Problems with water security are a critical part of the overall experience of poverty that so many face. Water and Poverty - Fighting Poverty through Water Management outlines a pro-poor framework for action, linking poverty to water security and introducing interrelated issues of governance, water quality, access, livelihood opportunities, capacity building and empowerment, water related disaster prevention and management, and sustainable water resources and ecosystem management. This paper is no. 1 in the Water for All publication series.
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Development patterns, increasing population pressure, and the demand for better livelihoods in many parts of the globe all contribute to a steadily deepening global water crisis. Development redirects, consumes, and pollutes water. It also causes changes in the state of natural water reservoirs, directly by draining aquifers and indirectly by melting glaciers and the polar ice caps. Maintaining a sustainable relationship between water and development requires that current needs be balanced against the needs of future generations.
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Water efficiency, and particularly drinking water loss, is a widespread issue which has significant financial and environmental repercussions. However, awareness regarding the scope of the problem and available solutions is lacking.
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This document presents 15 case studies which depict best practices in securing sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation for communities by engaging both men and women as critical stakeholders. The case studies are drawn from 14 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. They illustrate what happens when communities become involved and actively engaged in addressing issues related to clean water and sanitation from a gender perspective. This perspective ensures that the concerns of women who have the primary responsibility for water are not only addressed but become part of the solution.
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United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 1 ‘Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk’ [PDF document – 16.3 MB] United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UN-Water, World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2012 - The UN World Water Development Report 4 (WWDR4) provides a comprehensive assessment of the world’s water resources and, building on WWDR3, it elaborates on the interactions between water and the drivers of change. The issue of water and food security is addressed all along the report and chapter 2.1 specifically deals with ‘Water and agriculture’.
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The Manual on the Right to Water and Sanitation is designed to assist policy makers and practitioners in implementing the right to water and sanitation. This publication, written in non-legal language, addresses the vital need to clarify how human rights can be practically realised in the water and sanitation sector. The Manual recognizes that implementing the right to water and sanitation is not limited to legal recognition or allocation of funds. Rather, it provides the basis for practical reforms in many areas of water supply and sanitation and in water resource management that can help make the water and sanitation sector operate in a manner that is more pro-poor, accountable and inclusive.
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World Water Development Report 4 : Volume 1 -Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk
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UN-Water Task Force on Gender and Water. 2006 - This booklet analyses the relationship between gender and water-related Millennium Development Goals and suggests specific areas for action to improve gender mainstreaming in water management. As a conclusion, it gives some recommendations to governments, communities and civil society, donors and international organizations.
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Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). March 2011 The 7th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference (Astana, 21-23 September 2011) addressed the following two themes: ‘Sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems’, and ‘Greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development’. This draft of the official substantive document on the topic ‘Sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems’ aims to inform the ministerial discussion on this topic. It therefore follows the agreed questions for discussion in the multi-stakeholder round tables, describing recent trends, challenges and achievements as well as recommendations for the way forward. The different themes are illustrated by case studies submitted by governments and other stakeholders.
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 2004 - After providing an introduction on gender, water and sanitation issues, this document presents different issues related to gender, such as access to water and sanitation, participation and capacity development, privatization and pricing and the protection of water resources.
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