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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

Multiple uses of water services in large irrigation systems. Auditing and planning modernization. The MASSMUS Approach
  • Multiple uses of water services in large irrigation systems. Auditing and planning modernization. The MASSMUS Approach
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2013
  • This publication is a detailed account of the Mapping Systems and Services for Multiple Uses of Water Services (MASSMUS) methodology as a special module that addresses multiple uses of water. It is part of Mapping Systems and Services for Canal Operation Techniques (MASSCOTE), developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). They are presented to those wishing to understand the MUS concept and wanting to carry out specific assessments on water use in their own systems.
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Auditing, Drinking water, Energy, Floods, Industry, Irrigation, Livestock, Recreation, Shipping, Tourism, Urban areas, Water demand, Water management, Water planning, Water services, Water supply

State of Women in Cities 2012-2013. Gender and the Prosperity of Cities
  • State of Women in Cities 2012-2013. Gender and the Prosperity of Cities
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2013
  • The State of Women in Cities 2012/2013 Report focuses on Gender and the Prosperity of Cities. The Report examines the gender dimensions of the defining characteristics of a prosperous city - productivity, infrastructure development, quality of life, equity and social inclusion and environmental sustainability. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between gender and prosperity and also reviews policies and institutional framework relevant for mainstreaming gender concerns in cities. Chapter 2.2. "Gender, Infrastructure and Pros...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Gender, Infrastructure, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Tool Kit on Gender Equality Results and Indicators
  • Tool Kit on Gender Equality Results and Indicators
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). December 2013
  • This tool kit aims to assist development practitioners to ensure that gender perspectives are incorporated into development initiatives, and to monitor and evaluate gender equality results. It presents a menu of gender equality outcomes, results, and indicators that may be selected or adapted by users. While the tool kit focuses primarily on the sectors and strategic priorities of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Australia's aid program, it is designed for a wider audience of development policy makers, planners, implementers, and evaluators. The tool kit ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Energy, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation
  • Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). September 2013
  • Published in the framework of the International Year of Water Cooperation, this publication brings together a broad range of water professionals and stakeholders to share their knowledge and experiences in water cooperation. The different chapters reflect the progress and challenges encountered in the fields of water management and cooperation around the world.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Capacity building, Climate change, Ecohydrology, Education, Financing, Floods, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Legal aspects, Livelihoods, Participation, Poverty reduction, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water cooperation, Water management, Water security, Wetlands

Poor-Inclusive Urban Sanitation: An Overview
  • Poor-Inclusive Urban Sanitation: An Overview
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2013
  • Delivering poor-inclusive urban sanitation requires improved service delivery, rather than a focus on infrastructure. This is the core finding of this global review on challenges, trends, and approaches at the global, national and city levels to achieve viable poor-inclusive urban sanitation at scale. The paper highlights key observations and lessons from the original study report: “Delivering Sanitation to the Urban Poor: A Scoping Study (2012; unpublished).
  • Main themes: Poverty, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water services

World Economic and Social Survey 2013 Sustainable Development Challenges
  • World Economic and Social Survey 2013 Sustainable Development Challenges
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2013
  • This edition of the World Economic and Social Survey focuses on sustainable development issues, especially in three important cross-sectoral issues: sustainable cities, food security and energy transformation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Energy, Environment, Financing, Food security, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sustainable development, Urban areas

(The) Millennium Development Goals Report 2013
  • (The) Millennium Development Goals Report 2013
  • United Nations (UN). July 2013
  • This annual report, coordinated by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), provides a periodic assessment of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) based on data provided by a large number of international organizations within and outside the United Nations system. The aggregate figures in the report provide an overview of regional progress under the eight goals. Water and sanitation are included in the chapter dedicated to Goal 7.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water supply

Guidebook: Increasing Climate Change Resilience of Urban Water Infrastructure. Based on a Case Study from Wuhan City, People's Republic of China
  • Guidebook: Increasing Climate Change Resilience of Urban Water Infrastructure. Based on a Case Study from Wuhan City, People's Republic of China
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). June 2013
  • This guidebook, based on a case study from Wuhan City, People's Republic of China, bridges the gap between the theoretical analyses of climate change impact on the urban water sector and the planning decisions that municipal authorities and utility managers need to make to increase the sector's climate change resilience. It answers questions that city planners and managers globally currently ask regarding the effects of climate change, particularly on services and utilities, and what we can do to prepare for these. The guide presents steps to determine both W...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Climate change, Infrastructure, Resilience, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning

Water cooperation in action: approaches, tools and processes
  • Water cooperation in action: approaches, tools and processes
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). June 2013
  • This report summarizes main concepts, challenges, tools and experiences related to water cooperation and highlights key lessons learnt on promoting water cooperation. It also provides a summary of the discussions which took place at the `International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013. Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen', held on 8-10 January 2013 in Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Financing, Legal aspects, Rural areas, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water quality

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Published in 2014