Water Resources Management

Webinar

Seeing the Forests for the Water: Applying the Latest Science on Forest-Water Interactions

The world is experiencing both unprecedented forest loss and increasingly severe floods and drought events. These issues are often approached independently, despite the critical influence forest and water have on each other and in providing ecosystem services. This webinar, held on August 23, 2019 and sponsored by Winrock International, discusses innovative research demonstrating these interrelationships and how these findings can be used for policy and decision-making to achieve informed and coordinated natural resource management.

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Report

Promoting Development in Shared River Basins : Tools for Enhancing Transboundary Basin Management

The world’s 286 transboundary river basins support the socioeconomic well-being of more than 40 percent of its population, as well as the ecosystems on which they depend. The use of shared water resources by one country will, in most cases, impact other countries sharing the same system. Coordination among countries in the development of transboundary basins can reap greater mutual benefits than would otherwise be available to countries pursuing individual development.

Report

Summary Report of Baseline IFML Analyses in Kamuli District, Uganda

Between April and October 2018, Whave conducted five factor mapping workshops in Kamuli District, Uganda to learn about factors that affect the functionality of rural water services in the area. Factor mapping is a stakeholder-driven activity that seeks to create understanding of local systems and system leverage points by sharing, challenging, and making explicit stakeholders’ assumptions of how issues arise from a complex interaction of unique factors. This SWS report presents a synopsis of findings and methodology from the factor mapping and learning (IFML) process.

Project

Sustainable Water Sector Capacity Development

The USAID/Albania Sustainable Water Sector Capacity Development (SWSCD) activity was created to build a platform for training in Albania and the Western Balkans to be an example of sustainable workforce development while contributing to the increased professionalism in delivery of the essential public services of water supply and wastewater treatment. 

Project

Non-Revenue Water Activity

Jordan loses over 50 percent of its precious water to non-revenue water (NRW). NRW is water loss in the system due to illegal theft, leakage, or inaccurate metering. The NRW activity will support the GOJ to achieve the ambitious targets from the National Water Strategy of reducing NRW by 3 to 6 percent per year. The end goal is an overall reduction of 25 percent nationally by the year 2025.USAID investments in NRW will improve drinking water availability and cost recovery for Jordanian water utilities.

Water Currents

Water Currents: Water Security

The U.S. Government Global Water Strategy sets water security as its overarching goal. The strategy envisions a water-secure world, where people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient. Achieving water security requires understanding how complicated and interconnected social, environmental, political, and economic factors shape access to safe drinking water and sustainable management of water resources.
 

Toolkit

SERVIR Service Planning Toolkit

In 2015, the SERVIR program adopted a Service Planning approach to ensure that its services help developing countries effectively solve challenges related to agriculture, water management, land use and disaster management.

Building on experiences with the new approach, this Service Planning Toolkit is a resource for SERVIR Hubs as they, with their partners, strive to make an impact in designing, delivering and implementing services.