All posts tagged "water"

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    Urban Drainage & Green Infrastructure – Chris Jefferies, Urban Drainage specialist

    Chris Jefferies, Urban Drainage System Expert, in this lecture addresses the need to reduce the impact of city development of flooding on residents and in other places, and the worsening of the water quality in streams, rivers...

    • Posted December 3, 2015
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  • Kibera Evaluation Report FINAL-1
    Kibera: Integrated Water Sanitation and Waste Management Project

    This book documents the processes, challenges and related successes of a pilot project on slum upgrading in Soweto East villages of Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi. As a post project intervention assessment report, it focuses on distilling lessons learnt...

    • Posted November 7, 2014
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  • UN launches handbook on human right to water and sanitation

    Nairobi, 14 October 2014 – The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, with direct support from UN-Habitat, recently presented a new publication: “Realizing the human rights to...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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    Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services

    This issue guide focuses attention on urban basic services in order to illuminate the effects of gender on equality of access and inclusion in the areas of urban energy, urban transport and water and sanitation. This issue...

    • Posted July 26, 2014
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  • The UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation Trust Fund Annual Report 2008
    The UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation Trust Fund Annual Report 2008

    Although sanitation has been hailed as “the most important medical advance since 1840”, over 2.5 billion people – most of them in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia – lack access to basic sanitation.

    • Posted July 14, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat Country Programme Document 2008-2009 - Nepal
    UN-Habitat Country Programme Document 2008-2009 – Nepal

    UN-HABITAT had been present in Nepal intermittently since the late 1980s engaging in a number of technical assistance programmes in the field of human settlements development.

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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    Your Choice Booklet

    Every day we all make choices to improve our lives. And that applies anywhere in the world. So how we do it here in Southern Sudan is important.

    • Posted July 7, 2014
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    Constructed Wetlands Manual

    A general guide to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of constructed wetlands for the treatment of domestic wastewater as well as introduction to the design of constructed wetland for sludge drying.

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Improving water operator finances through better practices – experiences from East Africa-1
    Improving water operator finances through better practices – experiences from East Africa

    The Fast Track Capacity Building programme implemented by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) in Uganda under UN-HABITAT’s ‘Water for African Cities’ programme demonstrates that an integrated programme of training and capacity building, combined with investments...

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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  • World Water Day 2011 Water and Urbanization , Water for Cities Responding to the urban challenge
    World Water Day 2011 Water and Urbanization , Water for Cities: Responding to the urban challenge

    This is the Final Report of the World Water Day 2011 under the theme "Water and Urbanization , Water for Cities: Responding to the urban challenge".

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Water and Sanitation

    The highest priority for UN-HABITAT's Water and Sanitation programme is improving access to safe water and helping provide adequate sanitation to millions of low-income urban dwellers and measuring that impact. World leaders meeting at the United Nations...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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    Urban Basic Services Portfolio , Annual report 2012

    With poverty eradication, environmental sustainability, and sustainable consumption and production as the over-arching development goals, UN-Habitat – the United Nations Human Settlements agency – believes that urban areas are an asset and a solution, and that the...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    Finance Policies and Procedures Manual Volume 1

    Small water utilities face unique challenges in delivering water and sanitation services to their customers. With a limited revenue base and few opportunities to benefit from economies of scale, they often suffer from severe skill shortages and...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance , Strategy 2013-2017

    Despite their frequent lack of capacity, water operators are the key actors in the management of urban water and sewerage services. Mentor water operators with relevant skills and experience, and mentee water operators that express a demand...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Water Audit Manual Volume 4
    Water Audit Manual Volume 4

    Small water utilities face unique challenges in delivering water and sanitation services to their customers. With a limited revenue base and few opportunities to benefit from economies of scale, they often suffer from severe skill shortages and...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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    Cuando el agua fluye hacia las mujeres

    Enseñanzas y aprendizajes de la transversalización de género en el sector hídrico.

    • Posted May 13, 2013
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  • Main Report of the First Water Sanitation Trust Fund - Impact Study , Document 01
    Main Report of the First Water Sanitation Trust Fund – Impact Study , Document 01

    This document is the overall summary and synthesis of the first impact study of initiatives supported by UN-HABITAT’s Water and Sanitation Trust Fund (WSTF).

    • Posted June 25, 2011
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  • Maria’s Doll: UN-Habitat Series on Water and Sanitation for Lower Primary

    The heavens seem angry. The rain pounds the earth, lightening strikes and the thunder roars. People are frightened. Water sweeps carrying away things on its paths. Maria’s doll is swept away. Maria embarks on a search that leads her to an...

    • Posted December 9, 2009
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    River Murunji: UN-Habitat Series on Water and Sanitation for Lower Primary

    River Murunji has become dirty. Its water is drying up. However, one girl named Susana and her classmates fight for River Murunji. They set out in an exciting journey to get River Murunji to its original status of glory. Will they...

    • Posted December 9, 2009
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    Tommy has a tummy ache: UN-Habitat Series on Water and Sanitation for Lower Primary

    Tomi disregards all advice he has been given about drinking clean, boiled water. He regrets it immediately as suffers terribly. Find out what happens to Tomi in this exciting story.

    • Posted December 9, 2009
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