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User's Guide on Assessing Water Governance

Water governance has emerged as one of the most critical areas in the context of sustainable water resources development and services, necessary to respond to global water shortages – a crisis which is not about having too little water to satisfy our needs, but rather a crisis of managing water andmore


Utility Provision: Contract Design in the Interest of the Poor

The Policy Research Brief, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, notes that governments' privatisation of service delivery is fraught with problems. The Brief calls for reforming public utilities and where social objectives are met and efficiency gains are considered, it callsmore


Water Adaptation in National Adaptation Programmes for Action

The dialogue paper is one of the series of the World Water Assessment Programme side publications. It presents analysis of water links in the NAPAs and national communications plans of different categories of LDCs and opportunities to address and integrate climate change considerations into watermore


Water Governance for Poverty Reduction

This 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 bymore


Water Rights and Wrongs: A summary of the Human Development Report

This booklet on the Human Development Report 2006: Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis is produced by the young people. The report tackles one of the most challenging and most ignored issues facing the global human family: the availability of clean water and adequatemore


Water Supply in Rural Ghana: Do Women Benefit?

The One Pager, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, examines the impact of water provision on women's time allocation in rural Ghana. The document notes that while having access to water infrastructure can reduce the time burden on women, it is not implicit that the timemore


Water Supply in Shared Waters

The publication notes that the key to achieving a sustainable development and management of water resources lies in resolving long term governance challenges; not least to enforce legislation and empower local communities and vulnerable groups. more


Water for Life: Community Water Security

This booklet provides practical guidance on the most important "how to" questions dealing with access to water. It highlights, among other issues, what can be done to make water safe for drinking and cooking, and how to protect groundwater resources, collect rainwater, and store watermore


Why Gender Matters: A Tutorial for water managers

The 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 hasmore

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Toward Ocean Recovery

Stress, Sustainability and Development of Large Marine Ecosystems During Climate Change