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Explaining and understanding environmental actions in Chinese agriculture: the case of Yuqiao watershed of Tianjin municipalityTaylor and Francis Group, 2015Most of China’s surface waters are undergoing anthropogenic eutrophication, mainly due to leaching of phosphorus (P) from both sewage and agriculture. This is causing quality deterioration in their scarce water resources. The problem has been acknowledged by Chinese authorities and actions sought implemented, though expected ameliorations are on hold.DocumentNordic Africa Institute / Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala, 2015The Bujagali Hydropower Project in Uganda has been one of the most controversial dam projects in modern times. Located some eight kilometres north of Jinja and the outlet of Lake Victoria or the historic source of the White Nile (Fig. 1), it was Uganda’s second large dam when it was inaugurated in 2012.DocumentAssociation for International Water Studies, Norway, 2014Our argument in this report is that hydropower falls short of being the renewable energy solution. The intrinsic problems of hydropower demands that we explore alternative avenues to supply modern renewable energy.Document
Dead in the water - Ethical ownership and water management in the Norwegian Government Pension Fund GlobalAssociation for International Water Studies, Norway, 2015The world is facing a serious water crisis with increasing water scarcity and overuse globally. The demand for water resources is growing rapidly mainly due to industrial use, and beverage companies are one of the major industrial consumers.DocumentGRID Arendal, 2015Estimates by Alyward (2009) show that 380 000 people derive direct livelihood support from the Cubango/ Okabango River Basin. Much of the direct livelihood support is derived through the benefits obtained from wetlands and floodplain systems.Document
Impacts of large-scale investments in agriculture on water resources, ecosystems and livelihoods; and development of policy options for decision makersGRID Arendal, 2014The goal of this project is to analyze the nature and extent of impacts of foreign direct investments (FDI) in agriculture in Africa.DocumentU4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, 2014Sector approaches to combating corruption have gained momentum in recent years, yet the strategic prioritization of sector anti-corruption initiatives is still the exception. The National Water Directorate in Mozambique is one of the few public sector departments in the world known to have allocated its own resources to developing a sector-specific anti-corruption strategy.DocumentNordic Africa Institute / Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala, 2014Water, food and energy are fundamental to African development. However, several crucial issues need to be addressed. Are African resources used to meet African needs or are they being exploited to satisfy the needs of other actors facing food and energy insecurity?DocumentNorwegian Refugee Council, 2014Goma has been a central point for the reception of displaced persons over the last 20 years of conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Following significant waves of arrivals in 2012 and 2013, due to conflict with the M23 – a militia active in North Kivu from early 2012 to late 2013 – 1 camps around the city were grossly overcrowded.DocumentNorwegian Institute for International Affairs, 2014Despite estimates that the global butterfly trade generates over US$100 million annually in sales of pupae for exhibitions and deadstock for a range of collector and artisanal uses, almost no research has been conducted that unpacks the dynamics of these value chains.