Friday, September 23, 2011
How Transboundary Water management may serve to reduce poverty
Improved transboundary water management (TWM) can bring benefits for poor people living within shared basins. This report examines how power asymmetry mediates the relationship between TWM and poverty reduction. The message is clear for those designing and leading TWM policy and projects and that is failure to engage the basin hegemon constructively will hamper effective TWM cooperation, but the most effective strategy to confront power asymmetries will vary from basin to basin. Different options to provide strategic support and enable effective TWM are provided to help guide decision-makers towards the best alternatives to fit their local context.