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  • The United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR)

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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    The United Nations (UN) World Water Development Report, released each year with a focus on different strategic water issues, is the UN"s flagship report on water. It is a comprehensive review that gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and aims to provide decision makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of our water.

  • The Future of Water in African Cities: Why Waste Water?

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, January 6, 2012
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    The overall goal of this report is to change the way urban policymakers in Africa and task team leaders from the World Bank think about urban water management, planning and project design. African cities are growing quickly, and their current water management systems cannot keep up with growing demand. It will take a concerted effort on the part of decision makers across sectors and institutions to find a way to provide sustainable water services to African city dwellers.

  • Smallholder Irrigation Technology: Prospects For Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 3, 2001
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    This report is a review of irrigation technologies for smallholders in the context of improving rural livelihoods, especially in regards to the prospects for sub-Saharan Africa. The role of traditional technologies is evaluated and modern water distribution technologies, such as sprinkler and trickle irrigation, are reviewed. Low-cost irrigation systems, including such innovations as the use of treadle pumps and drip-kits are then examined.

  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change

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    Publication
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    Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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    This is a training manual developed to assist capacity builders in developing training and educational programmes on the use of IWRM tools and instruments for adaptation to climate change impacts. The material is intended to increase our understading of climate change impacts and what we can do now. Improving the way we manage water resources now will help us adapt in the future.

  • Guidelines for Climate Proofing Investment in the Energy Sector

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 5, 2013
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    These guidelines aim to present a step-by-step methodological approach to assist project teams to assess and incorporate climate change adaptation measures into energy investment projects. The technical note encompasses lessons learned and good practices identified through several completed and ongoing ADB energy projects.

  • Drought Risk Reduction Framework and Practices: Contributing to the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2009
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    This document elaborates a framework for understanding drought and vulnerability to drought and provides guidance on actions to reduce the risks associated with drought. It discusses drought policy and governance, risk identification and early warning, awareness and knowledge management and effective mitigation and preparedness measures. These framework elements are illustrated with practical examples, techniques and extensive background information.

  • Climate Risk Screening Tools and Their Application

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    Sunday, January 9, 2011
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    This paper sets out to provide potential users in
    developing countries, including project and programme developers and managers, with an informational entry point to climate risk screening tools. It also provides a brief overview of how climate screening and related tools fit into decision-making steps at various planning and decision-making levels in conjunction with an outline of overall considerations to make when choosing a tool.

  • Climate Change in Africa

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, October 30, 2009
    Objective: 

    This report represents the World Bank"s operational response to climate variability and change in Africa. Grounded in a climate risk review of the Africa Region"s Sustainable Development portfolio, it adds the climate change dimension to the region"s development strategy and business plan, the Africa Action Plan (2009-2012). According to the authors, the plan and the climate change strategy are a "sound and realistic framework" for climate-resilient development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows 2014

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, December 1, 2014
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    This guide, aimed at climate change negotiators, gives synopsis of the key elements in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Biennial Assessment (BA) of climate finance flows. It also provides an overview of recommendations of the UNFCCC’s Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) to the Conference of Parties. The guide also provides some views on how the identified recommendations can support future international negotiations.

  • Towards resilience and transformation for cities within a finite planet

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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    Sattherwaite and Dodman’s editorial is an introduction to a special issue of environment and urbanisation which focusses on climate change responses in cities. It usefully summarises the state of debates about the meanings and complexities of the resilience and transformation concepts, pointing to the latest literature. It focuses on the following areas:

    • cities capacity for change in the context of powerful corporate and political interests;

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