelihoods, Markets, Public policy, Urban areas, Urbanization, Wastewater

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

Water Hackaton. Lessons Learned
  • Water Hackaton. Lessons Learned
  • World Bank. May 2012
  • In October 2011, the World Bank, the Water Partnership Program, the Water and Sanitation Program, and partners convened the Water Hackaton - a simultaneous staging of 10 hackathon events globally - to raise awareness of 1) water problems among the technology community and 2) Information and Communication Technologies solutions among water experts. The Water Hackathon sought to highlight the development role of ICT applications in water management, service delivery, ensuring transparency and driving citizen participation. This report summarizes project outputs...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Communication, Information and data, Participation, Technology

Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Nigeria
  • Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Nigeria
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2012
  • This study is part of a series of studies which provide an estimation of economic impacts on populations without access to improved sanitation in order to provide information on the losses to society of the current sanitation situation. While not all these economic impacts can be immediately recovered from improved sanitation practices, it provides a perspective on the short- and longer-term economic gains that are available to countries through a range of policies to mitigate these impacts.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Disease, Economic impact, Equity, Health, Informal settlements, Pollution, Poverty, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Wastewater

Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel
  • Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2011
  • Summary of report'Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Arid zones, Climate change, Conflicts, Drought, Floods, Livelihoods, Migration, Vulnerability

Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel
  • Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2011
  • This joint study, involving four UN agencies, analyzes regional climate trends over the past 40 years and their implications for the availability of natural resources, livelihoods, migration and conflict in 17 West African countries. The study has two objectives: to analyze the historical climate trends in the region, identify hotspots and determine the potential implications for livelihoods which depend on natural resources; and to provide recommendations for improving conflict and migration sensitivity in adaptation planning, investments and policies across...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Arid zones, Climate change, Conflicts, Drought, Floods, Livelihoods, Migration, Vulnerability

Pathways to Progress. Transitioning to Country-Led Service Delivery Pathways to Meet Africa's Water Supply and Sanitation Targets
  • Pathways to Progress. Transitioning to Country-Led Service Delivery Pathways to Meet Africa's Water Supply and Sanitation Targets
  • African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2011
  • This document is the regional synthesis of the 32 country status overviews which collectively account for 95 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa's population and over 90 percent of GDP. The report highlights the most important trends, challenges, and proposed actions for achieving improved water supply and sanitation services across Sub-Saharan Africa. The opportunities for progress are identified based on: 1. Understanding trends: The report analyzes regional performance, the relative progress of individual countries, and progress of groups of countries classified...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Financing, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

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