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How can the management of watersheds by Local Government Units and civil society bring about positive results?
A.P. Contrera / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2004
Water governance in the Philippines is saddled by several problems. The failure to implement laws governing the watershed approach and the absence of institutional mechanisms has seriously undermined any effort to mainstream and integ...
What can be the role of information in preventing people from getting contaminated drinking water?
J. Jalan; E. Somanathan / Global Development Network 2005
The economics literature has laid more emphasis on wealth than on information as a determinant of the willingness to pay to protect oneself from environmental and health hazards. Being informed of relevant information may help people ...
Tsunami response: efforts to supply drinking water focused on quantity rather than quality
T. Clasen; L. Smith / World Health Organization 2005
This World Health Organization report investigates the organisation of drinking water supplies following the Indian Ocean tsunami. It finds that large water tanks, mobile treatment plants and emergency storage and distribution systems...
Ecological deterioration brings about the need for higher-quality environmental goods and services.
I. Blam / Economic Education and Research Consortium,, Russian Federation 2005
The economic recession of the 1990s reduced the negative impact of human activities on the environment in Russia. However there exists a significant regional differentiation in air and water pollution. At the same time, according to s...
Access to water: a woman’s right?
FAO Gender; Development Service / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2005
Having enough water for food production is a key issue in many countries. As water becomes scarce and food requirements increase, there will be a need to produce more food using less water, to protect the quality of water and the envi...
Including disabled people in water and sanitation initiatives
Hazel Jones; Bob Reed / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2005
The link between disability and poverty is clear: two thirds of the world’s disabled people live in low-income communities, with most in rural areas. Water and sanitation facilities are considered basic needs and are central to g...
Radio broadcasting for better health
Andrew Skuse / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2005
Radio programmes can help communities to access useful health information, promote behavioural change and widen access to health services. But what kind of information is useful? How can donors encourage community radio while assistin...
Formal and informal governance in rural India
Kripa AnanthPur / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2005
There are several reports of atrocities committed by village councils against low-caste people and women in India. These councils often deal out harsh punishments to villagers who disobey recognised social behaviour, especially those ...
Exploration of the relationship between poor freshwater access and destitution
J.N.K. Mugambi; G. Kebreab / Norwegian Church Aid 2005
Freshwater supply is not a priority of the rich countries in their development agendas for the poor countries. Yet this paper suggests that it is the most important indicator of destitution. This paper argues that it is necessary for ...
A common policy effort is required to prevent water conflicts in Central Asia
A. Kholiki; N. Rakhimov / The Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan 2003
This paper analyses the problem of water resource sharing in Central Asia. The authors consider this problem to be especially important, since they believe that the struggle for control over water resources will be one of the main cau...
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Efficiency and equity considerations in pricing and allocating irrigation water
Yacov Tsur; Ariel Dinar / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 1995
Pricing of water may affect allocation considerations by users. Efficiency is attainable whenever the pricing method affects the demand for irrigation water. The extent to which water pricing methods can affect income redistribution i...
Economic Regulation of Water Companies
Michael Klein / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 1999
The key to effective regulation of water companies is to generate information that allows the regulator to make good rules and allows the interest groups to watch out for improprieties by the regulator. Both public and private ...
Bending the Rules: Discretionary Pollution Control in China
S. Dasgupta; H. Mainul; D. Wheeler / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 1999
In China, environmental regulators play by the rules, but often bend them in ways that reflect important environmental and social concerns. Regulators give little or no slack to heavy dischargers. Old factories pay more, state owned f...
Directory of donor agencies funding water supply and sanitation projects.
Global Applied Research Network in Water Supply and Sanitation 1999
Provides an overview of the main agencies funding applied research in the water supply and sanitation sector. Contains a review of the key players in the funding of applied research, the criteria they apply, fields of interest and con...
Removing ropes, attaching strings : institutional arrangements to provide water
Arun Agrawal / Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor - Indigenous Knowledge WorldWide 1993
The case of Dodopani (India) illustrates that governments often attempt sweeping technically oriented changes to improve standards of living without paying adequate attention to the political and institutional context that defines rur...
