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Kenya - Groundwater governance case study (English)

This report presents a case study on groundwater governance in Kenya. The objectives of the study were to: (a) describe groundwater resource and socioeconomic settings for four selected aquifers; (b) describe governance arrangements for groundwater management in Kenya; and (c) identify the relevance of these arrangements for planning and implementing climate change mitigation measures. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 71726 JUN 01, 2011

Tuinhof, Albert; Mumma, Albert; Lane, Michael; Hirji, Rafik; Kairu, Edward

Water and climate change : impacts on groundwater resources and adaptation options (English)

Adaptation to climate impacts on groundwater resources in developed and developing countries has not received adequate attention. This reflects the often poorly understood impacts of climate change, the hidden nature of groundwater and the general neglect of groundwater management. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55027 JUN 01, 2010

Clifton, Craig; Evans, Rick; Hayes, Susan; Hirji, Rafik; Puz, Gabrielle; Pizarro, Carolina

Water and climate change : understanding the risks and making climate-smart investment decisions (English)

Climate change is real, and taking prudent measures to plan for and adapt to climate change must become an integral part of the Bank's water practice. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 52911 NOV 01, 2009

Alavian, Vahid; Pizarro, Carolina; Blankespoor, Brian; Danilenko, Alexander V.; Jacobsen, Michael; Hirji, Rafik Fatehali; Puz, Gabrielle; Diez, Sylvia Michele; Qaddumi, Halla Maher; Dickson, Eric

Environmental flows in water resources policies, plans, and projects : findings and recommendations (English)

The overall goal of the analysis presented in this report is to advance the understanding and integration in operational terms of environmental water allocation into integrated water resources management. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 48743 JUN 02, 2009

Hirji, Rafik; Davis, Richard;

Strategic environmental assessment : improving water resources governance and decision making (English)

The overall goal of this report is to assist water resources and environment professionals within the Bank and client countries to use Strategic environmental assessment (SEAs) to effectively implement the principles of Integrated water resources management (IWRM). ... See More +

Water & Sanitation Discussion Paper 48729 APR 01, 2009

Hirji, Rafik; Davis, Richard;

Environmental flows in water resources policies, plans, and projects : case studies (English)

The overall goal of this report and the accompanying report summarizing the findings and recommendations, both based on the economic and sector work (ESW), is to advance the understanding and integration in operational terms of environmental water allocation into integrated water resources management. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 48871 APR 01, 2009

Hirji, Rafik; Davis, Richard;

Strategic environmental assessment : improving water resources governance and decision making - case studies (English)

The overall goal of this report is to help water resources and environment professionals within the Bank and client countries use strategic environmental assessment (SEA) to effectively implement the principles of integrated water resources management (IWRM). ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 48899 APR 01, 2009

Hirji, Rafik ; Davis, Richard

Improving water security for sustaining livelihoods and growth in Tanzania (English)

The Tanzania Water Resources Assistance Strategy (TWRAS) illustrates that food security, energy security, environmental security, health security, industrial security, and social and economic security all hinge directly or indirectly on water security. ... See More +

Brief 47311 JAN 01, 2009

Hirji, Rafik ; Davis, Richard ; Brown, Francis Ato

Climate variability and water resources in Kenya : the economic cost of inadequate management (English)

Eighty percent of Kenya is arid and semi-arid land; yet despite chronic water scarcity, the country has developed only 15 percent of its available safe water resources. ... See More +

Brief 47310 JAN 01, 2009

Gichere, Samuel; Davis, Richard; Hirji, Rafik; Mogaka, Herzron

Climate variability and water resource degradation in Kenya - improving water resources development and management (English)

This report attempts to fill that gap for two of the most important water-related issues facing the effects of climate variability and the steady degradation of the nation's water resources. ... See More +

Publication 34854 JUL 10, 2005

Mogaka, Hezron; Hirji, Rafik; Davis, Richard; Gichere, Samuel

Water quality : assessment and protection (English)

Growing demands for water and increased pollution loads threaten the quality of many lakes, rivers, estuaries and groundwater bodies around the world and pose serious threats to public health, agricultural and industrial production, ecological functions, and biodiversity. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26124 MAR 31, 2003

Davis, Richard ; Hirji, Rafik

Irrigation and drainage development (English)

