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Global Governance of Water and the Blue Revolution - Can we achieve better outcomes from land and water policies?
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Professor Ian Calder
Dr Graham Jewitt
Dr Andy Large
Dr Jaime Amezaga
Dr Robert Hope
Dr James Garratt
Calder IR, Batchelor C, Quibell G, Gosain A, Jewitt GPW, Bosch J, Large ARG, Amezaga JM, Hope RA, James PM, Simpson E, Garratt J, Bailey RA, Kirby C
Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Proceedings of the International Symposium: Global Governance of Water: Water and Human Security
UN House, Tokyo, Japan
Year of Conference
8 September 2004
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Forest, land and water policy instruments are being developed throughout the world to improve water regimes, environments and poor people's livelihoods. Sadly, the implementation of these policies in development programmes often is having the opposite effects. Typically forest, land and water policies in developing nations aim at maximising pro-poor benefits but generally do not pay much attention to the impacts on water availability. The practical upshot is that changes in land use, which may be promoted as part of watershed development programmes or for carbon credits, may actually reduce the access to water of vulnerable groups. In arid areas, where water is already scarce, it is not unusual for good quality water to be used solely for productive uses (e.g. irrigation or forestry) even though the basic human needs requirements of vulnerable groups are not being met fully.
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