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  • Food security begins with water in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

    Food security begins with water in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

    Imported, WLE December 4, 2013 at 11:32 Comments are Disabled

    In the West Bank and Gaza Strip, water scarcity adds pressure to a region already facing immense challenges. Not only is water scarcity driven by natural hazards but it is also a product of international agreements and of current permit regimes that constrain the construction and rehabilitation of wells. As […]

     
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    Hers, his, and hydropower: A gender impact assessment tool

    Gender, Homepage Highlights, Imported, Mekong Feed, Publications, Reference Materials December 4, 2013 at 08:28 Comments are Disabled

    By Emma Coats Gender has been looked at in many CPWF Mekong projects but four have a specific gender focus: the MK1 livelihoods project, the MK10 institutional knowledge project, the MK13 gender safeguards project, and the Opportunity Fund study on fisherwomen in southern Laos. Launch of the gender manual Last […]

     
  • An Explosive Mix: Gender and Hydropower

    Basin, Blogs, Gender, Imported, Mekong, Mekong Feed, Water and Food Blog December 4, 2013 at 06:38 Comments are Disabled

    Discussing the gender and hydropower nexus at the 3rd Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy By Robin Narciso – Oxfam Talking about gender is never easy. And it is certainly harder when you are talking about it in relation to hydropower infrastructure. Hydropower per se can be a sensitive […]

     
  • Evaluation of rainwater management practices for sediment load reduction in the (semi) humid Blue Nile

    Basin, Books and Journal Articles, Imported, Nile, Nile Feed, Publications December 3, 2013 at 07:01 Comments are Disabled

    With the construction of the new Renaissance Dam at the Ethiopian Sudan border, reducing sediment load in the Blue Nile is becoming increasingly important. Past attempts of decreasing sediment concentrations have been only partially successful. In this paper, we examine the temporal distribution of sediment generation within small watersheds and systematically compare this with the […]

     
  • It’s a family affair: the success of integrated landscape management in Mexico

    It’s a family affair: the success of integrated landscape management in Mexico

    Imported, WLE December 2, 2013 at 12:02 Comments are Disabled

    If you should happen to drink a glass of water in Mexico City, you should know that its journey probably began in the watershed of the Amanalco Valle Bravo Basin.  There, the water was stored in the soil of the forest floor before it flowed through lakes and rivers surrounded […]

     
  • Factors in SubOptimum

    Factors in sub-optimum performance of rural water supply systems

    Basin, Imported, Nile, Nile Feed, Publications November 26, 2013 at 06:55 Comments are Disabled

    Access to safe drinking water services in the Ethiopian Highlands is one of the lowest worldwide due to failure of water supply services shortly after construction. Over hundred water supply systems were surveyed to find the underlying causes of failure and poor performance throughout the Amhara Regional State. The results show generally that systems with […]

     
  • Hydrologist reality check: impact rests on social inclusion

    Imported, WLE November 25, 2013 at 14:57 Comments are Disabled

    I am a hydrologist. And I’m intrigued by the opportunities I see to incorporate gender into biophysical models. To many of my hydrology colleagues it may sound like I should be standing up at a self-help meeting if I am going to make such proclamations. After all, we’re concerned with […]

     
  • A Community of Practice on Gender and Water

    Imported, WLE November 25, 2013 at 14:42 Comments are Disabled

    “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”  At the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystem’s (WLE) Gender and Water meeting, participants aimed to go farther together by creating a Community of Practice on Gender and Water.  The workshop took […]

     
  • Where a river is deepest it makes the least noise

    Basin, Blogs, Imported, Mekong, Mekong Feed, Water and Food Blog November 25, 2013 at 09:07 Comments are Disabled

    By Emma Coats After three and a half years working as a community engagement officer in the Murray-Darling Basin, Emma has recently moved to Laos and is currently working for CPWF. Last year in Broken Hill, Australia, talking with river communities about Australia’s proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan, Evelyn, an Indigenous […]

     
  • The triumph of the commons in India

    Imported, WLE November 25, 2013 at 06:31 Comments are Disabled

    This blog is part of the Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog’s month-long series on Restoring Landscapes.  When land is shared by everyone, who is responsible for its well-being? In India, millions of the poorest and vulnerable people make their living on common land.  But nearly one-third of land in India is degraded […]