Timor-Leste: Water Governance Thwarts Peace-Building and Development
MetadataShow full item record
Ineffective water governance in Timor-Leste has facilitated the increase of water-borne diseases while simultaneously promoting malnutrition. As a result, stunted growth affects over 50 per cent of the Timorese population, just behind the African countries of Niger and Burundi as the worst in the world. Water-borne diseases, furthermore, remain a dire risk for more than half of all Timorese children; diarrhoea, for instance, is the leading cause of death of children aged five years or younger in Timor-Leste. The country did not attain its Millennium Development Goals in 2015 – including its water and sanitation goals – mainly because of the decision to prioritise other projects, such as the expansion of the oil and gas sectors, while ignoring opportunities to promote and incorporate water governance into the Constitution.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Fazakerley, Victor William (2005)This study makes a contribution to the Australian urban water supply industry because it highlights some of the critical issues the industry faces in the future. Through the scenarios it illuminates an alternative method ...
Berwick, Lyndon (2009)The analytical capacity of MSSV pyrolysis has been used to extend the structural characterisation of aquatic natural organic matter (NOM). NOM can contribute to various potable water issues and is present in high ...
Veder, Jean-Pierre M. (2010)This thesis reports on a methodology for the nanocharacterization of complex electrochemical systems. A series of powerful techniques have been adapted and applied to studies of two scientifically important electrochemical ...