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Human Development Report 2006

Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crises

  • Author: UNDP
  • Publication date: November 2006
  • Page count: 442
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 06.III.B.1

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ISBN: 9789210576956
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About the product

The 2006 Human Development Report focuses on water and human development. Water is central to the realization of human potential. It is a source of life for people and for the planet. Clean water and sanitation have a profound bearing on health and human dignity. Inequalities in access to clean water for drinking and to water as a productive input, reinforce wider inequalities in opportunity. With competition for water intensifying, there is a danger that poor and vulnerable communities will become increasingly marginalized. The twin challenge facing governments and donors is to accelerate progress towards universal access to water and sanitation; and to ensure that water management policies strengthen the rights of poor households to access water resources.