Third World Centre for Water Management

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Latest Issue

Volume 31, Issue 3

Special Issue: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus in Global Drylands: The Epitome of Twenty-first Century Development?

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Current Projects

Management of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Aquifers

International organizations can play an important role as mediators of conflicts on transboundary water bodies. However, except for Eugene Black, the former President of the World Bank, who played a critical role in the 1950s on forgi [...]

Research and Policy Publications

Integrated Water Resources Management: From Concept to Implementation

Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Routledge, 268 pages

The book includes seventeen excellent researched and documented papers that reflect the diversity of thought, ideas and experiences related to IWRM. They draw from an extensive, inclusive and geographically represe [...]

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Built Infrastructure is Essential

Mike Muller, Asit Biswas, Roberto Martin-Hurtado and Cecilia Tortajada, Science, Volume 349, I [...]

Built water infrastructure supported the evolution of all human societies and will remain an integral part of socioeconomic development and modernization. Some postindustrial societies not only seek to "preserve" e [...]

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Local Perspectives on Water

J.G Hering, D.L Sedlak, C. Tortajada, A.K Biswas, C. Niwagaba, T. Breu, Science, Volume 349, I [...]

A global perspective on water management predominates in high-level policy discussions. This has the advantage that over-arching issues can be highlighted and international resources mobilized. But water issues ari [...]

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Water Infrastructure

Edited by Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas, Routledge, 208 pages

Water infrastructure is an essential element in water management. Together with institutions, policies and regulation, it provides basic services to growing populations, especially in developing countries, where much of th [...]

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Building Sustainability
  • OP Eds: Writing, Publishing, and Impacts

    A talk by Prof. Asit Biswas

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  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

    National University of Singapore

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  • Water Challenge blog by Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    A blog created for discussions on the issue of water use and availability

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  • An Editor’s Choice Collection of top articles

    Collection of top articles of our International Journal

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About us

Efficient water management requires new knowledge and implementable solutions, as well as synthesis of current experiences from different parts of the world. The primary objective of the Centre is thus generation, synthesis and application of knowledge, and extensive global dissemination of the related information.