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Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins: Lessons Learned and Good Practices
  • Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins: Lessons Learned and Good Practices
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). April 2015
  • This publication compiles, analyses and disseminates experiences, and thereby demonstrates and illustrates important steps and lessons learned as well as good practices to take into account when developing a climate change adaptation strategy for water management in the basin or transboundary context. It includes lessons learned and good practices mainly from the programme of pilot projects under the implemented since 2010 by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in cooperation with partner as well as from the UNECE/International Network of Ba...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Awareness raising, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Ecosystems, Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Legal aspects, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Practices and habits , Public policy, River Basin Management, Scenarios, Technology, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water allocation, Water cooperation, Water cycle, Water management, Water quality

Public Participation and Water Resources Management: Where Do We Stand in International Law?
  • Public Participation and Water Resources Management: Where Do We Stand in International Law?
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). January 2015
  • The present publication collects the proceedings of the Conference'Public Participation and Water Resources Management: Where Do We Stand in International Law?' organized by the Platform for International Water Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva at the Palais des Nations on 13 December 2013. This Conference was organized in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) with the financial support of the Swiss Nations Fund for Scientific Research (SNF). The proceedings have been published by the UNESCO Internation...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Community participation, Conflicts, Energy, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Participation, Public policy, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water conservation , Water management

Women, water and leadership
  • Women, water and leadership
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). December 2014
  • This brief synthesizes the key findings from a workshop jointly sponsored by the Asian Development Bank and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The workshop brought together 80 academics; researchers; industry practitioners; and members of the public and private sectors, civil society, and development organizations to study the current situation, discuss the gaps in women's leadership, and learn from good practices.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community management, Gender, Participation, Practices and habits , Public policy

Investing in water and sanitation: increasing access, reducing inequalities
  • Investing in water and sanitation: increasing access, reducing inequalities
  • World Health Organization (WHO). November 2014
  • The objective of the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) is to monitor the inputs required to extend and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems and services. This includes the components of the 'enabling environment': documenting government policy and institutional frameworks; the volume, sources and targeting of investment; the sufficiency of human resources; priorities and gaps with respect to external assistance; and the influence of these factors on performance. A secondary goal is to analyse the ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Drinking water, Equity, Financing, Hygiene, Information and data, Investments, Monitoring, Public policy, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water availability, Water services, Water supply

Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer
  • Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer
  • World Health Organization (WHO). November 2014
  • This report aims to galvanize attention and action by highlighting how preventable drowning is, and how collaboration across sectors be it health and rural development, fisheries, maritime or disaster risk management can save lives. Section 1 sets out key estimates and risk factors for drowning based on the most recent data available. It describes who is most affected, where, and how, and gives an overview of how tackling the drowning burden can be stepped up. Section 2 outlines 10 drowning prevention actions. Section 3 presents conclusions and recommenda...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Coastal zones, Community management, Community participation, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Floods, Health, Livelihoods, Public policy, Resilience, Risk management, Rural areas, Water safety plans (WSPs)

Global Agenda 2013: Water, Energy, and the Arab Awakening
  • Global Agenda 2013: Water, Energy, and the Arab Awakening
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). October 2014
  • This report examines water resource conflicts in the context of the Arab Spring. It contains comments and papers on: the state of water and politics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; the water-energy nexus and climate change; sectarianism and Middle Easter geopolitics; and nuclear non-proliferation. Among issues addressed is the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea canal, which would be designed to rehabilitate parts of the Jordan River Basin as well as the relationship between energy and food demand and water supply.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Energy, Ethics, Food security, Public policy, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Water management, Water security, Water supply

Investing in water and sanitation: increasing access, reducing inequalities: special report for the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), high level meeting (HLM) 2014

Integrating Behaviour Change and Hygiene in Public Policy: Four Key Dimensions. Lessons from the Conference 'Beyond Infrastructure: Integrating Hygiene in Water and Sanitation Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean'

Best practices in regulating State-owned and municipal water utilities
  • Best practices in regulating State-owned and municipal water utilities
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). May 2013
  • The focus of this report is on how the regulatory system can improve water and sanitation services provided by State-owned and municipal utilities. It identifies best practice in regulatory governance and corporate governance of these utilities through a series of case studies.
  • Main themes: Community participation, Conflicts, Legal aspects, Public policy, Utility services, Water governance, Water services

Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). September 2012
  • The aim of this report is to provide a global snapshot of local-level resilience building activities and identify trends in the perceptions and approaches of local governments toward disaster risk reduction, using the Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient developed by the Making Cities Resilient Campaign as a framework. This report also analyses the factors that enable urban disaster risk reduction activities, including how the Campaign has helped improve local knowledge of disaster risk and support capacity building. The report is divided into five chap...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Communication, Disaster prevention, Education, Floods, Infrastructure, Public policy, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Utility services, Water quality

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Published in 2015