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  • Institutional Strengthening

    Supporting the development of a  strong enabling environment is one of the biggest needs for projects to succeed. It is also one of the major reasons why development is hampering and the impact of certain projects is low. There is a need to stimulate or improve an environment where actors know their rights and where regulations and rights are being enforced. An example can be the strengthening...

  • Water Integrity Global Outlook

    Transparency, Accountability and Participation are the three core-elements of water integrity. This report provides strong arguments that corruption in the water sector needs to be reduced or eliminated to ensure that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of ‘availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’ 1 will be achievable. It argues that having the courage to stand...

  • OECD Principles on Water Governance

    We will need to produce more, with less water. To ensure water is managed well in an increasing complex environment, common rules, practices, and processes need to be in place and strengthened. The OECD has compiled 12 principles for water governance: 4 linked Effectiveness , 4 to Efficiency, and 4 to Trust and Engagement. In this short and clear report, the reasoning behind the principles is...

  • Urban world: Mapping the economic power of cities

    McKinsey, a global consultancy firm, has released a report  on the economic power of 600 largest cities of 2025. McKinsey sees a large shift from the major urban developed areas and megacities who are on top of the list now, to a rise of economic power of developing and smaller cities (500.000 + inhabitants). This economic power rises most in Asia (particularly China and India), and Latin...

  • Stakeholder engagement for Inclusive Water Governance

    "If policy makers and the broad range of stakeholders choose to work only with their peers and within their spheres of activity, instead of with each other, they will fail to meet current and future water challenges."...

  • Tutorial On Basic Principles Of Integrated Water Resources Management

    Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) simplified means that all the different uses of water resources are considered together. It is a process which promotes the co-ordinated management of water, land and related resources, in order to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems. It can be applied...

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