Skip to main content

Disclaimer

The copyright of the documents on this site remains with the original publishers. The documents may therefore not be redistributed commercially without the permission of the original publishers.

Topics

Locations

Towards effective involvement of local government in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the river basins of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region : key terms and definitions

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’.

TitleTowards effective involvement of local government in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the river basins of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region : key terms and definitions
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsSmits, S.
Pagination8 p.
Date Published2005-05-01
PublisherIRC and European Commission
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsdictionaries, water resources management
Abstract

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’.

Notes

With 13 references

Custom 1

002, 200

Citation Key70773

Downloads

Useful links

Disclaimer

The copyright of the documents on this site remains with the original publishers. The documents may therefore not be redistributed commercially without the permission of the original publishers.