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Water: A looming crisis?

"Some of the issues discussed in this paper were: Water issues are central to development and environmental sustainability. Government needs to play the strategic leadership role, and take the necessary decisions to address the water crisis. Peopl...

The Nile: Is it a Curse or Blessing?

"Historical, economic and political factors are converging to reduce the potential for water development in the upper riparian states of the Nile. In short, unless basin-wide development planning is considered a viable solution to conflict resolu...

eAfrica: The Electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 1, December 2003

Looks at some of the big issues in African agriculture and profiles some important new models of success, including India and Israel. Looks at joint venture successes. Refers to water scarcity options

Dryland Husbandry in Ethiopia Research Report

"This publication contains five papers on DHP Ethiopia (Aba'ala, Afar Regional State) that narrate and discuss traditional crop production, social relations between lowlanders and highlanders, extension activities on the use of water harvesting an...

Information Flow and Acquisition of Knowledge in Water Governance in the Upper East Region of Ghana

"This paper provides an assessment of information flows and the acquisition of knowledge in water governance of the Upper East Region, Ghana. These flows are patchy, often parallel, disconnected or slow. In many cases a great deal of information i...

Recherche-action sur les Moyens de Subsistance des Agriculteurs et les Options d’Intervention de Global Water Initiative - Barrages de Niandouba et Confluent (Anambé) – SENEGAL/ Action Research Project on Farmers' Livelihoods and Intervention Options by

The objective of this research project is to develop a common understanding of the aspirations of the different categories of farmers and the constraints imposed on the sustainable livelihoods and productivity around the Niandouba/Confluence dams ...

African Journal on Conflict Resolution vol. 2, no. 2, 2002

This journal comprises of five articles. 'Child soldiers in Africa: solutions to a complex dilemma' focuses on the dilemma of using child soldiers in violent conflicts throughout Africa and on ways of resolving it in the future. 'Intergroup confli...

BIDPA Newsletter December 2013

This newsletter provides an update of research and consultancy projects, and other general activities.

Real and Outstanding Developments Related to the Nile

"As experts from Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt met to discuss an under-construction Ethiopian hydropower project, a Wikileaks report stated that Egyptian authorities reached an agreement with Khartoum to build an airbase in Sudan, to launch attacks on...

Water Content in Trade: A Regional Analysis for Morocco

This paper reports the results of an application using an inter-regional input-output matrix for Morocco together with regional information on water consumption by sectors. We develop a trade-based index that reveals the relative water use intensi...

Evaluation de la Contribution Economique de la Surexploitation des Eaux Souterraines dans l’Agriculture au Maroc/ Evaluation of the Economic Contribution of Over-exploitation of Groundwater in Moroccan Agriculture

The consideration of capital consumption, whether manufactured or natural, has become a fundamental question in any evaluation of economic performance or measure of wealth created at the sectoral or global economic level. While it's easier to m...

Sustainability Implications of Nigeria's Water Use Patterns

Nigeria has significant renewable water resources; however, the current reality is that most of it is poorly utilized and managed, thus raising important sustainability questions. There are several concerns associated with the water situation in t...

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