References

UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water

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With 2.4 billion people living without access to improved sanitation facilities, and nearly 700 million people not receiving their drinking-water from improved water sources, GLAAS highlighted where efforts stagnated, and excelled, in achieving the Millennium Development Goal Target (MDG)!

Major River Basins of Africa

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This map shows the locations of 13 major river basins in Africa: the Senegal, Volta, Niger, Lake Chad, Nile, Lake Turkana, Juba Shibeli, Ogooue, Congo, Zambezi, Okavango, Limpopo, and Orange river basins.!

Introducing Groundwater (without subtitles)

by Lessons-Learnt

Groundwater is the water that is stored underground, in what are called aquifers. Groundwater is recharged by rainfall and surface water such as lakes and rivers. This is one of a series of films from a 7-year UK-Government (DFID-UKRI) funded research programme called UPGro (Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor). For more information, visit www.upgro.org. For related films see https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTv5...!

Groundwater, the Hidden Resource

by Lessons-Learnt

Water is essential to human, plant, and animal survival. From huge cities to tiny villages, about 50% of the world’s population depends on groundwater every day. So what’s the problem? Well, while groundwater is the most abundant source of freshwater on earth, it remains a hidden resource. We often know where to locate it, but what really keeps it “hidden” is the limited amount of data on its availability, quantity and quality. In other words: we often have insufficient real insight into the water below. Now it’s time to uncover the mysteries behind the great resource of groundwater! Visit the #HiddenResource campaign website: thehiddenresource.com !

Customer Assistance Programs and Affordability Issues in Water Supply and Sanitation

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Concerns about water affordability have centered on access to networked services in low-income countries, but have grown in high-income countries as water, sewer, and stormwater tariffs, which fund replacement of aging infrastructure and management of demand, have risen. The political context includes a UN-recognized human right to water and a set of Sustainable Development Goals that explicitly reference affordable services in water, sanitation, and other sectors. Affordability has traditionally been measured as the ratio of combined water and sewer bills divided by total income or expenditures. Subjective decisions are then made about what constitutes an “affordable” ratio, and the fraction paying more than this is calculated.!

Customer Assistance Programs and Affordability Issues in Water Supply and Sanitation

by encyclopedia-maps

Concerns about water affordability have centered on access to networked services in low-income countries, but have grown in high-income countries as water, sewer, and stormwater tariffs, which fund replacement of aging infrastructure and management of demand, have risen. The political context includes a UN-recognized human right to water and a set of Sustainable Development Goals that explicitly reference affordable services in water, sanitation, and other sectors. Affordability has traditionally been measured as the ratio of combined water and sewer bills divided by total income or expenditures. Subjective decisions are then made about what constitutes an “affordable” ratio, and the fraction paying more than this is calculated.!

UPGro Films Playlist

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The UPGro programme was an interdisciplinary research programme, funded by the UK, between 2013 and 2020. The context and findings of UPGro are presented in a 10-minute video, and this list contains individual sections to help illustrate key points and messages. More detail can be found on the main website upgro.org !

UPGro Africa Groundwater Research

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UPGro African Groundwater 2020 The UPGro programme was an interdisciplinary research programme, funded by the UK, between 2013 and 2020. The context and findings of UPGro are presented in a 10-minute video, and this list:!

UPGro Africa Groundwater Research

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UPGro African Groundwater 2020 The UPGro programme was an interdisciplinary research programme, funded by the UK, between 2013 and 2020. The context and findings of UPGro are presented in a 10-minute video, and this list:!

Africa Groundwater Atlas Home

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This Atlas provides a summary of the hydrogeology and groundwater resources of 51 African countries, and a gateway to further information. The aim of the Atlas is to improve the availability and accessibility of high-quality information on groundwater in Africa, to support the safe and sustainable development and use of groundwater resources.!

Africa Groundwater Atlas Home

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This Atlas provides a summary of the hydrogeology and groundwater resources of 51 African countries, and a gateway to further information. The aim of the Atlas is to improve the availability and accessibility of high-quality information on groundwater in Africa, to support the safe and sustainable development and use of groundwater resources.!

