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Non-Conventional Water Resources, and in particular Rainwater Harvesting, as a cost effective practice for water availability and climate change adaptation at local level in water scarce Mediterranean communities

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A Non-Conventional Water Resources (NCWR) Programme in the Mediterranean is implemented by the Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med) and partner institutions, organisations and companies with Coca Cola as a key collaborator. It aims at advancing the use of NCWR and in particular of traditional Rainwater Harvesting (RWH), combined with and improved by innovative techniques and methods, in water scarce communities in the Mediterranean, as a cost effective method for water availability and climate change adaptation at local level. 

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“Environment and Socio-Economic Protection in Fiji: Integrated Flood Risk Management in the Nadi River Basin” (a GEF Pacific IWRM Demonstration Project)

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The main aim of the project is to Integrate land and water management planning using an integrated flood risk management approach to improve flood preparedness and management within the Nadi Basin.

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Multiple use and benefit sharing around reservoirs with local populations in West Africa

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Overall, five approaches can be considered to address the challenges of equitable and sustainable sharing of benefits with local communities around reservoirs in West Africa.

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NEPAD African Water Centres of Excellence in Western and Southern Africa

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The European Commission with an innovative approach supports the Nepad Centres of Excellence in water fostering the south to south cooperation and supporting them as the key knowledge actors for the development of the water sector.

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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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Combating corruption is of utmost importance to achieve the target of MDGs in water supply, sanitation and health

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About 20-40% of water finnaces is being lost due to dishonest and corrupt practices ( The World Bank).  As per Global Water Corruption Report corruption increases price of water networks from 25-45% and construction sector is the most corrupted one. Contractors pay bribes to win contracts and then the low quality work and materials resulting shorter life and limited capacity of water networks. The cost for a household connection is US$ 400.

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Low cost greywater treatment and use in irrigation for poverty reduction in rural areas of water scarce countries in the MENA Region

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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is facing chronic water scarcity, which is very severe in some countries such as Jordan and Yemen. INWRDAM had been involved since February 2000 in greywater research activities in Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen. Houses in rural areas in the MENA region are usually simple and this makes it possible to separate greywater from black water with minimal modification of sewer pipes inside the house. In 2000 INWRDAM conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the potential for greywater reuse in rural areas of Jordan.

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Mutualizing Mediterranean water expertise through a Mediterranean Network of Resources on the water

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Future major water stakes in the Mediterranean have to incite water stakeholders to develop, as of today, a greater cooperation between each other. The proposed solution aims to foster coordination and synergy between the existing euro-Mediterranean water related networks and institutions by mutualizing their different fields of expertise through a “Mediterranean Network of resources on the water”.

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National barometer of French public opinion on the preservation of water resources and aquatic environments

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The aim is to create a reference tool, collaborative and shared, that will enable the evaluation of:

  •  The French concerns about water management with regard to issues related to the Master Plans for Water Infrastructure Planning and Management, the Grenelle Environment Round Table and associated programs of action
  •  The understanding (or misunderstanding) of the actions (consensual goal) that are conducted at both national and river basin levels

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SUSTAINABLE WATER GOVERNANCE IN TRANSBOUNDARY ESTUARINE REGIONS: A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION

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The creation of a Joint Strategic Vision for the Sustainable Development of the Estuary, hereinafter referred as “Vision”, is the first strategic step for the development of an effective governance model for an estuary. The main goal of this Vision is to propose a direction to increase efforts to ensure a long term solution to the known environmental problems of the estuary and the social and economic development of the region. The vision should be presented within a wide time horizon and to reflect the highest political commitment between the involved countries. 

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