Best practices - Best Practices Database /best-practices Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:49:08 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb sergio@abaco-digital.es (Buenas prácticas) ZINNAE: Zaragoza Urban Cluster for Efficient Water Use /best-practices/85-zinnae-zaragoza-urban-cluster-for-efficient-water-use /best-practices/85-zinnae-zaragoza-urban-cluster-for-efficient-water-use Organization/author(s):
Marisa Fernández Soler and Clara Presa Abós, Technical Secretariat of ZINNAE

Geographical region(s):
Europe

Country(ies):
Spain

Screening and Identification Process:
UN-Water Conference. Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20. 3-5 October 2011.

Objectives:
To promote efficient and sustainable water use and associated energy use in urbanized areas of Zaragoza, enabling the collaboration of different public and private actors, starting from knowledge generation, demonstrative projects and innovative solutions. Thus, to become a leading international collaboration, knowledge and innovation example for efficient and sustainable water use in urbanized areas as well as to drive quality employment for Zaragoza.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Inclusion of 26 public and private entities related to the water efficiency sector in Zaragoza (business, regional and local authorities, RTC Centers, others); demonstrative projects; R+D+i (research, technological development and innovation) activities; new technologies; experimentation; development of the innovative business group; local sectoral development

Corresponding websites:

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/green_economy_2011/pdf/technology_cases_zaragoza_cluster.pdf

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/green_economy_2011/cases_by_tool.shtml

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ciro.artigot@gmail.com (unwaterbestpractices.org) Best practices Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:07:42 +0000
Industrial wastewater reclamation technology for urban irrigation /best-practices/84-industrial-wastewater-reclamation-technology-for-urban-irrigation /best-practices/84-industrial-wastewater-reclamation-technology-for-urban-irrigation Organization/author(s):
Piet DuPisani, Head of the Water and Wastewater Department of the City of Windhoek

Geographical region(s):
Africa

Country(ies):
Namibia

Screening and Identification Process:
UN-Water Conference. Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20. 3-5 October 2011.

Objectives:
The objective of the project was to realise a wastewater reclamation plant, based on cost- and energy-efficient technologies, but still viable for local operations. The specific focus was on industrial wastewaters, which may not be suitable for drinking water reclamation, but suitable for irrigational use.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Conventional mechanical treatment (buffer tank, robust type screening, sand trap, advanced biological treatment (membrane bioreactor, equipped with instrumentation for remote control automation and easy onsite operation); compact final settlement tank; post-disinfection through UV (with additional chlorination on request)

Corresponding websites:

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/green_economy_2011/pdf/technology_cases_namibia.pdf

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/green_economy_2011/cases_by_tool.shtml

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ciro.artigot@gmail.com (unwaterbestpractices.org) Best practices Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:07:19 +0000
Web-based System for Water and Environmental Studies /best-practices/83-web-based-system-for-water-and-environmental-studies /best-practices/83-web-based-system-for-water-and-environmental-studies Organization/author(s):
Dr. Hani Sewilam, UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC)

Geographical region(s):
Africa

Country(ies):
Egypt

Screening and Identification Process:
UN-Water Conference. Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20. 3-5 October 2011.

River basin and/or place:
Nile River Basin

Objectives:
For water officials from Egypt and other MENA countries (Middle East and North Africa) to design the course structures and develop their contents; improve the training skills of the trainers of the three Egyptian partners to successfully deliver the training program; afford the necessary tools and equipments to successfully carry out the courses at both Egyptian universities; develop multimedia, web-based and eLearning tools to support the training program; and improve the skills of the IT administration team of both Egyptian Universities to be able to cope with the new multimedia-based training program.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Think Interdisciplinary: A Training of Trainers Program in Interdisciplinary Water Management (TOTWAT); online courses (in the areas of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), EIA, water quality, sustainable management of resources, gender issues, socio-economics, desalination, water treatment, etc.); computer lab establishment in each involved university; Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Corresponding websites:

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/green_economy_2011/pdf/session_5_technology_cases_egypt.pdf

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/green_economy_2011/cases_by_tool.shtml

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ciro.artigot@gmail.com (unwaterbestpractices.org) Best practices Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:06:59 +0000
Water-saving technologies in Japan /best-practices/82-water-saving-technologies-in-japan /best-practices/82-water-saving-technologies-in-japan Organization/author(s):
Shimizu Yasutoshi, Senior Research Manager at ESG Promotion Department of TOTO Ltd. Japan and Secretary –General of Asian Saving Water Council

Geographical region(s):
Asia

Country(ies):
Japan

Screening and Identification Process:
2014 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Preparing for World Water Day 2014: Partnerships for improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability. 13-16 January 2014.

