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Tanzania - Public Expenditure Review (PER) of the water sector (English)

Tanzania initiated a forward-looking National Water Policy (NAWAPO-2002) to promote an integrated approach to water resources management and improve water supply and sanitation service (WSS) delivery in both urban and rural areas. ... See More +

Brief 55281 JUN 01, 2010

Strategic environmental assessment : improving water resources governance and decision making (English)

The Sustainable Development Network (SDN) calls for elevating the environment into upstream processes such as policy, programmatic, and investment dialogue. ... See More +

Brief 55280 JUN 01, 2010

Climate change and urban water utilities : challenges and opportunities (English)

The impact of climate change is increasingly important for the design, construction, and maintenance of water sector infrastructure. Average global temperatures are on the rise, causing cycles of extreme weather: droughts and flooding are becoming common; seawater levels are rising; and many locations are considerably drier, impacting water sources such as lakes and rivers. ... See More +

Brief 55828 JUN 01, 2010

Danilenko, Alexander; Dickson, Eric; Jacobsen, Michael;

Using a private operator to establish a corporatized public water utility : the management contract for Johannesburg water (English)

In post-apartheid Johannesburg, South Africa, the city water authority had fallen into disarray (a common situation with urban services). In 2001, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) emerged as a way to bring new expertise and efficiency to the delivery of public utility services, where a five-year management contract successfully restored services, built local capacity, and helped put Johannesburg Water on a solid footing. ... See More +

Brief 55276 APR 01, 2010

Template for assessing the governance of public water supply and sanitation service providers : a tool for understanding water system effectiveness (English)

The template is a tool to assess the performance of an urban water supply and sanitation (WSS) service provide by taking into account the governance, policy, and management context it operates in. ... See More +

Brief 55278 APR 01, 2010

Ginneken, Meike van; Locussol, Alain

Directions in hydropower : scaling up for development (English)

After a period of stagnation, the story of hydropower infrastructure is changing. Emerging global dynamics are recasting the role and value of hydropower in development, recognizing its potential contribution to a complex web of energy security, water security and regional development and integration. ... See More +

Brief 55279 APR 01, 2010

Overcoming drought in India : adaptation strategies for the state of Andhra Pradesh (English)

The study objectives were designed to enhance the state's capacity to assess long-term effects of drought and increase resilience to drought risks at state, district, and community levels. ... See More +

Brief 55272 APR 01, 2010

Making a large irrigation scheme work : a case study from Mali (English)

Located in the heart of Mali, the Office du Niger (ON) is one of the oldest and largest irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa. The French, who began the scheme in 1932, planned on developing about 1,000,000 hectares (ha) over a period of 50 years. ... See More +

Brief 55273 APR 01, 2010

Environmental flows in water resources policies, plans, and project : part one - findings and recommendations and part two : case studies (English)

Environmental flows are central to equitable distribution of and access to water and services provided by aquatic ecosystems. They refer to the quality, quantity, and timing of water flows required maintaining the components, functions, processes and resilience of aquatic ecosystems that provide goods and services to people. ... See More +

Brief 55275 APR 01, 2010

Public-private partnerships for urban water utilities : a review of experiences in developing countries (English)

Since 1990, many national and local governments in developing countries have contracted with private companies to operate or manage their water utilities under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contracts. ... See More +

Brief 55271 APR 01, 2010

Environmental health and child survival (English)

Interest in environmental health has increased in recent years, largely because the most vulnerable groups remain disproportionately exposed to and affected by health risks from environmental hazards. ... See More +

Brief 48724 JUN 01, 2009

Post-construction support and sustainability in community-managed rural water supply (English)

Water projects in developing countries are inaugurated with great fanfare by the governments, lenders, and sponsors that make them possible; the projects' results, however, don't always receive the publicity of groundbreaking ceremonies. ... See More +

Brief 48727 JUN 01, 2009

Bakalian, Alexander ; Wakeman, Wendy

Making the most of scarcity : accountability for better water management in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Most of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) cannot meet current water demand. Many countries face full-blown crises, and the situation is likely to get even worse. ... See More +

