World Water Day 2011 Water and Urbanization , Water for Cities: Responding to the urban challenge

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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". It focused international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialization and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems. It also encouraged action by governments, organizations, communities, and individuals around the world to engage actively in addressing urban water management challenges.

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 Millennium Summit in 2000 committed themselves to attaining the Millennium Development Goal 7, target 10 which aims to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water by 2015.

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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 a long legacy of underinvestment in infrastructure and capacity enhancement. To overcome these challenges, the small utilities need to maximize their operating efficiencies and ensure optimum utilization of their assets.

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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 for assistance to improve their operations, have complementary motivations for taking part in non-commercial partnerships. This document details the strategy, which will guide the Global Water Operator's Partnership Alliance’s work over the next 5 years.

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Water Audit Manual Volume 4

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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. To overcome these challenges, the small utilities need to maximize their operating efficiencies and ensure optimum utilization of their assets.

Cuando el agua fluye hacia las mujeres

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Este libro tiene por objeto sistematizar las enseňanzas y aprendizajes de la transversalizacion de genéro en el sector hídrico, en Bolivia, Ecuador y México. El propósito de presentar esta experiencia, no es sólo para justificar el porqué de la transversalización de genéro en el sector agua y saneamiento, ni para demostrar que la eficiencia de los sistems hídricos aumenta cuando hay una mayor participación de la mujer.

Main Report of the First Water Sanitation Trust Fund - Impact Study , Document 01

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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).The WSTF, which was established in 2003, aims to leverage new investment and ideas to expand the water and sanitation (WATSAN) service coverage for poor urban dwellers and help build momentum for achieving the MDGs.

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

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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.