Objectives:
To provide an environmental strategy for water by reducing CO2 through water saving.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Policy Research and Innovation partnerships for water and energy; promotion of water-saving equipment to be included in the environment policies of Japan

Corresponding websites:

http://www.slideshare.net/WaterforLife/toto-environmental-strategy-for-water-by-yasutoshi-shimizu-toto

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/presentations.shtml

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/water_saving_japan.shtml

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/water_energy_partnerships_cases.shtml

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ciro.artigot@gmail.com (unwaterbestpractices.org) Best practices Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:06:39 +0000
Promotion of the adoption of water and energy efficient technologies and practices by households, SMEs and Local Authorities in cities /best-practices/81-promotion-of-the-adoption-of-water-and-energy-efficient-technologies-and-practices-by-households-smes-and-local-authorities-in-cities /best-practices/81-promotion-of-the-adoption-of-water-and-energy-efficient-technologies-and-practices-by-households-smes-and-local-authorities-in-cities Organization/author(s):
Victor Viñuales, Director of Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo (ECODES)

Geographical region(s):
Europe

Country(ies):
Spain

Screening and Identification Process:
2014 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Preparing for World Water Day 2014: Partnerships for improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability. 13-16 January 2014.

Objectives:
To encourage water and energy efficient technologies and practices in Zaragoza.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Local Partnerships on Water and Energy; collaboration between the City Council of Zaragoza, water and energy companies, educational institutions and the Ecology and Development Foundation; citizens and social entities signed public commitments concerning water efficiency; promotion of the project 'The International Exhibition of water and sustainable development; trust building

Corresponding websites:

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/water_energy_efficient_technologies.shtml

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/local_partnerships_on_water_and_energy.shtml

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/water_energy_partnerships_cases.shtml

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ciro.artigot@gmail.com (unwaterbestpractices.org) Best practices Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:06:20 +0000
Subsidies for water infrastructure as an engine of growth in South Africa /best-practices/80-subsidies-for-water-infrastructure-as-an-engine-of-growth-in-south-africa /best-practices/80-subsidies-for-water-infrastructure-as-an-engine-of-growth-in-south-africa Water Development in South Africa

Organization:
Marthinus Smuts Basson, Global Senior Advisor, Hatch

Geographical region(s):
Africa

Country(ies):
South Africa

Screening and Identification Process:
UN-Water Conference. Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20. 3-5 October 2011.

Objectives:
To provide a tool for an economic incentive in water management to support change towards green growth. To discus subsidies for water infrastructures as an engine for growth in South Africa.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Infrastructure development; National Water Act (giving highest priority to a Reserve of water for basic human needs and for the natural environment)

Corresponding websites:

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/green_economy_2011/pdf/session_1_economic_instruments_south_africa.pdf

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/green_economy_2011/cases_by_tool.shtml

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ciro.artigot@gmail.com (unwaterbestpractices.org) Best practices Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:05:49 +0000
The Water for Energy Framework (W4EF) Initiative /best-practices/79-the-water-for-energy-framework-w4ef-initiative /best-practices/79-the-water-for-energy-framework-w4ef-initiative Organization/author(s):
Laurent Bellet, Yann Lemoine, Water and Energy Specialist, Electricité de France (EDF)

Screening and Identification Process:
2014 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Preparing for World Water Day 2014: Partnerships for improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability. 13-16 January 2014.

