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Generic Investment framework approach to planning

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A Water Investment Framework is merely a method for combining sectoral typologies, development objectives and time slices in a way that facilitates planning; the establishment of cost envelopes and the monitoring of investment and capacity building programmes.  Such frameworks can be applied:

  • at any stage or level in the planning process (ie strategic, through programmatic to project);
  • at any hierarchical level within a sector (ie regional, river basin, district, catchment or community etc); and,
  • at any level of detail.

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Develop and/or adapt policy and policy instruments related to biofuels in order to regulate usage and ensure efficient water use

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In addition to the RED (Renewable Energy Directives) requirements, in the European Union, feedstock used for biofuels production must be produced respecting the provisions of a legislative framework in which the main parts are the Water Framework Directive, the Nitrates Directive and the Common Agriculture Policy. These three Directives or policy sector are not targeting specifically biofuels or bioenergy. Yet, it is essential to monitor the policy implementation, whatever the quality of the legislation, and have the capacity to react with adequate tools. For all policies, a key element, in addition to the content of the legislation, is the control of the implementation and the measures taken in the case of non respect of the legislation.

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The Wasundhara Approach

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Knowing what we know about poverty, climate change and resource scarcity, we have a responsibility to act. What is the most efficient and sustainable way forward? We began with the simple mission of using watershed development to empower the rural impoverished by uniting and organizing them around sharply felt, common crisis issues – land degradation and water scarcity. Watershed development is the basis of our approach. It is a straight forward ridge-to-valley approach that changes lives by reshaping landscapes and combating social injustices. We train village communities as well as NGOs across the country to re-form the land so it absorbs more water, leading to healthy ecosystems and higher, more sustainable crop output.

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Promote and upscale voluntary standards and certification schemes to demonstrate compliance with sustainable water management requirements.

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Voluntary standards and certification can contribute to a change in water management practices at the farm and factory levels. Through market benefits, certified companies would be incentivized to improve their production techniques. Some existing voluntary standards and certification require compliance with a number of rules aiming at the protection of water rights and resources, both from a quantitative and a qualitative perspective. Credible standards shall be developed through a multi-stakeholder dialog and consensus building, as prescribed by ISEAL Codes of Conduct and include strict implementation systems (chain of custody management, rules for accreditation and certification, communication and claims).

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The methodological guidebook for human-powered pumps in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The guidebook aims to capitalize the 20-years lessons learnt of rural hydraulics programmes. It valorises good practices and underlines notified mistakes in the implementation of a human-powered pump programmes.   The guidebook focuses on the main characteristics of human-powered pumps and of the principal factors determining the durability of improved water points.

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The tank revolving scheme; accelerating self supply in Mukono, Uganda

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In an effort to increase their access to clean safe water and supplement the government efforts, the rural women in Katosi under Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) started a rainwater-harvesting program using a revolving scheme, to allow as many people as possible have access to water at home through the revolving scheme.

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Iran National Water Dispatching

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The Water National Dispatching Project and applying technology for optimized use and managing of resources in continuous and automatic form was planned in 2006. In this development plan, several major irrigation and drainage networks of the country were equipped and river basin watershed, glaciers resources, updated agro-metorological data and etc gathered by modern remote sensing equipment, were sent to a national – regional registration, recording site and the sent information were processed.

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Awareness of Women regarding use of safe drinking water, sanitation in urban and rural areas of Pakistan

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In Pakistan after 18th amendment in Constitution the all main Department are transferred in the Provinces/States, the Ministry of Environment, Local Government , Health, Social Welfare etc are now part of each Province/State. there is a need to prepare a Policy for the Safe Drinking water, Sanitation and Hygiene. The awareness raising about the Right to Water and Sanitation will support the case of planning and implementation at Government level.

The main part of community is the women, so according to my point of view, if we aware the women the problem of water and sanitation will be solved easily.

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Application of Sustainable Designs for Green School

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Government of Cebu province has used a set of standard designs for construction of public schools. Unfortunately, the current architectural designs don’t reflect eco-efficient perspectives and technologies in the construction of public schools such as rainwater harvesting and reuse, energy saving measures by cooling roof, wind ventilation for energy saving, wastewater treatment and reuse, and waste  management.

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Capacity Development; the Palestinian Experience 2004-2011

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The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) is responsible for setting plans and programmes for training the technical staff working in the water sector and for rehabilitation of training centers according to set procedures and regulations (Palestinian Water Law (3/2002) Article (7)). Within this context, PWA supported by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) initiated the Palestinian Training Coordination Project in 2004 which was integrated in 2006 into the Human Resources Development (HRD) Component II of the Water Programme in the Palestinian Territory

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