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This report was prepared by the WPP Program Management Team: Diego J. Rodriguez, Matthijs Schuring, Nansia Constantinou, AmandaMcMahon, Danielle A. Garcia Ramirez, Luisa Mimmi and Margaret P. Johnston. The Annual Report was also made possible by thecontributions of the following Bank staff and consultants: Brahim Abdelwedoud, David Meerbach, Parameswaran Iyer, Pete Kolsky, ClaudiaSadoff, Christophe Prevost, Susanne Scheierling, Michael Jacobsen, Shelley McMillan, Jane A. N. Kibbassa, Raghava Neti, Graciela Testa,Luis E. García, Gabrielle Puz, and Maryanne Leblanc. Special thanks to Julia Bucknall for her comments on the document, and to peerreviewers Marcus Wijnen, Luis Tineo, and Sameer Ahmed Kamal. Document design (including front and back covers, and internal layout)was created by STUDIO GRAFIK.
Photo Page 0 – Aeration at water treatment plant – Mbale, Uganda: Matthijs Schuring, World Bank Photo Page 17 – Morning on Ganges, Varanasi, India: © Oytun Karadayi (iStock 12478954)Photo Page19 – Satellite image of the Sundarbans: NASAPhoto Page 23 – Diminishing Water – Change of the Aral Sea: USGS and NASA – Landsat Missions GalleryPhoto Page 25 – Wastewater in Agriculture – Mbale, Uganda: Matthijs Schuring, World Bank Photo Page 28 – Nurek Dam and power station, Vakhsh River: G. Morris, World Bank Photo Page 30 – Kihansi Spray Toad: Alyssa Borek, Wildlife Conservation SocietyPhoto Page 31 –Woman fetches water at a borehole in the village of Bilinyang, near Juba, South Sudan: © Arne Hoel, World Bank/FlickrPhoto Page 32 – Wastewater treatment plant – Mbale, Uganda: Matthijs Schuring, World Bank Photo Page 38 – “Uncertainty and Climate Variability in the Design and Operation of Water Resources Projects”, HEF Technical Report 2cover, World Bank Photo Page 49 – Woman carrying water at Hababah, Yemen: © Michel Tahar/FlickrPhoto Page 51 – Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: © ESA/KARIPhoto Page 51 – “Groundwater Management and Protection” Executive Overview cover, GW-MATE, World Bank Photo Page 52 – National Geographic “Water: Our Thirsty World” special issue cover: National GeographicPhoto Page 55 – Water project Lesotho: © John Hogg, World Bank/FlickrPhoto Page 57 – View on the Shire River at Liwonde, Malawi: Matthijs Schuring, World Bank
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