water security

Global Waters Article

A Win-Win Approach to Biodiversity

Uganda’s Budongo-Bugoma Forest Corridor, situated in the north of the Albertine Rift, is considered to be one the most biodiverse regions of Africa, well known for its chimpanzee population. However, this biodiversity hotspot is under pressure from high population growth, deforestation, and seasonal water supply extremes — and the flash point is often access to water. Elsewhere in South Africa’s dry Eastern Cape Province, the country’s last free-flowing river, the Mzimvubu, is experiencing environmental stresses of its own.

Case Studies

Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia

This ecosystem-based adaption (EbA) case study highlights the key EbA activities under the Ecosystem-based Adaptation Approach to Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia project and how the project helped vulnerable communities in two areas of rural Mongolia adapt to climate change. The case study also describes the strategies taken by the project to support and sustain EbA.

Toolkit

Water Security Implementation – SWP Toolkit #5

Water Security Implementation is the fifith in a series of six toolkits from the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP). It provides a brief introduction to water security, as well as a detailed walkthrough of SWP’s five-step Water Security Improvement (WSI) process. The success of that process depends on the implementation of activities or measures defined through collaborative planning and decision-making with the purpose of addressing and mitigating priority water risks now and in the future.

Toolkit

Funding Water Security - SWP Toolkit #4

Funding Water Security is the fourth in a series of six toolkits from the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP). This series of toolkits presents an effective and efficient process to address water risks, including long-term water stresses that constrain social and economic development and sudden shocks that can quickly jeopardize the health and livelihoods of vulnerable populations.

This toolkit is designed to improve stakeholder capacity to investigate and evaluate the current and possible sources for funding water security activities in a geographic focus area. 

Water Currents

Water Currents: Water Conflict

Competition and conflict over water resources extends back thousands of years. Water is a fundamental and irreplaceable resource in all societies. Therefore, it is not surprising that water management is complex and that water-related interests are frequently contested. The risk of water-related violence and conflict is growing, as scarce water resources face ever-increasing pressures from growing populations and environmental degradation.

Toolkit

Water Security Assessment - SWP Toolkit #2

Water Security Assessment is the second in a series of six toolkits from the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP).  It provides a brief introduction to water security, as well as a detailed walkthrough of SWP’s five-step Water Security Improvement (WSI) process. The approach and focus of a water security assessment process is informed and guided by the WSI space; it can be as exhaustive, specific, or rapid as necessary, depending on stakeholder priorities and the water-related risks they want to address.

Toolkit

Water Security Planning - SWP Toolkit #3

Water Security Planning is the third in a series of six toolkits from the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP).  It provides a brief introduction to water security, as well as a detailed walkthrough of SWP’s five-step Water Security Improvement (WSI) process. The toolkit helps users to identify, define, evaluate, and choose water security activities  based on several key areas, such as mitigation of targeted priority water risks, accounting for positive and negative impacts and externalities, socio-economic and environmental impacts, and direct and indirect costs.