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Water Institutions: Policies, Performance and Prospects

Series: Water Resources Development and Management Volume: 1

Edited By: Chennat Gopalakrishnan, Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K Biswas

210 pages, 6 illus


Hardback | Dec 2005 | #158326 | ISBN: 3540238115
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This study is a major first attempt to address the many issues associated with the institutional innovation in water resource management comprehensively and in depth. It is a global survey and assessment of the structure, evolution, and performance of water institutions in regional, national, and international settings. It includes: an analysis and discussion of the rationale for institutional innovations, based on case study findings; specific suggestions for sustainable institutional design; and recommendations for implementing institutional reforms. The term "water institutions" in the context of this volume is broadly defined to include water laws and regulations, water supply schemes, water technologies, regulatory practices, and water administration policies, all viewed in light of the prevailing socioeconomic, political, and cultural settings in which they are embedded.

From the reviews: "This study is a major, first attempt to address comprehensively and in-depth the many issues associated with the institutional innovation in water resource management. This book consists of nine original papers by a team of scholars and experts in water institutions and policies." (JAWRA, August, 2006)


Water Ownership, Allocation, and Management in Hawaii.- Institutions for Resources Management: A Case Study from Sri Lanka.- Water Institutions in India: Structure, Performance, and Change.- Uphill Flow of Reform in China?s Irrigation Districts.-Institutions for Water Management in Mexico.- Water Institutions in the Middle East.-Institutions in South African International River Basins.- Property Rights, Water Rights and the Changing Scene in Western Water.- Finding a Modern Role for the Prior Appropriation Doctrine in the American West.- Subject Index.

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