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TitleIntegrated water resources management at the local level : the role of local government
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSmits, S, Bustamante, R, Butterworth, J
Pagination10 p.
Date Published01/2006
Place PublishedS.l.
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsbolivia, case studies, decentralization, governance, government organizations, policies, water resources management

This paper considers the role of local government in water resources management and how this role is changing in response to recent policy changes such as decentralisation, and the reform of water laws and institutions. The paper suggests two main ways in which local government can respond: through direct participation in water resources management institutions, and by applying IWRM principles through local actions. These two approaches are not mutually exclusive and should be followed simultaneously. Some of the challenges in local government improving their water-related functions, and especially governance issues, are highlighted using the example of Bolivia. [authors abstract]

This document is part of the project ‘LoGo Water : towards effective involvement of local government in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in river basins of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region’.


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