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- Watershed Management
- Urban Environmental Management
- Integrated Pest Management
- The Borana Plateau of Southern Ethiopia
- Waste Water and Solid Waste Recycling
- Ethnoveterinary Medicine in Asia
- Planning with Pastoralists
- Rural Lighting
Stephen C. Lonergan and David B. Brooks:
Watershed Management. The Role of Fresh Water in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
International Development Research Center, Ottawa, 1994.
IDRC, P.O.Box 8500,
Canada K1G 3H9
The book describes the water crisis faced by Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories today -a crisis that will have much to do with the design and the success of the current peace process in the Middle East.
The authors examine the geopolitics of watcr in the region, the economic importance of water, problems of water supply and water quality, and regional conflicts over water. They offer immediate solutions to water-problems in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Urban Environmental Management
Urban Environmental Guidelines Project:
Urban Environmental Guidelines, Thailand.
Bangkok and GTZ, Eschborn, 1994.
12 Booklets with appr. 250 pp.
Local Government Development Division,
Department of Local Administration,
Wang Sunantha, Ratchasima Road, Dusit,
The twelve guidelines are dealing with the following issues:
1. Water pollution control
3. Solid Waste Management
4. Special Waste Management
5. Air Pollution Control
6. Environmental Health
7. Traffic and Transport
8. City Greening
9. The Built Environment
10. Slum Improvement
11. Land Use Planning
12. Resource Management
Each Guideline consists of a conceptual framework, problem analysis, solutions, related laws and regulations, sources of assistance and examples.
Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management. Guidelines.
GTZ-Schriftenreihe No. 249
The book provides a comprehensive description of the established approaches for this area of activity. These approaches are founded on the ongoing elaboration of the experiences gained to date in projects of Technical Cooperation. As a result, the GTZ has a concept for the implementation of pest management programs in countries of the third world which meets the needs of today.
A particular welcome feature of the Guidelines is that, alongside the purely technical aspects of plant protection, broad scope has also been allowed to include aspects of implementation under real farming condictions and the sustainability of measures. The booklet will therefore provide practitioners and experts of plant protection with a valuable tool for concrete project work.
The Borana Plateau of Southern Ethiopia
The Borana Plateau of Southern Ethiopia: Synthesis of pastoral research, development and change, 1980-91.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1994.
International Livestock Centre For Africa,
P.O. Box 5689,
The book summarises results from work conducted in the southern Ethiopian rangelands between 1980 and 1991. The global objectives of this interdisciplinary project were to describe the evolving production system of the Borana pastoralists and prescribe best-bet component interventions and policies that might promote growth on the livestock sector, alleviate poverty among pastoral producers and encourage ecologically sustainable patterns of resource use.
Waste Water and Solid Waste Recycling
AT-Forum No. 7, 1996.
Newsletter of German AT Association, the artefact Centre for Appropriate Technology and the Artes Institut.
Free of charge.
The new issue of this magazine on Appropriate Technology (AT) focuses on "waste water and solid waste recycling".
"You should feel happy about going on producing more waste" says the editorial of the journal because: "waste is a regenerative energy". The journal not only covers various dry waste products and their recycling but also waste water produced by man, animal and industry. Various approaches to alleviating problem situations in municipal and rural areas, from the small scale production of biogas through to communal sewage treatment plants are presented.
Another interesting article is about solar lamps in China.
Ethnoveterinary Medicine in Asia
Ethnoveterinary Medicine in Asia:
An Information Kit on Traditional animal health care practices. 4 Volumes.
IIRR, Silang, Philippines, 1994.
Ca. 400 pp.
International Institute of Rural
Stockraisers in developing countries would often be better off if they knew ethnoveterinary remedies and practices for the most common animal diseases. Such remedies and practices reflect centuries of experiences and trial and error, they are adapted to the local culture and environmental conditions, and they are inexpensive and locally available. But in the past many organisations have not recognized the role and potential contribution of ethnoveterinary medicine in development. Also only little written information exists on practices that works and can be recommended. The manuals in question are aiming to overcome this constraints. They are a ready-to-use package that can be implemented and recommended in villages.
Planning with Pastoralists
Ann Waters-Bayer and Wolfgang Bayer:
Planning with pastoralists: PRA and more. A review of methods focused on Africa.
GTZ, Eschborn, 1994.
P.O. Box 5180,
The need for planning and implementing development projects together with, rather than for, local people has become increasingly apparent. This is especially true in the pastoral sector, where local level decision making and great flexibility are vital for the survival of the people who make productive use of adverse environment.
This study is the first outcome of a GTZ project and includes a reviewing of the available literature, including unpublished reports, the identification of institutions and persons with experience in participatory planning and is assessing the applicability of the participatory approaches and methods to the planning of pastoral development.
Jean-Paul Louineau, Modibo Dicko, Peter Fraenkel, Roy Barlow and Varis Bokalders:
Rural Lighting. A Guide for Development Workers.
ITP, London (UK)/Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm,
Intermediate Technology Publications,
103-105 Southampton Road,
London WC1B 4HH,
Recent technical developments in electrical lighting have led to exciting new possibilities such as high-efficiency compact fluorescent lamps. Such lamps can increase the economic use of solar photovoltaic power systems or small wind-powered systems. These, and other new lighting technologies are becoming available and more and more affordable, but it can be difficult to know which types and sizes are most appropriate for different purposes. To meet these needs, this book provides information to assist development workers and project managers in rural or semi-urban development, health, farming, small business sectors making decisions.
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