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CARRIGER, S. (2007): Managing Water by Managing Land: Why addressing land degradation is necessary to improve water productivity and rural livelihoods. (= Water for Food, Water for Life Issue Brief #10). London: Earthscan. URL [Accessed: 06.05.2010].

This policy brief summarises findings from the publication "Water for food, water for life": A Comparative Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, 2007, showing that reversing land degradation is an essential step in improving water productivity and rural livelihoods - particularly in low-yielding rainfed systems.