Accommodating customary water management arrangements to consolidate poverty-focused water reform: A policy brief.
This briefing note aims to share with water policy makers, administrators and managers, international financing institutions, donors and other key players, current and relevant ideas, options and means to consolidate poverty-focused water reform. Expressly it advocates (as necessary) revisions of water laws and policies, and complementary changes to water resources' development and administration, to better accommodate customary water management arrangements alongside statutory initiatives. It is proposed that building on, blending the best and redressing inadequacies of the two approaches - customary and statutory - is the surest route to realising the principles of IWRM, and the MDGs.
Chatham, UK: Natural Resources Institute, 4 pp.