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The Water Project Toolkit – a guide for water resources management towards sustainable develoment

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The Water Project Toolkit addresses the sustainable development of the water sector and contributes to translating the international development policies on freshwater resources management into actual development cooperation activities. The Water Project Toolkit is intended to be used by sector stakeholders such as governments, private sector, civil society, development partners, Universities and other training institutions, international organisations and all other practitioners involved in the water sector.

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Promote and implement human rights to water and capacity building of local communities and civil society

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This solution is a strategy for disseminating and awareness of the implications of the human right to water and capacity building of communities to exercise their right before local authorities, as part of the programme of strengthening civil society to contribute to sustainable water and sanitation at Mexico through its participation in the design, implementation and monitoring of public policies relating to conservation and water management.

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Government lead, market mechanism and civil society’s participation

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The solutions (stated in State Council No. 1 document of 2011) are diversified: government, market, and civil society. Central government sets the goals supported by policy and investment. Besides, government has been promoting market mechanism and the civil society’s participation for the solutions. (1) Goals : During the 12th Five-Year, try to decrease the total annual water use quantity to less than 670 billion m3 ; Significantly reduce the water quantity for unit GDP and unit industry production value ; Water saving irrigation: during the 12th Five-Year, increase the utilization efficiency of irrigation water to 0.55 (at least).

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Evolution of the way water is managed in the south and east Mediterranean: Wetlands as Natural Infrastructure

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Specifically the solution will aim to influence water governance in the region to investment in wetlands as natural infrastructure, through an approach that builds on establishing a partnership between the different networks existing in the region. The solution centres around two main approaches: an outreach and a partnership.

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