IWRA World Water Congress 2008 Montpellier France
6. Water Conservation and Demand Management
Abstract1- Introduction: The paper attempts to show the impact of
global warming, on
the sarcity of water resuces,
globally and in Darfur in particular. The same lead to
the conflict over resources
including inter alia water
2- the objective of the presentation will be as follows:
•to evaluate the
history of the socio-legal impacts of the climate change in the Region , and the response of the successive
governments in face of climate change.
•To outline the shortcomings of the legal solutions adopted to solve the
resource based conflict in the Region.
•To study from human rights and environmental justice point of view , the
extent to which the various people of Darfur can enjoy water rights.
3-Results and coclusions:•to propose a draft
Memorandum of Understanding between the farmers and pastoralist tribes , to guarantee access to water by all the
tribes , within a framework of code of practice to be agreed upon by the community leaders.
•To propose a draft
project to seek the synergy of the international community and donors , to facilitate the sustainable development of
underground water utilities in the Region.
•To promote the establishment of catchments for seasonal rivers and
•To promote the privatization of water resources supplies, through public or private Special Purpose
Vehicles Companies whose equities are to be held by all the stake holders.
•To propose water management
agency for the whole Darfur Region to be established by a statutory law , embodying the water rights.
propose a regional agreement between the countries of the region adjacent to Darfur, such as Chad, Libyaand Cenre
Africa for joint co-operation as regards the management and division of ground waters.
•To propose the change
the attitude of the Army and the Janjaweed militia from mere military operations to civil works , especially in the field
of water resources.