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Technical paper how water management contributes to conflict reduction in Sudan

Because water is scarce in much of Sudan, an Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) approach is needed that balances the different water requirements with the total availability of water within a hydrological unit. By supporting the relevant stakeholders to jointly develop an IWRM plan for their area, conflicts related to water and water infrastructure can be minimized.

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Water and the prevention of conflict 

This paper documents how this IWRM approach contributes to the prevention and reduction of conflicts, and even improves social cohesion and mutual understanding between different water user groups (from the same or different ethnic groups).

This paper is presented by the Aqua4Sudan partnership in Sudan. This partnership consists of International Aid Services (IAS), Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), Practical Action, Plan Sudan, SOS Sahel, World Relief and ZOA. This partnership implements the Rural Water for Sudan project in Red Sea, Kassala, Gedaref, North Darfur, South Darfur and West Darfur with funding from UKaid and the EU.

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