Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Two new UN publications in HOORC's Library

Two useful United Nations publications about water resources policy and planning arrived recently in HOORC's Library.

International waters in Southern Africa, part of the United Nations University's Water Resources Management and Policy series, points out the southern African region's challenge of the disparity in availability of water between the "wet" north and the "dry" south, the groundbreaking transboundary transfer of water between Lesotho and South Africa, and ongoing discussions and disputes about water resource sharing in the region. Chapters Six and Seven address the Okavango River Basin.

Guidelines on strategic planning and management of water resources draws on experience in Asia and the Pacific to recommend methods of collaborative planning, functional modelling and monitoring strategic planning outcomes. Chapter Seven focuses on developing and using indicators effectively.

Both books can be found in HOORC's Library.

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