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Reports, Books, Articles

UNCED / AGENDA 21
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, 1992: Agenda 21, Chapter 18, at gopher://gopher.undp.org/00/unconfs/UNCED/English/a21_18

UN CSD
United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, 1998: Report of the Sixth Session, April 1998, at the CSD's web-site at  http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd.htm

WOMEN TRANSFORM THE MAINSTREAM
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs / Division for Sustainable Development & Women's Environment and Development Organisation, 1998.
18 Case Studies of Women Activists Challenging Industry, Demanding Clean Water and Calling for Gender Equality in Sustainable Development, at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/wedo.htm

This report critically examines recent policy developments in integrated water resources management, drawing on the wider body of research concerning gender and the environment. It focuses on pricing, participation and environmental conservation, the key issues of water resources management policy.
To order this report please contact:
IDS Publications Office, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton BN1 9RE, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 678269 Fax: +44 (0) 1273 621202 E.mail: ids.books@sussex.ac.uk

United Nations Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) / Urban Environment Forum (UNEP/Habitat), 1999 (in press). Report on the International Workshop on Gender Responsive Environmental Planning and Management (EPM). Nairobi, Kenya, 28-30 Sept. 1998
Contact Bernd Decker, Gender Focal Point at SCP, at Bernd.Decker@unchs.org for details

WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: A MACRO-LEVEL ANALYSIS FROM A GENDER PERSPECTIVE
Cathy Green with Sally Baden
BRIDGE Report 21 1994 19pp ISBN 1 85864 156 X 5.00

BRIDGE Report 11 1993 42pp ISBN 1 85864 146 2 6.00
This Report examines the possibilities for and constraints to increasing the participation of women in community-based water and sanitation provision. It reviews experiences of water supply and sanitation interventions and their attempts to involve women, and critically evaluates the concept of community participation. It highlights the key gender issues to consider in all aspects of such projects. A list of relevant organizations is included

PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR INVOLVING WOMEN AS WELL AS MEN IN WATER AND SANITATION ACTIVITIES
Sally Baden

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
Compiled by Kennedy N. Igbokwe
(See also question guides on Agroforestry, Soil fertility, and Cropping systems)
http://www.panasia.org.sg/iirr/ikmanual/watershd.htm
WATER AND SANITATION
Compiled by Evelyn Mathias
http://www.panasia.org.sg/iirr/ikmanual/water.htm

NGO STATEMENT AT CSD 6 Intersesional, Freshwater Caucus
Statement on behalf of the NGO Freshwater Caucus, CSD Intersessional,
24 February, 1998
Ad-Hoc Intersessional Working Group (CSD Intersessional), in preparation of the Commission on Sustainable Development 6th Session in 1998; Sectoral theme: Strategic Approaches to Freshwater Management; Tuesday, 24 February, 1998

NGO STATEMENT AT CSD 6, Women's Caucus
Women’s Caucus Amendments to the Draft Decision on Strategic Approaches to Freshwater Management
Commission on Sustainable Development 6th Session, 20 April - 1 May 1998 (CSD-6);
Sectoral theme: Strategic Approaches to Freshwater Management;

World Bank Water and Sanitation Program / Participation and Gender Program: eg the PROWWESS Project (Promotion of the Role of Women in Water and Environmental Sanitation), and PDF (Participatory Development Fund), at www.worldbank.org

WaterAid, 1999. Women in Water: It's a (Wo)Mans Water World. Water, 42, 11-12

MAMA-86 & UNED-UK, 1998. Drinking Water in Ukraine: Communication and Empowerment for Local and International Action.

World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) & United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 1998. Industry, Freshwater and Sustainable Development. Geneva & Nairobi

United Nations Center for Human Settlements (UNCHS/Habitat) & United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 1999. Water Conservation, Demand Management and Protection of Resources from the Effects of Urbanisation. A Project Assisting African Cities to Manage Water More Effectively

 

Web-Sites
Agenda 21, Chapter 18: Freshwater, at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/agenda21chapter18.htm
UN CSD (and other) documents, processes, national reports, links, etc. on
Freshwater
at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/water.htm
ROADMAP TO 2002 WEBSITE ON FRESHWATER at www.uned-uk.org/roadmap/freshwat.htm

 

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