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Towards Integrated Water Resources Management. International experience in development of river basin organisations
  • Towards Integrated Water Resources Management. International experience in development of river basin organisations
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2014
  • This report looks at the development of River Basin Organisations (RBOs) in terms of availability of data, logical demarcation, adequate organisational design, clear mandates, stakeholder participation and transparent decision-making, integrated planning systems and capacity building amongst others. It contains five central chapters including a background on IWRM, Justification for river Basin Management through River Basin Organisations, Types of River Basin Organisations, Decentralisation and Subsidiarity and Development of River Basin Organisations.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Cost recovery, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Participation, River Basin Management, Rivers

Cost Recoverable Tariffs to Increase Access to Basic Services among Poor Households
  • Cost Recoverable Tariffs to Increase Access to Basic Services among Poor Households
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2013
  • This paper presents a methodological approach to identifying tariff structures that ensure cost recovery for the provider while increasing take-up of basic services among the poor. It entails modelling the demand function for the entire market of potential users of the service using survival curve estimation techniques and knowing the costs faced by the provider. This allows for the identification of differential pricing schemes where less disadvantaged groups are charged higher prices in order to effectively cross-subsidize the lower prices charged to the po...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Poverty, Sanitation, Tariffs, Water services

Customer Services User manual. Volume 2
  • Customer Services User manual. Volume 2
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). January 2013
  • This manual is part of a Utility Management Series for Small Towns. Water Utilities' Customer Service is one of the key commercial functions in any Utility. The responsibility of customer service unit lies with the Head of the Commercial department who is the overall supervisor of the customer service activities. The Lake Victoria Region Water and Sanitation Initiative has provided many useful lessons on the importance of a customer service unit in an organizational structural set-up, the appropriate office set-up framework for customer service, and the staff...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Consumer satisfaction, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cost recovery, Fee collection, Monitoring, Utility services, Water operators

Accessing International Funding for Climate Change Adaptation. A Guidebook for Developing Countries
  • Accessing International Funding for Climate Change Adaptation. A Guidebook for Developing Countries
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2012
  • This guidebook is intended to be a starting point for developing country governments, planners, and stakeholders who are carrying out technology needs assessment (TNAs) and technology action plans (TAPs) for adaptation to climate change. The guidebook reviews options for international financing of adaptation activities and projects in developing countries. It examines both public and private sources of funding and presents the most important technical criteria and concepts used by public donors and private financiers in evaluating proposals.The guidebook prov...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Cost recovery, Financing, Investments, Technology

Achieving Financial Sustainability and Recovering Costs in Bank Financed Water Supply and Sanitation and Irrigation Projects
  • Achieving Financial Sustainability and Recovering Costs in Bank Financed Water Supply and Sanitation and Irrigation Projects
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • This preliminary background Note is divided into four parts: 1) A "history" of the call for financial sustainability and cost recovery, and the parallel documenting of the lack of progress; 2) An outline of options to be considered for achieving financial sustainability of Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) service providers and recovering WSS service costs through tariffs. 3) A discussion on what makes financial sustainability of irrigation projects different from WSS projects; and 4) A summary of recommendations to teams involved in the identification, prepa...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Fee collection, Financing, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water supply

Urban Sanitation Experiences from Senegal and Burkina Faso. Broadening Urban Sanitation Activities
  • Urban Sanitation Experiences from Senegal and Burkina Faso. Broadening Urban Sanitation Activities
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). February 2012
  • This report assesses the design and implementation of two World Bank-supported programs - The Ouagadougou Strategic Sanitation Plan in Burkina Faso and the Dakar Periurban On-site Sanitation Program in Senegal - by evaluating their methodologies, financial and technical parameters as well as understanding the policy and legal framework in order to replicate their key features where applicable. Section I reviews the trends of the urban sanitation market in West Africa and the rationale for public interventions in sanitation. Section II summarizes the main desi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Financing, Investments, Markets, Participation, Private sector participation (PSP), Sanitation, Urban areas, Utility services, Wastewater, Water services, Water supply

Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Chapter 3. Thematic conference papers
  • Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Chapter 3. Thematic conference papers
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). November 2011
  • This conference book presents main outcomes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 3 to 5 October 2011. This section contains the papers prepared for the conference by the session conveners and case study representatives. Each session of the conference includes an overview paper providing an introduction to the tool or the region, as well as case study papers.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Cost recovery, Ecosystem services, Financing, Green economy, Investments, Sustainable development, Technology, Water management

Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water Financing in the Transition to the Green Economy
  • Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water Financing in the Transition to the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. The tools information briefs introduce the main challenges, opportunities and key facts related to each of the tools identified. The briefs also outline a set of practices and approaches for transitioning to the green economy as highlighted...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Economic instruments, Financing, Green economy, International trade, Investments, Poverty reduction, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Tariffs

Africa's Water and Sanitation Infrastructure. Access, Affordability and Alternatives
  • Africa's Water and Sanitation Infrastructure. Access, Affordability and Alternatives
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. January 2011
  • This publication integrates a wealth of primary and secondary information to present a quantitative snapshot of the state of the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sectors in Africa. It explains the sectoral institutional structures and utility performance and articulates the volume and quality of financing available over time. The authors also evaluate the challenges to the WSS sectors and explore the factors that govern the expansion of coverage over time. Finally, the authors estimate spending needs for WSS, arriving at a funding gap for meeting the MDGs. T...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Sanitation, Tariffs, Urban areas, Utility services, Water governance, Water policy, Water supply

(The) Full Economic Cost of Groundwater Extraction
  • (The) Full Economic Cost of Groundwater Extraction
  • World Bank. December 2010
  • The research in this paper constructs an analytical framework for describing the characteristics of economically efficient groundwater management plans, identifying how individual water use decisions by farmers collectively depart from efficient resource use, and examining how policies related to both water and electricity can improve on the efficiency of the status quo. The analysis includes a methodology for calculating the latter externality cost, based on just a few parameters, and a discussion of how electricity pricing could be modified to improve effi...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Cost recovery, Economic impact, Energy, Groundwater, Tariffs, Water allocation, Water management

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