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Water resources sector strategy : strategic directions for World Bank engagement

This book focuses on how to improve the development and management of water resources while providing the principles that link resource management to the specific water-using sectors, such as water and sanitation, irrigation and drainage, and hydropower. It emphasizes the difficult and contentious issues upon which World Bank practice needs to improve and suggests that the main management challenge is not a vision of integrated water resources management but a "pragmatic but principled" approach. Business strategies for specific water-using sectors are determined primarily as part of the strategies for these sectors. Demand for World Bank engagement in water supply, irrigation, and hydroelectricity is high and increasing as water becomes more scarce, quality declines, and environmental and social concerns increase. Over the past decade lending for water resources and development accounted for about 16 percent of all World Bank lending.

TitleWater resources sector strategy : strategic directions for World Bank engagement
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsWorld Bank -Washington, DC, US
Paginationvi, 78 p. : fig., maps
Date Published2004-01-01
PublisherWorld Bank
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
ISSN Number0821356976
Keywordsbrazil, case studies, central asian republics, india andhra pradesh, infrastructure, international organizations, investment, nigeria, nile river basin, policies, private sector, programmes, river basins, sdiwrm, water resources development, water resources management, yemen
Abstract

This book focuses on how to improve the development and management of water resources while providing the principles that link resource management to the specific water-using sectors, such as water and sanitation, irrigation and drainage, and hydropower. It emphasizes the difficult and contentious issues upon which World Bank practice needs to improve and suggests that the main management challenge is not a vision of integrated water resources management but a "pragmatic but principled" approach. Business strategies for specific water-using sectors are determined primarily as part of the strategies for these sectors. Demand for World Bank engagement in water supply, irrigation, and hydroelectricity is high and increasing as water becomes more scarce, quality declines, and environmental and social concerns increase. Over the past decade lending for water resources and development accounted for about 16 percent of all World Bank lending.

NotesIncludes references
Original PublicationThe water resources sector strategy : an overview : managing and developing water resources to reduce poverty, Water resources management : a World Bank policy paper

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