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TitleWater governance for development and sustainability
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsSolanes, M, Jouravlev, A
Secondary TitleSerie recursos naturales e infraestructura / ECLAC
Volumeno. 111
Pagination84 p. : 22 boxes, 2 tab.
Date Published1996-06-01
PublisherUnited Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Place PublishedSantiago, Chile
ISBN Number9211215978
Keywordsadministration, community participation, economic aspects, environmental management, institutional aspects, legislation, sdiman, social aspects, water authorities, water management, water resources management

Summary of the water-related research carried out by the Division of Natural Resources and Infrastructure of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). This document identifies characteristics of water institutions which promote the sustainable integration of water, as a resource and as service, into socioeconomic development. Besides formal institutional factors, such as legislation and organizational structure, this is influenced by socioeconomic circumstances and the quality of the administration. Effective water governance will be more and more closely linked to integrated water resources management The paper aims to contribute to focusing the regional debate on those aspects of water institutions and macroeconomic policies which are particularly critical for Latin American and Caribbean countries; to promote the formulation of a regional position that genuinely reflects its situation, visions, aspirations and problems; and to promote a critical and balanced analysis of legislation, regulatory frameworks and public policies for water resources management and provision of related public services.

NotesBibliography: p. 75-80
Custom 1202.2, 202.6


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