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Guidance Note: Irrigation Subsector Risk Assessment
  • Guidance Note: Irrigation Subsector Risk Assessment
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). February 2015
  • This guidance note aims to explain key features of the irrigation subsector and identify entry points for mapping governance risks. It is part of a series of guidance notes for selected sectors and subsectors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The guidance note offers a framework for mapping governance risks to inform the preparation of future country partnership strategies, and supplements ADB's Guidelines for Implementing the Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan. Section 2 highlights the significance of irrigation and its challenges. Section 3...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Capacity building, Corruption, Financing, Irrigation, Risk management, Water governance

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

Handbook for Disaster Assessment
  • Handbook for Disaster Assessment
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). April 2014
  • The Handbook is a guide to pre and post disaster response management. Chapter 10 examines the implications for Water and Sanitation in 5 sections, first providing some general considerations. It then presents the procedures for estimating damage to water and sanitation systems through information on national institutions and information on each system of the sector in the affected territory. Part 3 'Estimating damage to drinking water and sanitary sewer systems, solid waste collection and disposal and flood control structures' contains 4 categorical considera...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Environment, Floods, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Mitigation, Sanitation, Tourism, Transport, Valuation, Water security

Mainstreaming Gender in the Irrigation Development Support Programme: Case Study Zambia
  • Mainstreaming Gender in the Irrigation Development Support Programme: Case Study Zambia
  • World Bank. February 2014
  • This case study describes the integration of women producers into agricultural investment programs in Zambia as well as how women's right to land influences women as it relates to the Irrigation Development Support Programme (IDSP) in Zambia. The study discusses the projects aim to develop irrigated agricultural land managed by smallholders, including emergent farmers and making sufficient water available to support large-scale commercial operations. It is comprised of two interlinked studies, the first in the internal paper "Integrating Women Producers and T...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Capacity building, Community participation, Equity, Financing, Gender, Human rights, Investments, Irrigation, Land management, Monitoring, Participation, Water allocation, Water management, Water scarcity

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

Technical options for excreta disposal in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Technical options for excreta disposal in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • "This technical note outlines ways in which excreta and urine can be managed during the early stages of an emergency, while long-term solutions are devised. 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 f...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Open defecation, Sanitation, Wastewater

Planning for excreta disposal in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Planning for excreta disposal in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • "This Technical Note is a guide to the planning process of excreta disposal during the first two phases of an emergency. 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 ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Sanitation, Wastewater

Delivering safe water by tanker. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Delivering safe water by tanker. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • This technical note considers key issues relating to the effective and efficient use of tankers during an emergency. 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 hygi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Water supply

Measuring chlorine levels in water supplies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Measuring chlorine levels in water supplies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • This technical note explains why disinfection is important, why chlorine is used, how it works, how to test for its presence and where and when to test. 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 f...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Water supply, Water treatment

Hygiene promotion in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Hygiene promotion in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • This technical note explains why hygiene promotion is important in emergencies and describes how to carry it out. 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...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Disasters, Emergency situations, Hygiene

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