Wednesday, August 31, 2011
PUBLICATIONS: New Publications from the Global Water Partnership
The Global Water Partnership released two new publications at Global Water Week that may be of interest to CAPRi readers.
- Social Equity and Integrated Water Resources Management. Social equity is the least understood of the 3 E’s (equity, economic efficiency and environmental sustainability) in the concept of integrated water resources management. This new Global Water Partnership Technical Committee Background Paper No. 15, “Social Equity and Integrated Water Resources Management”, sets out an overarching framework for the analysis of equity in the context of water development and management. It is intended as an aid to decision makers in designing policies, interventions, and programs aimed at the equitable distribution of benefits from water resources.
- Towards Integrated Urban Water Management. The twin engines of urbanisation and resource depletion will undermine efforts to achieve water security: water availability will be eroded and conflicts will escalate. The assumptions underlying conventional urban water management must be revisited. In this just-published GWP Perspectives Paper, launched at the 2011 Stockholm World Water Week, GWP Technical Committee member Dr. Akiça Bahri outlines the effects of urbanization on water security and how the challenges of urban water resources management can be tackled.