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African Water Resources; Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development

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  • Sharma, N.P.
  • Damhaug, T.
  • Gilgan-Hunt, E.
  • Grey, D.
  • Okaru, V.
  • Rothberg, D.
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    Water resources in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have become a strategic commodity, with supply limited in terms of quantity and quality, and demand increasing due to population growth and economic development. The strategy developed in this document is based on the principle that water is a scarce good with dimensions of economic efficiency, social equity, and environmental sustainability. The strategy recommends an integrated, cross-sectoral, catchment area approach to water resources management in African countries.

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    Paper provided by World Bank - Technical Papers in its series Papers with number 331.

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    Length: 115 pages
    Date of creation: 1996
    Handle: RePEc:fth:wobate:331
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