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Leakage Control Manual Volume 5

Leakage Control Manual Volume 5

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 a long legacy of underinvestment in infrastructure and capacity enhancement. More info →
Review of Existing Concepts of Water Governance and an Analysis of Pro-Poor Approaches in UN-HABITAT Interventions – Part 1

Review of Existing Concepts of Water Governance and an Analysis of Pro-Poor Approaches in UN-HABITAT Interventions – Part 1

The purpose of this extensive review (Part I) is to provide the basis for defining a pro-poor water and sanitation governance framework and the tools required to improve UN-HABITAT efforts in favour of adequate water supply and sanitation services for the urban poor. More info →
Hacia la solución de una crisis mundial: Año Internacional del Saneamiento 2008 (Spanish Language Version)

Hacia la solución de una crisis mundial: Año Internacional del Saneamiento 2008 (Spanish Language Version)

El 20 de diciembre de 2006, la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas declaró que 2008 sería el Año Internacional del Saneamiento. More info →
Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Principles

Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Principles

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook. UN-Habitat has supported the work of the UN Special Rapporteur and welcomes this publication. More info →
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 a long legacy of underinvestment in infrastructure and capacity enhancement More info →
Water Sector in Small Urban Centres: Analysis of donor flows to water supply and sanitation services

Water Sector in Small Urban Centres: Analysis of donor flows to water supply and sanitation services

This paper presents an analysis of Official Development Assistance (ODA) flows to the water and sanitation sector, based on data gathered from the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and Creditor Reporting Systems (CRS) databases. More info →
Tackling a global crisis: International Year of Sanitation 2008

Tackling a global crisis: International Year of Sanitation 2008

On 20th December 2006, the UN General assembly declared 2008 as the International Year of Sanitation (IYS). More info →
Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Justice

Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Justice

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook. UN-Habitat has supported the work of the UN Special Rapporteur and welcomes this publication. More info →
Block Mapping Guidelines Volume 3

Block Mapping Guidelines Volume 3

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 a long legacy of underinvestment in infrastructure and capacity enhancement. More info →
Water Sector in Small Urban Centres: Water Supply and Sanitation

Water Sector in Small Urban Centres: Water Supply and Sanitation

To meet the water and sanitation Millennium Development Goals some 300,000 people have to be provided with improved water supplies and 440,000 with improved sanitation every day during the period 2001-2015. More info →
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