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Planning for Climate Change: Toolkit. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • Planning for Climate Change: Toolkit. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This Toolkit is a companion document for the Planning for Climate Change Guide. The tools included are designed to help planners, or other project facilitators, to work through the planning framework in "Planning for Climate Change: A strategic values-based approach for urban planners". The toolkit contains four different modules: Module A: What's happening?; Module B: What matters most?; Module C: What can we do about it?; Module D: Are we doing it?. While the tools are best used in conjunction with the planning framework, every process will be different and...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Energy, Financing, Floods, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning, Water scarcity

Planning for Climate Change: Guide. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • Planning for Climate Change: Guide. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This report was developed for city planners to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. Specifically targeted to the needs of planners and allied professionals in low and middle-income countries where the challenges of planning for climate change are particularly high. The guide's strategic, values based planning framework promotes a participatory planning process that integrates local participation and good decision-making. It provides practical tools for addressing climate change through different urban planning proces...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Energy, Financing, Floods, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning, Water scarcity

Education for Sustainable Development in Biosphere Reserves and other Designated Areas. A Resource Book for Educators in South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Education for Sustainable Development in Biosphere Reserves and other Designated Areas. A Resource Book for Educators in South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 2013
  • This resource book aims to increase the capacities of those trainers and educators seeking to design and implement innovative educational projects using Biosphere Reserves and other designated areas as Education for Sustainable Development laboratories. The book addresses several water-related issues, including the water cycle, water ecosystems, water pollution, etc. and contains different activities, including an indicative worksheet for a water quality test.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Mediterranean region
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Biodiversity, Desertification, Ecosystems, Education, Pollution, Sustainable development, Water cycle, Water quality

User's Guide on Assessing Water Governance
  • User's Guide on Assessing Water Governance
  • UNDP Water Governance Facility. August 2013
  • This guide is a resource for stakeholders to conduct water governance assessments more effectively within their own local or national context. It provides practical advice on what to consider when designing and implementing an assessment. It also offers guidance on a number of concrete topics, such as which governance aspects are important to look at, the choice of indicators, data collection, how to manage multi-stakeholder processes and how to use the findings to influence policy. Specifically, this guide enables users to:- Understand how assessments can in...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Water governance

What Does It Take to Scale Up Rural Sanitation?
  • What Does It Take to Scale Up Rural Sanitation?
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). July 2012
  • This Working Paper synthesizes the work of the WSP in operationalizing sustainable rural sanitation and shares lessons learned. Key components are introduced and illustrated with examples from the field: Chapter I. 'Overview' shares the sector context that shaped WSP's approach to rural sanitation; the status of rural sanitation in countries where the program was initially implemented; and introduces the programmatic and operational approaches that have been tested at scale; Chapter II. 'Programmatic Approaches to Create Demand, Change Behaviours, and Increas...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Capacity building, Financing, Marketing, Rural areas, Sanitation, Small-scale providers, Utility services

Managing Natural World Heritage
  • Managing Natural 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 2012
  • This resource manual aims at helping to manage natural values within World Heritage properties. The intention is to help managers understand and incorporate World Heritage concepts and processes into natural site management. Many of the management principles described will apply to any type of protected area, but here special emphasis is given to those management considerations most relevant to World Heritage status.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Environment, Monitoring

Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 2. Assessment form
  • Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 2. Assessment form
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • Part2. Assessment Form. The overall goal of this toolkit is to help countries minimize the impact of future health crises by assessing the capacity of their health systems to respond to various threats and identify gaps. The toolkit can be used to stimulate communication and coordination at all stages of preparing for and managing a health crisis. The toolkit comprises an user manual (Part 1) and an assessment form (Part 2). Areas covered include water safety, sanitation and hygiene among others.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Health

Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 1. User Manual
  • Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 1. User Manual
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • Part1. User manual.The overall goal of this toolkit is to help countries minimize the impact of future health crises by assessing the capacity of their health systems to respond to various threats and identify gaps. The toolkit can be used to stimulate communication and coordination at all stages of preparing for and managing a health crisis. The toolkit comprises an user manual (Part 1) and an assessment form (Part 2). Areas covered include water safety, sanitation and hygiene among others.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disasters, Disease, Emergency situations, Health, Water quality

Integrated Water Resources Management Planning Approach for Small Island Developing States
  • Integrated Water Resources Management Planning Approach for Small Island Developing States
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2012
  • This Resource Book provides a suite of case studies of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approaches in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) around the world, and based on those experiences, describes a practical and logical framework of activities for the planning, development and implementation of integrated water resources management/integrated water development plans at the national level, at the level of watersheds and at the level of villages and communities. There are three issues that are core to these Guidelines: Stakeholder Participation;...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Communication, Gender, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Islands, Participation, Scenarios, Water management

Opportunities in dam planning and management. A Communication Practitioner's Handbook for Large Water Infrastructure
  • Opportunities in dam planning and management. A Communication Practitioner's Handbook for Large Water Infrastructure
  • World Bank. June 2011
  • This handbook aims to help foster a "communication culture" that will accommodate the wide range of stakeholder interests in dam planning and management in ways appropriate to the development context of today and the need to promote solutions to sustainability challenges. It seeks to create awareness among practitioners of the benefits and costs of improving the role of communication in infrastructure development. It also demonstrates how communication helps to improve governments' capacities to address corruption issues in infrastructure. Finally, this handb...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Corruption, Dams, Infrastructure, Participation, Water governance

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