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Waste Management and Problems of Groundwater Pollution in Karst Environments in the Context of a Post-Conflict Scenario: The Case of Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Waste Management and Problems of Groundwater Pollution in Karst Environments in the Context of a Post-Conflict Scenario: The Case of Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Source: Habitat International, 2009

Author(s): Fabiana Calo and Mario Parise

Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Topics: Basic Services, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/06/2016

 

The town of Mostar, in Bosnia Herzegovina, has been theatre of many tragic events during the wars in the Balkans, culminating with the destruction in November 1993 of the historical bridge over the Neretva River. Besides the problems related to destruction of the town, displacement of people, and the tensions...

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Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Apr 2016

Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Apr 2016

Source: ReliefWeb, 2016

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 06/06/2016

 

No casualties have been reported as a result of the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck north-eastern Afghanistan on the afternoon of 10 April, according to initial reports received 11 April by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The National Emergency Operation Centre for the Afghanistan National Disaster Management...

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How Do Development Organisations Integrate Climate and Conflict Risks?  Experiences and Lessons Learnt from the UK, Germany and the Netherlands

How Do Development Organisations Integrate Climate and Conflict Risks? Experiences and Lessons Learnt from the UK, Germany and the Netherlands

Source: Stockholm University, 2016

Author(s): Maria-Therese Gustafsson

Topics: Basic Services, Climate Change, Programming

Added: 24/05/2016

 

The security implications of climate change have attracted increased attention in policy and research during the past decade. Since climate change has far reaching implications on human livelihoods and activities, the potential security implications are broad and complex. As stated in the fifth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel of...

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Empowering Peace: Service Provision and State Legitimacy in Nepal’s Peace-Building Process

Empowering Peace: Service Provision and State Legitimacy in Nepal’s Peace-Building Process

Source: Conflict, Security & Development, 2016

Author(s): Florian Krampe

Countries: Nepal

Topics: Basic Services, Governance

Added: 09/04/2016

 

There is growing demand for an understanding of peace beyond the absence of violence. As such research focuses increasingly on the issue of state legitimacy as a tool to assess and understand peace processes. In this paper the relationship between service provision and state legitimacy is studied to assess whether...

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Using Water Insecurity to Predict Domestic Water Demand in the Palestinian West Bank

Using Water Insecurity to Predict Domestic Water Demand in the Palestinian West Bank

Source: Water International, 2015

Author(s): S. E. Galaitsi, Annette Huber-Lee, Richard M. Vogel, and Elena M. Naumova

Countries: Palestine

Topics: Assessment, Basic Services, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/10/2015

 

Household interviews were conducted in the Palestinian West Bank to examine the relationship between price elasticity, water insecurity and domestic water demand. Water insecurity weights were defined and quantified for each household for use in a multivariate regression model. The model demonstrated that (1) a water insecurity variable improves the...

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Report on UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People: Developments in the Economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Report on UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People: Developments in the Economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 2015

Countries: Gaza, Israel, Palestine

Topics: Basic Services, Economic Recovery

Added: 28/09/2015

 

In 2014, the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory witnessed the first recession since 2006 and the second consecutive decline in gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. In addition, the number of Israeli settlers has quadrupled since the Oslo Accords in 1993 and 1995; presently they outnumber Palestinians in Area...

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L'eau peut etre un chemin vers la paix, et non vers la guerre

L'eau peut etre un chemin vers la paix, et non vers la guerre

Water Can be a Pathway to Peace, Not War

Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2006

Author(s): Aaron Wolf, Annika Kramer, Alexander Carius, and Geoffrey D. Dabelko

Topics: Basic Services, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/07/2015

 

Les cas de coopération entre les pays riverains sont plus nombreux que les conflits : plus de deux contre un entre 1945 et 1999. Pourquoi ? Parce que l’eau est si importante que les pays ne peuvent pas se permettre de se battre pour elle. Au lieu de cela, l’eau...

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Doing Things Differently: Can Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services Support Peace- and State-Building Processes?

Doing Things Differently: Can Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services Support Peace- and State-Building Processes?

Source: Development Policy Review, 2015

Author(s): Michelle Kooy, Leni Wild, and Nathaniel Mason

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan

Topics: Basic Services, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/06/2015

 

Interventions across all sectors in fragile states are called to contribute to tackling conflict and fragility despite the lack of evidence on how/if this is possible. This article reviews the existing literature to identify five entry points through which water supply and sanitation service delivery might interact, both positively and...

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Afghan Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation

Afghan Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation

Source: USAID, 2014

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Basic Services, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/05/2015

 

Only 27 percent of rural-based Afghans have access to clean drinking water and fewer to safe sanitation (Source: MRRD, Jan. 2010). SWSS is a services delivery tool of the government and Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) whose designs, installation and sustainable training of system operators together with hygiene promotion lead to...

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Water, Peace, and War - Confronting the Global Water Crisis

Water, Peace, and War - Confronting the Global Water Crisis

Source: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013

Author(s): Brahma Chellaney

Topics: Basic Services, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 27/04/2015

 

This pioneering and authoritative study considers the profound impact of the growing global water crunch on international peace and security as well as possible ways to mitigate the crisis. Although water is essential to sustaining life and livelihoods, geostrategist Brahma Chellaney argues that it remains the world’s most underappreciated and...

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