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Earth Observation for Water Resources Management: Current Use and Future Opportunities for the Water Sector

5This book describes some key global water challenges, perspectives for remote sensing approaches, and their importance for water resources-related activities. It presents eight key types of water resources management variables, a list of sensors that can produce such information, and a description of existing data products with examples.

This book provides a series of practical guidelines that can be used by project leaders to decide whether remote sensing may be useful for the problem at hand and suitable data sources to consider if so. The book concludes with a review of the literature on reliability statistics of remote-sensed estimations.

 

African Development Report

4Despite earlier periods of limited growth, African economies have grown substantially over the past decade. However, poverty and inequality reduction has remained less responsive to growth successes across the continent. How does growth affect poverty and inequality?

How can Africa overcome contemporary and future sustainable development challenges?

This 2015 edition of the African Development Report (ADR) offers analysis, synthesis and recommendations that are relevant to these questions.

Manual on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation for Water and Sanitation Practitioners, 2016

ManualThe Manual on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation for Water and Sanitation Practitioners aims:

• to introduce the principles and concepts contained in the United Nations resolutions recognizing the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation (HRWS)

• to clarify the language and terminology used in the promotion of human rights, and

 • to provide guidance on the roles and responsibilities for everyone who contributes to the progressive realization of the HRWS, and on how the human rights principles and actions can be incorporated into their essential functions.

Towards Gender Equality through Sanitation Access

TowardsAuthors: Isha Ray, Zachary Burt, Kara L Nelson

ISBN: 978-1-63214-043-2

The UN Women discussion paper series is a new initiative led by the Research and Data section. The series features research commissioned as background papers for publications by leading researchers from different national and regional contexts. Each paper benefits from an anonymous external peer review process before being published in this series.

CLTS and the Right to Sanitation Frontiers of CLTS issue 8, 2016

cltsAuthors: Musembi, C. and Musyoki, S.

The purpose of this issue of Frontiers of CLTS is to examine Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in light of human rights: Does CLTS contribute to realizing the right to sanitation and other inter-related rights? Are the principles and practices of CLTS ompatible with human rights?

What are the specific areas of compatibility? What areas raise concerns about actual or potential incompatibilities? With regard to areas of compatibility we discuss CLTS’ consistency with the principle of interdependence of rights, our interpretation of the nature of state duty in relation to CLTS, and CLTS’ recognition of the need to balance individual and community rights and duties.

 

                           


            

Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2