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Disaster Risk Reduction in the United Nations. Roles, mandates and results of key UN entities

Third Hashimoto Action Plan
  • Third Hashimoto Action Plan
  • United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Sanitation (UNSGAB). October 2013
  • The Third Hashimoto Action Plan (HAPIII) outlines UNSGAB's 2013-2015 strategy for shaping global water and sanitation policy. The Plan calls for a final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on water and sanitation, noting that the sanitation target is among the most off-track, and advocates for including water and sanitation objectives in the post-2015 development agenda.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Financing, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation

A Story within a Story. Gender and Water in Uzbekistan
  • A Story within a Story. Gender and Water in Uzbekistan
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). July 2013
  • This report provides a summary of the water supply and sanitation situation in Uzbekistan in relation to gender issues and main achievements in ADB's projects addressing the gender issues related to water supply and sanitation.
  • Main themes: Gender, Sanitation, Water supply

Smallholders and sustainable wells. A Retrospect: Participatory Groundwater Management in Andhra Pradesh (India)
  • Smallholders and sustainable wells. A Retrospect: Participatory Groundwater Management in Andhra Pradesh (India)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). May 2013
  • This study analyses the lives of two successive Participatory Groundwater Management programs in Andhra Pradesh, India, which ran from the mid-1990s to 2010, and were centred around small wells, typically servicing a few families each. The programs ran in 660 villagers across drought-prone districts of Andhra Pradesh, and by their culmination had and involved the participation of nearly 20,000 farmers as barefoot technicians. The core principles adopted by these programs were: demystifying hydrological science and technology for rural communities; enabling th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquifer recharge, Capacity building, Groundwater, Irrigation, Participation, Water balance

Water Education for Sustainable Development. A Global Synthesis
  • Water Education for Sustainable Development. A Global Synthesis
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). February 2012
  • This report introduces UNESCO's Water Education programme, an IHP initiative focused on "an integrated understanding of biological and hydrological processes at a catchment's scale in order to create a scientific basis for a new, cost-effective and systemic approach to the sustainable management of freshwater resources". The report identifies examples of best practices on water education in the region at all educational levels; analyzes examples of best practices to identify barriers and opportunities; proposes recommendations to enable effective water educat...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Education, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Sustainable development, Water management

Lessons in Urban Sanitation Development. Indonesia Sanitation Sector Development Program 2006-2010
  • Lessons in Urban Sanitation Development. Indonesia Sanitation Sector Development Program 2006-2010
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). May 2011
  • This field note explores key design and implementation lessons in urban sanitation development from the Indonesia Sanitation Sector Development Program (ISSDP), including, among others designing to suit local circumstances; adopting a holistic view of technical assistance; using a range of measures for creating an enabling environment; promoting strategic planning as a management tool; ensuring quality in advocacy and communications; or adapting capacity building strategies to respond to changing needs.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Sanitation, Urban areas

(The) impact of global change on water resources: The Response of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme
  • (The) impact of global change on water resources: The Response of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). March 2011
  • This document provides a brief overview of the likely effects of global change (population growth, climate change, urbanization, expansion of infrastructure, migration, land conversion and pollution) on water resources and the UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme's response to these challenges.
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Drought, Drylands, Floods, Glaciers, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Land degradation, State of water resources, Urban areas, Water availability, Water quality

Floods and the Poor: Reducing the Vulnerability of the Poor to the Negative Impacts of Floods
  • Floods and the Poor: Reducing the Vulnerability of the Poor to the Negative Impacts of Floods
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • Flood mitigation projects worldwide have tended to follow a standard, top-down, and predominantly engineering approach. This paper suggests problems with that approach, examines water-related disasters from the point of view of affected poor households, and proposes steps to help flood-prone communities prepare and cope more effectively.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Floods, Poverty, Poverty reduction

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Published in 2015