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United States Water Partnership by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:53 AM
The global water crisis is a threat to lives and livelihoods everywhere. No other natural resource is as fundamental to human well-being and sustainable development as the ready availability of clean water. Though some progress is evident, the increasing demand for clean water continues to outrace global resources and capabilities. The private sector, NGOs, universities, civil society and government are working on solutions to this crisis, but coordinated action is needed to match and integrate solutions and bring them to scale quickly. A new U.S. Water Partnership has been formed to unite and mobilize “best of U.S.” expertise, resources and ingenuity to address water challenges around the globe, with a special focus on developing countries where needs are greatest.
File USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.6: Water Resources by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 01, 2017 07:24 PM
Chapter 4.6 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity conservation and water resources. Chapter Four contains sections that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors.
USAID PES Sourcebook: Lessons and Best Practices for Pro-poor Payments for Ecosystem Services by Michael Colby — last modified Dec 04, 2013 06:55 PM
The SANREM CRSP received an award from USAID/EGAT in 2006 (Associate Cooperative Agreement EPP-A-OO-06-00004-00) to conduct a study of payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs in developing countries in collaboration with the BASIS CRSP and to develop and deliver PES training materials and programs to USAID personnel. The study: --Sponsored the 2-day "Scientific Conference" at the week-long "Global Event on Payments/Rewards for Environmental Services" in Lombok, Indonesia, in January 2007 (co-sponsored by ICRAF's RUPES Project and the World Bank). --Developed regional reviews of payments for hydrologic (watershed) services in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. --Worked with the BASIS CRSP to develop the 182 page "PES Sourcebook" training manual for USAID personnel. --Sponsored two seminars on PES to enable USAID personnel to design and manage PES programs. -Expanded the SANREM PES Knowledgebase to consolidate information on PES projects in developing countries. The SANREM researchers participating in the PES Associate Award included Paul Ferraro of Georgia State University, Douglas Southgate of Ohio State University, Marjorie Huang of Winrock International, Sven Wunder of CIFOR, and Theo Dillaha of Virginia Tech. Key BASIS scientists included John Kerr and Rohit Jindal of Michigan State University. The USAID activity manager for this project was Michael E. Colby of the EGAT Bureau's Natural Resources Management Office (mcolby@usaid.gov). PDFs of the mentioned documents, videos, presentations, conference links, the interactive database, and other resources are all available on or from the SANREM website.
USAID: World Water Day 2010 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:56 AM
USAID Environmental Health World Water Day 2010 information
File USFS Mission Report: Water Resources in Tabora and Rukwa Regions, Tanzania (June 2009) by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
06/24/2009 This report details observations and recommendations from a three-week field visit by USFS staff in June 2009; the purpose of this mission was to review existing geologic, climatic, hydrologic and borehole data, and to conduct an inventory and assessment of proposed water points.
File Using LANDSAT Data to Assess & Monitor Water Quality - Case Study of Save River Zimbabwe by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:40 AM
This is the presentation given by M. Meck on Using LANDSAT Data to Assess & Monitor Water Quality using the case study of Save River Zimbabwe. Presented at the FRAME Environmental Trends Analysis workshop on November 6, 2006 in Santiago, Chile.
File Water Resources, Consumption by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 05, 2013 01:45 AM
Sample of World Bank water data spreadsheet
WEDC International Conference papers, 2009 by portaladmin — last modified Jan 27, 2013 05:34 PM
This link directs you to all 2009 papers from the WEDC International Conference. Look for these selected papers: · Mobilizing people for improved hygiene practices through hand washing campaigns in Nigeria · Water Safety Plan: A commitment towards safe and sustainable water supplies · Community Based Sanitation Entrepreneurship in Mukuru and Korogocho informal settlements; Nairobi · Microfinance for water and sanitation: A case study from Tiruchirappalli; India · Evaluation techniques for household water treatment projects: Biosand filter pilot project in Lao PDR · Sustainable use and implementation of bone char as a technology for arsenic and fluoride removal · Cost-effective boreholes in sub-Saharan Africa · Evaluation of the long term sustainability of biosand filters in rural Ethiopia · Household water treatment: Defluoridation of drinking water by using bone char technology in Ethiopia · Linking research and policy in water and sanitation - findings from the SPLASH · Continuous flow solar disinfection system for a rural community in Kenya · UNICEF toilet solutions for child-friendly schools in Rwanda · Cryptosporidium contamination of water in Africa: The impact on mortality rates for children with HIV/AIDS - Subscribe to IISD Reporting Services' free newsletters and lists for environment and sustainable development policy professionals at http://www.iisd.ca/email/subscribe.htm
WorldFish by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Oct 29, 2013 11:18 PM
WorldFish Center is an international scientific research organization. Its mission is to reduce poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture. Most of our work is carried out in developing countries. The site provides Information Resources [searchable databases: Reefbase and Fishbase] and links to Publications and a on-line Library and Documentation Center is more than a comprehensive collection of fisheries and aquatic science literature.{http://www.worldfishcenter.org/}
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