Water, health and ecosystems: directory of resources


Other organizational links

These links provide access to internet-based networks disseminating a very wide range of water-related publications, tools, and resources.

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    African Water Issues Research Unit. AWIRU is a not-for-profit applied research organization established to develop an African capacity to understand the complexity of African water management and development issues. University of Pretoria, Center for International Political Studies, South Africa.
    http://www.up.ac.za/academic/libarts/polsci/awiru/aboutus.html
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    Challenge Program on Water and Food . Growing more food with less water. Colombo, Sri Lanka, International Water Management Institute, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
    http://www.waterforfood.org/
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    Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (SANDEC). Dübendorf, Switzerland, Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology.
    http://www.sandec.ch/
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    Ecosan - Ecological Sanitation. Promoting a more holistic approach towards ecologically and economically sound sanitation. Eschborn, Germany, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
    http://www2.gtz.de/ecosan/english/index.html
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    Gender and Water Alliance. Mainstreaming gender in integrated water resources management. The Gender and Water Alliance is a network of 300 organizations and individuals from around the world. It is an associated programme of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) funded by the governments of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
    http://www.genderandwateralliance.org/
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    Integrated water resources management. Washington, DC, Organization of the American States, Office for Sustainable Development and Environment.
    http://www.oas.org/usde/Thematic_Areas/WaterManagement/waterresources.htm
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    The Inter-American Water Resources Network. The IWRN is a network of networks whose purpose is to build and strengthen water resources partnerships among nations, organizations and individuals within the context of environmental and economic sustainability in the Americas. Washington, DC, Organization of American States, Office for Sustainable Development and Environment
    http://www.iwrn.net/ [available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French]
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    International Shared Aquifer Resource Management (ISRAM). ISARM is a collaborative project with the goal of developing and championing best practice for the management of groundwater resources shared between neighbouring countries. Sponsored by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH); and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
    http://www.iah.org/isarm/
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    International Water and Sanitation Centre, Netherlands. Foundation including Dutch and international organizations and stakeholders, with a broad range of publications and activities on water resource management, health and sanitation.
    http://www.irc.nl Free publications:
    http://www.irc.nl/page/8382
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    International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka. A non-profit scientific research organization working to improve water and land resources management for food livelihoods and nature.
    http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/
    http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/health/index.htm
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    Irrigation and drainage. Washington, DC, The World Bank, Development Topics, Agriculture and Rural Development.
    http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/ESSD/ardext.nsf/11ByDocName/TopicsIrrigationandDrainage
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    Kenya Water for Health Organization. Providing sustainable water and sanitation for the disadvantaged communities in Kenya. Involving both national and international agency partners. Nairobi, Kenya
    http://www.kwaho.org/
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    National ocean service. (NOS). NOS measures and predicts coastal and ocean phenomena, protects large areas of the oceans, and works to ensure safe navigation, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/
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    Practica Foundation, The Hague, Netherlands. Nongovernmental organization fostering research and development and commercial application of technology in the field of water and energy in developing countries.
    http://www.practicafoundation.nl
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    Rural water supply and sanitation. Washington, DC, The World Bank, Water Supply and Sanitation.
    http://www.worldbank.org/html/fpd/water/rural.html
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    Sanitation Connection. An environmental sanitation network. A web-based information network sponsored by multiple international organizations including the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Health Organization, bilateral agencies, and other partners. Washington, DC
    http://www.sanicon.net/index.php3
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    Stockholm International Water Institute. A policy think tank that contributes to international efforts to find solutions to the world’s escalating water crisis.
    http://www.siwi.org/
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    Strategic Alliance for Freshwater Information, Resources and Education (SAFFIRE). Internet-based network of 10 international agencies and non-governmental organizations providing thematic and organizational access to a very wide range of resources and data bases for the sustainable management of fresh water resources. United Nations Environment Programme
    http://www.water-saffire.net/
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    Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC). Nongovernmental organization supporting development and dissemination of a range of free and very low-cost teaching aids on environment and health-related topics in the developing world, including aids for promotion of sustainable water supply, sanitation and hygiene, and community-based improvements/protection of traditional water sources. St Albans, Herts, UK
    http://www.talcuk.org/about/index.htm
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    Toolbox. Integrated water resources management. Sponsored by the Global Water Partnership, an organization founded in 1996 by the the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank.
    http://gwpforum.netmasters05.netmasters.nl/en/index.html
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    Urban Water Resources Management. Urban Environmental Research Initiative. A virtual resource library and research network addressing cutting edge development and environmental issues. Japan, Global Development Research Center (GDRC)
    http://www.gdrc.org/uem/water/index.html
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    Water and nature initiative. A 5-year action plan of 80 partner organizations to improve water management for healthy rivers and healthy communities. Gland, Switzerland, The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
    http://www.iucn.org/themes/wani/
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    Water and Sanitation Program An international partnership administered by the World Bank to help the poor gain sustained access to improved water supply and sanitation services. Washington, DC, The World Bank
    http://www.wsp.org/
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    Water, Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University, UK. This site provides access to multiple case-studies and technical guidance/information about good practice strategies for water management.
    http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/index.php
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    Water initiative. A cross-cutting theme initiative looking at water issues from multiple disciplines. New York, Columbia University, the Earth Institute.
    http://www.earth.columbia.edu/crosscutting/cci/water.html
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    Water portal of the Americas. WPoA is a water information service, including an Internet web site and other initiatives that enhance the availability of quality water information. Sponsored by The WaterWeb Consortium in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP).
    http://www.waterportal-americas.org/ [Searchable in English, Spanish, or Portuguese]
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    Water resources. Washington DC, World Bank
    http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/ESSD/ardext.nsf/18ByDocName/WaterResourcesManagement
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    Water supply and sanitation. Washington, DC, World Bank.
    http://www.worldbank.org/watsan/
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    WELL. A resource centre and network on water, sanitation and environmental health, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the British Government. Leicestershire, UK, Loughborough University, Water, Engineering and Development Centre
    http://www.lboro.ac.uk/well/
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    World Water Council. The international water policy think tank. Links to water, food and environment; water and climate change. Marseille, France
    http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/
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