Achieving Good Water Governance

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

26 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2011  

Elizabeth Burleson

BurlesonInstitute.org; London School of Economics (LSE)

Abstract

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.

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, Z00

Suggested Citation

Burleson, Elizabeth, Achieving Good Water Governance. 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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1752042

Elizabeth Burleson (Contact Author)

BurlesonInstitute.org ( email )

London School of Economics (LSE) ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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