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Streets as tools for urban transformation in slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading
  • Streets as tools for urban transformation in slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This strategy paper is rich in examples that demonstrate the practicability of the street-led slum upgrading approach that UN-Habitat is advocating for. It showcases the incremental street-led development and transformation of slums that builds on the fundamental notion of streets being the stepping stone in improving the quality of life and living conditions in slums. The paper is presented in two parts: The conceptual framework and the Practical framework, throughout these parts there is continued reference to the importance of access to clean water and san...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Community participation, Disasters, Drinking water, Gender, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Land management, Participation, Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Water supply

(The) State of African Cities 2014. Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions
  • (The) State of African Cities 2014. Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This report analyses the emerging challenges and risks to which urban and rural Africa are being exposed with a view to facilitating discussions at regional, national and local levels on how best to address the challenges ahead and apply solutions that are innovative, location-specific and effective. It contains 6 chapters that study the different regions of the African continent, with the sub-categories Social and Environmental vulnerabilities and Emerging Issues focussing on the water and sanitation challenges faced in each.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Climate change, Environment, Informal settlements, Risk management, Sanitation, Slums, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water security, Water supply

Planning for Climate Change: Toolkit. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • Planning for Climate Change: Toolkit. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This Toolkit is a companion document for the Planning for Climate Change Guide. The tools included are designed to help planners, or other project facilitators, to work through the planning framework in "Planning for Climate Change: A strategic values-based approach for urban planners". The toolkit contains four different modules: Module A: What's happening?; Module B: What matters most?; Module C: What can we do about it?; Module D: Are we doing it?. While the tools are best used in conjunction with the planning framework, every process will be different and...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Energy, Financing, Floods, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning, Water scarcity

Planning for Climate Change: Guide. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • Planning for Climate Change: Guide. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This report was developed for city planners to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. Specifically targeted to the needs of planners and allied professionals in low and middle-income countries where the challenges of planning for climate change are particularly high. The guide's strategic, values based planning framework promotes a participatory planning process that integrates local participation and good decision-making. It provides practical tools for addressing climate change through different urban planning proces...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Energy, Financing, Floods, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning, Water scarcity

World Urbanization Prospects: the 2014 revision. Highlights
  • World Urbanization Prospects: the 2014 revision. Highlights
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2014
  • The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations since 1998 has been issuing revised estimates and projections of the urban and rural populations of all countries in the world and of their major urban agglomerations, every two years. Accurate, consistent and timely data on global trends in urbanisation and city growth are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to urban growth and for setting policy priorities to promote inclusive and equitable urban and rural development. This report contain...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Rural areas, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization

Water Safety in Distribution Systems
  • Water Safety in Distribution Systems
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2014
  • Water quality deterioration in distribution systems, mainly caused by inappropriate planning, design and construction or inadequate operation and maintenance and water quality control, has been linked to a significant proportion of the burden of waterborne and water-related illness. Stresses on these systems caused by rapid urbanization, population growth and aging infrastructure further exacerbates the problems. This reference tool has been developed to help water suppliers and regulators who are familiar with the Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach enhance the...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Communication, Disease, Drinking water, Health, Infrastructure, Monitoring, Pollution, Risk management, Urban areas, Wastewater, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply, Water treatment

Urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Southeast Asia: A Guide to Good Practice
  • Urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Southeast Asia: A Guide to Good Practice
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). June 2014
  • The purpose of this document is to provide stakeholders in Southeast Asian urban water supply and sanitation (meaning governments, utilities, consultants, donors, and non-government organizations) with a point of reference and some tools to move effectively and efficiently to improve both development and operational performance. It is a contribution toward ADB's overarching goal of poverty reduction.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Information and data, Monitoring, Poverty, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Urban areas, Water governance, Water management, Water supply

Honduras - Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • Honduras - Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). June 2014
  • "This information brief presents the results of a sector analysis and dialogue carried out during the implementation of the Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation (MAPAS) regional initiative in Honduras. It provides details on what the MAPAS initiative is and how it works, as well as highlights of the challenges faced. A combination of infographics and statistics give a detailed account of the financial analysis regarding investments in urban water and sanitation, followed by a MAPAS scorecard which demonstrates the average value...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Hygiene, Investments, Monitoring, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water supply

Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation. 2014 update
  • Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation. 2014 update
  • WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP). May 2014
  • This Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation report evaluates access to drinking-water and sanitation worldwide and progress towards related targets under Millennium Development Goal 7 "to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation". Section 1 presents the status of and trends in access to improved drinking water sources and sanitation. Section 2 provides a snapshot of inequalities in access to improved drinking water sources and sanitation. Section 3 presents efforts to strengthen...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Education, Equity, Hygiene, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Open defecation, Post-2015 agenda, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas

Panama - Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • Panama - Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2014
  • This information brief demonstrates the results of a sector analysis and dialogue carried out during the implementation of the Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation (MAPAS) regional initiative in Panama. It provides details on what the MAPAS initiative is and how it works, as well as highlights of the challenges faced. A combination of infographics and statistics give a detailed account of the financial analysis regarding investments in urban water and sanitation, followed by a MAPAS scorecard which demonstrates the average value of rur...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Hygiene, Investments, Monitoring, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water supply

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