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Title:A strategy for managing water in the Middle East and North Africa
Author:Berkoff, JeremyISNI
Series:Directions in development, Private sector development
City of publisher:Washington, DC
Publisher:The World Bank
Geographic terms:Middle East
Northern Africa
Northeast Africa
Subject:water management
Abstract:The new water resources management policy, approved by the Board of the World Bank in May 1993, requires a shift in focus from the needs of individual water-using sectors to an integrated management approach. Water is to be explicitly treated as a key resource for economic and social development, with emphasis placed on managing water demands and water quality in the interests of the whole community. This booklet sets out the implications of the new Bank policy for the Middle East and North Africa, calling for a concerted effort by government and Bank staff to address water resources in a coordinated and sustainable manner. Contents: Introduction; The water situation in the Middle East and North Africa (supply and demand, water quality and environmental issues); Managing water in the Middle East and North Africa; Institutional issues (legislation and regulation, organization, delivery of water services, staff capability and training, international issues); Water strategies for the Middle East and North Africa (strategies at the national and sectoral level; World Bank strategies at the national and international level).