Turbulent Waters: Pursuing Water Security in Fragile Contexts Sadoff, Claudia W. Borgomeo, Edoardo de Waal, Dominick de Waal, Dominick 2017-03-06T17:12:21Z 2017-03-06T17:12:21Z 2017-03-14
dc.description.abstract Water insecurity—ranging from chronic water scarcity to lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation services, to hydrological uncertainty and extremes (floods and droughts)—can cause severe disruptions and compound fragilities in social, economic, and environmental systems. Untangling the role of water insecurity in contributing to fragility is difficult, yet it is becoming a fundamental question for water policy worldwide given the scale of the fragility challenge. This report explores the dynamics between water insecurity and fragility. It suggests that water security is more difficult to achieve in fragile contexts because of a range of factors, including weak institutions and information systems, strained human and financial resources, and degraded infrastructure. This report focuses on three main mechanisms by which water insecurity and fragility interact: (1) failure to provide citizens with basic water services; (2) failure to protect citizens from water-related disasters; and (3) failure to preserve surface, ground and transboundary water resources. en
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject fragile states
dc.subject fragility
dc.subject water insecurity
dc.subject water security
dc.subject water insecurity
dc.subject water services
dc.subject natural disasters
dc.subject water resources management
dc.subject transboundary water institutions
dc.subject institutions
dc.subject water management
dc.subject poverty
dc.subject disease control
dc.subject forced displacement
dc.subject internally displaced persons
dc.subject water scarcity
dc.title Turbulent Waters en
dc.title.subtitle Pursuing Water Security in Fragile Contexts en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.type Document de travail fr
dc.type Documento de trabajo es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crossref.title Turbulent Waters 2017-03-14
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Working Paper
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/26207 W16005
okr.language.supported en
okr.topic Conflict and Development :: Conflict and Fragile States
okr.topic Environment :: Natural Disasters
okr.topic Environment :: Water Resources Management
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Disease Control & Prevention
okr.topic Water Resources :: Transboundary Water Management
okr.topic Water Resources :: Water Policy & Governance
okr.unit Water Global Practice; and Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Global Practice
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