Water Use and Supply Management

Ocean Yearbook 34

The recent publication "Local Contributions to Global Sustainable Development Agenda: Case Studies in Integrated Coastal Management in the East Asian Seas Region" is a milestone in dedicated regional efforts to developing, testing, and implementing integrated coastal management (ICM) in several countries of the East Asian Seas region (hereafter the EAS region).

Toward a comprehensive watershed management strategy for Manila Bay : The international experience and lessons learned

Cy Jones of the World Resources Institute (WRI) developed a set of preliminary recommendations for strategies and tools for use in the restoration of Manila Bay. This report presents a brief introduction to Manila Bay issues and the application of lessons learned from other international experience.

Management of transboundary water resources: lessons from international cooperation for conflict prevention

<p>Tensions over freshwater resources may become more frequent as pressures on water resources grow due to increased demand and variability of rainfall. Conflicts may take place between or within countries or between competing sectoral users. This paper focuses on institutional approaches for enhancing cooperation between countries for sustainable development of transboundary freshwater bodies and contributing basins.

Guidebook for Policy and Legislative Development on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Freshwater Resources

<p>This Guidebook provides information not only on national legislation, but also on a number of international agreements and conventions that have been produced in recent years. Its scope is not limited to legal issues. It addresses such issues as the precautionary principle, adaptive management, and the importance of data collection and monitoring as instruments for sustainable development.

Water and Wastewater Reuse: An Environmentally Sound Approach for Sustainable Urban Water Management

<p>Water scarcity and water pollution pose a critical challenge in many developing countries. In urban areas, it is becoming difficult for the authorities to manage water supply and wastewater. Strategies for water and wastewater reuse can improve urban water management. This publication provides introductory guidelines for these strategies. The important aspects to minimize public health risks are identified.

The Water and Poverty Initiative: What We Can Learn and What We Must Do

<p>Produced as a working paper for the 3rd World Water Forum held 16-23 March 2003 in Kyoto, Japan, this paper draws together the lessons learned from case study papers produced for the Water and Poverty Initiative coordinated by the Asian Development Bank. The 30 case studies on which this analysis is based covers 20 countries and regions in Africa, Asia, and Micronesia. They range in size from the tiny atoll of Kiribati in Micronesia, with a population of less than 100,000, to the giant People's Republic of China, with a population of 1.28 billion.


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