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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2018
    Laos, 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.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    China

    The second issue of the GRIPP Case Profile Series documents the use of water quotas and pricing mechanisms in Northwest China to control and manage groundwater. Since the 1970s, this region has experienced intensive groundwater abstraction by smallholder farmers. In 2002, however, the revised Water Law urged local authorities to regulate groundwater use in regions with overdraft. The Case Profile reviews, in detail, the use of smart card machines installed on wells by the local government to control abstraction.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2006
    China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, South-Eastern Asia

    Recurring water crises, global water initiatives, and demands for water reforms by development banks, have all pushed water up the agenda of most Mekong-region countries. Many changes have already been made. Now decision makers need to know what has worked, what hasn?t, and why. To find out, IWMI has reviewed new water policies, plans and laws, and assessed participation, the new water ?apex bodies?, and integrated water resources management (IWRM). The findings show that top-down state policies based on ?blueprints?

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2002
    India, China, Sri Lanka, Australia

    The problems that river basin institutions in the developed world successfully address?such as pollution, sediment buildup in rivers and the degradation of wetlands?are not the top priorities for Indian policy makers and people. The items that do top Indian agendas?providing access to water for drinking and growing food, eradicating poverty, and stopping groundwater overexploitation?are either unresolved in the developed world or have become irrelevant due to economic development.

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