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

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    Urban water conflicts: an analysis of the origins and nature of water-related unrest and conflicts in the urban context

    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2006
    This document is a collection of essays which survey the controversial aspects of the management of water resources in urban areas in view of the increasing urbanisation and privatisation of water services. It addresses and characterises the conflicts that arise within large human settlements due to economic and social implications of access to and use of basic water services.
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    Liquid dynamics: challenges for sustainability in water and sanitation

    STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2007
    This STEPS paper reviews past and current debates in the water and sanitation domain and takes initial steps towards developing a framework that might better address the sustainability challenges posed by liquid dynamics.
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    Knowledge systems and deliberative interface in natural resource governance: an overview

    International Development Research Centre, 2007
    The focus of the publication is to analyse and understand how different groups of social agents engage in the diverse knowledge systems operating in the natural resource sector in Nepal. It examines how knowledge is developed, documented and applied at different levels of natural resource governance using six case studies from forest, agriculture and water sectors.
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    Forests and water

    Unasylva, FAO, 2008
    Water-related problems are an increasingly important challenge to sustainable development, and the availability and quality of water are strongly influenced by forests.
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    Peri-urban water conflicts: supporting dialogue and negotiation

    IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, 2007
    As cities expand, a key challenge is securing water supplies for urban populations and disposing of pollution while minimising impacts on peri-urban communities and the environment.  This book describes the conflicts, dialogues and negotiations underway in peri-urban areas of many cities in the South. 
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    Water and energy futures in an urbanised Asia: sustaining the tiger

    Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, 2007
    This collaborative paper addresses the problems of water shortages in Asia. Focusing on urbanisation, it discusses China’s plan to lead the world in science and technology. It also proposes new modes of environmental governance that can be implemented in China and its neighbouring developing countries.
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    Water tenure reform and public access to water as a basic need

    International Development Law Organisation, 2006
    Access to water is a widely debated topic as water scarcity is looming large before several developing countries. The traditional approach of water as a public good is giving way to reforms which consider water as an economic good. This paper critically reviews legal and policy issues around the changing approach to appropriation and access to water.
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    Water resources of the SADC: demands, dependencies and governance responses

    African Centre for Water Research, 2007
    Focusing on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), this paper provides a background to the region’s current and future water demands. It also takes a close look at the associated economic, environmental and political challenges.
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    Water requirements of floodplain rivers and fisheries: existing decision support tools and pathways for development

    International Water Management Institute, 2007
    Fisheries are some of the most valuable natural resources that depend upon natural regimes of
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    Political incumbency and drought relief in Africa

    Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, 2008
    This paper examines the reasoning behind some African governments' selection of policies of universal food relief, when others adopt food or cash-for-work programmes in times of drought. It examines the key factors that shape policy selection by political leaderships.