Climate Resilient Cities: A Primer on Reducing Vulnerabilities to Climate Change Impacts and Strengthening Disaster Risk Management in East Asian Cities is prepared as a guide for local governments in the East Asia Region to better understand the concepts and consequences of climate change; how climate change consequences contribute to urban vulnerabilities; and what is being done by city governments in East Asia and around the world to actively engage in learning, capacity building, and capital investment programs for building sustainable, resilient communities.

The 10-state study on effectiveness of rural water supply schemes, undertaken by the World Bank has looked at various aspects of

To find the optimal delivery model for urban water supply and sanitation (WSS) services, one must look beyond ownership structures to the practices and designs that support good performance. Consumer cooperatives are often attractive
institutional models. This note focuses on a Bolivian
cooperative that is one of the most successful water cooperatives in Latin America.

This study shows a clear preference for domestic connections and willingness to pay for piped water. Hence the rural communities should be offered a higher level of service, subject to availability of water and willingness to contribute through user charges that recover the O&M (operation and maintenance) and partial capital costs.

This study, covering more than 600 rural drinking water supply schemes, is a large-scale empirical analysis of the traditional target-driven (supply-driven) programs of the Government and the more recent model of decentralized community-driven approaches.

There are a large number of multi village water supply schemes (including regional schemes) in India. The prime motivation
for setting up multi village schemes is based on the desire to provide full water supply coverage to rural areas despite local water scarcity and increasing contamination of sources. In such

This book attempts to partially fill the void by systematically assessing health financing reforms in nine low- and middle-income countries that have demonstrated good performance in expanding their populations

Irrigation has made a major contribution to poverty reduction in the past decades, enabling higher yields and better nutrition. Despite these achievements, large-scale irrigation schemes have usually yielded low returns and attracted negative publicity because of their adverse environmental and social impacts.

The state of Madhya Pradesh is one of India

This paper reviews the status of weather and climate services in Europe and Central Asia (ECA).Worldwide, the accuracy and value of weather and climate services are rising, bringing great economic benefits. However, many national hydrometeorological