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Flows and practices: The politics of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in southern Africa2016For the past two decades, IWRM has been actively promoted by water experts as well as multilateral and bilateral donors who have considered it to be a crucial way to address global water management problems.Document2016This article explores the entry and spread of IWRM in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. It traces how the idea of IWRM was promoted and sustained throughout the region by mapping key events, actors and networks that were involved in promoting the approach.DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2016In 2010, a UN Resolution explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation (HRtWS). But has this international recognition improved the ability of poor and marginalized people to secure access to water? Of the countries discussed in this brief, Brazil, Costa Rica, India, Peru and South Africa voted in favor of the resolution, while Ethiopia and Zambia did not.Document
The Himalayan climate and water atlas: impact of climate change on water resources in five of Asia's major river basinsGRID Arendal, 2015The first atlas of its kind, this new publication offers a comprehensive, regional understanding of the changing climate and its impact on water resources in five of the major river basins in the region: the Indus, Brahmaputra, Ganges, Salween and Mekong.Document
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.