Original Query: Prema Gera, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), New Delhi
Posted: 22 November 2005
UNDP has been supporting NGOs working in the area of community-based water resources management for some years now. The local communities comprising self-help groups, community-based organisations, water-users groups and federations have been experiencing a range of conflicts over water use both within communities as well as with external stakeholders in the area.
“A human rights-based approach to water and sanitation” published in September 2008 by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), this paper highlights the issue of the right to water, the challenges associated with its implementation and how such challenges might be addressed.
Over-exploitation of groundwater resulting in falling water tables in many regions of the country threatens the sustainability of drinking water sources. To address some of these issues, “Evaluation of the Environmental Protection and Water Resources Management Project”, published in 2004 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) promoted strategies for Environmental Protection and Water Resources Management (EPWRM), between 1995 and 1998, by supporting demonstration projects in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Evaluation of the Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting Project.
Source : UNICEF