Implementation and Case Studies

Sharing the water, sharing the benefits: Lessons from six large dams in West Africa
Implementation and Case Studies

Lessons Learnt // Sharing the water, sharing the benefits: Lessons from six large dams in West Africa

West African countries are planning to construct new large dams in order to meet their energy and water needs and to promote food security against an uncertain backdrop of climate change. If these new dams are to offer development opportunities for all and avoid social conflict over land and water management then lessons need to be learned from past projects.

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Water for Food, Energy and Ecosystems <<-->> Case of the Inner Niger Delta, Mali
Implementation and Case Studies

Water for Food, Energy and Ecosystems // Case of the Inner Niger Delta, Mali

By Niger Basin Authority (NBA) and the Government of Mali. Three-quarters of the population of the Inner Niger Delta (IND) live below the national poverty line. The large water infrastructures upstream have led to a transfer of welfare from downstream to upstream while contributing to national food security and electricity production. The development and use of a policy for allocation of sufficient water (flood duration and depth) for the delta to sustain food production and ecosystems, would...

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Great Lakes Energy-Water Nexus (GLEW) Initiative
Implementation and Case Studies

Initiative // Great Lakes Energy-Water Nexus (GLEW) Initiative

The Great Lakes Energy-Water Nexus (GLEW) Initiative developed new metrics to measure aquatic resource impacts from water used for power generation and conducted analyses to inform potential changes in environmental impacts from different energy futures. GLEW also examined policies that govern electric energy markets, utilities, and power plant siting, to identify opportunities for better integrating environmental resource impacts into future water policy and regulatory efforts. With support...

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Water, Food & Energy Nexus
Implementation and Case Studies

Case Studies // Water, Food & Energy Nexus

A collection of case studies on the NEXUS presented by CGIAR's Challenge Programm, the EDF Groupe and the World Water Council on the WWF6

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TIGER Initiative
Implementation and Case Studies

Initiative // TIGER Initiative

Following the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development, the European Space Agency has launched the TIGER Initiative within the context of the Committee of Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS). TIGER focus on the use of space technology for water resource management in Africa and provide concrete actions to match the Resolutions.

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Dams Initiative
Implementation and Case Studies

Initiative // Dams Initiative

Dams <<-->> Blessing or curse? Over 48,000 large dams are in operation worldwide.

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Thirsty Crops
Implementation and Case Studies

Project // Thirsty Crops

Freshwater withdrawals have doubled every 30 years in last 100 years, about 4000 km^2 per year at present. In India 80% of the surface water is utilized for agriculture. The WWF India`s "thirsty crop" project aims to reduce the impact of water intensive and polluting crops thereby maintaining sustainable fresh water habitats to support both biodiversity and livelihood.

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The Vertical Farm Project
Implementation and Case Studies

Project // The Vertical Farm Project