Third World Centre for Water Management

Communications & Media

Communications & Media

The Centre realises that policymakers seldom have time to read scientific papers and books. Thus, to inform and sensitise policy-makers and general public, the Centre regularly contributes opinion pieces in major national and international media. In addition, views of the Centre are regularly published by media in terms of interviews, expert opinions and policy briefs.

 
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Gestión de la calidad de aguas en América Latina: Situación actual y perspectivas de futuro

April 3, 2006

Territorio y Desarrollo Local

Si la situación global del agua se analiza objetiva y lógicamente, la respuesta es clara: el mundo no está atravesando una crisis de recursos hídricos a causa de su escasez física. El mundo está atravesando una seria crisis debido a la falta de gestión apropiada de los recursos hídricos en la mayoría de los países.

Urban water management in Singapore

April 3, 2006

Asian Water

Singapore’s water management policies have been of interest to many countries around the world. This article is based on a paper prepared for the 2006 Human Development Report.

Entrevista Asit Biswas: Me impresiona cómo Aragón plantea su política ambiental a largo plazo

April 3, 2006

Natural de Aragón

El siglo XXI será recordado por los historiadores como el siglo del cambio. Se ha demostrado que en los próximos 20 años se van a producir en nuestro planeta más cambios que en los últimos dos milenios.

Rainwater management: Past, present and future

January 2, 2006

Asian Water

While much has been said and written about the water crisis in recent years, the real crisis stems not from an absolute scarcity of water but from inadequate water management process and practices. The time has come to move beyond rainwater harvesting and consider rainwater management in its totality.

¿Qué país en el mundo tiene el manejo de agua más eficiente?

December 1, 2005

Aqua Vitae

Éste y otros temas relacionados con el recurso hídrico son abordados por el Prof. Biswas en una entrevista para la revista Aqua Vitae, México.

Farewell to general solutions

October 3, 2005

Development & Cooperation

Much has been written on the looming water crisis which the world is supposed to face in the coming years. However, most often the predictions are based on non-existent or unreliable data, simplistic concepts, partial analyses, faulty or incorrect understanding and interpretation of the conditions in different parts of the world, and dogmatic beliefs.

Entrevista con Asit K. Biswas

October 3, 2005

Aqua Vitae

Latinoamérica enfrenta muchos problemas en materia de administración de los recursos hídricos. El más grave: saneamiento de las aguas.

The future of global water

July 1, 2005

Sasakawa Peace Foundation Voices

Information on some Sasakawa Peace Foundation supported projects on water during the 1990s, with the focus on water as a catalytic force to reduce regional tensions and to promote peace.

Impacts of global megaconferences on the water sector

April 1, 2005

Asian Water

The Third World Centre for Water Management conducted a study to evaluate the impacts of global mega conferences which have become so common in recent years. Do these mega conferences actually achieve anything or are they merely global extravaganzas?

Evaluation of River Basin Management: The Mexican Case

October 1, 2004

Industry and Environment, UNEP

Institutional arrangements for water resources management at river basin level were first introduced in Mexico as early as the 1940s, with the main objective of fostering water-based socioeconomic development. Institutions were again established at river basin level in the 1990s to improve water management practices. Despite these efforts, results have been very limited with respect to efficient and equitable management.

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