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Sourcebook coverAddressing Water, Food and Poverty Problems Together is a sourcebook that compiles best practices, research methods, and tools developed during CPWF’s first phase (2004-2008).

The sourcebook is divided into short, instructive articles that focus on an approach or methodology that has worked particularly well for CPWF. The purpose of each article is to provide concise information on how, why, and where such methodologies, approaches, and tools have worked in the past and may work in the future.

We hope that this book will inspire development professionals, field workers, decision-makers, project staff, educators, and anyone else interested in water management for food security. Readers are encouraged to directly contact the original authors of sourcebook articles for more information.

Addressing Water, Food and Poverty Problems Together is open source and available for download by chapter below. If you are interested in receiving a free hard copy of the book, please contact CPWF’s Secretariat.

Download the entire sourcebook (110MB) or individual articles:

1 General Overview of CPWF Phase 1
Chap-1-icon-square-white General Overview of the CPWF Phase 1 (2003-2008)                            
2 Water for Food - Water for Life
Chap-1-icon-square-white 2 Water for food – water for life                                                                 
3 Water, Food and Poverty
4 Improving Water Productivity in Crop and Livestock Systems
5 Community-based fisheries
6 Multiple Uses of Water
7 Health and Water Quality

7 Health and water quality                               7.1 Simple solutions to reduce health risks from the use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban agriculture                

7.2 Water quality assessment tools for small reservoirs       

7.3 Approaches to assess health impacts of small reservoirs   

8 Understanding Communities, Social Learning and Gender Participation
9 Collective Action and Poverty
10 Tools for the Management of Agricultural and Natural Resources
11 Scaling-Up and Out
12 Water Governance
Chap-12-icon-square-white 12 Water Governance                                            12.1 Supporting regional networks to facilitate collective action in water governance      

12.2 Integrating governance and modeling for better use of water resources    

12.3 Assessing institutional capacities for flood disaster risk reduction

IFAD logo smallThis sourcebook was developed as part of the IFAD Mainstreaming Innovations grant.