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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

Water Operators Partnerships - Case Study: Twinning Works for Water PNG
  • Water Operators Partnerships - Case Study: Twinning Works for Water PNG
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). July 2014
  • This study looks at the successes in twinning between Water PNG (Papua New Guinea) and Australia's Water Hunter utility. The study looks at the project through conception and implementation, noting the successes and challenges encountered under the titles: water quality: top priority; tackling non-revenue water; managing assets better; benefits of utility partnerships; master planning; and summarises with success factors in water utility twinning.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Oceania
  • Main themes: Nonrevenue water, Utility services, Water operators, Water quality, Water supply

Irrigation in Southern and Eastern Asia in figures. AQUASTAT Survey - 2011
  • Irrigation in Southern and Eastern Asia in figures. AQUASTAT Survey - 2011
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This AQUASTAT report presents the most recent information available on water resources and their use in the 22 countries of the Southern and Eastern Asia region, and analyses the changes that have occurred since the first AQUASTAT survey in 1999. It gives a more detailed description of four transboundary river basins in the region, highlighting the different levels of cooperation and the agreements between countries located in the same river basin: the Ganges┐Brahmaputra┐Meghna basin, the Indus basin, the Mekong basin and the Salween basin.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Dams, Disease, Environment, Food security, Health, Information and data, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Water demand, Water management, Water policy, Water quality, Watersheds

Freshwater under threat. Pacific Islands. Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Environmental Change
  • Freshwater under threat. Pacific Islands. Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Environmental Change
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2012
  • This study undertakes a vulnerability assessment of the freshwater resources of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs). The approach assumes that the vulnerability of freshwater resources is dependent upon the resources available to meet the productive, consumptive and environment uses; the pollution and development pressures; and the management capacity to respond to these pressures. This approach highlights the importance of drivers such as climate variability and change, population growth, urban migration and economic development to water resource vulnerabili...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Information and data, Islands, State of water resources, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water security

Bringing Water to the Poor: Selected ADB Case Studies
  • Bringing Water to the Poor: Selected ADB Case Studies
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • This publication presents 12 cases that give an overview of the types of poverty reduction projects the Asian Development Bank is either currently engaged in or has recently undertaken in the water sector in its Developing Member Countries, from water supply and sanitation to irrigation and drought relief.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Community participation, Development communication, Drought, Gender, Irrigation, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Private sector participation (PSP), Sanitation, Small-scale providers, Water supply

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Published in 2015