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Iraq Country Water Resource Assistance Strategy : Addressing Major Threats to People's Livelihoods

Agosto, 2014
Iraq

This report for Iraq - country water
resources assistance strategy (CWRAS) addresses these
objectives in two parts. The first part, which is largely
descriptive, reviews existing conditions and summarizes
Iraq's considerable accomplishments over the past
decades in developing and managing water resources. The
second part investigates challenges and priorities-how to
balance the needs of short-term reconstruction and the

Gender inequalities in access to and benefits derived from natural fisheries in The Barotse Floodplain, Western Province, Zambia

Reports & Research
Julio, 2014
Zambia

BarotseFloodplain, Western Province of Zambia
•Multiple demographic, socioeconomic and climatic challenges and vulnerabilities
•Variety of livelihood opportunities: flood –provide fish & aquatic plants; water subside –fertile ground to cultivate crops
•Cattle, forest products, fish trade, piecework

 

Water security amongst impoverished households in the Sundays river valley municipality: community experiences and perspectives

Reports & Research
Julio, 2014
Sudáfrica

Water security is influenced by the complex interplay between ecological, socio-political, governance and water management systems. Achieving water security is essential for ensuring sustainable development, and challenges with water security are closely linked to the overall experience of poverty that many countries throughout the world, including South Africa, confront. These problems can broadly be understood through three main factors: water availability, access and usage; water governance and management underpin these factors.

REAL LIVES, TRUE STORIES

Journal Articles & Books
Junio, 2014
Global

As many as two in three people worldwide believe that ordinary citizens can make a difference in the fight against corruption. Whether it’s taking on an abusive school system, exposing a crooked driving instructor or blocking the re-election of a corrupt mayor, these individuals are demonstrating their power to bring about lasting change in their communities.


China Country Water Resources Partnership Strategy (2013-2020)

Junio, 2014

This report presents the outcome of the
World Bank's analytical and advisory work to assess the
status of water resources development and the key water
issues and challenges facing the country. The Bank has also
reviewed its history of cooperation with the Government of
China in recent decades, and notes the remarkable
achievements China has made in developing the water sector.
The report proposes solutions for tackling the enormous

Integrated Watershed Management – an approach with a number of stumbling-blocks

Journal Articles & Books
Mayo, 2014
Viet Nam
Camboya
Laos
Tailandia
Myanmar

Integrated Watershed Management represents an option for the management of water catchment areas. However, what may sound good in theory often proves to be very difficult when it comes to practical implementation, as an example from the Lower Mekong Region shows.

Land and Water Rights Hotspot

Reports & Research
Abril, 2014
África

Includes growing pressures on land and water rights, growing conflict; different pressures on land and water; availability of agricultural land and water throughout the world; distribution of access rights; socio-economic, legal and political variables; conflict over land tenure and water rights; demographic and climate factors; land grabbing a burning question; are we headed for global crisis?

Programa de adecuación de derechos de uso de agua y redimensionamiento del Distrito de Riego 004 Don Martín en los estados de Coahuila y Nuevo León.

Reports & Research
Abril, 2014
México

El Distrito de Riego 004 Don Martín, se localiza en los Municipios de Juárez, en Coahuila y Anáhuac, en Nuevo León, siendo uno de los más antiguos del país. Mediante un Decreto Presidencial de 1941, publicado en 1945, se limitó la superficie física del distrito a 39,820 ha, de las cuales sólo 29,605 ha eran de riego. De acuerdo con el padrón de usuarios actualizado en el año 2001, se reconocen oficialmente un total de 29,615.5 ha de riego. La superficie regada, en promedio en 75 años, es de 14,381 hectáreas, lo que indica un índice de aprovechamiento de superficie regada de 48%.

Decision No. 512/QD-TTg approving the master plan on socio-economic development of Cao Bang province through 2020, with a vision toward 2025.

Regulations
Abril, 2014
Viet Nam

This Decision approves the master plan on socio-economic development of Cao Bang province through 2020, with a vision toward 2025 (below referred to as the master plan) with the following principal contents: 1. The master plan on socio-economic development of Cao Bang province through 2020, with a vision toward 2025 must conform to the national socio-economic development strategy, the master plan on socio-economic development in the northern midland and mountainous region and ensure consistency with the sectoral development master plans. 2.

Kenya Groundwater Governance Case Study

Marzo, 2014

This report presents a case study on
groundwater governance in Kenya. The objectives of the study
were to: (a) describe groundwater resource and socioeconomic
settings for four selected aquifers; (b) describe governance
arrangements for groundwater management in Kenya; and (c)
identify the relevance of these arrangements for planning
and implementing climate change mitigation measures. The
report provides a comprehensive strategy to develop