Planning with Water, Part 3

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    In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill continues a discussion about the most important issue facing the world today: the global water crisis. This week he highlights the Nile River Basin and a multi-institutional planning initiative on that massive and complex waterway which could be adapted as a tool for managing water assets on other interstate and trans-national waterways around the world. This episode is part of an ongoing series that looks toward building a new value premise and societal change around water as the most valuable commodity on earth, essential to our future survival.

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Resources from this episode:
< UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
< Nile Basin Initiative
< Swedith International Development Agency (SIDA)
< Danish Hydraulic Institute
< Adaptation to Climate-change Induced Water Stress in the Nile Basin: A Vulnerability Assessment Report (PDF)

"Planning with Water" Series
< Part I
< Part II
< Part IV

Bujagali Falls, the Nile, Uganda (used courtesy of UNEP)