|Title||How to integrate IWRM and national development plans and strategies and why this needs to be done in the era of aid effectiveness|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Secondary Title||Policy brief / GWP|
|Pagination||8 p. : 3 boxes|
|Publisher||Global Water Partnership (GWP)|
|Place Published||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Keywords||economic development, integrated approach, planning, policies, sdiwrm, social aspects, water resources management|
In all countries, it is a challenge for water advocates and water resource managers, as well as for national policymakers and the broader development community, to ensure that sustainable water resource management supports the achievement of national development goals. Too often, the contribution of water to broad development goals is not well understood at the political level outside the water sector, and, as a result, the means necessary to unlock this situation are not identified and prioritized. To rectify this, the contribution of water to various sectors of economic and social life needs to be recognized and good water management needs to be given the appropriate priority it deserves. For this to occur, not only do water sector practitioners need to engage with national development planning processes but also managers of development planning processes need to ensure that water sector representatives are effectively drawn in.