NAI library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the World Water day 22nd of March. This year’s theme is water and energy.
The World Water Development Report 2014 on Water and Energy will be launched on the site on this date:
Literature in the library
Quick links to titles in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. Links open in new window.
Keyword search to find titles on:
- Water resources
- Water management
- Water supply
- Shared water resources
- Water + natural resources
- River basins
- Dams OR Hydroelectric*
Other suggested keywords when searching the library catalogue:
Renewable energy sources, electricity
Browse selected Google Scholar lists of publications on the subject. Most publications are accessible through your campus.
- Terje Tvedt is a Norwegian scholar focused on the relationship between society and what is called “open and complex water systems”.
- Water resources + hydroelectricity in Africa
A selection of full text NAI publications freely available via the DiVA digital archive.
Châtel, Francesca, and Terje Oestigaard. "The Nile: Shifting Balance of Powers." Revolve (2012): 32-39.
Mohamoda, Dahilon Yassin. Nile Basin cooperation: a review of the literature. No. 26. Nordic Africa Institute, 2003.
Oestigaard, T. (2012). Water Scarcity and Food Security along the Nile: Politics, population increase and climate change. Uppsala, Sweden: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet.
Oestigaard, T. (2011). Water and climate change in Africa – from causes to consequences. Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
Olanya, D. R. (2012). From Global Land Grabbing for Biofuels to Acquisitions of African Water for Commercial Agriculture. Uppsala, Sweden: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet.
Other web dossiers
Water in Africa - The African Study Centre in Leiden, Netherlands
A web dossier from the African Studies Centre in Leiden, Holland, on Water in Africa from 2012 containing titles from their library and various web sites.
A selection web resources dealing with water
A global organization working to protect rivers and rights.
African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW)
Promote cooperation, security, social and economic development and poverty eradication through the effective management of the continent’s water resources and provision of water supply services.
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
A non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries
Internet Library Sub-Saharan Africa IlissAfrica.de
The IlissAfrica portal contains links to internet resources about water management in Africa.