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The Role of Desalination in an Increasingly Water-Scarce World : Technical Paper (English)

The cost of desalination has been plummeting over the years. As a result, desalination has become a viable option for certain strategic uses. Today, over 20,000 desalination plants in more than 150 countries supply about 300 million people with freshwater every day. ... See More +

Working Paper 135312 MAR 01, 2019

Debele Negewo,Bekele; Ward,Christopher S. Disclosed

Charcoal in Haiti : A National Assessment of Charcoal Production and Consumption Trends (English)

A widely cited report from 1979 suggested that existing wood supplies in Haiti would be enough to meet increasing charcoal demand until around the year 2000, but that ongoing charcoal production could result in an environmental ‘apocalypse’ (Voltaire 1979, 21, 23) The prediction that wood supplies in Haiti would be exhausted by 2000 was also supported by a report on trends emerging from early remote sensing analyses of aerial photographs spanning from 1956 to 1978, for threedifferent locations in Haiti (Cohen 1984, v–iv). ... See More +

Working Paper 134058 NOV 01, 2018

Tarter,Andrew Martin; Freeman,Katie Kennedy; Ward,Christopher S.; Sander,Klas; Theus,Kenson; Coello,Barbara; Fawaz,Yarine Sanya; Miles,Melinda; Ahmed,Tarig Tagalasfia Gasimalla French Disclosed

Dire straits : the crisis surrounding poverty, conflict, and water in the Republic of Yemen (Vol. 2) : executive summary (Arabic)

This report is part of a global set of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for All (WASH) diagnostics carried out in countries where WASH services for the poor are deficient and where their might be institutional constraints to improving coverage and services. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 117111 FEB 01, 2018

Mumssen,Yogita; Tiwari,Sailesh; Abu-Lohom,Naif Mohammed; Talbi,Amal; Joshi,Sushant; Ward,Christopher S.; Al-Sabbry,Mohammad Disclosed

Dire straits : the crisis surrounding poverty, conflict, and water in the Republic of Yemen (English)

This report is part of a global set of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for All (WASH) diagnostics carried out in countries where WASH services for the poor are deficient and where their might be institutional constraints to improving coverage and services. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 117111 JAN 01, 2017

Tiwari,Sailesh; Abu-Lohom,Naif Mohammed; Talbi,Amal; Joshi,Sushant; Ward,Christopher S.; Al-Sabbry, Mohammad; Mumssen,Yogita Disclosed

Managing the invisible : understanding and improving groundwater governance (English)

Groundwater is playing an increasingly important role in domestic, industrial and agricultural water supply. With the advent of the tube well and driven by the rapid growth of demand for agricultural and municipal water, annual global groundwater extraction has increased in recent decades from 100 k ... See More +

Institutional and Governance Review (IGR) 71742 JUN 01, 2012

Wijnen, Marcus; Augeard, Benedicte; Hiller, Bradley; Ward, Christopher; Huntjens, Patrick Disclosed

Competition or cooperation? A new era for agricultural water management (English)

Reliable supplies of water for agriculture have helped meet rapidly rising demand for food in developing countries, making farms more profitable, reducing poverty, and helping vast regions of the world develop more dynamic and diversified economies. ... See More +

Brief 47931 APR 01, 2009

Ward, Christopher ; Dargouth, Salah ; Minasyan, Gayane ; Gambarelli, Gretel Disclosed

Rural watershed management : the power of integration (English)

A watershed is an area that supplies water by surface or subsurface flow to a drainage system or body of water. Watersheds vary from a few hectares to thousands of square kilometers. ... See More +

Brief 47358 FEB 01, 2009

Darghouth, Salah ; Ward, Christopher ; Gambarelli, Gretel ; Styger, Erika ; Roux, Julienne Disclosed

Poverty analysis in agricultural water operations of the World Bank (English)

Agricultural water has been seen as a prime mechanism for fostering rural economic growth and reducing rural poverty. But agricultural water has encountered problems of performance, profitability and sustainability. ... See More +

Brief 47314 JAN 01, 2009

Darkhouth, Salah ; Ward, Christopher ; Gittinger, Price ; Roux, Julienne ; Srivastava, Animesh Disclosed

Poverty analysis in agricultural water operations - Phase I : review of World Bank financed projects (English)

