Water Development and Poverty Reduction

  • İ. H. Olcay Ünver
  • Rajiv K. Gupta
  • Ayşegül Kibaroğlu

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. İ H. Olcay Ünver, Rajiv K. Gupta, Ayşegül Kibaroğlu
      Pages 1-7
  3. Conceptual and Methodological Issues

  4. Institutional Frameworks for Management of Water and Poverty Reduction

  5. Participatory Water Management and Privatization of Urban Water Use for Poverty Reduction

  6. Case Studies on Water Resources Development and Poverty Reduction

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 311-323

About this book


In the book's four Parts, the interdisciplinary approach to many issues contributes to the relationship between water and poverty.

Part I includes articles on the conceptual and methodological issues concerning poverty reduction through water resources development. It also offers analysis of quantitative measurements of poverty reduction, including some approaches for creating a Water Poverty Index. Part II considers the institutional frameworks for management of water and poverty reduction. Topics range from community-based decision making to international leadership. Part III encompasses discussions on participatory irrigation management and the privatization of urban water supplies and sewerage and the link to poverty. Case studies from India, Turkey, and Jordan make up Part IV. The studies present diverse water management and development practices for poverty reduction, including realistic pricing and effective irrigation practices, the use of water as an engine for sustainable development, small and large scale strategies for reducing the risks and uncertainties in water availability and food security, the economic value of improved water supplies, and the positive impact of small-scale development projects.


Developing Countries Virtual Water development regional development sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • İ. H. Olcay Ünver
    • 1
  • Rajiv K. Gupta
    • 1
  • Ayşegül Kibaroğlu
    • 1
  1. 1.GAP-RDAPrime MinistryTurkey

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