This literature review was commissioned by Project “G3 - Water Governance and Community-based Management”, one of several projects funded by the Challenge Programme on Water and Food (CPWF) in the Ganges Basin. The project seeks to understand the different modes and outcomes of water governance in selected polders and the role that communities play in such governance.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2012Bangladesh
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2018Laos, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Thailand
The residents of the Ganges and Mekong River deltas face serious challenges from rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, pollution from upstream sources, growing populations, and infrastructure that no longer works as planned. In both deltas, scientists working for nearly two decades with communities, local governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have demonstrated the potential to overcome these challenges and substantially improve people’s livelihoods.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2019Southern Asia, Sri Lanka
A reliable supply of water is critical for agricultural intensification and yield improvement. Technological devices that lift, transport and apply water contribute to increased yield from improved crop varieties and high input cultivation. The increasing use of motor pumps is a significant contribution to the development of small-scale irrigation.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016India, Nepal
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Nepal, Bangladesh, Japan, China, Australia, India, Pakistan
Library ResourceJanuary, 2014Nepal
This report explores the potential role of small-scale water storage infrastructure in two subbasins within the larger Koshi River Basin in central and eastern Nepal, yet shows that upscaling such infrastructure requires an appreciation of the other drivers of change in agriculture aside from climate (e.g., rising cost of living and poor terms of trade for agriculture). It also identifies the social relations and dynamics (distribution of land, water and labour) which could mediate the success of future interventions.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2006Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Western Asia, Northern America, Northern Africa, Eastern Asia, Oceania, Southern Asia
This report highlights the potentially significant impacts on the hydrologic cycle and the importance of considering secondary effects, particularly with regard to water, resulting from the widespread adoption of global climate change mitigation measures. It is recommended that the implicit hydrologic dimensions of climate change mitigation should be more formally articulated within the international environmental conventions, and recognized within future UNFCCC negotiations on the CDM-AR provisions.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2002Sri Lanka, South-Eastern Asia
The Case Study Workshop was organized with the objective of obtaining the necessary input the experts on different subject areas of water resources, subject those views and discussion among the stakeholder agencies, and synthesize the information to a report on the case study. The outcome of the Workshop would eventually transform into the contribution of Sri Lanka to the forst WWDR.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2001India, Southern Asia
This report analyzes the history of groundwater development in the eastern Uttar Pradesh region over the 1950-1990 period. Its main conclusion is that the story of groundwater-based livelihood creation in the Ganga basin is one of failed public initiatives and successful adaptive responses by private agents. However, tube-well-induced agrarian dynamism in eastern Uttar Pradesh and north Bihar in recent years can spread to the entire basin if public policy makers learn correct lessons from the experience of these two subregions.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Nigeria, Zambia, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Niger, Africa, Asia, Central America, South America
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