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TitleWater security for development : insights from African partnerships in action : policy brief
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsGlobal Water Partnership - Stockholm, SE, GWP
Secondary TitlePolicy brief / GWP
Pagination4 p.; ill.
Date Published2010-03-01
PublisherGlobal Water Partnership (GWP)
Place PublishedStockholm, Sweden
Keywordsaccess to water, africa, cooperation, water management, water resources, water resources conservation, water resources development, water resources management, water sources, water supply, water use

The world’s vital water resources are under pressure and there is an urgent need to improve the ways in which water is managed. Policy-makers must ensure that water resources are used to support the livelihoods and economic development of the poorest populations. During the past five years, 13 African countries have been engaged in a Global Water Partnership (GWP) programme, and all have taken great strides towards water security by developing national IWRM plans, integrating water into poverty reduction strategies, and developing finance instruments to support water development. Through this work, the value of multi-stakeholder partnerships in water management planning and the broader development agenda have been proven. The resulting policy recommendations, main achievements and key lessons learned are summarised here. [authors abstract]

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