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The Poor and the Market (with special focus on the unacknowledged social implications of the General Agreement on Trade in Servises (GATS) and International development policies, incl. PPPs and PSPs).

In the moment (July 2003) only available in the Internet as several
-Files by chapters. Country by country and previous reports.

Water for People, Water for Life - 2003

World Water Assessment Programme (576pp)

Abstracts available in the Internet
only as -Files,
: (on your CD-ROM / engl. abstract of the UN WWDR, 36pp.)

The Executive Summary of the UN World Water Development Report is available online in 7 languages.

Traditional Knowledge and Practical Techniques for
Combating Desertification in China

By The Secretariat of China National Committee for the Implementation of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (CCICCD) , 1999
ISBN: 7-80135-925-9
181 pages + 18 plates


China Desertification Network


  International Journal of Water Resources Development - Special Thematic Issue: Public-Private Partnership in the Middle East and North Africa. Vol. 19, Number 2, June 2003. Carfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group (ISSN 0790-0627)

Chief Editor: Asit K. Biswas
Editor: Cecilia Tortajada
Guest Editors: Ismail Al Baz and Asit K. Biswas


Transboundary Waters: Sharing Benefits, Lessons Learned,
by Aaron T. Wolf, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University.-
Thematic Background Paper.- International Conference on Freshwater, Bonn 2001.

: (also on your CD-ROM, 35pp.)

International Conference on Freshwater - Bonn 2001 - Conference Report

URL: (22pp.)
: (also on your CD-ROM the complete report, 123pp.)

  The International Water Law Project

With Case Law, Recent Publications, Documents on Watercourses, Bibliography, Useful Sites

    International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) -

The International Groundwater Organisation - Since 1956 a world-wide forum on the management of groundwater for the benefit of mankind and the environment - IAH is a scientific and educational organisation whose aims are to promote research into and understanding of the proper management and protection of groundwater for the common good throughout the world.

Important topic: Transboundary Aquifer Resource Management
    Trends in watershed management in arid and semi-arid regions,
by P. Moriarty, Ch. Batchelor and Ch. van Wijk,
International Water and Sanitation Centre, July 2001

(DGIS - directorate-general for international cooperation of the Dutch government - Policy Supporting Paper).

: (also on your CD-ROM, 40pp.
  IRRIGATION MANUALS in the Internet -

    State of the World's Water and the Implications for the Western United States,
by Peter H. Gleick, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security. -

Background Paper for a Seminar on Sustainable Water Resources ..., Washington, DC on 18 November 1996.

  Small-sale irrigation for arid zones - Principles and options. -
FAO, Development Series 1997.


Water Harvesting for Crop Production

    International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) -
Annual Report 2002

: (also on your CD-ROM, 24pp.)
  Case Studies on Water Resource Planning - Lessons learned and keys to success,
by N. Walmsley & N.J.Hasnip.-
DFID Report OD 138, August 1997
(Department for International Development).

: (also on your CD-ROM, 42pp.)
    Water Resources Management
The World Bank Group

  Partnership for Transboundary Water Management -
an Area of Action for Policy Dialogue
Dr. Gudrun Kochendörfer-Lucius, Director of the Development Policy Forum - DSE / Annual Report 1998

    Global Campus 21 Internet platform from InWEnt (Merger of CDG and DSE complete)

The knowledge portal for international advanced training and cooperation. Here, experts and managers from all over the world have the opportunity to get further training beyond national borders. They can exchange information and experience, establish contacts and work together on projects.



Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Entwicklung

    ONE WORLD - An Initiative of the German Development Policy
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  Le Centre Régional pour l'Eau Potable et l'Assainissement à Faible Coût (CREPA)
    The University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
    Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses, 1997 - International Law Commission


The Water Page (incorp. the The African Water Page)
with many useful Links!


  Earth Trends: The Environmental Information Portal - World Resources Institute

TOPICS: Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, Water Resources and Freshwater Ecosystems (large collection of watersheds all over the world / maps), Climate and Atmosphere, Country Profiles, etc. --> very helpful source!


  Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database - A project of the Oregon State University, Department of Geosciences.

TOPICS: Bibliography of water conflict and cooperation, International water event database, Atlas of International Freshwater Agreements, International Freshwater Treaties Database, International River Basin Register (Africa, Asia, Europe, N and S-America, updated August 2002). --> very helpful source!

: Sample on your CD-ROM - Shira Yoffe & Greg Fiske (2001) Use of GIS for Analysis of Indicators of Conflict and Cooperation over International Freshwater Resources (Chapter 3).- Water Policy, World Water Council.

   Additional literature and further information:     (PDF-files mostly on your CD-ROM)
    Annette Huber-Lee & Eric Kemp-Benedict (2002) "Agriculture: Re-Adaptation to the Environment".
  A. Inocencio, H. Sally & D.J.Merry (2003) "Use for Improving Food Security in Sub-Saharan-Africa".- International Water Management Institute, Working Paper 55.
    "Best Practice Water Conservation Principles - Reducing Dependency on River Murray Water - Australia" (2002).
    Takashi Asano (2001) "Water from (Waste)Water - The dependable Water Resource".- University of California
    (2002) "Technology, Resource Management and Development, Volume 2, Special Issue: Water Management".- Fachhochschule Köln, Institut für Tropenökologie.
    Klaus-Peter Seiler (2002) Environmental Isotopes in the Hydrological Cycle Principles and Applications Vol. V: Man's Impact on Groundwater Systems.- UNESCO/IAEA Series.- GSF-Institute of Hydrology, Neuherberg, Germany.
URL: (several PDF-Files).
: Chapter 3: Irrigation and the Impact on Groundwater Quality on your CD-ROM.
  M.M.Tice (1996) "Plant Communities as Indicators and Regulators for Degradation in the Manix Basin ". A Senior Thesis.- California Institute of Technology.
    Paul L.G. Vlek et al. (2002) "Economic and Ecological Reconstructuring of Land- and Water Use in the Region of Khorezm (Uzbekistan) - A Pilot Project in Development Research.- Project Proposal. - Center for Development Research (ZEF Bonn).
    URL: Background on the Conference on Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa (CSSDCA) -
Report of the Secretary General Amara Essy on the Seventy-Fifth Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers (9 March, 2002) on your CD-ROM
    URL: Africa's Disappearing Lake Chad by VISIBLE EARTH (NASA) - A searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of the earth.

The most dramatic decrease in the size of the lake is shown in the fifteen years between January 1973 and January 1987, shown as a video (*.mov - file) on your CD-ROM

The following video is a composite of Landsat-7 images from November 2000 to February 2001 showing the present stage of Lake Chad. The small patch of blue that is now the lake stands in stark contrast to the wide swath of the old lake bed (shown in green, indicating vegetation), shown as a video (*.mov - file) on your CD-ROM
"Perhaps one of the most important ways of protecting groundwater is to educate those who use it." IAH 2002
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