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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

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

Thai Floods 2011. Rapid Assessment for Resilient Recovery and Reconstruction Planning
  • Thai Floods 2011. Rapid Assessment for Resilient Recovery and Reconstruction Planning
  • World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). February 2012
  • In response to the prolonged and widespread flooding throughout Thailand in 2011, the Royal Thai Government, in conjunction with the World Bank and other development partners, undertook this rapid assessment of the impact of the floods in 26 of the 66 affected provinces. This report outlines these findings, including damage and loss estimates and social and economic impacts, and proposes strategies for resilient recovery and reconstruction planning.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Emergency situations, Floods, Health, Risk management

Women at the frontline of climate change. Gender risks and hopes
  • Women at the frontline of climate change. Gender risks and hopes
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2011
  • This publication presents an overview of central issues relevant to opportunities for adaptation - and also the risks that women are exposed to with climate change in mountain regions. Adaptation strategies as well as climate change impacts on the environment and water resources are especially analyzed.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Drought, Floods, Gender, Mountains, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

Investigating Grey Areas: Access to Basic Urban Services in the Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon
  • Investigating Grey Areas: Access to Basic Urban Services in the Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). March 2011
  • This report presents results of a research on access to basic urban services in the Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon. The basic urban services covered are in the sectors of: 1) Water Provision; 2) Sewerage; 3) Solid Waste Management; 4) Electricity; and 5) Road Networks. The research looks at access to basic urban services from a governance perspective, focusing on dwellers' strategies and mechanisms; their web of relationships with other public and private stakeholders; and the role played by each stakeholder. It also presents a rapid a...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Informal settlements, Refugees, Sanitation, Urban areas, Utility services, Water services, Water supply

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