water governance Books

  • The Governance of Water Regulators

    The establishment of dedicated regulatory bodies in charge of regulating water services, whilst being recent, is nevertheless a consistent trend among OECD and non-OECD countries. This report presents a picture as of September 2014 of the governance arrangements, operational modalities and use of regulatory tools across a sample of 34 established ...

  • Water Services Management and Governance

    Water Services Management and Governance focuses on water services (water supply, wastewater services) and deals with connections between water resources and services and water resources. It covers water supply mainly in urban communities, sanitation and pollution control and water resources and their linkages to water services. This book is ...

  • Law and Governance of Water Resources

    This path-breaking book focuses on the law and legal doctrine within the wider policy context of water resources and analyses the concept of sustainability. To achieve the sustainable use and development of water resources is a daunting challenge for both global and local communities. It requires commitments from all groups within international, ...

  • Water Governance in OECD Countries

    Water Governance in OECD Countries: A Multilevel Approach addresses multilevel governance challenges in water policy implementation and identifies good practices for coordinating water policy across ministries, between levels of government, and across local actors at subnational level. Based on a methodological framework, it assesses the main ...

  • Rule: Reforming water governance

    This toolkit will introduce readers to the central role played by policy, law and institutions in designing and implementing good governance for water resources. It will guide users through approaches to reforming water governance, including useful mechanisms for incorporating environmental considerations into water laws and policies. It is ...

  • Governance and Complexity in Water Management

    Careful reconsideration of strategies to achieve water management ambitions, together with a more in-depth knowledge of the theories and practices of boundary spanning, could bring solutions for contemporary water problems within reach. Governance and Complexity in Water Management incorporates conceptual, theoretical and practical foci on dealing ...

  • Stakeholder Engagement for Inclusive Water Governance

    This report assesses the current trends, drivers, obstacles, mechanisms, impacts, costs and benefits of stakeholder engagement in the water sector. It builds on empirical data collected through an extensive survey across 215 stakeholders, within and outside the water sector, and 69 case studies collected worldwide. It highlights the increasing ...

  • Governance and Management for Sustainable Water Systems

    Increasing global pressure on water resources requires many actions from governments and individuals to achieve sustainable levels of water use.   These involve management tasks such as project development and utility operation, but the degree of interdependence among the many participants in water management is so great that additional regulatory ...

  • Governance of Water-Related Conflicts in Agriculture

    The book contributes to a better understanding of the role such co-operation can play in complying cost-effectively with European environmental legislation, in particularly the EU Nitrates and Water Framework Directives, and in achieving a sustainable agriculture. The feasibility of meeting environmental standards by the application of voluntary ...

  • Integrated Governance and Water Basin Management

    All over the world countries struggle with water stress. Problems vary from water scarcity and a degrading water quality, to floods and a rising sea level due to climate change. The European Union adopted a Water Framework Directive to improve the sustainability of water management in its member states. Water management should be coordinated at ...

  • International Water Governance: Conservation of Fresh Water Ecosystems

    An analysis is provided of the most relevant provisions on freshwater ecosystems conservation, present in international treaties, and bilateral and multilateral agreements relating to rivers and lakes. Included also is an analysis of relevant European Union ...

  • Institutional Governance and Regulation of Water Services: Second Edition

    Institutional Governance and Regulation of Water Services aims to provide the key elements of policy, governance and regulation necessary for sustainable water and sanitation services. On policy matters, it covers important aspects including separation of policy and delivery, integrated planning, sustainable cost recovery, provisions for the poor, ...

  • Governance as a Trialogue: Government-Society-Science in Transition

    The Global Water Partnership notes that the crisis in the water sector is a crisis of governance. The same is true for environmental management. Water management is an integral part of ecosystem governance and is closely linked to the sustainable development discourse. This book unpacks the core elements of governance, with a specific focus on ...

  • Water Governance in West Africa: Legal and Institutional Aspects

    The workshop was organised to improve the understanding of the dialectic between water-related infrastructures and institutional frameworks in West Africa. Papers address a multiplicity of issues on water governance: water, wetlands and international environmental agreements, legal aspects of transboundary water resources, water resources ...

  • Shared Resources: Issues of Governance

    This publication examines the characteristics of successful transboundary resource management. Various cases of different shared resources, from water to fish to air, are described and their strengths and weaknesses analysed.Successful management of transboundary resources is growing in relevance as resources become sparse and conflicts over them ...

  • Creating legal space for water use organizations: transparency, governance and the law

    FAO Legislative Studies # 100This publication describes the experience of a number of transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union with crafting regulatory frameworks for irrigation water users' organizations. It also seeks to distil a number of key regulatory requirements. As a result, this study serves as a ...

  • Governance And Complexity In Water Management : Creating Cooperation through Boundary Spanning Strategies

    The premise of this book is that careful reconsideration of strategies to achieve water management ambitions, together with more in-depth knowledge on the theories and practices of boundary spanning, could bring solutions for contemporary water problems within reach.The book integrates boundary work approaches, new forms of governance and water ...

  • Institutional Dynamics in Environmental Governance

    Environmental policy in its broadest context has been significantly revitalized and renewed during the last two decades. That observation is nothing new, attested to by the number of publications, conferences and both private and public projects that have been initiated. However, our understanding of the dynamics of this renewal has generally been ...

  • Navigating Government Water Rights Issues: Leading Experts on Improving Water Quality, Resolving Water Disputes, and Allocating Water Supplies for Users (Inside the Minds)

    This product provides perspective on the strategic thinking behind appropriating water supplies and regulating usage by citizens. Featuring legal and governmental water experts from across the country, this book provides a broad yet comprehensive overview of the challenges unique to protecting water quality and ensuring availability for all users. ...

  • Governance and getting the private sector to provide better water and sanitation services to the urban poor

    A decade ago, public and private water and sanitation were typically presented as very distinct alternatives. Today effective governance is more often presented as a necessary ingredient of private service provision. This working paper examines some of the false starts and misleading statistics, and then goes on to review some of the widely ...

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