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Reader on Water and Health
  • Reader on Water and Health
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). April 2014
  • This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and health. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on the issue. The publications are categorised according to overview; drinking water quality and risk management; water quantity; avoiding water-related diseases; water, health and economics; waste and wastewater management and by region
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Economic impact, Health, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Risk management, Sanitation, Wastewater, Water quality, Water scarcity

Our Planet: Greening business
  • Our Planet: Greening business
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2014
  • The magazine features stories by leaders from local and national governments, companies, and international organizations on a wide range of topics, including green growth, energy access, low-carbon development, and the conservation of water, forests and biodiversity. In particular the article 'Achieving more with Less' focuses on access to clean water as the world¿s biggest future challenge, citing the consequences of water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation as impacting factors on food and energy security as well as health and livelihood. [Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Energy, Forests, Green economy, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water efficiency, Water quality, Water scarcity

Information brief on Water and Health
  • Information brief on Water and Health
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). April 2014
  • This information brief looks at the intangible connections between availability of safe drinking water and sanitation as some of the world's most urgent issues. It exams the individual health risks of safe water, providing statistical evidence and goes on to explain the UN commitment to Water and Sanitation through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It provides an outline of the 'future we want' in terms of the MDGs and some recommended measures to help achieve it including information monitoring services and drinking water safety plans
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Risk management, Sanitation, Water quality

Economic Costs of Inadequate Water and Sanitation: South Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Economic Costs of Inadequate Water and Sanitation: South Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2014
  • This study seeks to estimate and quantify the total economic costs of the inadequate water supply and sanitation situation in Kiribati¿s main urban centre, South Tarawa. It also aims to demonstrate that vulnerable groups such as women are most likely to bear a disproportionate amount of the economic costs associated with low levels of access and poor quality of basic water supply and sanitation services. It is intended to be used to inform the design of reforms in improving the urban water supply and sanitation sector performance as a means of supporting more...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Awareness raising, Economic impact, Gender, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Tourism, Vulnerable groups, Water quality, Water supply

Water safety plan: a field guide to improving drinking-water safety in small communities
  • Water safety plan: a field guide to improving drinking-water safety in small communities
  • World Health Organization (WHO). March 2014
  • This field guide provides a step-by-step introduction to the Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach and a range of ready-to-use templates to assist those locally involved in rural water supply to develop and implement their own WSPs. The field guide particularly addresses the rural community members responsible for the operation and management of their water supplies, as well as the staff of the local health and water supply offices responsible for safeguarding drinking-water quality and nongovernmental organizations that support drinking-water safety in rural comm...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community management, Community participation, Drinking water, Health, Monitoring, Risk management, Rural areas, Sanitation, Water management, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply

A Post-2015 Global Goal for Water: Synthesis of key findings and recommendations from UN-Water
  • A Post-2015 Global Goal for Water: Synthesis of key findings and recommendations from UN-Water
  • UN-Water. January 2014
  • This paper summarizes key findings and recommendations for a post-2015 global goal for water. The paper is the result of a broad technical consultation process among 31 UN-Water members and 36 partners, as well as a range of other stakeholders and aims to inform, provide advice and recommendations in support to Member States in their decision-making process on the post-2015 development agenda. It proposes a set of potential targets and indicators to support a dedicated global goal for water and contributes towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) consu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Resilience, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Wastewater, Water governance, Water quality, Water security

Planning of water quality monitoring systems
  • Planning of water quality monitoring systems
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Technical Report has been developed in an effort to provide basic know-how and the materials needed to plan, establish and operate water-quality monitoring systems on national levels but also with a view to improving access to water-quality data and information in transboundary basins and globally. It is largely intended for use by water-agency managers whose dominant technical background is in hydrology, meteorology, engineering or water-resources management, rather than water quality, but who are responsible for the effective monitoring of developments...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disaster prevention, Drinking water, Hydrology, Information and data, Monitoring, Pollution, Water quality

Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change: Implications for Shared Water Resources in the West Asia Region. Executive summary

Cleaning wells after seawater flooding. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Cleaning wells after seawater flooding. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • "Seawater flooding after a severe storm or tsunami can damage wells and contaminate the groundwater. This technical note provides advice for rehabilitating wells in such circumstances. It is part of a set of four-page illustrated notes, originally prepared in 2011 and updated in 2013, provide practical, evidence-based recommendations in responding to immediate and medium-term water, sanitation and hygiene needs of populations affected by emergencies. The notes are relevant to a wide range or emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced di...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Floods, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Pollution, Water quality, Water supply

Cleaning and disinfecting water storage tanks and tankers. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Cleaning and disinfecting water storage tanks and tankers. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • This technical note outlines a four-step approach to cleaning and disinfecting water tanks and tankers. It is part of a set of four-page illustrated notes, originally prepared in 2011 and updated in 2013, provide practical, evidence-based recommendations in responding to immediate and medium-term water, sanitation and hygiene needs of populations affected by emergencies. The notes are relevant to a wide range or emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced disasters. They are suitable for field technicians, engineers and hygiene promoters...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Emergency situations, Infrastructure, Water quality, Water supply

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Published in 2014