This technical document highlights the importance of water management, as growing populations, expanding cities and unsustainable natural resource management are increasing water stress on rural communities, while climate change and shocks are exacerbating flooding, landslides and saltwater intrusion into freshwater systems. Through a series of case studies, it provides an approach for investments in water, from irrigation to reducing climate-related risks in arid areas, to disaster risk management and access to clean water for nutrition and sanitation.

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Organization: IFAD

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Land Use Management, Water, Risk Reduction/Management

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2018

Language: English