Part 1 includes articles on the conceptual and methodological issues concerning poverty reduction through water resources development. Part 2 considers the institutional frameworks for management of water and poverty reduction. Part 3 encompasses discussions on participatory irrigation management and the privatization of urban water supplies and sewerage and the link to poverty. Case studies from India, Turkey, and Jordan make up Part 4.
Part I Conceptual and Methodological Issues: A Particular Framework for Poverty Eradication and Environmental Sustainability - The Case of Water Management, F. Adaman, Y.M. Madra; Access to Water as a Dimension of Poverty - The Need to develop a Water Poverty Index as a Tool for Poverty Reduction, C. Sullivan, J. Meigh; Impact Assessment as Viable Instrument for Poverty Reduction - Post-Hoc Review on Societal Impacts of Two Power Generation Projects, M. Nakayama, R. Fujikura; The Role of Scientific Uncertainty in Undermining Water Development for Poverty Reduction, R. Hill, et al. Part II Institutional Frameworks for Management of Water and Poverty Reduction: Elements of an Institutional Framework for the Management of Water for Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries, H. Bjornlund, J. McKay; A Proposal for International Virtual Water Trading Council - Building Institutional Frameworks at International Level to Reduce Poverty, J. McKay. Part III Participatory Water Management and Privatization of Urban Water Use for Poverty Reduction; Poor Farmers' Inclusion in Participatory Irrigation Management in Large-Scale Canal Systems in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, India, B. van Koppen, et al; Necessity of Rationalization of Water Pricing with Participatory Irrigation Management in India as a Step for Poverty Reduction, M. Purohit. (Part contents).