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Climate Change and Water Resources Planning, Development, and Management in Zimbabwe

Abril, 2016

This Issues Paper, requested by the former Ministry of Water Resources Development and
Management as a recommendation of the National Water Policy (NWP), will contribute to the National Climate Change
Response Strategy (NCCRS) by examining
opportunities for adaptation to climate change in the water resources sector, using both
structural and non-structural measures. It uses models to provide preliminary estimates of the
possible impacts of climate change in 2050 and 2080 on these water resources. A number of

How to Develop Sustainable Irrigation Projects with Private Sector Participation

Abril, 2016

The use of irrigation in the
agricultural sector, when combined appropriately with other
inputs, has been key to increasing the productivity of
agricultural production around the world - a vital factor in
helping governments to manage the growing demand for food
caused by demographic pressures and changing dietary habits.
Governments, increasingly, are seeking to address the
complex issue of targeting investments and improving the use


Journal Articles & Books
Marzo, 2016

La regulación de las aguas en Chile es un tema candente para el derecho y las políticas públicas. Empujado por una serie de conflictos sociales en torno a este bien, se hace inminente la necesidad de efectuar algunas modificaciones en esta área. Sin embargo, se observa la falta de un diagnóstico efectivo sobre los diversos dilemas que envuelve la regulación de aguas. Este trabajo constituye una revisión de literatura jurídico-política sobre la regulación de aguas que busca clasificar los problemas que sobre ella se han detectado.

Water Resource Software

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
Marzo, 2016
Asia meridional

This document provides an overview of how water resource software’s (WRS) are used to manage water resources issues, criteria for WRS selection, and a high level review of WRS currently available that central and state governments of India can use for water management. The water resource issues covered include water allocation and planning, flood management, groundwater management, conjunctive use, water quality, and sediment transport.

United Republic of Tanzania

Marzo, 2016

In the past decade, Tanzania has
experienced high economic growth and it is in the global
limelight as a recent success story in Africa. A variety of
factors have contributed to this success, including
liberalized policies and reforms, infusion of external
capital from development partners and the private sector,
debt cancellation, and a strong performance by emerging
sectors such as mining, tourism, and fisheries. Its social

Exploring the concept of water tenure

Journal Articles & Books
Enero, 2016
Estados Unidos de América
Nueva Zelandia

The purpose of this paper is examine the notion of tenure in connection with water resources and to explore whether the concept of water tenure has the potential to make a useful contribution towards resolving the world’s water resources challenges. It seeks to provide answers to the following questions: (a) What is water tenure? (b) Does water tenure really exist or is water simply too different from other natural resources? (c) Could the concept of water tenure be useful in terms of the development of natural resources policies and practices?

The Nile Story

Enero, 2016

The Nile Story is one of immense
challenges and remarkable achievements for the economic
development of the region. It begins in 1999, when the
ministers in charge of water affairs in the Nile countries
agreed to form the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI). Between 2003
and 2015, the Nile Basin Trust Fund (NBTF) supported and
coordinated cooperative work in the region, which has been
delivered mainly through the NBI. This book, commissioned by

Land matters: The role of land policies and laws for environmental migration in Kenya

Policy Papers & Briefs
Diciembre, 2015

Matters of environmental migration are frequently looked at from a humanitarian perspective.1 This policy brief will instead look at it with a lens focusing on land issues. The question of environmental migration is inevitably linked to the question of land for several reasons. First, climate and environmental change trigger and accelerate the loss of land due to sea-level rise, coastal erosion, landslides and other forms of land degradation.

Economic Organization and the Structure of Water Transactions

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 2015
Estados Unidos de América

This paper analyzes the structure of water transactions using data on contract duration from California. Water rights in the western United States are transferred through short-term and long- term leases as well as permanent ownership contracts. We test predictions about the type of water contracts derived from the literature on economic organization by using ordered probit models to investigate the correlates of contract duration. We confirm that long-term and permanent contracts are more likely when investments in specific assets are required for conveyance.

endogenous growth model for the evolution of water rights systems

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 2015

This article presents a model to help explain the transition path from one water management system to another, typically a commons framework to one of tradable permit‐based property rights. Furthermore, drawing from transaction cost literature, the model demonstrates how this takes place when externalities (the strain on water resources) become severe enough to warrant the increased transaction costs inherent with more complex water rights management frameworks.