Brief 48728 JUN 01, 2009

Addressing China's water scarcity (English)

China's water resources are scarce and unevenly distributed. It has the sixth largest amount of renewable resources in the world, but a per capita availability that is only one-fourth the world average and among the lowest for a major country. ... See More +

Brief 48725 MAY 01, 2009

Xie, Jian

Public-private partnerships to reform urban water utilities in Western and Central Africa (English)

Western and Central Africa have lengthy experience with public-private partnerships (PPPs), both for water supply and for combined power and water supply utilities. ... See More +

Brief 48726 MAY 01, 2009

Fall, Matar ; Marin, Philippe ; Locussol, Alain ; Verspyck, Richard

Guiding principles for successful reforms of urban water supply and sanitation sectors (English)

The note proposes a methodology for assessing the accountability framework of an urban water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector that it defines as the set of actors, mandates, contractual arrangements between actors, and instruments used by actors to implement their mandates. ... See More +

Brief 47930 APR 01, 2009

Locussol, Alain R. ; Fall, Matar

Securing water for agriculture : a guide to investment decisions (English)

How can the world grow more food, increase incomes, reduce poverty, and protect the environment with growing numbers of mouths to feed and increasingly constrained resources? ... See More +

Brief 47932 APR 01, 2009

Monitoring and evaluating agricultural water management projects : better tools for better results (English)

Increasing agricultural production is necessary to feed growing populations, raise the incomes of poor farmers, and boost national export revenues. ... See More +

Brief 47933 APR 01, 2009

Handwashing programs for better hygiene (English)

The handwashing handbook advocates handwashing-with-soap programs to fight the spread of disease. It covers the following components: laying the foundation for a National Handwashing Program; understanding the consumer; and implementing the program. ... See More +

Brief 47934 APR 01, 2009

Competition or cooperation? A new era for agricultural water management (English)

Reliable supplies of water for agriculture have helped meet rapidly rising demand for food in developing countries, making farms more profitable, reducing poverty, and helping vast regions of the world develop more dynamic and diversified economies. ... See More +

Brief 47931 APR 01, 2009

Ward, Christopher ; Dargouth, Salah ; Minasyan, Gayane ; Gambarelli, Gretel

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Tanzania - Public Expenditure Review (PER) of the water sector (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 55281 Brief
Strategic environmental assessment : improving water resources governance and decision making (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 55280 Brief
Climate change and urban water utilities : challenges and opportunities (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 55828 Brief
Using a private operator to establish a corporatized public water utility : the management contract for Johannesburg water (English)
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APR 01, 2010 55276 Brief
Template for assessing the governance of public water supply and sanitation service providers : a tool for understanding water system effectiveness (English)
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APR 01, 2010 55278 Brief
Directions in hydropower : scaling up for development (English)
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APR 01, 2010 55279 Brief
Overcoming drought in India : adaptation strategies for the state of Andhra Pradesh (English)
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APR 01, 2010 55272 Brief
Making a large irrigation scheme work : a case study from Mali (English)
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APR 01, 2010 55273 Brief
Environmental flows in water resources policies, plans, and project : part one - findings and recommendations and part two : case studies (English)
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APR 01, 2010 55275 Brief
Public-private partnerships for urban water utilities : a review of experiences in developing countries (English)
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APR 01, 2010 55271 Brief
Environmental health and child survival (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 48724 Brief
Post-construction support and sustainability in community-managed rural water supply (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 48727 Brief
Making the most of scarcity : accountability for better water management in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 48728 Brief
Addressing China's water scarcity (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 48725 Brief
Public-private partnerships to reform urban water utilities in Western and Central Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 48726 Brief
Guiding principles for successful reforms of urban water supply and sanitation sectors (English)
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APR 01, 2009 47930 Brief
Securing water for agriculture : a guide to investment decisions (English)
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APR 01, 2009 47932 Brief
Monitoring and evaluating agricultural water management projects : better tools for better results (English)
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APR 01, 2009 47933 Brief
Handwashing programs for better hygiene (English)
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APR 01, 2009 47934 Brief
Competition or cooperation? A new era for agricultural water management (English)
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APR 01, 2009 47931 Brief