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  • Community-based Groundwater Governance: why China can make it work and India can’t

    Community-based Groundwater Governance: why China can make it work and India can’t

    Imported, WLE December 4, 2012 at 04:14 0 comments

    The International Water Management Institute-Tata Policy Research Program Annual Partners’ Meeting (ITP-APM 2012) got down to business last week in Anand, Gujarat.  Researchers and partners discussed some of India’s most pressing water management problems. A child in China plays with a waterhose.Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons A key focus was groundwater […]

     
  • Similarity analysis in the Ethiopian highlands – New NBDC technical report guides site selection and likely technology spillovers

    Similarity analysis in the Ethiopian highlands – New NBDC technical report guides site selection and likely technology spillovers

    Basin, Imported, Nile, Nile Feed June 20, 2012 at 09:22 0 comments

    Rainwater management practices are often promoted with little regard for the site-specific biophysical characteristics and local socio-economic and institutional environments. To promote rainwater management more successfully, a paradigm change towards promotion of location-specific interventions is needed. Beyond biophysical suitability, successful implementation crucially depends on farmers’ willingness to adopt a practice. […]

     
  • Mekong Project on Balancing the Scales – Gender Justice in Hydropower (MK13)

    Basin, Mekong March 24, 2012 at 05:47 0 comments

    Introduction In the Mekong, hydropower planning, implementation and assessment either fails to consider gender, or does so marginally. The Mekong project on ‘Balancing the Scales – Gender Justice in Hydropower’ (MK13) saw this a serious deficit that results in the negative impacts of hydropower disproportionately affecting women, while the positive benefits […]

     
  • Mekong Project 6: Hydropower governance and multi-stakeholder platforms

    Mekong December 16, 2011 at 10:28 0 comments

    Background: This project is charged with the development of Multi-stakeholder Platforms (MSPs), which are essential to the success of CPWF’s work in the Mekong as a whole, and which are the key vehicles by which the CPWF will translate research results into developmental impact. The strategy for developing the Mekong […]

     
  • Mekong Project on Water Governance (MK4)

    Mekong December 16, 2011 at 10:23 0 comments

    Introduction The Mekong project on ‘Water Governance’ (MK4) focused on the governance structures and mechanisms needed to enable, support and maintain the successful Water Storage Infrastructure (WSI) optimization strategies identified by the first three CPWF-Mekong projects. It considered the ways in which WSI were managed and what needed to change […]

     
  • Volta Project on Sub-basin Management and Governance of Rainwater and Small Reservoirs (V4)

    Phase 2, Volta December 15, 2011 at 10:18 0 comments

    Introduction Successful integrated water resources management requires interactions between more actors from more levels of decision making than previously considered. The companion modeling approach is a good framework to highlight interactions between actors and allows a collective decision-making process to unfold. The Sub-basin Management and Governance of Rainwater and Small […]

     
  • Ganges Project on Water Governance and Community-Based Management (G3)

    Basin, Ganges December 15, 2011 at 07:53 0 comments

    Introduction When it comes to the management and maintenance of polders, communities living in the saline-affected areas of coastal Bangladesh face numerous conflicting interests. They must prioritize water use across different sectors (water for irrigation vs. water for shrimp cultivation, pond fisheries) or within the same sector (irrigation for boro […]

     
  • New Book: Global Change, Impacts on Water and Food Security

    Announcements, News October 24, 2011 at 14:41 0 comments

    This book examines the various drivers of global change, including climate change, and the use of agricultural knowledge, science, and technology, as well as the outcomes of global change processes, including impacts on water quality and human well-being. Several authors examine potential policy and institutional solutions afforded by globalization to […]

     
  • 2009 CPWF Annual Report

    Announcements, News October 24, 2011 at 14:41 0 comments

    This year’s Annual Report is structured to provide the reader with a broad overview of CPWF’s direction in Phase 2, while reporting on key activities and successes in Phase 1. There are also several impact stories throughout the Annual Report that exemplify these successes. The section on ‘Our Approach’ provides […]

     
  • Carlos Seré on the launch of the Nile Basin Development Challenge

    Announcements, Gender, News, Nile October 24, 2011 at 14:32 0 comments

    Speaking at the Launch of the Nile Basin Development Challenge program (29 September 2010), ILRI Director General Carlos Seré explains why ILRI is partnering in a program focused on improved water management in Ethiopia and the Nile Basin. He emphasized how the type of integrative science envisaged in this Program […]