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  • Andes Basin Focal Project (PN63)

    Andes, Phase 1, Phase 1 Andes October 21, 2011 at 06:57 Comments are Disabled

    Full Project Title: Andes Basin Focal Project (Andes BFP) (PN63) Introduction The Andes River Basin, in biophysical terms, is the most mountainous of the CPWF basins, has the greatest rainfall extremes, and the greatest spatial heterogeneity in climate, geology and soils. Also, the Andes region has greater inequality between the […]

  • Focal Project in the Limpopo River Basin (PN62)

    Limpopo, Phase 1, Phase 1 Limpopo October 21, 2011 at 06:56 Comments are Disabled

    Full Project Title: Limpopo Basin Focal Project (PN62) Introduction The Limpopo River Basin is comprised of portions of four riparian states, namely Botswana to the west, Zimbabwe to the north, South Africa to the south, and Mozambique to the down stream east.  Increasing population, urban centres, development of dams for […]

  • Yellow River Basin Focal Project (PN61)

    Phase 1, Phase 1 Yellow, Yellow October 21, 2011 at 06:54 Comments are Disabled

    Full Project Title: Yellow River Basin: Living with scarcity (PN61) Introduction In the Yellow River Basin (YRB), water pollution, global warming, environmental water needs, and continuing growth of industrial and municipal water demand is worsening the ongoing problem of water scarcity. While poverty in the basin has declined rapidly over […]

  • Indo-Gangetic Basin Focal Project (PN60)

    Indo-Ganges, Phase 1, Phase 1 Indo-Ganges October 21, 2011 at 06:53 Comments are Disabled

    Full Project Title: Tackling water and food crisis in South Asia: Insights from the Indo-Gangetic Basin (PN60) Introduction The indo-Gangetic basin is currently witnessing an unstoppable boom in groundwater pumping in its northwestern region. At the same time a large region in the eastern part of the basin (eastern India, […]

  • Nile Basin Focal Projects (PN59)

    Nile, Phase 1, Phase 1 Nile October 21, 2011 at 06:51 Comments are Disabled

    Full Project Title: Nile Basin Focal Project (PN59) Introduction The Nile Basin experiences widespread poverty, lack of food security, and land and water degradation. Because poverty is linked to access to water for crop, fish and livestock based livelihoods, improving access to water and increasing agricultural water productivity can potentially […]

  • Mekong Basin Focal Project (PN58)

    Mekong, Phase 1, Phase 1 Mekong October 21, 2011 at 06:50 Comments are Disabled

    Full Project Title: Mekong Basin Focal Project: Synthesis report (PN58) Introduction The Mekong River Basin is extraordinarily rich in ecological biodiversity and provides ecosystem services including fishing, farming and grazing for maintaining peoples’ livelihoods. Water governance and equitable sharing of benefits especially for poorer sections of the population is a […]

  • Focal Project in the Karkheh River Basin (PN57)

    Karkheh, Phase 1, Phase 1 Karkheh October 21, 2011 at 06:48 Comments are Disabled

    Full Project Title: Karkheh Basin Focal Project (PN57) Introduction Small multi-purpose reservoirs are a widely used form of infrastructure for the provision of water including for domestic use, livestock and small-scale irrigation. Although reservoir ensembles store enough water to have a significant impact on the livelihoods of smallholders who use […]

  • Sao Francisco Basin Focal Project (PN56)

    Phase 1, Phase 1 Sao Francisco, Sao Francisco October 21, 2011 at 06:46 Comments are Disabled

    Introduction The São Francisco River provides about 70% of the surface water in Northeast Brazil and like much of Brazil the basin includes communities characterized by a broad range of incomes and persistent poverty.  The basin’s agricultural systems cover a similar range between capitalized export-focused enterprises and subsistence farms. Major […]

  • Focal Project in the Volta River Basin (PN55)

    Phase 1, Phase 1 Volta, Volta October 21, 2011 at 06:45 Comments are Disabled

    Full Project Title: Basin Focal Project Volta (PN55) Introduction Inhabited by 19 million people of whom 70% are rural, the Volta River Basin crosses four agro-ecological zones and covers mostly Ghana and Burkina Faso, with small areas in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Togo. The basin economies are reliant on […]

  • Basin Focal Project (PN54)

    Introduction The Basin Focal Projects of the Challenge Program for Water and Food provided strategic insight of the links between water, food and poverty in river basins. Based on the best scientific analysis within ten River Basins these projects answered the following key questions: How much water is there? Who uses […]