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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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.

A unique Think Tank offers fresh perspective

July 1, 2004

Asian Water

The Centre is a knowledge-oriented institute. It mainly focusses on knowledge generation, knowledge synthesis and knowledge dissemination. A significant raison d'etre for the establishment of the Centre in 2000 was that a world-class policy-oriented think tank on the water problems of the Third World simply did not exist.

Challenging prevailing wisdom

June 1, 2004

Impeller

Just because a paradigm is conceptually or intellectually attractive and most international institutions are promoting it does not mean that it can be operational in the entire world, under all circumstances and over decades.

Is the global debate on dams relevant?

March 1, 2004

Asian Water

The views of the proponents and opponents of dams have been diametrically opposite. Scientifically, these two views cannot be correct.

Colombo’s water supply: A paradigm for the future?

October 1, 2003

Asian Water

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board of Sri Lanka is likely to be a good example of an evolving paradigm of institutional arrangements for water supply and wastewater management of the future in the developing world.

Policy failures prevent water quality progress in Mexico

May 1, 2003

Water and Wastewater International

A comprehensive national regulatory framework for wastewater discharges must be developed to prevent and control water pollution in Mexico.

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