Desk study on water management in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean
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Couture, Jean-Louis. 1999. Desk study on water management in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. CTA Working Document Number 8010. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
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There are at present serious crises in Sub-Saharan Africa which is undergoing profound changes with regard to its irrigation systems. it must come to terms with issues relating to knowledge of the resource, development and rehabilitation, improvement in performance and adaptation to the opening up of borders, disengagement of the State and the transfer of management, decentralisation and participation, equity and resolution of conflicts which are often sparked off by the issue of access to water. The issues and the responsibilities facing those managing water on the continent are enormous. The case study reports contents) have been drawn up from many different sources of information, but are not exhaustive.We would ask the reader to forgive any mistakes which he may find. A regional selection was made based on the information available, the relevance of the experiences and questions, and geographical diversity. An appendix is available for each country showing details of institutional environmental issues.