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/ Perspectives papers / English

The Links Between Land Use and Groundwater

A common understanding between the interlinkages of groundwater and land is needed to facilitate cross-sectoral dialogue on governance needs and management approaches, in order to sustain water resources and enhance land productivity. This is a Perspectives Paper, meant to incite a discussion on important issues related to water and development.
/ Case studies / English

Philippines: An excercise in successful utility reform in urban water sector in Manila (#450)

Decades of underinvestment led to poor water and wastewater services and low coverage in Manila. Due to this poor service, the government was unable to increase its water tariffs due to customers’ unwillingness to pay. This situation translated into very low cash flows for the government, thus leading again to the issue of underinvestment, which soon turned to a vicious cycle.

/ Case studies / English

Cambodia: Sharing the Reform Process Learning from the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (#444)

Phnom Penh, the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, lies on the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle and Bassac rivers. These rivers are the main source of freshwater for the city’s population of about 1.3 million. Many of the Asian cities’ publicly managed water utilities perform below their potential. Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) undertook major reforms and transformed a war-ravaged water utility into a commendable model that stands for other cities to emulate

/ Briefing notes / English

Integrated Urban Water Management

Water security is under threat in urban areas. The very nature of urbanization contributes to water stress: rapid population growth, inadequate planning, pollution, poverty, and competing demands on the resource. This briefing note lays out the principles of integrated urban water management as a means to meet that threat. Briefing notes are two-page summaries on selected topics. They are prepared by GWP’s Global Secretariat and its partners.
/ Policy briefs / English

Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM): Toward Diversification and Sustainability

This policy brief outlines how IUWM can provide a framework for planning, designing, and managing urban water systems. The brief also encourages policy makers to consider the water cycle as a whole when cities are being developed.Policy briefs provide policy makers with information on water resources management. They are written by the GWP Technical Committee, a group of internationally recognised professionals in integrated water resources management.
/ Perspectives papers / English

Urban Groundwater - Policies and Institutions for Integrated Management

This paper presents an overview of the benefits of urban groundwater use, together with some harmful and persistent problems that groundwater can present for urban development. This is a Perspectives Paper, meant to incite a discussion on important issues related to water and development.