A Water Compact for Sustainable Water Management

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title = "A Water Compact for Sustainable Water Management",
abstract = "The water sector in Somalia is fragmented and needs coordination to establish a functioning water governance system. Therefore, commitments from all affected stakeholders are needed to support water resources development in Somalia. This paper proposed a water compact for Somalia that can address all water sector challenges to approach sustainability. The paper starts by analyzing water sector stakeholders in Somalia, describing their missions and relationship with the compact, categorizing all selected stakeholders based on their power and interest, and identifying key stakeholders. Based on the outcome from the national workshop and the literature, a water compact was proposed highlighting possible actions to solve the identified challenges. The compact covered four thematic areas: water governance, water use and services, water resilience, and integrated water resources management, which were discussed by all engaged stakeholders in a national workshop. The water compact will ensure sustainable water resources management. The paper highlighted the need for engaging the local media and the local people to get the much needed and valued feedback for possible interventions.",
author = "Mourad, {Khaldoon A}",
year = "2020",
month = sep,
day = "7",
doi = "10.3390/su12187339",
language = "English",
volume = "12",
journal = "Sustainability",
issn = "2071-1050",
publisher = "MDPI AG",
number = "18",