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    Zambia - Atlas of our Changing Environment

    GRID Arendal, 2013
    Zambia has abundant water resources, vast forests, huge mineral deposits, and large tracts of arable land. These natural resources are important for the country’s economy, with copper and cobalt being the country’s main exports.
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    Leaking projects: Corruption and local water management in Kyrgyzstan

    U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, 2013
    Poor water infrastructure in Kyrgyzstan from the Soviet era led international donors to support investments in agricultural irrigation and potable freshwater systems. The financial investments made, however, did not always underpin improvements in local water delivery and the Kyrgyz Vice President once noted that “the lion’s share of the credit was stolen”.
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    Water and energy dynamics in the Greater Himalayan region: opportunities for environmental peacebuilding

    Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre, 2011
    The water crisis in the Greater Himalayas constitutes an enormous challenge for the region and a growing, if still under-reported, concern in the West. Elements of the crisis include floods and droughts, unpredictable changes in the timing of water flows, hydropower rivalries and persistently unsafe drinking water.
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    High mountain glaciers and climate change: challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation

    Arendal Maps & Graphics Library, UNEP/GRID, 2010
    Climate change is causing significant mass loss of glaciers in high mountains worldwide. This report calls for accelerating research, monitoring and modeling of glaciers, snow and their role in water supplies.
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    Green hills, blue cities: an ecosystems approach to water resources management for African cities

    Arendal Maps & Graphics Library, UNEP/GRID, 2011
    In light of its rapid urban growth, Africa is likely to experience some of the most severe impacts of climate change – particularly when it comes to water and food security, which places enormous pressure on growing urban populations.
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    Studies of the waterscape of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: water management in hill furrow irrigation

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2011
    The main objective of this thesis is to contribute knowledge of water management and water use in hill furrow irrigation in Kilimanjaro region in Tanzania. The paper analyses the waters of the region, conceptualised as a waterscape constituted by material, institutional and ideational aspects. The study underlines the following facts: 
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    Water challenges in Central-South Asia

    Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre, 2009
    Water issues play a crucial role in Central-South Asia (C-SA), both in the quantity of water available and its quality. This policy brief argues that while much of the region is experiencing water shortages, poor water management lies at the heart of many problems. The document underlines such findings as:
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    Studies of the waterscape of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: water management in hill furrow irrigation

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2010
    The practices and technology related to irrigation in Tanzania are relevant to debates about indigenous intensive agricultural systems, concerning their sustainability and prospects for development. This study analyses water system of the Kilimanjaro region in Tanzania, focusing on its material, institutional, and ideational aspects.
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    International responses to Pakistan’s water crisis: opportunities and challenges

    Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre, 2010
    Pakistan faces a multidimensional water crisis that claims hundreds of thousands of lives every year. This paper examines the potentials for the international community to help Pakistan to overcome this crisis, and makes recommendations to both the Pakistani government and other interested parties.
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    The dynamics and sustainability of Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS): mapping challenges and pathways

    STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2010
    Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) represents a radical alternative to conventional top-down approaches to sanitation, and offers hope of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This paper deals in detail with the idea of dynamic systems, teasing out the ways in which socio-technical-ecological systems interact to produce particular outcomes.

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