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TitleUnderstanding the context : the role of local government in IWRM
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsPhilip, R, Anton, B, Cox, D, Smits, S, Sullivan, C, Chonguiça, E, Monggae, F, Nyagwambo, NL, Pule, R, M. López, B
Secondary TitleLocal government and integrated water resources management (IWRM)
VolumePart II
Pagination17 p.; 3 fig.
Date Published2008-03-01
Keywordsaccess to water, community participation, decision making, local level, southern africa, stakeholders, water resources development, water resources management

This document is targeted at local governments interested in participating in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). It aims to increase understanding of the relationship between governance, good governance and IWRM in order to provide the theoretical background that lies behind the implementation of practical IWRM steps. Both IWRM and good governance are based on principles that are closely linked. Governance institutions, frameworks, legislation and policy at different levels form the structure within which IWRM must operate. If governance is flawed, the opportunities to apply IWRM principles become restricted. Well organised water governance that encourages social inclusion, stakeholder involvement, transparency and accountability will make it easier to create an enabling environment for Local Governments to develop integrated water plans. [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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