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Factors Enabling Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation. A Global Analysis
  • Factors Enabling Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation. A Global Analysis
  • International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC). November 2014
  • This report outlines current theories about why international water cooperation occurs and subsequently matches these theories with the identified factors that lead to cooperative events. Section 1 provides an overview of the report and the theoretical background on cooperation over transboundary aquifers by describing the transboundary aquifers of the world, summarizing current theories of cooperative water resources management, and generally describing instances of cooperation and conflict over transboundary aquifers. Section 2 extrapolates enabling factors...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Groundwater, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water security

Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment
  • Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC), Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal, Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM. August 2012
  • The Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment is a basin collaborative initiative with the objective of providing scientific evidence about changes that are taking place in the natural resources and the environment. The Atlas, with climate change as its running theme, is for use by policy makers and other stakeholders, and the general public, to generate action towards climate resilience through adaptation and mitigation of the impacts of climate change. The Atlas discusses the impacts that these changes are having on the basin's people and resour...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Biodiversity, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Energy, Ethnology, Floods, Land degradation, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Mining, Pollution, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urbanization, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water policy, Watersheds, Wetlands

Proceedings of the International Conference Arid and Semi-arid Development through Water Augmentation, 13 to 16 December 2010, Valparaíso, Chile

Climate variability and change: a basin scale indicator approach to understanding the risk to water resources development and management
  • Climate variability and change: a basin scale indicator approach to understanding the risk to water resources development and management
  • World Bank. September 2011
  • This study evaluates the effects of climate change on six hydrological indicators across 8,413 basins in World Bank client countries. These indicators include annual runoff (MAR), basin yield, annual high flow, annual low flow, groundwater (base flow), and reference crop water deficit. This study is intended to help bridge the gap between high-level climate change predictions and the needs of decision-makers whose programs and investments will be affected by basin- and regional-level impacts of climate change on water resources and related infrastructures. Th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Infrastructure, River Basin Management

Africa Water Atlas
  • Africa Water Atlas
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2010
  • This Atlas is a visual account of Africa's endowment and use of water resources, revealed through 224 maps and 104 satellite images as well as some 500 graphics and hundreds of photos. It gathers information about water in Africa and its role in the economy and development, health, food security, transboundary cooperation, capacity building and environmental change. The Atlas starts with a special feature that focuses on the often two-sided nature of water issues in Africa: surplus and scarcity, under-developed and overexploited and challenges and opportuniti...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Dams, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Food security, Gender, Groundwater, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, River Basin Management, Rural areas, Sanitation, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water allocation, Water availability, Water balance, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water supply, Watersheds, Wetlands

Guidelines for user fees and cost recovery for rural, non-networked, water and sanitation delivery
  • Guidelines for user fees and cost recovery for rural, non-networked, water and sanitation delivery
  • African Development Bank (AfDB). October 2010
  • This document addresses the issues of rural, non-networked water supply and sanitation. The main objective of these guidelines is to provide guidance to AfDB Group Task Managers and other stakeholders as well as to enhance the design and implementation of financially sustainable water sector projects and programmes. A key objective of these guidelines is to enable service providers to deliver better services to all, within the context of a protected environment, through accessing enhanced revenue and finance flows whilst acknowledging that direct full cost re...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Fee collection, Rural areas, Sanitation, Small-scale providers, Tariffs, Utility services, Water supply, Water User Associations

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Published in 2015