Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBunclark, Lisaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Richarden_GB
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Vincenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorDay, St Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGuthrie, Daphneen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-04T15:27:05Z
dc.date.available2013-07-04T15:27:05Z
dc.date.issued08/11/2011en
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78077-011-6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2384/295232
dc.description.abstractCommunities are frequently excluded from important aspects of environmental management. But they can play a fundamental role in the management of common pool resources such as water. This is particularly true when state capacity is weak or when communities remain on the periphery of support from any government. Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) has been widely promoted over the last two decades as a solution for nations’ resources. Yet, managing water resources at a global or state level can be over-ambitious and unrealistic, particularly when many developing countries have weak regulating institutions and limited technical and financial capacity. There is a need to redefine the mechanism for water resource management – giving greater respect to the needs, priorities and possibilities of different countries and contexts. There is potential to develop creative and realistic options for water resource management, particularly at local geographical scales, involving water users. This report explores how local water resources can be managed successfully by community-based institutions in support of state-level initiatives, where they exist. It follows 12 months of close collaboration between the Institute of Civil Engineers, Oxfam GB and WaterAid, who are jointly promoting Community-Based Water Resource Management. ‘...the potential for monitoring and managing water resources at local or community level should be better acknowledged. In particular, traditional water management practices must be recognised and used as a foundation for the development of future water management strategies.’ Sir Crispin Tickell.en_GB
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/165794en_GB
dc.subjectClimate change adaptationen_GB
dc.subjectHealth promotionen_GB
dc.subjectNatural resourcesen_GB
dc.subjectParticipationen_GB
dc.subject.otherClimate changeen_GB
dc.subject.otherGovernanceen_GB
dc.subject.otherHealthen_GB
dc.subject.otherWateren_GB
dc.subject.otherWater and sanitationen_GB
dc.titleManaging Water Locally: An essential dimension of community water developmenten_GB
dc.typeBooken
refterms.dateFOA2018-02-14T10:24:45Z


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
bk-managing-water-locally-0911 ...
Size:
1.942Mb
Format:
PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record