Searching with a thematic focus on Environment, Environment and water, water governance

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    The 'Trickle Down' of Integrated Water Resources Management: a case study of local-level realities in the Inkomati Water Management Area, South Africa

    Water Alternatives, 2016
    The  historical  legacy  in  South  Africa  of  apartheid  and  the  resulting  discriminatory  policies  and  power imbalances  are  critical  to  understanding  how  water  is  managed  and  allocated,  and how  people  participate  in designated  wa
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    Managing water as China warms: new insights from regional models

    Adapting to Climate Change in China, 2012
    Climate change adds pressure on China's water resources, which are already under intense stress. Therefore, the water sector is a top priority in China’s national adaptation programme.
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    Asia-Pacific Water Forum

    The Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-political network  established to encourage collaborative efforts on water resources management and to acc
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    Safe drinking water: who is willing to pay the price?

    International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2012
    This briefing, the second issue of the Evidence Matters series, distills policy relevant evidence from a recent 3ie systematic review ‘Willingness to pay for cleaner water in less developed countries". The review summarises research from Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. Some of the lessons learned include:
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    Water and climate change adaptation in the Americas. Solution from the Regional Policy Dialog (RPD)

    Water and Climate Change in the Americas, 2012
    This solutions document, a product of the Regional Policy Dialog (RPD) on Water and Climate Change Adaptation in the Americas (comprised of 21 different agencies), seeks to address the ways in which water management practices must change in order to deal with the prospective impacts of climate change.
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    Water Security: the water-food-energy-climate nexus

    World Economic Forum, 2011
    Water security links together food, energy, climate, economic growth and human security threats. This publication sets out the challenge the world faces if nothing is done to improve water management in the next two decades. In nine chapters, it explores the sectors of agriculture, energy, trade, national security, cities, people, business, finance and climate.
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    Water adaptation in Africa

    UK Parliament, 2011
    The continent of Africa is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change, mostly through the medium of water. The continent has always had unpredictable rainfall and climate patterns which will be made worse by future climate change, leading to serious impacts on continental social and economic development.
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    Water Policy – Water Politics. Social engineering and strategic action in water sector reform

    Springerlink, 2008
    The key challenge in the water sector is not a lack of water, knowledge, financial resources or technology. In general, it is the political sphere that determines if water problems are solved or not, if people get access to water or not, if our natural resource base is sustainably developed or overexploited.
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    Irrigation in the Middle East region in figures

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2009
    This FAO report aims to provide an accurate status of rural water resources management, with a special focus on irrigation, highlighting the major changes that have occurred in the last decade. In each country, the paper features major characteristics, trends, constraints and prospective changes in irrigation and in water resources.
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    Adaptive water resource management in the south Indian lower Bhavani project command area

    International Water Management Institute, 2009
    This study explores the theory and practice of Adaptive Management (AM) based on a detailed field study on the development and use of water resources in the Lower Bhavani Project (LBP). The project diverts water from the Bhavani River.