water governance Articles

  • How much does it cost to build a sand and grave plant?

    To answer this question, we need to determine the following factors. The type and size of the sandstone plant determines its investment amount. How much is the processing capacity? The investment in sand and grave washing plant of different production scales varies greatly.  What is the ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Water governance and water users in a privatised water industry: participation in policy-making and in water services provision: a case study of England and Wales

    This paper examines how individuals can influence decisions about the delivery of water services in England and Wales. It first examines the capacity of individuals to shape government policy and then turns to an analysis of the private sector. In particular, we ask whether recent restructuring in the water sector – notably changes in business models and governance structures – has increased the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Introduction

    Different definitions of water governance will be reviewed and the question will be asked: Why is water governance important? Subsequently, some theoretical insights will be reviewed concerning the factors influencing successful water governance. A theoretical framework will be provided. Currently, water governance structures are often not able to deal with these factors, which require reform and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The role of investment arbitration in water services governance

    The flux of foreign investment into the water industry that took place over recent decades had a significant impact on the relationship between water companies and states. The creation of a global network of international investment agreements also altered the method of adjudication of possible disputes between the parties. The emergence of global water markets and the advent of Public–Private ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water governance in India and China: comparison of water law, policy and administration

    We compare water governance between China and India in terms of water laws, policies and administration based on a survey of 182 water experts from 19 provinces/states. We find that water governance in China is consistently stronger compared with India across 17 indicators of water governance. We speculate that these variations could be attributed to differences in political, legal and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Water Efficiency

    This page includes a list of web portals and online resources where you can download information on Water Efficiency. The portals comprise of a range of PDFs, reports, articles etc which you can download for free by simply clicking on the links below. Australian Government Water Efficiency web portal The Australian Government has collated resources to provide a ...


    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

  • Beijing, managing water for the eco city of the future

    Some examples of problems in the water and sanitation sector in China will be given. Subsequently, the hierarchy of Chinese Government will be explained, before describing the stakeholders in water governance at the national and municipal level. A separate section is devoted to changes in the water governance structure that have been implemented already in Beijing. Water governance has been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • Managing the invisible : understanding and improving groundwater governance

    Groundwater is playing an increasingly important role in domestic, industrial and agricultural water supply. With the advent of the tube well and driven by the rapid growth of demand for agricultural and municipal water, annual global groundwater extraction has increased in recent decades from 100 km3 a year in 1950 to a current estimated use of about 800 km3 a year (Wada et al., 2010; Margat, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Market triumphalism in water governance: a study of the Indonesian West Tarum Canal water allocation

    Governing, which is defined as the totality of interaction of actors aiming to solve societal problems, is never as ideal as its definition. A two-tier analysis of governance – one that considers individual actors and institutions – proves that dominance is always at play among these multiple interactions. The two-tier analysis shows that when water is managed by a public agency, it does not ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technologies for sustainability: a governmentality perspective

    New technologies are needed to address sustainability issues through emerging forms of governance. These will be concerned with agency, performance and citizenship as much as with traditional biophysical concerns. The governance of water is a complex and critical issue where sustainability issues are coming to the fore and in which, we contend, technologies for sustainability are likely to emerge ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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