Discussion » Designing and implementing decentralized water resource management projects and solutions
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?
With the change in temperature and rainfall pattern, the Royal Government of Bhutan is facing serious challenges in managing water resources be it at centeral or at the local level. in order to overcome such issues various measures are being taken at various level. At the centeral leve, the Government has institutionalized specific body i.e. Water Division under the National Environment Commission to look after water related programes, policies and laws. And at the local level, inline with the provisions of the Water Act, 2011, Water User Associations are also being formed.
Similarly, under Pillar 2 of the SPCR i.e. Preparedness, food and water security, detail study and analysis of climate impact on water scarecity is being initiated with the identification of targeted watersheds and water sources for interventions.