Water and Ocean Governance

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  • Water Rights and Wrongs: A summary of the Human Development ReportMar 22, 2007

  • Water for Life: Community Water SecurityWater for Life: Community Water SecurityApr 1, 2005

  • Fast Facts: Human Rights Based Approach and Water GovernanceFast Facts: Human Rights Based Approach and Water GovernanceDec 13, 2010

  • Closing The Loop: Ecological Sanitation for Food SecurityDec 30, 2001This publication presents a shift in the way people think about and act upon human excreta. It notes that Human excreta are a resource not a waste. Ecological sanitation is a "closed loop" approach preventing pollution by recycling nutrients and organic matter. Ecological sanitation is applicable for rural areas and for rich and poor alike.

  • Community Water Initiative: BrochureNov 13, 2006Since 2004, the Community Water Initiative (CWI) has supported decentralized, innovative, low-cost, and community-based water resource management and water supply and sanitation projects in rural areas. CWI is part of the Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme.

  • FACTSHEET: Water Governance: The Gender DimensionMar 15, 2005The factsheet highlights community action and social mobilization around the provision of basic social services such as water can be an effective 'entry point' for promoting women's empowerment. Having a leadership role in community management of water supplies can increase women's social capital as well as their bargaining power within the household.

  • Fast Facts: Adaptive Water GovernanceJun 1, 2010UNDP promotes equitable access to water resources and water and sanitation services as a fundamental requisite for human development. In a rapidly changing world, UNDP's Water Governance Programme catalyzes efforts towards the achievements of the MDGs. The document provides a brief overview of UNDP's Water Governance Programme.

  • Sanitation and Cleanliness for a Healthy EnvironmentSanitation and Cleanliness for a Healthy EnvironmentApr 1, 2005

  • Water Governance for Poverty ReductionJun 23, 2004This booklet aims to highlight the key water-related challenges developing countries face, give examples of approaches that have worked based on the experience of UNDP and its partners, and make recommendations concerning policy. It is organized in chapters that correspond to the areas targeted by the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Why Gender Matters: A Tutorial for water managersMar 1, 2006The tutorial aims to show how addressing gender will improve efficiency of water use and environmental sustainability, as well as social benefits and equity from use of water resources. It also helps capacity builders to include gender issues in their training and educational programmes. It has been developed jointly by Cap-Net and GWA.

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  • Issue Brief: Ocean Hypoxia 'Dead Zones'