Private Sector Participation in the Water and Sanitation Sector
R. Franceys / Water Engineering and Development Centre 1997
This paper aims to provide an overview of the principles that should underlay private sector participation in the water and sanitation sub-sector to help inform DFID, together with other stakeholders, on the role and potential of Priv...
Emergency Water Sources: Guidelines for selection and treatment (3rd Ed).
S. House; B. Reed / Water Engineering and Development Centre 2004
These guidelines have been designed to help those involved in the assessment of emergency water sources to collect relevant information in a systematic way, to use this information to select a source or sources and to determine the ap...
Inspections and emissions in India : puzzling survey evidence on industrial water pollution
Sheoli Pargal; Muthukumara Mani; Mainul Huq / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 1997
In a sample of industrial plants in India, direct community pressure on plants does not appear to play a major role in reducing emissions. Nor do formal inspections, possibly because of the low probability of enforcement and the low p...
Solutions for a Water-Short World
Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins University 1998
As populations grow and water use per person rises, demand for freshwater is soaring. Yet the supply of freshwater is finite and threatened by pollution. To avoid a crisis, many countries must conserve water, pollute less, manage supp...
Hitosa Water Supply Project, Ethiopia
T. Silkin / Wateraid 1997
Describes a large scale community-managed gravity water supply scheme in Ethiopia
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United Nations World Water Assessment Programme
Hosted and led by UNESCO, the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) coordinates the work of 31 UN-Water members and partners in the World Water Development Report (WWDR).
SaciWATERs / The South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies
SaciWATERs, the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, is a policy research institute based in Hyderabad, India. From its inception in 2001, it has focused on critical issues related to water resources management in south Asia. A key endeavour at SaciWATERs has been to enhance the dominant water resources management paradigm in the region with...
Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management (EJESM)
The Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management (EJESM) is based in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. Its aim is to publish original research out put in the area of Geography, Ecology, Botany, Conservation studies, Water Resources, Urban Studies, Environmental Design and Management and other allied disciplines. It is devoted to dis...
Trisanita
Trisanita is a platform for journals of environmental sanitation. It currently includes three peer-reviewed open access journals published in Indonesia: Journal of Applied Sciences in Environmental Sanitation (JASES) (launched in March 2006); Journal of Applied Technology in Environmental Sanitation (JATES) (launched in April 2011); and Journal of Applied Phytotechnology in Environmental Sanitatio...
Asia-Pacific Water Forum
The Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-political network  established to encourage collaborative efforts on water resources management and to accelerate the process of effective integration of water resources management into the socio-economic development process of the Asia-Pacific region. The goal of the APWF is to contribute to sustainable...
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation founded in 1993, currently operating in five 5 Indian states: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jharkhand. WOTR is specialised in the field of participatory watershed development and climate change adaptation. It relies on its on-field experience and in a systemic, and primarily pa...
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE)
The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education was established in 2003. It carries out research, education and capacity building activities in the fields of water, environment and infrastructure. UNESCO-IHE continues the work that began in 1957 when IHE first offered a postgraduate diploma course in hydraulic engineering to practising professionals from developing countries. The Institute...
Global Water Forum
The Global Water Forum was established in 2010 as an initiative of the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance in order to present knowledge and insight from leading water researchers and practitioners. The contributions provide evidence-based, accessible and freely available articles looking at local, regional and global water challenges. Specifically, the g...
University of Malawi (UNIMA)
Teaching and research university.  Departments include: Centre For Reproductive Health (CRH) Centre For Social Research (CSR) Education Research And Training (CERT) Gender Studies Unit Language Studies Unit (CLS) Research Support Centre (RSC) Water, Sanitation, Health And Appropriate Technol...
Healthy Reefs Initiative
Healthy Reefs for Healthy People is a collaborative international initiative that generates user-friendly tools to measure the health of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecosystem, and delivers scientifically credible reports to improve decision-making that effectively sustain social and ecosystem well-being.
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