Achieving Good Water Governance
London School of Economics (LSE); BurlesonInstitute.org
WATERS AND WATER RIGHTS, Chapter 25, R. Beck and A. Kelly, eds. LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2011
FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 482
Public participation ranging from information sharing to decision-making remains central to equitable and effective water management. Involving directly and indirectly affected individuals in decision-making facilitates trust and can establish partnerships. It also helps ensure that vital considerations are not bypassed. Providing the public with information and the opportunity to become educated about proposed projects includes a full explanation of environmental, socio-economic, and public health implications. While the challenges are formidable, there is a clear need to transition to climate resilient water policies and inclusive good governance.
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Keywords: Joint water management, climate change, water organizations, good governance, local government, public participation, information sharing, decision making, equity, climate change, environmental, public health, Conflict Resolution, Water Scarcity, Reasonable and Equitable Water Utilization, Adaptive
JEL Classification: C7, C8, D4, D5, D6, D8, D9, I00, K00, L5, L9, N4, N5, D9, H41, K32, K30, O00, O3, Q1, Q2, Z00Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 1, 2011
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