Through a process of research synthesis, review, and dialogue, the Assessment is bringing togetherscientists from over 90 institutes worldwide with policymakers, development professionals, and waterusers. The results of this process will enable farming communities, governments and donors to makebetter-quality water decisions in the near future and over the next 25 years.The authors are David Molden, Coordinator of the Comprehensive Assessment, and Charlotte deFraiture, Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute. Sarah Carriger, ScienceCommunication Specialist, formerly of the International Water Management Institute, edited andredrafted the paper.The paper has not been accepted or appoved by the Comprehensive Assessment process. It is intendedto present issues dealt with by the Comprehensive Assessment to open up discussion around these.Please send your comments to the email address given below.
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The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture takes stock of the costs, benefits, and impacts of the past 50 years of water development for agriculture,the water management challenges communities are facing today, and teh solutions peoplehave developed. The results of the Assessment will enable farming communities,governments and donors to make better-quality investment and management decisionsin the near future and over the next 25 years.