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Ebola virus disease (EVD)  Key questions and answers concerning water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Ebola virus disease (EVD) Key questions and answers concerning water, sanitation and hygiene
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO). October 2014
  • This document summarizes the key questions, recommendations and best practices regarding water, sanitation and hygiene management when dealing with Ebola Virus Disease. It reflects input and advice from microbiologists and virologist with expertise in the environment, environmental engineers, and those with practical knowledge about WASH in emergencies and disease outbreaks.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Emergency situations, Environment, Health, Hygiene, Microbiology, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Wastewater, Water supply, Water treatment

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). July 2012
  • This report focuses on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather and climate events, the impacts of such events, and the strategies to manage the associated risks. In particular, it contributes to frame the challenge of dealing with extreme weather and climate events as an issue in decision-making under uncertainty, analyzing response in the context of risk management. The report consists of nine chapters, covering risk management; observed and projected changes in extreme weather and climate events; exposure and vulnerability to as well as ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Disease, Drought, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Education, Floods, Food security, Legal aspects, Resilience, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability

Rating of Cities: National Urban Sanitation Policy. Frequently Asked Questions
  • Rating of Cities: National Urban Sanitation Policy. Frequently Asked Questions
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). June 2011
  • This document presents a set of frequently asked questions about the 'National Rating for Cities' exercise launched by the Government of India to achieve the goals of the National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP). The exercise rated 423 cities (with population greater than 100,000) for their performance across various aspects of sanitation. This was measured through indicators that included physical infrastructure, systems, processes, and outcomes related to achievement of total sanitation. The first national rating was carried out in 2009 and results were publ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Information and data, Monitoring, Sanitation, Urban areas

Disaster through a different lens. Behind every effect, there is a cause. A guide for journalists covering disaster risk reduction
  • Disaster through a different lens. Behind every effect, there is a cause. A guide for journalists covering disaster risk reduction
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • This manual is intended for journalists and the media who are interested in learning more about disaster risk reduction issues. On chapter 1, the manual introduces the basics about disaster risk reduction (DRR), illustrates the issue with some facts and trends, summarizes the most frequently asked questions and provides various key messages. On chapter 2, the role of the media in DRR is addressed together with some examples of DRR reporting. Chapter 3 provides different lessons from disasters, while Chapter 4 offers useful information on natural hazards inclu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Floods, Poverty, Risk management, Urbanization

Managing disaster risks for World Heritage
  • Managing disaster risks for World Heritage
  • International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). June 2010
  • This Resource Manual, prepared as part of the new World Heritage Resource Manual Series, aims to raise the awareness of World Heritage managers and administrators of the real extent of risks associated with disasters. It provides them with a sound methodology for identifying, assessing and then reducing these risks, with a view to preserving their heritage and ensuring that it contributes - to its full potential - to the sustainable development of their communities. The manual is divided into 8 sections, the first 7 ask and answer important questions which al...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Mitigation, Monitoring, Risk management, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge

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Published in 2015