This volume presents an up-to-date overview of water supply management and aims at efficient management of water supply schemes rather than design of new works. Recent efforts have recognized the importance of adopting a more proactive approach to managing drought as an integral part of regular climate variability, and agricultural production planning and management decision-making. Various chapters of the book are devoted to water demands, management of reservoirs and conjunctive use of alternative sources. On the average, local wage and salary income contribute almost R17 230 per annum. The demonstrated influence of local level drivers on water resources management and livelihoods suggest that the challenges in water resources management cannot be solved outside of the wider socio-politico-economic realm. In addition to the comprehensive outline of physical and monetary water accounts for each country, the authors provide an extensive discussion of water valuation as well as addressing a number of issues of regional importance, including water accounting for an international river basin and the impact of trade on each country's water use. Water resource accounts integrate detailed information about water supply and use with national income accounts to show the economic use of water, costs and tariffs paid, and the economic value of water for different economic uses.
The water accounts for the Orange River Basin bring an economic perspective to water management at the regional level. Water accounts aim to capture the value of water resources and their use within the economy. Remittances form a significant proportion 32% of the total rural household income, surpassed only by salary and wage earnings 46%. Policymakers in all areas relating to water as well as environmentalists, water industry managers and water lawyers will find plenty of important insights in this essential resource. Case Studies of Water Valuation in Namibia's Commercial Farming Areas Glenn-Marie Lange 9.
It is hoped that these two volumes will help to disseminate regional expertise on land and water management to a wider audience, thus helping policy-makers and others to strengthen the agricultural sector in the region, and, in so doing, improve its food security and the wellbeing of its people. Water Accounts and Water Policy in Namibia Glenn-Marie Lange 4. Methodologies for Valuation of Water Services Glenn-Marie Lange and Rashid Hassan 8. Economic growth has been volatile. Water Governance and Decentralization in Africa: A Framework for Reform Process and Performance Analysis.
Author by : Charles L. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the widget. The empirical analysis results showed relatively small impacts in general, but were significant for groups of people directly affected by the project in Lesotho. It is hoped that these two volumes will help to disseminate regional expertise on land and water management to a wider audience, thus helping policy-makers and others to strengthen the agricultural sector in the region, and, in so doing, improve its food security and the wellbeing of its people. Comparison of Water Use in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa Glenn-Marie Lange and Rashid Hassan 6.
Academics and postgraduate students interested in water scarcity and accounting will find this book invaluable. This volume contributes to the policy and analytical debate by pulling together perspectives on a range of issues: micro, macro, sectoral, country wide and global, from leading economists working on South Africa. The new era of political freedom was seen as the foundation for economic prosperity and inclusion. Lange, Glenn-Marie; Mungatana, Eric; Hassan, Rashid 2007-03-15 00:00:00 The framework for water accounting is applied to an international river basin, the Orange River Basin, which is shared among Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and South Africa. The water accounts for the Orange River Basin bring an economic perspective to water management at the regional level.
In : 11e Simpósio de Hidráulica e Recursos Hídricos dos Países de Língua Portuguesa, 27-30 May 2013, Maputo, Mozambique. Book review Book review Koundouri, Phoebe 2008-02-01 00:00:00 This book represents an effort to provide a comprehensive explanation of water accounting in southern Africa. The second symposium was held in Gaborone, Botswana, in February 2007, and brought together regional experts to discuss opportunities for improving water use and water use efficiency in agriculture in semi-arid and arid areas. This chapter points to the high potential for economic policy instruments in shaping economic incentives in South Africa to induce desirable long-term drought self-adaptations, as well as sustainable farming and water and land use practices. The countries have adopted the principle of an economic approach to water management, once basin human needs are met, and all but Lesotho have constructed national water accounts to assist in water management. Journal Ecological Economics — Elsevier Published: Mar 15, 2007.
It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about. The article focuses both on the construction of physical flow accounts as well as on the policy implications for development planning and water resource management through the use of policy indicators. Author by : Rashid M. This study used a bottom-up approach to analyse water management practices and livelihoods in the river basin. This book presents a valuable new tool for water management - water resource accounting - which significantly advances the economic analysis of water. Pretoria : University of Pretoria, 66 p.
In this key book, international experts respond to the question: what role can water accounting play in resolving economic, social and environmental issues at individual, organizational, industry, national and international levels? Water quality and provision of water to developing communities are also discussed. The contributors include recognized world leaders in South African economic analysis, as well as the very best of the younger crop of economists who are working on the study of South Africa, the next generation of leaders in thought and policy. In addressing the issue through policy and management, access to high quality information is critically important. They combine a stocktake of the various programs of the last two decades with a forward looking discussion of strategy in the face of an ever open but volatile global economy. The survey covering 585 households in 24 villages. Cite this chapter as: Hassan R. The new measures of wealth deployed here offer more hope for the future in these countries than they themselves would once have allowed for.
The last two decades have seen mixed results. Pro poor policies for water access in Mozambican part of the Limpopo basin: example of Mabalane district. This study used a bottom-up approach to analyse water management practices and livelihoods in the river basin. Water supply management is of concern to developed urban environments as well as developing communities. Reform process and performance analysis in water governance and management: A case of study of Inkomati Water Management Area in South Africa. One of the most pressing global issues of the 21st century is the scarcity of water to ensure economic, environmental and social sustainability.