Water supply and sanitation

  • Small-Scale, Private Water Service Provision: Case Studies of Tanzania, Uganda and KenyaJan 5, 2012Small-Scale, Private Water Service Provision: Case Studies of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

  • Oct 31, 2011Fighting Corruption in the Water Sector

  • Dec 30, 2001Closing The Loop: Ecological Sanitation for Food SecurityThis 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.

  • Nov 13, 2006Community Water Initiative: BrochureSince 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.

  • Mar 15, 2005FACTSHEET: Water Governance: The Gender DimensionThe 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.

  • Nov 29, 2008International Conference on the Right to Water and Sanitation: Conference ReportThe International Conference on the Right to Water and Sanitation in Theory and Practice considered a number of key questions including the implications of the right for legal and economic regimes; the allocation of scarce water resources; international development; and the rights of women, indigenous peoples and minorities. The report summarizes the presentations from the Conference.

  • Jun 1, 2010Fast Facts: Adaptive Water GovernanceUNDP 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.

  • Jun 23, 2004Water Governance for Poverty ReductionThis 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.

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

  • Jan 1, 2007Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals: Making the LinkThis UNDP Primer is based on the views and experiences of development practitioners on linking human rights and the MDGs in their work. It provides basic guidance on how to make the link and explores the key questions that practitioners will face in doing so.