Objectives:
To establish a conceptual and analytical Framework for evaluation and reporting of the energy impacts on water by 2015.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Business Case for Integrated Energy-Water Planning and Investments; consensus and willingness to develop the Framework; design to be usable by any activity taking place in any energy production chain; assessment should be more specific to an area (not to a process) and addresses quality issues and impacts related to the use of water; international stakeholder partnerships (Action Group led by EDP); dissemination across European energy industry, potentially to a larger community

Corresponding websites:

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/presentations.shtml

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/water_for_energy_framework_initiative.shtml

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/water_energy_partnerships_cases.shtml

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ciro.artigot@gmail.com (unwaterbestpractices.org) Best practices Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:05:29 +0000
Reform of the urban water supply and sanitation sector in Yemen /best-practices/78-reform-of-the-urban-water-supply-and-sanitation-sector-in-yemen /best-practices/78-reform-of-the-urban-water-supply-and-sanitation-sector-in-yemen Organization:
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation (UWSS) sector in Yemen

Geographical region(s):
Asia

Country(ies):
Yemen

Screening and Identification Process:
UN-Water Conference. Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20. 3-5 October 2011.

Objectives:
To restructure the UWSS sector to a system composed of several local corporations (LCs) each managed autonomously and independent of the National Water and Sanitation Authority (NWSA) to serve a specific governorate in Yemen.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Support of reform (technical and institutional development, stakeholder participation, community participation, information sharing, and customer relations); decentralization (supervisory boards, assessment of investment needs, setting up organization structure, developing capacity in modern management tools, accounting, human resources management, tariff analysis, asset management and setting up service agreements); public private partnership (PPP)

Corresponding websites:

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/green_economy_2011/pdf/session_6_escwa_cases_yemen.pdf

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/green_economy_2011/cases_by_tool.shtml

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ciro.artigot@gmail.com (unwaterbestpractices.org) Best practices Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:05:07 +0000
UNIDO partnership with Carlsberg/Baltika Breweries' comprehensive investment programme /best-practices/77-unido-partnership-with-carlsberg-baltika-breweries-comprehensive-investment-programme /best-practices/77-unido-partnership-with-carlsberg-baltika-breweries-comprehensive-investment-programme Organization/author(s):
Christian Susan, Industrial Development Officer at UNIDO and Wouter de Groot, CSR and Risk Manager at Carlsberg Supply Company

Screening and Identification Process:
2014 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Preparing for World Water Day 2014: Partnerships for improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability. 13-16 January 2014.

Objectives: 
To undertake a project which aims to reduce natural resource consumption, pollution and green house gas emissions (GHG), while also improving the agro-ecosystem and water systems in the Russian Federation with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Industry partnerships to ensure water and energy efficiency and sustainability; developing and sharing international industry-related knowledge; providing technical expertise; engagement with society through dedicated community activities focused at improving the environment and implementing sustainable practices in agro-projects; contribute to the Russian Federation's efforts of ensuring environmental sustainability; life-cycle assessment methodology; develop regional, national and international policies and policy instruments to mainstream resource efficient cleaner production principles

Corresponding websites:

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/industry_partnering_with_government.shtml

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/partnership_carlsberg_baltika.shtml

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/water_energy_partnerships_cases.shtml

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ciro.artigot@gmail.com (unwaterbestpractices.org) Best practices Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:04:48 +0000
UNIDO Business Partnerships Programme /best-practices/76-unido-business-partnerships-programme /best-practices/76-unido-business-partnerships-programme Organization/author(s):
Barbara Kreissler, Industrial Development Officer in the Business, Investment and Technology Services Branch of UNIDO.

Screening and Identification Process:
2014 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Preparing for World Water Day 2014: Partnerships for improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability. 13-16 January 2014.

Objectives:
To build local productive capacity, enhance social inclusion and promote environmental sustainability recognizing business as an engine for economic development.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Industry partnerships to ensure water and energy efficiency and sustainability; mobilize contributions from the private sector; ensure support for sustainable industrial development; social investment; core business and value chain collaborations; support creation of multi-stakeholder platforms that galvanize business action around larger systemic issues

Corresponding websites:

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/industry_partnering_with_government.shtml

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/unido_business_partnerships_programme.shtml

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/water_energy_partnerships_cases.shtml

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ciro.artigot@gmail.com (unwaterbestpractices.org) Best practices Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:03:38 +0000