An estimated 270 million hectares of irrigated land-about 18 percent of the world's cropland-generates about 40 percent of the world's food production. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26321 MAR 31, 2003

Davis, Richard ; Hirji, Rafik

Water quality : wastewater treatment (English)

Urban water services can include any or all of the following: (a) provision of water for domestic and industrial uses; (b) sanitation to remove human wastes from possible contact with humans; and (c) treatment of wastes to remove contaminants. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26069 MAR 01, 2003

Wolff, Gary; Hirji, Rafik; Davis, Richard

Water conservation : irrigation (English)

As demand for water continues to rise rapidly and new sources of supply become scarcer, the conservation of water is increasingly important. Competition among water users affects irrigated agriculture in many arid and semiarid areas. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26324 MAR 01, 2003

Davis, Richard; Hirji, Rafik; Plusquellec, Herve; Ochs, Walter

Wastewater reuse (English)

As the demand for water increases and new sources of supply become more expensive to develop, there is an increasing need to use water more than once during the hydrological cycle. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26325 MAR 01, 2003

Hirji, Rafik; Gool, Hugo van; Davis, Richard

Lake management (English)

According to the World Lake Vision (2003) it is estimated that lakes, both natural and manmade, store more than 90 percent of the world's surface fresh-water resources. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26326 MAR 01, 2003

Hirji, Rafik; Mee, Lawrence; Davis, Richard

Wetlands management (English)

Many wetlands around the world are being lost or are under threat. In many cases, losses are caused by direct development activities such as irrigation systems, conversion to agricultural land, reclamation for urban expansion, or aquaculture such as prawn culture in mangrove systems in South and Southeast Asia. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26327 MAR 01, 2003

Hirji, Rafik; Davis, Richard; Schutter, Joop de

Environmental flows : case studies (English)

The flows of the world's rivers are increasingly being modified through impoundments such as dams and weirs, extractions for agriculture and urban supply, maintenance of flows for navigation, inflows of drainage waters, and structures for flood control. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26122 MAR 01, 2003

Hirji, Rafik; Davis, Richard

Environmental flows : flood flows (English)

Large dams provide benefits to many people around the world by providing water for hydropower generation, irrigation, and water supply. However, without proper provisions being made, these dams can also cause considerable damage to upstream and downstream ecosystems. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26123 MAR 01, 2003

Hirji, Rafik; Davis, Richard

Environmental flows : concepts and methods (English)

The flows of the world's rivers are increasingly being modified through impoundments such as dams and weirs, abstractions for agriculture and urban supply, maintenance of lows for navigation, drainage return flows, and structures for flood control. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26320 MAR 01, 2003

Hirji, Rafik; Davis, Richard

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Kenya - Groundwater governance case study (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 71726 Other Environmental Study
Water and climate change : impacts on groundwater resources and adaptation options (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 55027 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Water and climate change : understanding the risks and making climate-smart investment decisions (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 52911 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Environmental flows in water resources policies, plans, and projects : findings and recommendations (English)
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JUN 02, 2009 48743 Other Environmental Study
Strategic environmental assessment : improving water resources governance and decision making (English)
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APR 01, 2009 48729 Water & Sanitation Discussion Paper
Environmental flows in water resources policies, plans, and projects : case studies (English)
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APR 01, 2009 48871 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Strategic environmental assessment : improving water resources governance and decision making - case studies (English)
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APR 01, 2009 48899 Departmental Working Paper
Improving water security for sustaining livelihoods and growth in Tanzania (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 47311 Brief
Climate variability and water resources in Kenya : the economic cost of inadequate management (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 47310 Brief
Climate variability and water resource degradation in Kenya - improving water resources development and management (English)
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JUL 10, 2005 34854 Publication
Water quality : assessment and protection (English)
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MAR 31, 2003 26124 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Irrigation and drainage development (English)
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MAR 31, 2003 26321 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Water quality : wastewater treatment (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 26069 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Water conservation : irrigation (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 26324 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Wastewater reuse (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 26325 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Lake management (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 26326 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Wetlands management (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 26327 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Environmental flows : case studies (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 26122 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Environmental flows : flood flows (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 26123 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Environmental flows : concepts and methods (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 26320 Working Paper (Numbered Series)