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Introduction


Introduction

IntroductionIntroduction


The centrepiece of the Guidelines is a 'strategic approach for the equitable, efficient and sustainable management of water resources'. The approach is based on internationally agreed core principles concerning the need to protect the eco-system, and to extend the health-giving and productive properties of freshwater resources equitably, efficiently and sustainably among humankind, with special emphasis on poorer and underserved people. It provides a comprehensive framework for all activities relating to water resources development; its application involves a radical change in traditional attitudes towards water management, and the introduction of good practice consistent with the internationally agreed core principles. The strategy covers the full cycle of activity, from national policy-making through implementation of programmes and projects and the subsequent operation and maintenance of services.

 


Part 1. Rationale Key Concepts

Part 1. Rationale Key Concepts

Part 1. Rationale Key Concepts Rationale Key Concepts

These Guidelines present sub-sets of policy principles applicable at the programming and project level.

These principles provide an operational philosophy and framework for EC development co-operation in areas relating to water resources management and service delivery. In this chapter, the programming contexts for the application of the policy principles are presented.

These have been called 'Focus Areas'.

Priority themes for action Overview of actions implied by adopting the Strategic Approach : Priority themes for action

 

Part 2. Application

Part 2. Application

 Part 2. Application Part 2. Application

PCM is the system for project development, funding and evaluation used by the EC for all its development co-operation. PCM incorporates two important ideas: the concept of a project proceeding through various stages from planning to evaluation, forming an identifiable cycle of development; and, secondly, the need for management of the project cycle through all its various stages. Central to PCM is the idea of managing a process, rather than contributing to a one-off event – such as a construction – with a beginning and end. This may be a characteristic of funding, but not of the larger process of development to which projects are intended to contribute. Although the word ‘Project’ is part of PCM, it is worth bearing in mind that this term tends to carry restrictive connotations, and that the phrases ‘programmes and projects’ or ‘water-related activities’ have been preferred in these Guidelines. The word ‘project’, therefore, should be interpreted as broadly as possible.

 

Part 3. Additional Tools

Part 3. Additional Tools

Part 3. Additional ToolsPart 3. Additional Tools

 


 


 

 

 

 

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