Category Archive: Water organizations and Networks

New book out on river basin organisations

Can River Basin Organisations (RBOs) actually improve water governance? RBOs are frequently layered on topof existing governmental organisations, which are often reluctant to share their power. This, in turn, can affect their performance. The Politics of River Basin Organisations addresses this issue by exploring the subject on a lobal level. With the use of case …

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Going Dutch in flood management?

by Sander Meijerink and Dave Huitema. This winter, the UK has suffered from severe weather conditions, storm surges and river floods. Many were affected and the economic damage is enormous. As in other cases of flooding around the world, Dutch water managers offered assistance, and talk emerged of the ‘Dutch approach’ to flooding as a solution. But …

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What are international river basin organizations?

Contribution by Andrea Gerlak, Susanne Schmeier and Sabine Schulze – In recent years international River Basin Organizations (RBOs) have increasingly been promoted by policy makers, international organizations and NGOs. Most of them accord RBOs a key role in the governance of internationally shared rivers and lakes and emphasize their contributions to sustainable water resources governance …

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Why are some international River Basin Organizations more successful in sustainably governing shared watercourses than others?

Contribution by Susanne Schmeier – All over the world, international River Basin Organizations (RBOs) have been established by riparian states with the aim to more effectively and more sustainably govern and develop their shared water resources. However, as cursory evidence from around the world shows, their achievements in ensuring sustainability in the use of water resources …

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New issue Water Alternatives is out – reflection on the water footprint

The new issue of Water Alternatives has come out, and the theme is “Open for business or opening Pandora’s Box? A constructive critique of corporate engagement in water policy”. You can read the full new issue here. Of interest for the readership of the Water Governance Blog is the article it contains by two WWF representatives on …

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IRWM: How new collaborations change the management network

Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) has been forwarded as an innovative policy instrument for improving coordination in water management, often at the watershed level. The state of California in the U.S. has been experimenting with IRWM since 2008 when it based the California Integrated Regional Water Management Planning Act. My colleague Stephanie Pincetl and I …

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Is process enough to make big, watery dreams come true? The example of CALFED in the U.S.

Contribution by Sara Hughes – NCAR (USA). There may be an unwritten rule in water governance: collaboration is key. We advocate collaboration between decision makers and stakeholders, between government departments with different responsibilities, and between actors at different scales. There are many cases that have been used to understand when and how such collaboration has …

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Corporate engagement with water, beyond the privatization debate

By Farhad Mukhtarov. Like it or not, there are strong private interests involved in managing water resources. Water is being bought and sold, in bottles and in concession contract for the right to supply drinking water. And often, it is the source of lucrative profits made from the sales of a resource that buyers may …

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World Water Day announcement

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded …

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Vacancy technical officer water and climate at Wetlands International

Wetlands International is a global, non-profit organisation dedicated solely to the work of wetlands conservation as a contribution to sustainable development. It describes itself as follows: “We aim for wetland conservation to maintain the key values of these areas: local livelihoods, climate regulation, water provision and biodiversity. The organisation has a core staff of around …

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