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File Farmer Awareness and Behaviour Related to Limited Water - A Study in Three Egyptian Governorates by Amee Jankot — last modified Jan 31, 2013 08:57 PM
A report on farmer awareness and behaviour related to limited water supply in Egypt. The study focused on the governorates of El Fayoum, Aswan and Dumiat.
File Field of Change - People’s Stories on Sustainable Livelihood Development by Irfan Toni Herlambang — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:49 AM
This publication intends to take the reader across Indonesia, from Aceh to Eastern Indonesia, to share over five years of experience from the Environmental Services Program (ESP). Each story is written by an ESP partner, stakeholder, or staff member and relays their personal experience working directly with ESP program activities. These voices from the field introduce you to their rural and urban communities, as well as their offices, treatment facilities, government agencies, and municipal water companies. The following fi eld stories have been carefully selected and pieced together to reflect ESP’s ‘Ridge to Reef’ approach. This approach ensures the availability of clean water by protecting upland sources, while working with water providers and users in the lowlands to increase access to water and sanitation services. This ‘Ridge to Reef’ approach emphasizes the intersection between the environment and health and, as a result, directly links upper watershed and urban poor communities.
File Final Report - USDA Forest Service Technical Assistance Program: Project Summary (Jan to Sept 2011) by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:50 AM
Final Report for activities undertaken by the partnership of US Forest Service International Programs (USFS IP), USAID, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to provide technical assistance for developing payments for watershed services (PWS) schemes in three landscapes: Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda, the Ruaha River Landscape in Tanzania, and the Luangwa Valley in Zambia. Technical assistance was supplied in modeling hydrological systems, and quantifying interactions among the land surface, land-use management and water quality/quantity to help understand the link between land-use and watershed services.
File Final Report: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of District Irrigation Engineers in Egypt - Impact Survey by Amee Jankot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:53 AM
Final report of the survey evaluating impact on irrigation engineers knowledge and attitudes.
FRAMEwebinar: Strengthening Water Resource Management through Cooperation and Multilateral Collaboration by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 29, 2013 04:15 PM
On March 21, FRAMEweb members joined Christian Holmes of USAID, Joseph Cook from the University of Washington, and Paloma Chavez of Rare. The webinar discussed practical water cooperation on community, national, and international levels to strengthen water resource management for populations around the globe. With the presenters arriving from three distinct backgrounds and three geographic areas, we discussed the topic from a policy perspective, an economic perspective, and a field perspective.
Global Water for Sustainability Program by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 06, 2013 04:59 PM
This short term training offers Courses designed as continuing education for practitioners and decision makers, introducing key issues and tools that can be applied by participants to improve water resources management.
File Haiti and Morocco - Sustainable Cities Initiative by Amee Jankot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:53 AM
Case study on the GreenCOM collaboration with the USAID funded Environmental Health Project on communication interventions related to urban environmental issues in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Fez, Morocco.
File Health & Hygiene Promotion - Best Practices and Lessons Learned by Irfan Toni Herlambang — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:49 AM
The purpose of the “Health and Hygiene Best Practices and Lessons Learned” publication is to reflect on the design and implementation of the Health and Hygiene (H&H) Communication Strategy of the USAID-funded Environmental Services Program (ESP) and to share “what worked” with the Government of Indonesia and the larger community working on water. This publication aims to reach local government offi cials at the district and sub-district levels, managers of water and sanitation initiatives, grassroots organizations such as NGOs, Posyandu (integrated health service post) cadres, health and education offi cials, and those interested in hygiene improvement programs. This document is also intended for the donor community and cooperating agencies who can refer to this body of accumulated knowledge when designing programs that aim to achieve sustainable hygiene improvement with increased potential for scaling-up. The 22 Best Practices and Lessons Learned presented in this publication are the result of a collective process involving reflection, analysis, and understanding of the H&H Communication Strategy and its effectiveness during field implementation. This document presents the results of a collaborative eff ort among Local Government authorities, health and education officers, school teachers, community leaders, and ESP program staff , all of whom were instrumental to program success. A series of meetings, revisions of communication materials and project documents, and interviews with fi eld partners, have all contributed to the identifi cation of key Best Practices and Lessons Learned.
File Healthy Watersheds: a Model for Local Capacity Building by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:48 AM
Proceedings of the International Conference on Local Capacity Building for Healthy Watersheds June 24 – 26, 2004 at the Wingspread Conference Center in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. The purpose of this conference was to develop a local capacity building model for healthy watersheds that can be adapted for use successfully in any region of the world. The results of the conference affirm and offer a clear interpretation of how local communities can prepare themselves to manage the watershed in which they live and depend upon for a productive and healthy economy, ecological biodiversity, food production and safe drinking water. The generalized model developed for local capacity building will be a useful road map for planning how land and water may be utilized for the greatest benefit by people living in diverse locations worldwide. Thirty-nine professional water managers from 17 different countries participated in the conference and contributed to these proceedings to offer advice on how the model could be applied in their home regions. Variations of the model are currently being field tested in pilot projects or in planning efforts in South Africa, Mexico, and China with potential for additional application elsewhere by conference participants. The Global Environmental Management Education Center (GEM) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point continues to monitor these projects and to promote additional collaboration between conference participants.
