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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". More info →
Water and Sanitation in the World’s Cities: Local Action for Global Goals

Water and Sanitation in the World’s Cities: Local Action for Global Goals

The world’s governments agreed at the Millennium Summit to halve the number of people who lack access to safe water, mainly in the world’s cities, by 2015. With rapidly growing urban populations the challenge is immense. Water and Sanitation in the World’s Cities is a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of the problems and how they can be addressed. This influential publication by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) sets out in detail the scale of inadequate provision of water and sanitation. It describes the impacts on health and economic performance, showing the potential gains of remedial action; it analyses the proximate and underlying causes of poor provision and identifies information gaps affecting resource allocation; it outlines the consequences of further deterioration; and it explains how resources and institutional capacities – public, private and community – can be used to deliver proper services through integrated water resource management. More info →
External Evaluation of UN-HABITAT’s Water and Sanitation Trust Fund – Part 1: Synthesis Report

External Evaluation of UN-HABITAT’s Water and Sanitation Trust Fund – Part 1: Synthesis Report

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During the Water and Sanitation Trust Fund's Advisory Board meeting in 2010, the Government of Norway announced its intention to undertake an external evaluation of its support to the Trust Fund. Subsequently, the Governments of Norway, Spain and the Netherlands, in collaboration with UN-Habitat, decided to jointly undertake the evaluation. More info →
Nepal Country Impact Study , Document 03

Nepal Country Impact Study , Document 03

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Series: Impact Study
This document is an internal Nepal country impact study of initiatives supported by UN-HABITAT’s Water and Sanitation Trust Fund (WSTF) undertaken by a team of international consultants. More info →
The Mekong Region Water and Sanitation Initiative (MEK-WATSAN) – Assessment Report for the Roll Out Phase 1

The Mekong Region Water and Sanitation Initiative (MEK-WATSAN) – Assessment Report for the Roll Out Phase 1

The Mekong Region Water and Sanitation (MEK-WATSAN) Initiative was formulated in response to the GMS initiative as a collaborative effort between UN-HABITAT, the Governments of the Greater Mekong Sub-region and ADB. More info →
Aunt Pilipili: UN-Habitat Series on Water for Upper primary

Aunt Pilipili: UN-Habitat Series on Water for Upper primary

Mr. and Mrs. Ambache travel and leave their young children in the hands of their aunt, Pilipili. The two young chidren, Ambere and Ndiso, at first dread their Aunt. They find her strict and forbidding. Everything seems to be taboo until they find out that actually… their Aunt isn’t as bad as they thought she was. More info →
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

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Series: Impact Study
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). 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 →
The Magic Waterman: UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation books for Upper Primary

The Magic Waterman: UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation books for Upper Primary

Everyone thinks that Mzee Marende is a witch because he always has enough water, even to spare, when other people do not have water to drink. Incensed at Mzee Marende’s mysterious source of water, the people decide to attack him and his family accusing him of witchcraft. They set out to burn Mzee Marende’s entire family. In this exciting story, you will witness the deadly conflict as one man confronts and defeats an entire township. It is one of those stories a reader cannot forget easily. 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 →
Lake Victoria Region Water and Sanitation Intitiative , Rapid appraisal of water and Sanitation in 30 Selected Urban Centers
The Killer floods: UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation books for Upper Primary

The Killer floods: UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation books for Upper Primary

A deadly disease strikes fear in the hearts of all people. In this exciting story, you will find out what the disease is and how it is transmitted. You will also find out what happens to a girl named Mbona when she gets the disease. Will she survive? To get the answer to this question, A deadly disease strikes fear in the hearts of all people. In this exciting story, you will find out what the disease is and how it is transmitted. You will also find out what happens to a girl named Mbona when she gets the disease. Will she survive? To get the answer to this question, read on… More info →
Water Sector in Small Urban Centres: Water Supply and Sanitation Options for Small Urban Centres in Developing Countries

Water Sector in Small Urban Centres: Water Supply and Sanitation Options for Small Urban Centres in Developing Countries

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 →
Realising The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: A Handbook By The Un Special Rapporteur Catarina De Albuquerque

Realising The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: A Handbook By The Un Special Rapporteur Catarina De Albuquerque

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 →
River Murunji: UN-Habitat Series on Water and Sanitation for Lower Primary

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 succeed? Read and find out! More info →
Water Sector in Small Urban Centres: Innovative Financing – Experiences with Secondary Urban Centres Water Supply and Sanitation Service Delivery
Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Introduction

Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Introduction

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 →
Maria’s Doll: UN-Habitat Series on Water and Sanitation for Lower Primary

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 adventure of a lifetime. Will she ever find her doll? Find out in this surprising story. More info →
Water for African Cities Programme Phase II

Water for African Cities Programme Phase II

The Water for African Cities Programme is part of the wider efforts of UN-HABITAT to contribute towards meeting the Millennium Development Goal targets of halving the number of people without access to safe water and sanitation by 2015. More info →
Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Services

Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Services

REALISING THE HUMAN RIGHTS TO WATER AND SANITATION: A HANDBOOK BY THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR CATARINA DE ALBUQUERQUE Planning processes, service providers, service levels and settlements More info →
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