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IEC for Decentralized Water and Land Planning & Management

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The watershed management and geo-hydrological models are developed basically as a communication tool for the stakeholders, including rural and tribal communities and especially women and the poor.  This will allow them to become involved in watershed management projects in each step of the project cycle and at all levels of decision-making related to decentralized water and land resources planning for integrated development.

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INTEGRATED DROUGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

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The effects of drought are due both to the physical nature of the hazard, and to society´s ability to manage the associated risks. Droughts have often been dealt with in a reactive manner rather than by applying a pre-emptive management approach that allows the effective use of all available information. Policy development related to national and regional management of drought is generally unsatisfactory and even lacking in most countries. Likewise, drought early warning, consisting of monitoring and prediction, is inadequate in most regions and there is insufficient capacity in many drought-prone countries to use drought prediction results and tools effectively in management practice.

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