water governance Articles

  • Senix Water Level Sensors Drive Irrigation Automation Project

    Australia’s Water Crisis Irrigation management is serious business in Australia especially within the Murray-Darling Basin, a 1,000,000 square kilometer watershed that is home to Australia’s most productive agricultural land. The basin’s 23 rivers have ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Sustainable water resources governance

    Sustainability – whatever its structure and its terminology – has become the concept that indicates how natural resources should be used and developed. It is however an enigmatic concept that is often accused of lacking substance and meaning.  Nevertheless it has become increasingly embedded in the legal arrangements for the way in which natural resources – including water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Are young people leaving themselves at risk of flooding?

    According to recent figures from the Environmental Agency, young people in the UK may be leaving themselves at risk of flood damage. Around 75% of 18-24 year olds ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • Shredding tyres stops zika virus breeding

    Zika is a dangerous disease threatening millions of people today in southern hemisphere. It is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Once you get bitten it is too late to do much but what is important is to prevent this mosquito from breeding. Mosquitos typically lay eggs near water because ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Water policy reform and Indigenous governance

    Concerns related to the governance of water that have emerged at the global scale have created pressure for, and an increase in, water policy reform in many countries. Simultaneously, Indigenous governance movements related to self-determination are undergoing an immense period of growth and change worldwide; the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has been a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An Analysis of Water Governance in Kibera, Kenya

    Abstract Populations in urban slums continue to rise due to the relatively affordable shelter provision. Most slums are neither planned nor formal and therefore lack basic service delivery. Despite the fact that the majority of inhabitants in these slums are low-wage earners, they are forced to pay more for basic needs such as water than their neighbours in ‘affluent’ and ‘well-to-do’ ...


  • Effective Water Governance (GWP, 2003)

    This paper presents a coherent discussion of water governance, and show how it relates to water managment and development. It is aimed at water professionals who need to be familiar with issues of governance as they strive to work outside the water sector. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The challenges of water governance in Ho Chi Minh City

    Population growth, urbanization, pollution and climate change pose urgent water challenges in cities. In this study the sustainability of integrated water resources management in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) was evaluated using the City Blueprint approach. The City Blueprint is a set of 24 dedicated indicators divided over 8 categories, i.e., water security, water quality, drinking water, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A Talking Revolution - Water Governance Dialogues in Kenya

    A pilot programme aimed at making Kenyan water users and providers become more aware of their rights and responsibilities proved such a success that it inspired similar programmes across Kenya. The pilot programme, started in 2009 by the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI and Kenya Water for Health Organization (KWAHO) in the Bondo district in western Kenya, set out to strengthen the ...

  • Changing water governance in Ghana through decentralisation

    There is a great deal of diversity in the form water governance takes in the provision of water services at the district level in Ghana. Two central government agencies, the GWCL and CWSA have oversight responsibility. The decentralisation framework has had some influence on the approach used by CWSA, which was established in the heat of the reforms; and no influence on the GWCL, which was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Structuring and Governing the Use of Public Private Partnerships in Water

    Water is essential for life. Historically, governments or governing regimes have been responsible for delivering good quality water supply to their residents. However, recently, in many parts of the world there has been shift away from public delivery towards the use of public private partnerships ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water governance and the importance of dynamic and adaptive management approaches

    Water governance is about developing and implementing effective and legitimate adaptive water and climate measurements in the larger whole of spatial and regional development. Water issues transcend domains (such as agriculture or recreation) and scales (such as municipal and county boundaries). They need collaboration, sharing, meeting and connecting. Realising coherence in water management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Good water governance and IWRM in Zambia: challenges and chances

    The implementation of principles for water governance is widely accepted but challenging for the whole water sector of a developing country like Zambia, because of the legal and administrative changes and organizational requirements involved. In February 2010, a revised water policy for Zambia was approved by the Cabinet. The revised National Water Policy 2010 aims to improve water resources ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Scales of justice in water governance: hydropower controversies in Switzerland

    One significant challenge for the operationalization of water justice arises from the many dynamic scales involved. In this paper we explore the scalar dimension of justice in water governance through the insights derived from empirical research on hydropower production in the Swiss Alps and the application of the geographical concept of politics of scale. More specifically, we investigate how ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An agenda for deliberative water governance arenas in the Mekong

    Closely related to justice, this article explores how water governance can be fairer and more effective in the Mekong Region where choices are being made about using and sharing waters that might produce more energy; increase or decrease food production; sustain or threaten livelihoods; and maintain or degrade vital ecosystems and their services, upon which societies depend. Debate and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adaptive management and governance of Delaware River water resources

    This paper articulates the complexities of adaptively managing Delaware River water resources to meet shifting priorities of drinking water supply, drought mitigation and flood mitigation, as well as conflicting stakeholder interests. In particular, the paper examines the short-term and long-term programs that comprise the Delaware River Basin Commission's (DRBC) and the 1954 US Supreme ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Challenges in governance and innovation

    This article describes the evolution and complexity of BP's climate change strategies, including BP's own environmental footprint, a reinvention of its energy products to go beyond petroleum, and a recognition that their climate change strategies are both a business opportunity and a responsibility. BP AND CLIMATE CHANGE When BP exited the Global Climate Coalition in 1997, it marked the beginning ...


    By AHC Group

  • Rationalising water policy and the institutional and water governance arrangements in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Integrated water resources management approaches have been developed worldwide to improve water resources management practices. There are however, lingering issues with reference to the applicability of its integrated principles, especially when shifting from policy to practice (action). By conducting an exploratory case study in the Sao Paulo State, Brazil, this paper explores different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environment, governance and GDP: discovering their connections

    This article investigates the impacts of governance and GDP on environmental quality, as measured by water quality, air quality, wilderness of land and biodiversity, using data from 123 countries. It finds no evidence that GDP growth will turn environmental degradation around after a certain point, as much of the literature has suggested. Instead, GDP's impact is mixed and conditional upon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • India - Groundwater governance case study

    Groundwater comprises 97 percent of the worlds readily accessible freshwater and provides the rural, urban, industrial and irrigation water supply needs of 2 billion people around the world. As the more easily accessed surface water resources are already being used, pressure on groundwater is growing. In the last few decades, this pressure has been evident through rapidly increasing pumping of ...


    By IWA Publishing

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