Agricultural water has, in the past, been seen as a prime mechanism for fostering economic growth and reducing rural poverty, and agricultural water investments demonstrated particular success during the Green Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44226 MAY 16, 2008

Darghouth, Salah; Ward, Christopher; Gittinger, Price; Roux, Julienne; Srivastava, Animesh Disclosed

Watershed management approaches, policies, and operations : lessons for scaling up : Havza yonetim yaklaþymlary, politikalary ve faaliyetleri : olcek buyutmeye yonelik dersler (Turkish)

The report begins with definitions of watersheds and watershed management, a characterization of the problem of watershed degradation, and a short history of watershed management operations and policies (Chapter 1). ... See More +

Water & Sanitation Discussion Paper 44222 MAY 01, 2008

Darghouth, Salah; Ward, Christopher; Gambarelli, Gretel; Styger, Erika; Roux, Julienne; English Disclosed

Watershed management approaches, policies, and operations : lessons for scaling up (English)

The report begins with definitions of watersheds and watershed management, a characterization of the problem of watershed degradation, and a short history of watershed management operations and policies (Chapter 1). ... See More +

Water & Sanitation Discussion Paper 44222 MAY 01, 2008

Darghouth, Salah; Ward, Christopher; Gambarelli, Gretel; Styger, Erika; Roux, Julienne; Turkish

Afghanistan - Economic incentives and development initiatives to reduce opium production (English)

This report is about how to progressively reduce over time Afghanistan's dependence on opium - currently the country's leading economic activity - by development initiatives and shifting economic incentives toward sustainable legal livelihoods. ... See More +

Other Public Sector Study 42401 FEB 01, 2008

Ward, Christopher; Mansfield, David; Oldham, Peter; Byrd, William Disclosed

Africa region : irrigation business plan (English)

Growth in agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa is vital to poverty reduction and to achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as emphasized in the World Development Report 2008: agriculture for development. ... See More +

Working Paper 44165 OCT 23, 2007

Jong, Ijsbrand de; Salah, Darghouth; Roux, Julienne; Ward, Christopher; Disclosed

Yemen's water sector reform program - a poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA) : Main report (English)

This paper presents the findings of a Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) of Yemen's water sector reform program. PSIA is the analysis of the distributional impacts of policy reforms on the well-being or welfare of different stakeholder groups, with a particular focus on the poor and vulnerable. ... See More +

Working Paper 43082 OCT 01, 2007

Ward, Christopher; Beddies, Sabine; Hariri, Khaled; Yaffiei, Souad Othman; Sahooly, Anwer; Gerhager, Barbara Arabic Disclosed

Yemen's water sector reform program - a poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA) (Vol. 2) : Highlights and recommendations (English)

This paper presents the findings of a Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) of Yemen's water sector reform program. PSIA is the analysis of the distributional impacts of policy reforms on the well-being or welfare of different stakeholder groups, with a particular focus on the poor and vulnerable. ... See More +

Working Paper 43082 OCT 01, 2007

Ward, Christopher; Beddies, Sabine; Hariri, Khaled; Yaffiei, Souad Othman; Sahooly, Anwer; Gerhager, Barbara Disclosed

Yemen's water sector reform program - a poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA) : Main report (Arabic)

This paper presents the findings of a Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) of Yemen's water sector reform program. PSIA is the analysis of the distributional impacts of policy reforms on the well-being or welfare of different stakeholder groups, with a particular focus on the poor and vulnerable. ... See More +

Working Paper 43082 OCT 01, 2007

Ward, Christopher; Beddies, Sabine; Hariri, Khaled; Yaffiei, Souad Othman; Sahooly, Anwer; Gerhager, Barbara English Disclosed

Reengaging in agricultural water management : policy and institutional options for decision makers (English)

This Note outlines a larger report describing the changing context of demand and supply for agricultural water. It identifies the policy, institutional, and incentive reform options that will accelerate improvements in productivity and pro-poor growth in this sector. ... See More +

Brief 37028 FEB 01, 2006

Ward, Christopher; Darghouth, Salah Disclosed

Shaping the future of water for agriculture : designing and implementing quality investments in agricultural water management (English)

This Note is based on the report, "Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture: A Sourcebook for Investment in Agricultural Water Management," which presents a range of solutions and good practices from World Bank and worldwide experience are documented to meet the challenges of agricultural water management. ... See More +

