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  • Water, Conflicts and Power: Taming Conflict through Research and Engagement

    This story was originally published on the Agriculture and Ecosystems blog. By Sara Drexler Throughout the river basins of the world, water management issues have been caused or exacerbated by instances of destructive conflict. On Wednesday, experts gathered at the Stockholm World Water Week session entitled “Water Management and Peacebuilding: Connecting […]

     
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    Freshwater Governance Conference November 5-7, South Africa

    Announcements, Events, Homepage Highlights October 26, 2012 at 10:00 0 comments

    From November 5th to the 7th the ‘International Conference on Fresh Water Governance for Sustainable Development’ will be held in Central Drakensburg, South Africa. Organized by the Water Research Commission and the South African Department of Water Affairs, the conference will bring together policy makers, scientists, water managers and civil society to […]

     
  • Mekong Project on Water Availability, Use and Trends in the Srepok River Catchment (MK17)

    Basin, Mekong March 24, 2012 at 07:20 0 comments

    Introduction The Vietnamese provinces that share the Srepok’s catchment are undergoing rapid and intensive development, much of it based on agriculture. Likewise, hydropower development in the Srepok has been extensive, with five dams currently operating and two more proposed. In addition, there are large numbers of irrigation and water supply […]

     
  • Limpopo Project on Water Governance (L4)

    Basin, Limpopo December 15, 2011 at 08:48 0 comments

    Introduction L4 carried out a basin-wide, cross-scale analysis of the governance structures that determine access to and control over water resources within the Limpopo Basin. It recognized that governance structures determine whether or not there will equitable access and control of water resources. It became clear from the empirical evidence […]

     
  • New Publication: Volta Basin Water Atlas

    Announcements, News October 24, 2011 at 14:37 0 comments

    The Water Atlas of the Volta Basin presents a set of data collected or developed under a research program on water use in this cross-border river basin. These date reveal unique basin-scale characteristics that are key to better management of a resource on which inhabitants of the basin and the […]

     
  • Clean Living: IUCN Water marks World Toilet Day

    Announcements, Events October 24, 2011 at 14:31 0 comments

    19 November 2010 | News – News story The IUCN Water Programme, through the Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), joins the global community to mark this year’s World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis. World Toilet Day (WTD) was created to draw attention to […]

     
  • Scaling up water-efficient farming in India (SG508)

    Indo-Ganges, Phase 1, Phase 1 Indo-Ganges October 21, 2011 at 07:37 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Selecting and scaling up water-efficient farming and groundwater recharge systems among 3,000 small-scale farmers (SG508) Introduction Water availability especially the groundwater is a big concern in the project area in Rajasthan, India. Farmers grow water intensive crops with inefficient irrigation practices due to several reasons: wasteful practices, […]

     
  • Improving catchment and water-use efficiency (SG506)

    Phase 1, Phase 1 Volta, Volta October 21, 2011 at 07:34 0 comments

    Project title: Improving catchment and use efficiency of water for high-value dry season crops (SG506) Introduction In the driest regions of Ghana, the traditional system of excavating the farmlands to access water for post-rainy season farming leads to farmland degradation, inadequate water to meet cropping requirements, reduced farm sizes and […]

     
  • Innovative market-based strategies for on-farm water productivity (SG502)

    Mekong, Phase 1, Phase 1 Mekong October 21, 2011 at 07:13 0 comments

    Project title: Demonstration and documentation of innovative market-based strategies to realize agricultural income through increased on-farm water productivity and market integration (SG502) Introduction In the Mekong River catchment of Svay Teap and Svay Chrum Districts in Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia, the project used the ‘Poverty Reduction through Irrigation and Smallholder […]

     
  • Mitigating land and water degradation in the Andes (PN70)

    Andes, Phase 1, Phase 1 Andes October 21, 2011 at 07:06 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Socioeconomic and technical considerations to mitigate land and water degradation in the Peruvian Andes (PN70) Introduction Land and water degradation undermine agricultural productivity, contribute to high levels of poverty and food insecurity, and cause major problems for downstream users of land and water resources in the rural […]