Improving the livelihood of small-scale farmers through Agricultural Water Management (AWM) by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:44 AM
The project identifies Agricultural Water Management (AWM) technologies and approaches that has a proven positive impact on small-scale farmers livelihoods. The most promising solutions are analyzed in order to understand the opportunities and constraints for successful improvements at farm, community and watershed level. On regional and national level, relevant geographic areas are identified depending on the existing biophysical and socioeconomic conditions. AWM includes technologies and practices to capture, store or drain water. To lift and transport it. Distribute it to crops in the field and other uses like livestock, fisheries and domestic use.
File Indicators 1997 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:09 PM
InterCoast #29. 1997. Indicators. Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island. Narragansett, Rhode Island USA. Fall. 32 pp.
File Jordan - Water Conservation Education by Amee Jankot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:53 AM
Case study on GreenCOM support to provide technical assistance supporting Jordan's Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature's envuronmental conservation clubs. GreenCOM conducted research, developed curriculum and trained teachers on water conservation.
File La Teledetección satelital y los sistemas de protección ambiental by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:40 AM
Documento publicado por la Revista AquaTIC de la Sociedad Española de Acuicultura. La Teledetección ofrece grandes posibilidades para la realización de progresos en el conocimiento de la naturaleza, aunque todavía no se ha logrado todo lo que de ella se esperaba debido a que se deben realizar perfeccionamientos en el nivel de resolución espacial, espectral y temporal de los datos. Además, es necesario un mayor rigor científico en la interpretación de los resultados obtenidos, tratando de no extraer conclusiones definitivas de los estudios medioambientales realizados mediante técnicas de Teledetección. Los modelos que se elaboran para interpretar los datos de Teledetección, deberán tener como objetivo eliminar los efectos ocasionados por la variabilidad en las condiciones de captación, la distorsión provocada por la atmósfera, y la influencia de parámetros tales como la posición del Sol, pendiente, exposición, y altitud.
File Legal Pluralism and Property Rights by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:42 AM
Conventional conceptions of property rights focus on static definitions of property rights, usually as defined in statutory law. However, in practice there is co-existence and interaction between multiple legal orders such as state, customary, religious, project and local laws, all of which provide bases for claiming property rights. Legal anthropological approaches that recognize this legal pluralism are helpful in understanding this complexity. Individuals may choose one or another of these legal frameworks as the basis for their claims on a resource, in a process referred to as “forum shopping.” Legal pluralism can create uncertainty especially in times of conflict because any individual is unlikely to have knowledge of all types of law that might be relevant, and because rival claimants can use a large repertoire to lay claim to a resource. However, at the same time the multiple legal frameworks facilitate considerable flexibility for people to maneuver in their use of natural resources. Legal pluralism also introduces a sense of dynamism in property rights, as the different legal frameworks do not exist in isolation, but influence each other, and can change over time. Unless these aspects of property rights are recognized, changes in statutory law intended to increase tenure security may instead increase uncertainty, especially for groups with less education and contacts. This paper illustrates the implications of legal pluralism for our understanding of natural resource management and policies toward resource tenure, using the example of water rights.
File Making the case for sanitation and hygiene: opening doors in health, 2010 by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:27 AM
In many central ministries and regional/district agencies, budget holders are not yet convinced of the benefits of investment in sanitation and related hygiene (and water) interventions. ODI, Tearfund and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) have gathered views from sanitation and hygiene (‘S&H’) specialists and health practitioners to review progress in advocacy for S&H to the health sector, as a prime target for the promotion of S&H services.
File Malawi-1990 Economic Report on Environmental Policy, Vol. II (Technical Annexes) by Michael Colby — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
Technical Annexes to a 1990 World Bank Country Operations Study of Environmental Economic Issues in Malawi, covering a variety of natural resources topics, including: soil erosion, deforestation, water supplies, agriculture, valuation of protected lands under alternative land use allocations (agriculture versus safari hunting tourism), and population.
File Middle East Water Conservation - Communication Strategies for the Peace Process by Amee Jankot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:53 AM
A case study on GreenCOM assistance provided to the Multilateral Working Group on Water Resources (MWGWR) with the Water Conservation and Public Awareness project to promote best practices in water conservation throughout the Middle East.
File New directions in NRM by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:42 AM
This paper explores the nexus between instituions and uncertainty in the context of natural resource management. It argues that conventional understandings of institutions fails to focus on how institutions deal with the ever increasing forms of uncertainty that affect rural livelihoods. The paper describes three types of uncertainty: ecological, livelihood and knowledge uncertainty. The paper calls for a radical re-thinking of conventional forms of viewing resources, legal systems and property regimes. This requires new forms of governance, inclusionary decision-making arenas, addressing issues of power, and overhauling the sharp distinctin between local and global, as well as formal and informal processes.
File Safeguarding the World’s Water: 2008 Report on USAID Water Sector Activities by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jul 30, 2014 09:01 PM
This report summarizes USAID’s fiscal year 2008 investments and programs in safe drinking water and sanitation supply projects and related water management activities around the world through March/April 2009. The report describes all of USAID’s water management programs that help ensure water security and sustainability with equity. Featured Sep, 2009 in News: USAID RM Portal Featured Stories.
UNESCO Water Portal by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
The UNESCO Water Portal is intended to enhance access to information related to freshwater available on the World Wide Web. The site provides links to the current UNESCO and UNESCO-led programmes on freshwater and will serve as an interactive point for sharing, browsing and searching websites of water-related organizations, government bodies and NGOs, including a range of categories such as water links, water events, learning modules and other on-line resources.
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