Monday, September 20, 2010

Challenges and Opportunities for Financing Transboundary Water Resources Management and Development in Africa -- EUWI

This European Union Water Initiative report dated May 28, 2010 outlines challenges and opportunities related to financing transboundary waters along the key water related activities (Diagram 2) identified making up good water management and development. There is currently a persistent under investment in water resulting in large numbers of people being unserved, benefits from water use not developed, and the continued degradation of water based ecosystems. Riparian countries and donors are voicing a concern that TWM support is not resulting in tangible benefits.

From a TWM perspective this analysis argues that there has been too much focus on the governance and planning aspects of water from a basin perspective and too little focus on how to facilitate the generation of goods and services and the role water plays in regional integration.

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