Water Resources Management (dgAlert)

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Content update – Water Resources Management on the Development Gateway

1. Plants associated with small tank eco-systems in Sri Lanka
This article (pages 9-13) describes the types and role of a large variety of plants (trees, lianas, shrubs, etc.) associated with the functioning of irrigation reservoirs commonly known as tanks. The plants  have several roles such as increasing the inflow, retention …
Contributed by Anura Widanapathirana on 6 November, 2007

2. Effects of protected forest areas on drinking water supply
This report describes social, ecological and environmental roles of protected forest areas on the supply of drinking water to urban areas. The well-managed natural forests provide additional benefits to urban populations in terms of high-quality drinking water, …
Contributed by Anura Widanapathirana on 6 November, 2007

3. Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Workshops Held in South Africa and Ethiopia
Climate change is negatively affecting rural Africa. Farmers and pastoralists experience more droughts, floods, hailstorms, and fires, and are noticing rising temperatures. South African and Ethiopian policymakers discussed climate change adaptation strategies  …
Contributed by Christina Lakatos on 6 November, 2007
4. UNESCO-IHE starts MSc programme on Water Conflict Management
Water Conflict Management studies the management of conflicts over water resources. It focuses on negotiation, mediation and decision-making processes, in order to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts concerning water.

UNESCO-IHE offers this programme in collaboration …
Contributed by Ewoud Kok on 7 November, 2007

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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