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From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions
  • From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2014
  • This publication showcases a compilation of project briefs culled from case studies of good practices, new approaches, and working models on sanitation and wastewater management from different countries in Asia and the Pacific. This compilation of good practices and working models intends to show that sustainable sanitation is possible, and aims to inspire replication, institutionalization of sanitation both in policy and practice, and scaling up of investments. Cases analyzed demonstrate solution options from which useful lessons can be derived and are prese...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Coastal zones, Community participation, Energy, Financing, Groundwater, Human rights, Hygiene, Pollution, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Recycling, Rural areas, Sanitation, Slums, Technology, Tourism, Wastewater, Water treatment

Guidelines for national waste management strategies. Moving from challenges to opportunities
  • Guidelines for national waste management strategies. Moving from challenges to opportunities
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • Poor waste management can lead to some significant environmental and health hazards. For example, leachate from waste can contaminate soil and water, open burning of waste can cause air pollution, and a failure to use recycled materials from waste means an acceleration of the depletion of raw' materials. In June 2012 the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development adopted, as part of the main outcome document, "The Future we Want", a call for countries to develop and enforce comprehensive national and local waste management policies, strategies, laws...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Recycling, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water treatment

Promoting Beneficial Sewage Sludge Utilization in the People's Republic of China
  • Promoting Beneficial Sewage Sludge Utilization in the People's Republic of China
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2012
  • This report examines best international practices in sludge management, analyzes the current situation in the People's Republic of China (PRC) relative to this best practice, and suggests a pathway for the PRC to modernize its approach to sludge management. In particular, it highlights the trend towards viewing sludge as a resource with opportunities for beneficial use that result in considerable environmental and energy-saving benefits.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Energy, Infrastructure, Pollution, Recycling, Urbanization, Wastewater, Water treatment

Estimating relative benefits of differing strategies for management of wastewater in lower Egypt using quantitative microbial risk analysis
  • Estimating relative benefits of differing strategies for management of wastewater in lower Egypt using quantitative microbial risk analysis
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). February 2012
  • This report lays out an approach, using modelling techniques and a statistical tool known as Quantifiable Microbial Risk Assessment, by which the relative effectiveness of different wastewater management strategies can be assessed in terms of optimising health benefits to downstream populations. The conclusions of the study provide an indication of how such methods could increasingly be used to enable the selection of cost-effective and appropriate wastewater management strategies. The analysis presented here has the potential to increasingly inform the debat...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disease, Health, Information and data, Irrigation, Recycling, Risk management, Sanitation, Utility services, Wastewater, Water quality, Water treatment

Proceedings of the International Conference Arid and Semi-arid Development through Water Augmentation, 13 to 16 December 2010, Valparaíso, Chile

Guide for Wastewater Management in Rural Villages in China
  • Guide for Wastewater Management in Rural Villages in China
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). December 2011
  • This Guide is intended to be a useful resource for Chinese policy makers and practitioners. It includes a review of historical and current policies and practices related to wastewater management in rural China. The guide outlines a framework and strategies for establishing municipal and village level wastewater management programs in line with the country's New Socialist Countryside Initiative.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Community management, Financing, Monitoring, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Recycling, Rural areas, Sanitation, Wastewater, Water treatment

Assessing Direct Economic Effects of Reallocating Irrigation Water to Alternative Uses: Concepts and an Application
  • Assessing Direct Economic Effects of Reallocating Irrigation Water to Alternative Uses: Concepts and an Application
  • World Bank. July 2011
  • This study reviews the experience with irrigation water transfers, including the involvement of the World Bank. It then discusses the problems of assessing the direct economic effects of reallocations, with a focus on the foregone direct benefits (FDB) in irrigated agriculture. The study reviews the methodologies and model specifications used for estimating FDB; illustrates the impact of different model specifications on the magnitude of FDB estimates based on an application with a case example; and draws conclusions with regard to future efforts in assessing...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Economic impact, Infrastructure, Irrigation, Markets, Recycling, Water allocation, Water demand, Water management, Water supply

Technologies and Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector
  • Technologies and Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2011
  • This guidebook aims to provide expert information on the technologies most relevant for climate change adaptation in the water sector in developing countries. It is meant to be a practical tool for use by a broad range of stakeholders, including those in governmental agencies, water utilities, community water boards, non-governmental organizations, and private sector companies. The guidebook first reviews the projected impacts of climate change on the water sector. It then addresses the role of adaptation in the water sector and six typologies under which ava...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Community participation, Desalination, Drought, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Rainwater harvesting, Recycling, Technology, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply, Water treatment

Policy brief on water quality
  • Policy brief on water quality
  • UN-Water. March 2011
  • This policy brief is a collaborative output of UN-Water members and partners directed at practitioners, policymakers and decision-makers in water resource management and other relevant sectors. The policy brief outlines the challenges and trends, drivers and impacts related to water quality. It also presents four strategies that form the basis of policy solutions. It concludes by detailing a series of specific recommendations by which these solutions can be achieved.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecohydrology, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Pollution, Recycling, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality, Water treatment

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