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Sanitation and externalities: evidence from early childhood health in rural India
  • Sanitation and externalities: evidence from early childhood health in rural India
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • This paper investigates the existence and size of benefits from access to sanitation on child health in rural India. It estimates two sources of benefits: a direct benefit a household receives when moving from open to fixed-point defecation or from unimproved sanitation to improved sanitation, and an external benefit (externality) produced by the neighbourhood's access to sanitation infrastructure. The paper is organized as follows: Section 1 introduces the study; Section 2 presents the motivation for trying to understand the source of benefits of sanitation;...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Health, Hygiene, Open defecation, Rural areas, Sanitation

Running Water in India's Cities: A Review of Five Recent Public-Private Partnership Initiatives
  • Running Water in India's Cities: A Review of Five Recent Public-Private Partnership Initiatives
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2014
  • This report looks at five case studies in India, which include: Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh; Nagpur, Maharashtra; Latur, Maharashtra; Aurangabad, Maharashtra; Mysore, Karnataka. A detailed review of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in water and sanitation in these developing cities was undertaken with great emphasis on the data necessary to build a conclusive study. The report intends to evaluate the underlying rationale of the initiatives; the preparatory and bid process; key contract provisions; risk allocation and related issues that may have a bearing on th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Urban areas, Water services, Water supply

On-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture
  • On-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2013
  • This technical paper reviews the current status of on-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture. It contains a) ten case studies on feeding and feed management practices carried out in seven selected countries of Asia (i.e., Bangladesh, China, India, Thailand, Viet Nam) and Africa (i.e., Egypt, Ghana) for eight species belonging to four major farmed species of freshwater finfish and shellfish: shrimp and prawns, Nile tilapia, striped catfish and Indian major carps; b) an analysis of the findings of these ten case studies and a case study for Indian majo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Legal aspects, Sustainable development

Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change: Implications for Shared Water Resources in the West Asia Region. Executive summary

The Pacific Experience in Developing Policy and Legislation on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
  • The Pacific Experience in Developing Policy and Legislation on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). 2013
  • The purpose of this study is to contribute to the process towards developing the Pacific integrated regional strategy for disaster risk management and climate change by 2015, and the global consultations for a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. It also aims to contribute to the discussions held at the 2013 Joint Meeting of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management and the Pacific Climate Change Round Table. The study explores the drivers and process to develop Joint National Action Plans on Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change, pr...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Disasters, Emergency situations, Legal aspects, Post-2015 agenda, Risk management

Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets. Stopping Open Defecation Improves Children's Height in Cambodia
  • Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets. Stopping Open Defecation Improves Children's Height in Cambodia
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2013
  • This research brief explores the impacts on health and cognitive development through the practice of open defecation. The methodology used is the statistical link between open defecation and child height, which is a good indicator of overall health throughout a child's life and future achievement. The document states the problem, introduces the methodology of the research and provides key lessons and some conclusions.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Children, Monitoring, Open defecation, Sanitation

Downstream Impacts of Water Pollution in the Upper Citarum River, West Java, Indonesia Economic Assessment of Interventions to Improve Water Quality
  • Downstream Impacts of Water Pollution in the Upper Citarum River, West Java, Indonesia Economic Assessment of Interventions to Improve Water Quality
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). October 2013
  • The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot test a specific methodology for valuing a wider range of impacts related to water resource pollution in Indonesia. This report describes the origin of the pollution in the specific case study of the Citarum River, the effect on water quality, and the economic losses resulting from the deteriorating water quality. It also identifies feasible interventions for improving water quality and predicts the effect of these measures on water quality.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Pollution, River Basin Management, Rivers, Sanitation, Water quality, Watersheds

Indus Basin Floods: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Management
  • Indus Basin Floods: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Management
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). October 2013
  • The Indus River is a major transboundary river in Asia with nine tributaries. More than 138 million people in the Indus River Basin in Pakistan depend on irrigated agriculture. But rising population pressures, climate change, and the continuous degradation of ecosystem services have resulted in increased flood risks, worsened by inadequate flood planning and management. This report proposes a holistic approach, applying scientific assessments that take people, land, and water into account. It also includes planning and implementation realized through appropri...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Floods, Risk management, River Basin Management, Rivers, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water planning, Water policy

An Innovative Accounting Framework for the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Application of the MuSIASEM approach to three case studies
  • An Innovative Accounting Framework for the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Application of the MuSIASEM approach to three case studies
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2013
  • This report presents the results of the application of an integrated analysis approach, the Multi-Scale Integrated Assessment of Society and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM), to three case studies: (i) An analysis of the option to produce biofuel from sugarcane in the Republic of Mauritius; (ii) An exploration of the future of grain production in the Indian state of Punjab; (iii) An assessment of two alternative energy sources to produce electricity in the Republic of South Africa. The report provides a summary of the final results and is organized in three se...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Energy, Food security, Water security

Thinking about Water Differently: Managing the Water–Food–Energy Nexus
  • Thinking about Water Differently: Managing the Water–Food–Energy Nexus
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). September 2013
  • This publication is the result of a scoping study initiated by the Asian Development Bank to better understand the issues associated with the water-food-energy nexus in Asia and the Pacific. It provides high-level guidance on the choices available to address the region's water security issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Accounting, Energy, Food security, Markets, Perceptions, Scenarios, Water footprint, Water governance, Water policy, Water scarcity, Water security, Water treatment

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