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

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)

2020-04-29 12:13:07

Major River Basins of Africa

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.

2020-07-24 15:22:55

Introducing Groundwater (without subtitles)

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...

2020-11-11 11:17:31

Groundwater, the Hidden Resource

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

2020-11-11 11:06:57

Customer Assistance Programs and Affordability Issues in Water Supply and Sanitation

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.

2020-11-11 11:38:22

Customer Assistance Programs and Affordability Issues in Water Supply and Sanitation

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.

2020-11-11 11:42:01

UPGro Films Playlist

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

2020-11-11 11:59:55

UPGro Africa Groundwater Research

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:

2020-11-11 12:06:52

UPGro Africa Groundwater Research

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:

2020-11-11 12:08:42

Africa Groundwater Atlas Home

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.

2020-11-11 12:20:11

Africa Groundwater Atlas Home

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.

2020-11-11 12:20:30

Africa Groundwater Literature Archives

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.

2020-11-11 12:28:36

Major river Basins of Africa

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.

2020-11-13 13:15:48

PERIPERI University Online Research Centre

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.

2020-11-13 13:41:40

AfricaSan5 Knowledge Products

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

2020-11-14 11:11:45

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

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.

2020-11-17 04:02:30

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

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.

2020-11-17 04:08:10

Global Waters Event Calendar

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!

2020-11-17 04:26:29

IRC WASH EVENTS CALENDAR

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

2020-11-17 04:33:21

IRC WASH EVENTS CALENDAR

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

2020-11-17 04:33:30

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance Upcoming Events

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

2020-11-17 04:41:05

World Vision

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

2020-11-17 04:54:51

Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa

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.

2021-02-09 12:05:50

UN-Water Policy and Analytical Briefs

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.

2021-02-11 16:19:43

Gender and Water Alliance

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

2021-03-14 18:02:53

Mainstreaming Gender in Water and Sanitation

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.

2021-03-14 18:09:42

CGSpace: A Repository of Agricultural Research Outputs by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

CGSpace is a joint repository of several CGIAR centres, research programs and partners' agricultural research outputs and knowledge products. It is a tool to archive, curate, disseminate and permanently preserve research outputs and information products. CGSpace is both a repository of open-access content and a complete index of research outputs. The collaboration is built across different initiatives with partners contributing to the core technical costs and working together to expand access to their products.

2021-09-02 06:23:53

The progress and potential of Sustainable Development Goal 6 and how Space Technologies

The world of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) has come a long way in 30 years. Between 1990 and 2015, 2.6 billion people gained access to improved drinking water, whilst 2.1 billion gained access to improved sanitation (Unicef and World Health Organisation 2015). That’s a lot of people. But is it enough? In 2000, The MDGs, born out of the United Nations Millennium Declaration, delineated eight targets, which 191 UN Member States committed to help achieve by 2015 (Hulme 2009). Goal number 7: To ensure environmental sustainability, included the target of halving the proportion of the population without safe drinking water and basic sanitation. By 2010, the target for water had been met, whilst the target for sanitation had not. 2.4 billion people still lacked access to improved sanitation services, with coverage falling 9% short of the target (Figure 1) (Unicef and World Health Organisation 2015).

2021-09-06 10:14:05

Africa Water and Sanitation Week - Conference

The 8th Africa Water Week (AWW) and the 6th AfricaSan conference are set to be held jointly from 22-26 November 2021. The conference, initially planned for 2020 could not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic that restricted international travel and large gatherings. The joint conference will facilitate dialogue and sharing of knowledge and develop action plans on water, sanitation and hygiene towards the achievement of SDG 6 in Africa. The conferences are meant to mobilize governments and other stakeholders to ensure water security for all across Africa by 2030 and ensure every country achieves access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene and end open defecation by 2030.

2021-11-11 10:05:58

World Water Forum

Created in 1996, the World Water Council is the founder and co-organizer of the World Water Forum and catalyzes collective action during and in between each Forum. The World Water Forum is the world's largest water event. It has been organized every three years since 1997 by the World Water Council, in partnership with a host country. The 9th Forum will be the first of its kind to be hosted in sub-Saharan Africa. By bringing together participants from all levels and areas, including politics, multilateral institutions, academia, civil society and the private sector, among others, the World Water Forum provides a unique platform where the international water community and key decision-makers can collaborate and make long-term progress on global water challenges. Over the years, the number of people participating in the Forum has grown from a few hundred to tens of thousands, from both the international community and host countries. By participating in the upcoming 9th World Water Forum, you can build on this momentum and contribute to strengthening the ability of the entire world to respond to the challenges of water and sanitation of our time

2021-12-10 16:24:43

World Water Forum

Created in 1996, the World Water Council is the founder and co-organizer of the World Water Forum and catalyzes collective action during and in between each Forum. The World Water Forum is the world's largest water event. It has been organized every three years since 1997 by the World Water Council, in partnership with a host country. The 9th Forum will be the first of its kind to be hosted in sub-Saharan Africa. By bringing together participants from all levels and areas, including politics, multilateral institutions, academia, civil society and the private sector, among others, the World Water Forum provides a unique platform where the international water community and key decision-makers can collaborate and make long-term progress on global water challenges. Over the years, the number of people participating in the Forum has grown from a few hundred to tens of thousands, from both the international community and host countries. By participating in the upcoming 9th World Water Forum, you can build on this momentum and contribute to strengthening the ability of the entire world to respond to the challenges of water and sanitation of our time

2021-12-10 16:25:20

The Role of Groundwater in Advancing Africa's Socio-economic Development

On Thursday, the 20th of May 2021, AMCOW organized its first series of global webinars on Groundwater. The webinar, titled “The Role of Groundwater in Advancing Africa’s Socio-Economic Development” prioritises groundwater as a key factor for economic development. So much on the subject of sustainable groundwater management was canvassed. The webinar demystified the invisible asset that is groundwater. Among the speakers included leading scientists, researchers, governance experts, and financiers who all pointed out several known and unknown areas that can be summarized in the following five-point significant outcomes.

2021-12-10 16:56:57
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