Tag Archive: national water policy

One size fits all? Context matters in post-Soviet irrigation management

Water reservoir

By Svenja Fox, Freie Universität Berlin. Institutions matter: much focus has been put, by scholars and donors alike, on crafting well-designed and healthy institutions for effective, participatory and sustainable irrigation management. The emphasis on the institutional dimension has replaced the former focus on the „hard path“ in irrigation management, namely the development of infrastructure. As …

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The technocracy/democracy dilemma in the water sector

In recent decades, changing social and political circumstances have put the traditional technical-engineering approach to water management under pressure. As a result, water management authorities are now caught on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, they need their renowned expert status to fulfil their public responsibilities, such as the protection against floods. …

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