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 and lakes caused by the expansion of cities.

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The Role of ICT in the Proposed Urban Sustainable Development Goal and the New Urban Agenda

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, an international process is underway to define the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This process involves a wide range of stakeholders, and has spanned several years.

The Rio+20 outcome document, The future we want, mandated an Open Working Group to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a successor to the MDGs. On 19 July 2014, the Open Working Group published its final proposal which includes 17 proposed goals.

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Accessibility of Housing. A Handbook of Inclusive Affordable Housing Solutions for Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons

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This publication is part of the activities of the Global Network for Sustainable Housing (GNSH) managed by the UN-Habitat Housing Unit. The handbook presents practical solutions to outgrow accessibility barriers for persons with disabilities and older persons in the contexts of slum upgrading, reconstruction, large-scale affordable and social housing programmes. 

Water Operators Partnerships - Building WOPs for Sustainable Development in Water and Sanitation

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Water operators worldwide are in need of assistance and capacity building support to sharpen service delivery. Experienced water operators, professional water associations, national water ministries, development agencies and international finance institutions have a privileged position in assisting them. Partnerships between operators have emerged as a feasible way to improve their own efficiency and effectiveness.

 

Local Actions for Sustainable Development , Water and Sanitation in Asia-Pacific Region

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This publication is aimed at supporting the country Governments of the Asian region in achieving the MDG relating to Water and Sanitation by sharing solutions which can be easily replicated, scaled up and sustainable besides being cost effective and innovative.

The experiences presented in the Publication provide a road map and serves as a guide book to all stakeholders not only in the Asian region but also to the other countries, who involved in improving the quality of life by promoting drinking water supply and safe sanitation.