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Integrating 'livelihoods' into integrated water resources management: taking the integration paradigm to its logical next step for developing countriesSouthern African Regional Poverty Network, 2007Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is now the dominant paradigm for water management in both rich and poor countries. This paper examines the weaknesses in the current understanding of IWRM from a livelihoods perspective. Empowering poor people, reducing poverty, improving livelihoods and promoting economic growth ought to be the basic objectives of IWRM.DocumentAsian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 2007This compiled report deals with the gender issues in three sectors of Urban Environmental Management: water and sanitation, solid waste and air pollution in Southeast Asia. Authors provide articles on the gender situation in a number of southeast Asian cities. Key points from a selection of these include:DocumentDeutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (GDI), 2007The concept of Virtual Water Trade (VWT) is based on the idea that water-poor developing countries are increasingly importing their food from water-rich countries. in order to conserve their own water resources and use them in other, more productive areas where more value added per volume unit of water is generated.DocumentSouthern African Regional Poverty Network, 2007This paper takes a close look at the growing challenge of water scarcity. It looks at the symptoms and scale of the challenge before putting forward policy recommendations involving good governance and management practices.OrganisationUNU-INWEH’s aim is to strengthen water management capacity, particularly of developing countries, and to provide on-the-ground project support.DocumentCentre for Environment and Society, University of Essex, 2006This paper follows the 2005 Dhaka workshop on "Peri-urban aquatic production and improvement of the livelihoods of the urban poor in south east Asia".Document
Transboundary water management as a regional public good: financing development – an example from the Nile BasinStockholm International Water Institute, 2007This paper focuses on public goods in the context of the Nile Basin. It explores public goods as one justification for soft financing, such as grant financing that complements other sources of public and private financing, thus enhancing the financial sustainability of cooperative river-basin management and other development projects which provide important public goods.DocumentIRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, 2006Corruption undermines water and sanitation services. Ultimately, it is the poor who are systematically deprived by corrupt systems. This paper provides a brief overview of the issues, approaches and information resources for the water and sanitation sector.Document
Planning and managing water resources at the river-basin level: emergence and evolution of a conceptComprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, IWMI, 2006This report discusses the evolution of the concept of a river basin in order to give a more politicised view of integrated water management. The paper argues that the river basin has been associated with various strands of thinking and sometimes co-opted or mobilised by particular groups to strengthen the legitimacy of their agenda.DocumentPacific Institute, 2006This report, targeted at the financial sector, outlines key trends in water use and availability, describes new water-related risks and identifies strategies for the financial community to assess investment opportunities and dangers in order to reduce investment risk.