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Successful Experiences in Municipal Public Water and Sanitation Services from Brazil

> Associação Nacional dos Serviços Municipais de Saneamento, June 2006.

The book presents twenty examples of successful public water delivery in large and small, wealthy and poor municipalities across Brazil. The city of Porto Alegre is already known around the world for its use of participatory budgeting and other democratic reforms to achieve universal access to clean water. The book shows that similar approaches are used in many other cities in Brazil and in many cases have led to rapid expansion of access to water and sanitation for the poorest communities. (...) read

date of on-line publication : 23 April 2007

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

People, land and water

> Edited by Guy Bessette, Participatory Development Communication for Natural Resource Management, 2006, 324 p.

Poverty alleviation, food security and environmental sustainability are closely linked and represent major development challenges for all actors involved in the field of natural resource management. Poverty alleviation requires sustained economic growth, but it is also necessary to ensure that the poor benefit from that growth. Efforts must also be made to improve food security by providing conditions of access and proper utilization by the poor. Promoting environmental sustainability (...) read

date of on-line publication : 7 February 2007

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