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Building blocks for good water governance

This book is an introduction to the theory of water governance and its practical application especially in The Netherlands.

Chapter 1 considers the term water governance in a more general sense, while the three-layer model of water governance (content, institutional and relational layers) is introduced and explained.

Chapters 2 to 6 present the five buidling blocks:

  • a powerful administrative organization of water management
  • a legally embedded system of water law
  • an adequate financing system
  • a systematic (planning) approach
  • the participation of stakeholders

Chapter 7 underlines the necessity of cooperation in water management and gives some examples. Chapter 8 presents a case study on the Awash River Basin in Ethiopia using the building blocks for good water governance. 

TitleBuilding blocks for good water governance
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsHavekes, H, Hofstra, M, van der Kerk, A, Teeuwen, B, van Cleef, R, Oosterloo, K
Edition2
Pagination157 p.
Date Published03/2016
PublisherWater Governance Centre (WGC)
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsparticipatory methods, planning, water governance
Abstract

This book is an introduction to the theory of water governance and its practical application especially in The Netherlands.

Chapter 1 considers the term water governance in a more general sense, while the three-layer model of water governance (content, institutional and relational layers) is introduced and explained.

Chapters 2 to 6 present the five buidling blocks:

  • a powerful administrative organization of water management
  • a legally embedded system of water law
  • an adequate financing system
  • a systematic (planning) approach
  • the participation of stakeholders

Chapter 7 underlines the necessity of cooperation in water management and gives some examples. Chapter 8 presents a case study on the Awash River Basin in Ethiopia using the building blocks for good water governance. 

Notes

Includes references

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