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- DocumentWateraid, 2007Over 1.1 billion people around the world do not have access to safe water and over 2.6 billion do not have access to safe sanitation. This sourcebook provides guidance for users in drawing up advocacy action plans that aim to improve the water supply and sanitation situation of the poorest people in the countries where they work.OrganisationResearch-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile Region (RiPPLE) is a five-year Research Programme Consortium (RPC) led by the Overseas Development Institute and its partners.Document
Depopulating the Tibetan grasslands: national policies and perspectives for the future of Tibetan herders in Qinghai Province, ChinaPlateau Perspectives, 2008Tibetan grasslands constitute one of the most important grazing ecosystems in the world and encompass the source areas of many major Asian rivers.DocumentDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2008This report aims to shed light on the way innovative solutions have arisen to address local sustainable development challenges, examining the determinants of success and the scope for replication. The report focuses on the African experience, and contributes to the documentation for the 16th and 17th sessions of the Commission on Sustainable Development.DocumentFocus on the Global South, 2007Water crisis is largely a problem of governance. While there is an obvious bias towards privatisation as a solution to the water sector problems, the last few years have also seen many social mobilisations, consolidation of forces, and hard-won battles for peoples and communities’ water struggles, particularly in defending water as a human right.Document
Where community-based water resource management has gone too far: poverty and disempowerment in southern MadagascarConservation and Society, 2007Madagascar has struggled with the question of decentralisation for more than three decades. Since coming to power in 2002, President Ravalomanana has both reformed and accelerated this process, granting new roles and responsibilities to regional and community leadership.DocumentAfghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, 2008This paper develops and presents a typology of irrigation systems in Afghanistan. The report is intended to enhance knowledge of irrigation methods and management with the aim of improving system performance and productivity.Document
Making the most of scarcity: accountability for better water management results in the Middle East and North AfricaWorld Bank, 2008Part of a series of development reports, this paper highlights the key challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA). In particular, it aims to show how water is integrated into the wider economic policies of the countries of the region and for that reason, it brings water issues to non-water specialists, addressing a multi-sectoral audience.DocumentEconomic and Social Commission for Western Asia, 2007This report looks at possible ways for policy-makers and decision-takers to combat and/or prevent land degradation in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region, both generally and specifically in the following countries: Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).DocumentLand and Water Development Division, FAO, 2008Insecure access to water for consumption and productive uses is a major constraint on poverty reduction in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This publication addresses the linkage between water and rural poverty in the region, in order to help decision-makers make informed choices on where and how to invest.