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Water and Poverty - Fighting Poverty through Water Management 

Pro-Poor Slum Upgrading
This paper stimulates debate and improved understanding of the critical importance of water security in the lives of the world's poor and provides a conceptual framework to help explain the relationship between poverty and water security. It also proposes constructive steps towards improving water security for the world's poor.

Pro-Poor Slum Upgrading Framework For Mumbai, India:June 2003
The "Pro-poor slum upgrading frameworks for India, the Philippines and South Africa" project, supported by the Cities Alliance, examines how pro-poor housing strategies are being developed in the three cities of Mumbai, Manila and Johannesburg.

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Human Values in Water Education - United Nations Human Settlements Programme 

Asian Water Supplies Reaching the Urban Poor Written by Arthur C. McIntosh 

How Delhi makes the sprightly Yamuna a 'dead river' - A TERI REPORT

TERI conclusions based on a comprehensive case study on Yamuna

Traditional Water Harvesting Technique

Online Articles

The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is an international partnership of the world's leading development agencies concerned with improving sector policies, practices and capacities to serve poor people. Our goal is to alleviate poverty by helping the poor gain sustained access to water and sanitation services. The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) began in 1979 as a cooperative effort between The World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to look at cost-effective technologies and models for providing safe water and sanitation to the world's poor. http://www.wsp.org/

Organisations and Networks

The Cities Alliance A multi-donor alliance with cities and their development partners. It focuses on two priorities for action: City Development Strategies (CDS) that link the process by which local stakeholders define their vision for their city with investment strategies for priority actions. CDS activities are already under way in a number of cities, and it is expected that they will leverage investments from a wide range of partners; City-wide and nation-wide slum upgrading programs designed to scale-up the impact of community upgrading efforts in order to improve the living conditions of the urban poor at a heretofore unprecedented scale. http://www.citiesalliance.org

Water Databases

Water Utility
Water: Research Sources; Water Agencies

Water Facilities
City of Lakeland Water Utilities Distribution Page

Produced by IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre. Focus on rural and peri-urban areas in developing countries.
Water Environment Federation (WEF) Online Library
Searchable database of several hundred articles, with abstract, published in WEF technical magazines, newsletters, and selected specialty conferences from 1999 onwards. Articles can be purchased and downloaded in PDF format

Water Industry Portal Sites

The Global Directory for Environmental Technology (UK)
Guide to environmental products & services, featuring over 4,000 suppliers from 91 countries. Information about organizations, conferences and publications is complemented by editorial contributions.

Environmental Data Interactive Exchange (UK)
News, jobs, products & services, environmental training, resources, discussion lists, software guide, new publications & events, search engine.

Utility Connection
Provides links to 3,870 electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities, utility associations, organizations, news, magazines, utility financial resources, and related state & federal regulatory and information sites.

Water Online (USA)
Water industry news, products & suppliers, vacancies, training courses.

Le réseau des acteurs de l'eau / The network for the Water Business / La red de los profesionales del Agua
This site has the following sections: directories, new products, marketplace, resources and news. Although trilingual (French/English/Spanish), most information is in French. It focusses on Europe, especially France.

WaterWorld - Water and Wastewater Technology
Suppliers, industry news & events, online store, magazines (Water World, Water & Wastewater International)


African Water Page - Urban Water Theme Page
World Bank - Urban Water and Sanitation
WUP - Water Utility Partnership for Capacity Building in Africa

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