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Urban water conflicts: an analysis of the origins and nature of water-related unrest and conflicts in the urban contextUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2006This document is a collection of essays which survey the controversial aspects of the management of water resources in urban areas in view of the increasing urbanisation and privatisation of water services. It addresses and characterises the conflicts that arise within large human settlements due to economic and social implications of access to and use of basic water services.DocumentSTEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2007This STEPS paper reviews past and current debates in the water and sanitation domain and takes initial steps towards developing a framework that might better address the sustainability challenges posed by liquid dynamics.DocumentInternational Development Research Centre, 2007The focus of the publication is to analyse and understand how different groups of social agents engage in the diverse knowledge systems operating in the natural resource sector in Nepal. It examines how knowledge is developed, documented and applied at different levels of natural resource governance using six case studies from forest, agriculture and water sectors.DocumentUnasylva, FAO, 2008Water-related problems are an increasingly important challenge to sustainable development, and the availability and quality of water are strongly influenced by forests.DocumentIRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, 2007As cities expand, a key challenge is securing water supplies for urban populations and disposing of pollution while minimising impacts on peri-urban communities and the environment. This book describes the conflicts, dialogues and negotiations underway in peri-urban areas of many cities in the South.DocumentCenter for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, 2007This collaborative paper addresses the problems of water shortages in Asia. Focusing on urbanisation, it discusses China’s plan to lead the world in science and technology. It also proposes new modes of environmental governance that can be implemented in China and its neighbouring developing countries.DocumentInternational Development Law Organisation, 2006Access to water is a widely debated topic as water scarcity is looming large before several developing countries. The traditional approach of water as a public good is giving way to reforms which consider water as an economic good. This paper critically reviews legal and policy issues around the changing approach to appropriation and access to water.DocumentAfrican Centre for Water Research, 2007Focusing on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), this paper provides a background to the region’s current and future water demands. It also takes a close look at the associated economic, environmental and political challenges.Document
Water requirements of floodplain rivers and fisheries: existing decision support tools and pathways for developmentInternational Water Management Institute, 2007Fisheries are some of the most valuable natural resources that depend upon natural regimes ofDocumentBrooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, 2008This paper examines the reasoning behind some African governments' selection of policies of universal food relief, when others adopt food or cash-for-work programmes in times of drought. It examines the key factors that shape policy selection by political leaderships.