Water management is a recurring problem, no matter whether in the dry or rainy season. In the rainy season, authorities leave too much water in several large reservoirs, so worried are they they will not have enough in the dry season. This harms livelihoods when the rainy season comes, as water has to be released, flooding homes downstream.

This annual vicious cycle will keep harming both the economy and livelihoods of people unless government agencies involved step away from handling water management as “business as usual”. They should rather apply new approaches and explore alternative solutions.


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