Water Security: Identifying Governance Issues and Engaging Stakeholders
WATER SECURITY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION: AN INTERNATIONAL EVALUATION OF MANAGEMENT, CONTROL, AND GOVERNANCE APPROACHES, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, Andrea Scozzari, Bouabid el Mansouri, eds., Springer, 2011
11 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2011
Date Written: January 2011
This paper examines the concept of environmental security and the relevance of governance frameworks (policies, laws, and institutions) for mitigating water scarcity and degradation concerns in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The paper highlights the importance of legal and regulatory frameworks that support meaningful risk assessment, policy analysis, strategic planning, and policy implementation in coordination with experts in the scientific community and relevant stakeholders. It emphasizes democractic models for engaging constituencies in addressing water security challenges. The paper was presented as part of a NATO-sponsored workshop in Marrakech, Morocco in June 2010.
Keywords: Water Security, Environmental Security, Water Governance, Water Law, Water Scarcity, Sustainable Development, Middle East and North Africa Region Governance, Community Participation, Stakeholder Participation
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