|Title||World water actions : making water flow for all|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||Ahmed, T, Guerquin, F, Hua, M, Ikeda, T, Ozbilen, V, Schuttelaar, M|
|Pagination||xv, 163 p. : boxes, fig.|
|Publisher||World Water Council|
|Place Published||Marseille, France|
|Keywords||agriculture, ecology, economic aspects, energy, financing, institutional aspects, international cooperation, safe water supply, sanitation, sdipol, sdiwrm, sustainability, water management, water resources management|
This book documents innovative water actions and water success stories from projects, applied research and studies, awareness raising campaigns as well as policies and institutional reforms. It focuses on the need for management to assess the challenges of water scarcity and plan changes based on proper valuation and financial instruments, international cooperation, and efficient use. It analyses the problems of water scarcity and the available solutions in water supply and sanitation; energy; health; agriculture; and ecosystems and biodiversity. It concludes by assessing the progress and new commitments made at the Third World Water Forum and sets out the priorities for action, including increased investment, institutional reform, and capacity building in the water sector. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a searchable Actions Database of the more than 3,000 water actions sorted by geographical and thematic keywords.