Searching with a thematic focus on Environment, Environment and water, water governance
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- DocumentUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2006Many countries are still not on track to reach the water-related targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – threatening their security, development and environmental sustainability.DocumentInternational Water Management Institute, 2006Making better use of the water we have- instead of increasing and diversifying supply, is proposed by many as a way of mitigating water-scarcity problems. Moving water away from agriculture to uses with higher economic value is widely seen as desirable. But does this notion really hold water?DocumentGroupe de recherche et d'échanges technologiques, 2005This document takes a historical view of the relations between individual and collective actors in local water management in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam.DocumentInstitute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, 2006This article argues that the WTO-administered General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) poses an increasingly serious threat to the sustainable and equitable management of scarce water resources globally, and in developing countries in particular.The article highlights that discussions on water within the GATS have so far focused on privatising drinking water supply and opening the market tDocumentInternational Water Management Institute, 2006Why is so much water used for irrigation?DocumentWageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands, 2005Using the case study of the Telugu Ganga Canalin India, this paper examines the process of policy making and the role of political choices in sharing scarce water resource.DocumentGlobal Development Network, 2005How to unravel both the specific and institutional configurations underlying different MDGs? What is the analytical framework that can be used to evaluate how conducive are the existing institutional conditions and recent changes for realising various MDGs?DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2005In the context of efforts to liberalise the market in services according to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) principles, this paper assesses the consequences for the water market.Document
Winning the water wars: toward a watershed-based approach to watershed resources management: a policy agenda for local government unitsPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004Water governance in the Philippines is saddled by several problems. The failure to implement laws governing the watershed approach and the absence of institutional mechanisms has seriously undermined any effort to mainstream and integrate water and watershed plans and programmes into the activities of various agencies involved in water resources management and governance.DocumentNorwegian Church Aid, 2005Freshwater supply is not a priority of the rich countries in their development agendas for the poor countries. Yet this paper suggests that it is the most important indicator of destitution. This paper argues that it is necessary for affluent OECD nations to allocate at least 1% of GDP to assuring access to freshwater supply in poor nations.