Analytical Work

(2010)
This study examines experiences with using the private sector to manage domestic water supplies serving dispersed populations or very small settlements in rural areas.
(2009)
Climate change is real, and taking prudent measures to plan for and adapt to climate change must become an integral part of the Bank's water practice. There is now ample evidence that increased hydrologic variability and change in climate has and will continue have a profound impact on the water sector through the hydrologic cycle, water availability, water demand, and water allocation at the global, regional, basin, and local levels. This report and the analytical work leading to it are focused on key topics related to the impact of climate change on the water cycle and water investments.
(2011)
Irrigation water reallocations are playing an increasingly important role both in developed and developing countries. With growing urban and environmental water demands, rising cost for the development of new water supplies, and irrigated agriculture usually including the least economically valuable use of water, transfers of irrigation water to alternative uses are increasing.
(2011)
Groundwater has played a significant role in the maintenance of India’s economy, environment, and standard of living. India is the largest groundwater user in the world.
(2011)
This report presents a case study on groundwater governance in Kenya, conducted under the aegis of a World Bank economic and sector analysis project entitled ―Too Big to Fail: The Paradox of Groundwater Governance.3.
(2010)
Wastewater use in agriculture is a growing practice worldwide. Drivers include increasing water stress, in part due to climate change; increasing urbanization and growing wastewater flows; and more urban households engaged in agricultural activities.
(2010)
The Zambezi River Basin (ZRB) is one of the most diverse and valuable natural resources in Africa. Its waters are critical to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in the region.
(2010)
The Zambezi River Basin (ZRB) is one of the most diverse and valuable natural resources in Africa. Its waters are critical to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in the region.
(2010)
The Zambezi River Basin (ZRB) is one of the most diverse and valuable natural resources in Africa. Its waters are critical to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in the region.
(2009)
Working Note #19. The primary objective of this report is to provide practical guidance to World Bank teams advising on the design and implementation of reforms of urban water supply and sanitation (WSS) sectors. This report includes three main chapters to discuss how to: (i) measure the performance of an urban WSS service; (ii) explain apparent performance gaps, if any; and (iii) design and implement reforms to increase access to the infrastructure, improve the efficiency of operations and enhance the reliability, sustainability and affordability of the service.
(2009)
The overall goal of this report and the accompanying report summarizing the findings and recommendations, both based on the economic and sector work (ESW), is to advance the understanding and integration in operational terms of environmental water allocation into integrated water resources management.
(2009)
The country water resources assistance strategy for Zambia provides an analysis of the role of water in the economy and identifies the specific challenges, development opportunities and policies which inform an agreed framework for priority areas of assistance.
(2009)
The goal of the assessment is to develop a balanced analysis and create awareness of the factors restricting Palestinian water sector development as well as of the economic, social, and environmental impacts of these restrictions.
(2009)
China's water and sanitation sector faces challenges from rapid urbanization and industrialization, urban diversification, large investment needs, water scarcity, water pollution, and ecological degradation.
(2005)
The objective of this economic and sector work (ESW) is to distill and extend those findings from the GEF Medium Sized Project (MSP) implemented by the World Bank entitled Towards a Lake Basin Management Initiative: Sharing Experiences and Lessons from GEF and Non-GEF Lake Basin Management Projects that are relevant to the GEF and development partners,