Africa Groundwater Literature Archives

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This archive of groundwater literature for Africa was developed as part of the Africa Groundwater Atlas project, through the Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro) research programme. UPGro is jointly funded by UK's Department for International Development (DFID) (UK Aid), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The programme focuses on improving the evidence base around groundwater availability and management in sub-Saharan Africa to enable developing countries and partners in sub-Saharan Africa to use groundwater in a sustainable way in order to benefit the poor. The Africa Groundwater Atlas project makes available: This archive of groundwater literature related to all of Africa, including Saharan Africa, searchable by country and keywords a web-based atlas summarising the hydrogeology of each African country in maps and text.!

Major river Basins of Africa

by encyclopedia-maps

This map shows the locations of 13 major river basins in Africa: the Senegal, Volta, Niger, Lake Chad, Nile, Lake Turkana, Juba Shibeli, Ogooue, Congo, Zambezi, Okavango, Limpopo and Orange river basins.!

PERIPERI University Online Research Centre

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PeriPeri U is a partnership of African universities that spans across the continent and is committed to building local disaster risk related capacity. The goal of PeriPeri U is to reduce disaster risks among African countries through improved national and local disaster risk management, by using the enhanced strategic human capacity to integrate risk reduction into critical developmental sectors and programmes. This web site is the online research centre for the partner research publications, reports, documents and books.!

AfricaSan5 Knowledge Products

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AfricaSan5 provided an opportunity for stakeholder groups to reflect on the role they each play in achieving the Ngor Commitments to Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa. Each sector dialogue group set out concrete actions that will be taken in advance of the next AfricaSan conference to contribute to the overall Ngor Vision and commitments. AMCOW is working with the different sector groups to establish a mechanism by which these actions can be incorporated into the Ngor Commitment monitoring processes and be reported back at AfricaSan6. Read or download articles with titles as: 1. AfricaSan5 synthesis paper on building capacity 2. AfricaSan5 synthesis paper on Financing the Sector 3. AfricaSan5 synthesis paper on policies and regulations 4. AfricaSan5 synthesis paper on leave no one behind 5. AfricaSan5 synthesis paper on Monitoring and Reporting !

Promoting Development in Shared River Basins: Case Studies from International Experience

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Transboundary freshwater systems create inevitable linkages and interdependencies between countries. The use of shared water resources by one country will, in most cases, impact other countries sharing the same system. At the same time, coordination among countries in the development of transboundary basins can yield greater benefits than would be available to individual countries pursuing individual development. UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 Target 5 recognizes this potential, calling on the world community to implement integrated water resources management at all levels, ‘including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate’. With a growing number of basins in which water use and demand permanently or temporarily exceeds the amount of renewable water available, and uncertainty from climate change, SDG Target 6.5 becomes increasingly relevant to development interventions designed to secure availability of supplies and create resilience. This is a companion document to the study "Promoting Development in Shared River Basins: Tools for Enhancing Transboundary Basin Management," which aims to contribute to relevant knowledge for achieving SDG Target 6.5. It presents six case studies from international experience on coordinated management in transboundary basins: Kura-Araks Basin; Columbia Basin; Chu and Talas Basins; Vuoksi Basin; Douro Basin; and Rhône Basin. The case studies demonstrate real-world application of selecting appropriate tools for individual transboundary situations along a three-stage process of coordinated basin development, which is detailed in the main study.!

Promoting Development in Shared River Basins: Case Studies from International Experience

by experience-papers

Transboundary freshwater systems create inevitable linkages and interdependencies between countries. The use of shared water resources by one country will, in most cases, impact other countries sharing the same system. At the same time, coordination among countries in the development of transboundary basins can yield greater benefits than would be available to individual countries pursuing individual development. UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 Target 5 recognizes this potential, calling on the world community to implement integrated water resources management at all levels, ‘including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate’. With a growing number of basins in which water use and demand permanently or temporarily exceeds the amount of renewable water available, and uncertainty from climate change, SDG Target 6.5 becomes increasingly relevant to development interventions designed to secure availability of supplies and create resilience. This is a companion document to the study "Promoting Development in Shared River Basins: Tools for Enhancing Transboundary Basin Management," which aims to contribute to relevant knowledge for achieving SDG Target 6.5. It presents six case studies from international experience on coordinated management in transboundary basins: Kura-Araks Basin; Columbia Basin; Chu and Talas Basins; Vuoksi Basin; Douro Basin; and Rhône Basin. The case studies demonstrate real-world application of selecting appropriate tools for individual transboundary situations along a three-stage process of coordinated basin development, which is detailed in the main study.!

