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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2010
    South Africa, Southern Africa

    This report is a synthesis of research implemented for the project on Wetlands-based livelihoods in the Limpopo basin: balancing social welfare and environmental security. The research was motivated by the dependency of many people on wetlands for their livelihoods. It was therefore founded on the basis that the potential of wetlands to contribute to livelihoods is closely related to their ability to maintain ecosytem functions (such as regulating river flows), which is a consequence of their unique hydrological characteristics.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2010
    Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa, South-Eastern Asia, Africa

    Most African countries underwent water legislation reform since the 1990s, through

    which existing plural legal systems were changed into nation-wide permit systems, in

    which the state acts as custodian of the nation’s water resources. Although globally

    heralded as the best way to manage water resources within the broader context of

    Integrated Water Resource Management, this project examines the problematic

    implications of the new laws for the majority of the rural and peri-urban poor. Since time

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2009
    Colombia, India, Laos, Niger, Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, South America

    The CPWF-supported project ‘Models for implementing multiple-use water supply

    systems for enhanced land and water productivity, rural livelihoods and gender equity’

    (‘CPWF-MUS’) innovated, tested, and documented homestead-scale and communityscale

    models for Multiple Use water Services in 30 rural and peri-urban sites in 8

    countries: the Andes (Bolivia and Colombia), Indus-Ganges (India, Nepal), Limpopo

    (South Africa and Zimbabwe), Mekong (Thailand) and Nile (Ethiopia). Learning alliances

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2010
    Zimbabwe, Southern Africa

    The Challenge of Integrated Water Resource Management for Improved Rural Livelihoods:

    Managing Risk, Mitigating Drought and Improving Water Productivity in the Water Scarce Limpopo

    Basin: Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a systems approach to water

    management, based on the principle of managing the full water cycle. It is required, not only to

    balance water for food and nature, but also to unlock paths to sustainable development. A global

    hotspot area in terms of water for food and improved livelihoods is in the poverty stricken rural

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Southern Africa

    The Chinyanja Triangle (CT) is an area inside the Zambezi

    River Basin, inhabited by Chinyanja-speaking people

    sharing a similar history, language and culture across

    the dryland systems of the eastern province of Zambia,

    southern and central regions of Malawi and Tete Province

    of Mozambique. Chiefs and Chiefdoms play a critical role

    in decision making and influencing social relationships. The

    Zambezi River, which originates in the Kalene Hills in Zambia

    is joined by ten big tributaries from six countries, and is

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