Water is critical to a country’s economic fortunes. The latest Tanzania Economic Update, published by the World Bank, describes the urgent need for better water resource management to help Tanzania’s development.
For instance, the Great Ruaha river is a shadow of its former self, running dry for several months each year. With its wet season water flow now also under threat, communities and industries downstream—including hydropower generation—are under increasing stress.
This example illustrates one of the key challenges of water resource management in Tanzania and elsewhere: the need for proactively managing trade-offs in water use across many different stakeholders.
Learn more about how Tanzania is better managing its water resources here.

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