Find below a list of policy briefs and reports on various international water issues published by Swedish Water House.
Water is the number one food-limiting factor in many parts of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Currently some 850 million people in the world are undernourished and, with another three billion in the world by 2050, the challenge to increase food […]
Corruption in the water sector undermines development of society as a whole. It contributes to unsustainable development by discouraging investments, undermining efficient water resource management and service provision, and degenerating public institutions. Poor people are particularly hurt by corruption in […]
This report was developed and written by the Swedish Committee for Water and Dam Issues (SKVD), a dialogue process between representatives from Swedish developers, consulting companies, authorities, financers, non-govern-mental organisations, research institutions and indigenous peoples. It contains recommendations for Swedish […]
This policy brief highlights the need for water management to incorporate complexity and uncertainty and introduces the concepts of “resilience” and “adaptive co-management. ”It emphasises the need to go from conventional to ecosystem-oriented adaptive freshwater management.
This is the first policy paper from the Resilience and Freshwater Initiative. The ambition of the initiative is to make emerging scientific theories of resilience operational for policy making that concerns integrated water management. The initiative includes a wide scope […]
The water necessary to produce the food required for an expanding human population is usually discussed only as an issue of blue water for irrigation (the water we usefrom rivers and aquifers). This discussion neglects that most food production is […]
Four out of every ten people in the world don’t have access to even a simple pit latrine; and nearly two in ten have no source of safe drinking water. This silent humanitarian crisis kills some 3,900children every day and […]
At the United Nations Millennium Summit in September 2000, the largest-ever gathering of world leaders adopted the Millennium Declaration. From the Declaration emerged the Millennium Development Goals, an integrated set of timebound targets for extending the benefits of globalization to […]