To kick-start this e-discussion we would like to hear from you on the following key questions: What are the challenges encountered in designing and implementing decentralized water resource management projects and solutions in your communities/country? Please share your experiences in addressing these challenges.
Scarcity of water due to hotter and drier conditions on the one hand and more and more unpredictable rainfall, increasing the risk of flash flooding, on the other hand, make communities in developing countries most vulnerable to climate change. Central water supply and supporting infrastructure, such as dams, pipelines and pumping stations can be also impacted by l disasters, such as hurricanes, storm surges, floods or landslides. Providing safe water to all can also be a challenge to governments, especially in regions difficult to access. Therefore, decentralized solutions for water resource management play an important role in resilience building for these communities. We published two case studies from the Caribbean and Nepal which show how different solutions for decentralized water resource management can be adapted to the circumstances and help build resilience.
Learn more about successful projects in our case studies from the Caribbean and Nepal:
We are looking forward to hearing how you are adressing these challenges?