Water, health and ecosystems: directory of resources


Surveillance and monitoring of indicators and trends

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    Dillingham R, Guerrant RL. Childhood stunting: measuring and stemming the staggering costs of inadequate water and sanitation. The Lancet, 2004, 363(9403):94–95. www.sciencedirect.com
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    Eco-Hydrological Databases. Databases on the quantification of hydrological functions of inland wetlands and environmental flow assessment for aquatic ecosystems. Colombo, Sri Lanka, International Water Management Institute.
    http://www.lk.iwmi.org/ehdb/wetland/index.asp
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    GEO Data Portal. Global portal to authoritative environmental information and data on freshwater resources. United Nations Environment Network.
    http://geodata.grid.unep.ch/
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    Global Environment Monitoring System, GEMS/Water. Develops and maintains a global freshwater quality information system with a series of national and international partners, hosted at Canada's National Water Research Institute. Burlington, Ontario, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
    http://www.gemswater.org/
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    Global International Waters Assessments. GIWA is a water programme led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Finnish Department for International Development Cooperation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Its objective is to produce a comprehensive and integrated global assessment of international waters. Its headquarters are in Kalmar, Sweden.
    http://www.giwa.net/
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    Havelaar AH, Melse JM. Quantifying public health risk in WHO guidelines for drinking-water quality. Bilthoven, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, 2003 (RIVM report 734301022).
    http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/rivmrep.pdf
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    Joint Monitoring Programme for water supply and sanitation (JMP). World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund. Data on the state of water supply and sanitation at global, regional and country scales; tables, graphs and maps. http://www.wssinfo.org/en/welcome.html
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    Meeting the MDG [Millennium Development Goals] drinking water and sanitation target: a mid-term assessment of progress. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2004.
    http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2004/9241562781.pdf
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    Prüss A et al. Estimating the burden of disease from water, sanitation, and hygiene at a global level. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2002, 110(5):537-542. http://www.who.int/quantifying_ehimpacts/global/en/ArticleEHP052002.pdf
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    Ramsar Sites Database Service. The Netherlands, Wetlands International.
    http://www.wetlands.org/RSDB/Default.htm
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    Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Unit. Includes all spatial data-related activities of IWMI at its headquarters in Sri Lanka and regional offices located in different parts of the world. Colombo, Sri Lanka, International Water Management Institute.
    http://www.iwmidsp.org/iwmi/info/main.asp
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    Water resources and freshwater ecosystems. Data bases/tables/country profiles/maps. In: Earthtrends, the environmental information portal. World Resources Institute/The World Bank/UNEP/Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs/SIDA/UNDP/USAID.
    http://earthtrends.wri.org/
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    Water supply and sanitation monitoring. Geneva, World Health Organization, Protection of the Human Environment, Water Sanitation and Health (WSH)
    http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/monitoring/en/
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    World health report 2004 – changing history. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2004.
    http://whqlibdoc.who.int/whr/2004/924156265X.pdf
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    World Health Organization Water, Sanitation and Health publications catalogue (includes publications on water quality guidelines and standards) The catalogue can be accessed at:
    http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/en/Watercatalogue2004.pdf
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