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Decentralization of formal water sector institutions in Yemen from IWRM perspective

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:09 authored by Nadia Al-Harithi
The implementation of decentralization varies among the water sector institutions so the Ministry of Water and Environment and its affiliated authorities and corporations needs to cultivate the lessons learnt for better water resources management and services sustainability. These lessons learnt from urban sub sector reform started in 1997, decentralized approach of rural sector, basin committees to manage water resources and other successful examples need to be assessed for take their benefits and constraints into consideration. The weak human capacity building and financial allocations with unclear institutional roles of different actors in water sector are considered the main obstacles. That affect the performance of different institutions and their roles and responsibilities did not meet the minimum expectation at the national and local level. The government should adapt the approach of sharing the experiences and mutual learning between its institutions for addressing the local communities’ needs and priorities.



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AL-HARITHI, N., 2009. Decentralization of formal water sector institutions in Yemen from IWRM perspective. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene - Sustainable development and multisectoral approaches: Proceedings of the 34th WEDC International Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18-22 May 2009, 5p.p.


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