Brief 37029 FEB 01, 2006

Ward, Christopher; Dinar, Ariel; Darghouth, Salah Disclosed

Reengaging in agricultural water management: challenges and options (English)

The overall goal of this report is to give strategic focus to implementation of the agricultural water management (AWM) components of the corporate strategies. ... See More +

Publication 35520 JAN 01, 2006

Ward, Christopher; Darghouth, Salah; Minasyan, Gayane; Bambarelli, Gretel Disclosed

Shaping the future of water for agriculture : a sourcebook for investment in agricultural water management (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)

Agricultural water management is a vital practice in ensuring reduction, and environmental protection. After decades of successfully expanding irrigation and improving productivity, farmers and managers face an emerging crisis in the form of poorly performing irrigation schemes, slow modernization, declining investment, constrained water availability, and environmental degradation. ... See More +

Publication 34361 FEB 01, 2005

Herman, Theodore; Perry, Chris; Ward, Christopher; Shetty, Shobha; Doraiswamy, R.; McGlynn, Tony; Molinga, Peter; Pearce, Geoffrey; Simpson, Larry; Stoutjesdijk, Joop; Vermillion, Doug; Bastiaanssen, Wim; Bazza, Mohamed; Burt, Charles M.; Keller, Jack; Naugle, Jon; Noordman, Edwin; Plusquellec, Herve; Sellen, Danielle; Koenig, Peter; Ochs, Walter; Shah, Tushar; Tuinhof, Albert; Abdel-Dayem, Safwat; Abdel-Gawed, Shaden; Oliemans, William; Scott, Christopher; Smedema, Bert; Chisholm, Richard; Farah, Jumana; Fernandes, Erick; Hachum, Ahmed; Oweis, Theib; Smaling, Eric; Smith, William; Gardiner, Peter; Linares, Carol; Xie, Mei; Dinar, Ariel; Eisa, Hamdy; Olson, Douglas; Reddy, Rama Chandra; Steenbergen, Frank van; Wilhite, Donald; Bahtia, Ramesh; Burton, Martin; De Jong, Cor; Davis, James R.; Sur, Mona Disclosed

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The Role of Desalination in an Increasingly Water-Scarce World : Technical Paper (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135312 Working Paper
Charcoal in Haiti : A National Assessment of Charcoal Production and Consumption Trends (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 134058 Working Paper French
Dire straits : the crisis surrounding poverty, conflict, and water in the Republic of Yemen (Vol. 2) : executive summary (Arabic)
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FEB 01, 2018 117111 Other Poverty Study
Dire straits : the crisis surrounding poverty, conflict, and water in the Republic of Yemen (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 117111 Other Poverty Study
Managing the invisible : understanding and improving groundwater governance (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 71742 Institutional and Governance Review (IGR)
Competition or cooperation? A new era for agricultural water management (English)
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APR 01, 2009 47931 Brief
Rural watershed management : the power of integration (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 47358 Brief
Poverty analysis in agricultural water operations of the World Bank (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 47314 Brief
Poverty analysis in agricultural water operations - Phase I : review of World Bank financed projects (English)
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MAY 16, 2008 44226 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Watershed management approaches, policies, and operations : lessons for scaling up : Havza yonetim yaklaþymlary, politikalary ve faaliyetleri : olcek buyutmeye yonelik dersler (Turkish)
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MAY 01, 2008 44222 Water & Sanitation Discussion Paper English
Watershed management approaches, policies, and operations : lessons for scaling up (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 44222 Water & Sanitation Discussion Paper Turkish
Afghanistan - Economic incentives and development initiatives to reduce opium production (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 42401 Other Public Sector Study
Africa region : irrigation business plan (English)
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OCT 23, 2007 44165 Working Paper
Yemen's water sector reform program - a poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA) : Main report (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 43082 Working Paper Arabic
Yemen's water sector reform program - a poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA) (Vol. 2) : Highlights and recommendations (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 43082 Working Paper
Yemen's water sector reform program - a poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA) : Main report (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2007 43082 Working Paper English
Reengaging in agricultural water management : policy and institutional options for decision makers (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 37028 Brief
Shaping the future of water for agriculture : designing and implementing quality investments in agricultural water management (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 37029 Brief
Reengaging in agricultural water management: challenges and options (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 35520 Publication
Shaping the future of water for agriculture : a sourcebook for investment in agricultural water management (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)
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FEB 01, 2005 34361 Publication