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/ Technical briefs / English

Mainstreaming gender in IWRM strategies and plans: practical steps for practitioners

Women produce up to 80% of food in developing countries, yet women’s role as farmers is frequently overlooked by agricultural extensionists, including those working for irrigation agencies, and by policy makers. This brief approaches role of women in water resources development and aims to further gender-sensitive IWRM policies, strategies and plans. Technical Briefs disseminate technical knowledge about water resources management. They are written by the GWP Technical Committee, a group of internationally recognised professionals in integrated water resources management.
/ Technical background papers / English

Poverty Reduction and IWRM

This paper focuses on the implications of IWRM for poverty reduction. It argues that no strategy for poverty reduction can be effective unless water policies in all their dimensions are brought within its purview, and IWRM is adopted, in order to guarantee a fair and transparent moderation of competitions over water access and use. This is a Technical Background Paper, written by the GWP Technical Committee, a group of internationally recognised professionals in integrated water resources management.
/ Case studies / English

Lao PDR: Unsung progress in rural sanitation: Building the foundations (#465)

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) faces considerable challenges in the delivery of sustainable and equitable access to sanitation in rural areas. Small steps have been taken towards increasing national ownership of and political commitment to sanitation in Lao PDR. As a lesson learnt; there is no one blueprint for progress in sanitation delivery. Services can be delivered in different ways– e.g. household investment or direct programmatic efforts.

/ Case studies / English

Bangladesh: Equity and Social Justice in Water Resource Management (#413)

The management of water resources in Bangladesh involves a centralised, heavy engineering approach in order to control floods and install irrigation, however, there is now a pressing need for ensuring social justice and equity in water resource development. Recognising the role of water in poverty alleviation, action has been taken to implement a 25-year National Water Management Plan. Although this is one important step, it is evident that many issues require more work. 

/ Case studies / English

Zambia: Water Watch Groups (#340)

Following the reorganisation of the water sector in Zambia, an action that decentralised service provision, it became crucial to monitor the service providers and the consumer experience. Action was taken to set up Water Watch Groups that have as their responsibility to raise public awareness about rights and obligations. This case study, concludes that consumer involvement is the key to the success of water sector reforms. 

/ Corporate publications / English

La voz puede ser un río transformador

Esta publicación de la Autoridad Nacional del Agua del Perú recoge los testimonios de un grupo de mujeres que forman parte de diferentes organizaciones de usuarios de la cuenca Chancay-Lambayeque.