All too often in water management, short-term gains for the few are prioritised above long-term benefits for the many. Draws on research exploring the realities facing people for whom water insecurity is a daily threat in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.
Issues specific to urban and rural contexts, including migration, environment, economics, food systems, and property rights.
A fair share of village water, Economic and Social Research Council, 26 April 2019
Scarce water resources in developing countries are under pressure from climate change, with droughts and extreme weather events particularly impacting rural communities that depend on farming for their survival. Living on this knife edge means that water resources become ever more precious, with a clear potential for conflicts between farmers and other water users.
The ‘Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty’ conference recently took place in Delhi, India from 3-5 December.
The event focused on the ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research as it approaches its final phase.