Global Waters Event Calendar

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Global Waters' events page features upcoming conferences, panel discussions, webinars, workshops and other events organized by USAID and its partners, as well as other events of interest throughout the global water development sector. Check back regularly for the latest updates!!

IRC WASH EVENTS CALENDAR

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IRC WASH Events Calendar showcases key conferences, meetings, webinars and international days!

IRC WASH EVENTS CALENDAR

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IRC WASH Events Calendar showcases key conferences, meetings, webinars and international days!

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance Upcoming Events

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This page shows a calendar of events relating to SuSanA and their partners.!

World Vision

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World Vision's global WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) calendar showcases events like webinars, conferences, and international days involving them and acknowledged by them.!

Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa

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This Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa – a joint publication of the African Development Bank, the United Nations Environment Programme, and GRID-Arendal – profiles the state and trends in wastewater management and sanitation delivery in Africa; highlights the human health and ecosystem impacts of poor sanitation and wastewater management; and discusses the continent’s policy and institutional arrangements. It benchmarks Africa’s progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and other aspirations, including Africa’s Agenda 2063 and Africa’s Water Vision 2025. The atlas is the flagship product of a four-year project implemented by the three partner organizations. There is huge potential to make positive impact with investments in sanitation and wastewater projects in Africa, improving public health, protecting water resources, and stimulating economic growth while also preparing the continent for new infectious disease outbreaks. The Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa can inform strategic investment in this sector and allow policymakers to track progress on sanitation and wastewater, making it a valuable tool to accelerate change.!

UN-Water Policy and Analytical Briefs

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UN-Water produces a number of documents for a variety of purposes. The purpose of the Analytical Brief is to serve as a basis for discussions related to UN-Water’s areas of focus through its Expert Groups and Task Forces. The Analytical Brief is used to identify potential activities for UN-Water and can be used as a tool for substantive discussions with various key stakeholders. The Analytical Brief is published in time for relevant major events and will support UN-Water to engage in discussions on emerging issues. UN-Water Policy Briefs provide short and informative analyses on the most pressing freshwater-related issues that draw upon the combined expertise of the United Nations System. !

Gender and Water Alliance

by Lessons-Learnt

An UN-Habitat film on Gender mainstreaming in Africa's water and sanitation.!

Mainstreaming Gender in Water and Sanitation

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Gender is a concept that refers to socially constructed roles, behavior, activities, and attributes that a particular society considers appropriate and ascribes to men and women. A useful definition of the concept of gender mainstreaming is provided by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (1997), suggests that mainstreaming a gender perspective is the process of assessing the implications for women and men of any planned action, including legislation, policies, or programs, in all areas and at all levels. It is a strategy for making the concerns and experiences of women as well as men, an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of policies and programs in all political, economic, and societal spheres so that women and men benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated. The ultimate goal is to achieve gender equality. The chapters that follow highlight in a short summary form experiences of mainstreaming gender at various levels in the water and sanitation sector. It begins with a discussion on gender responses to policy and its requirement for analysis and clear policy objectives to guide operations. The second section touches on experiences of mainstreaming gender within sector operations, beginning with the importance of mainstreaming in the workplace. Section three addresses gender responses to monitoring and evaluation processes, while the fourth section examines responses to gender issues within accountability and voice initiatives. Section five assesses gender responses within hygiene and behavior change programs, while section six examines the linkages between water, sanitation, and HIV/AIDS. This is followed by an assessment of the way ahead. In each section, good mainstreaming practices are highlighted, while a checklist summarizes key points to consider when mainstreaming gender.!

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