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Financing Transboundary Water Management

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Dirk Willem te Velde

Over 40% of the world’s population lives within transboundary basins and aquifers, making the successful management of this resource central to poverty reduction, sustainable development of the environment and long-term political stability, To date, financing for transboundary management has been limited and dispersed. This policy brief assesses the current financing situation and makes a case for increasing the financing of transboundary water management processes. This includes a focus on innovative financing options appropriate to particular stages in the management process and an analysis of appropriate roles for donors and national governments to take at particular stages.

Alan Nicol, Frank van Steenbergen and Dirk Willem te Velde