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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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    Going with the flow?: directions of innovation in the water and sanitation domain

    STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2009
    This paper highlights challenges in terms of water and sanitation, and tests out how the concepts of directionality, diversity and distribution can act as guiding principles for future developments.
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    Coping with international water conflict in Central Asia: implications of climate change and melting ice in the Syr Darya catchment

    International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, 2010
    Climate models predict important changes in Central Asia's temperature and precipitation, which could exacerbate already existing tensions over scarce water resources. This paper tries to examine how projected climatic changes could affect water availability in the Syr Darya catchment, one of the two largest international river systems in Central Asia.
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    Water scenarios for the Zambezi River Basin, 2000-2050

    International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, 2010
    This paper suggests that there are many development possibilities in Zambezi river basin (ZRB), considering the very low current level of consumptive water use there. The document finds that:
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    Integrated assessment of climate security hot spots in the Mediterranean region: potential water conflicts in the Nile river basin

    International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, 2010
    The aim of this assessment paper is to identify the key links between climate change and security, and their potential for inducing resource conflicts and societal instabilities in the Nile river basin.
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    Climate not to blame for African civil wars

    International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, 2010
    Vocal actors within policy and practice contend that environmental variability and shocks, such as drought and prolonged heat waves, are important drivers of violent conflict. This paper examines the scientific evidence base for this claimed relationship, investigating whether future wars will be fought over diminishing resources.
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    After the rain: rainfall variability, hydro-meteorological disasters, and social conflict in Africa

    International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, 2010
    This paper examines the relationship between rainfall, water, and socio-political unrest in Africa. In particular, the paper focus on how deviations from normal rainfall patterns, and extreme events, affect political behaviour and the propensity for individuals and groups to engage in disruptive activities, such as riots. The document suggests the following findings:

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