Enhancing Participation and Governance in Water Resources Management: Conventional Approaches and Information Technology

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This book describes approaches and techniques for applying public participation to improve water resources management. Water resources management is the aggregate of policies and activities used to provide clean water to meet human needs across jurisdictions and to sustain water-related ecological systems. In this book, Libor Jansky and Juha I. Uitto identify successful mechanisms, approaches, and practices for promoting public involvement in water resources management, including conventional approaches and those...

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Overview

This book describes approaches and techniques for applying public participation to improve water resources management. Water resources management is the aggregate of policies and activities used to provide clean water to meet human needs across jurisdictions and to sustain water-related ecological systems. In this book, Libor Jansky and Juha I. Uitto identify successful mechanisms, approaches, and practices for promoting public involvement in water resources management, including conventional approaches and those based on information technology.

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  • ISBN-13: 9789280811209
  • Publisher: United Nations University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Libor Jansky is senior academic program officer at the United Nations University's Vice Rectorate in Europe. Juha I. Uitto is senior evaluation advisor at the United Nations Development Programme Evaluation Office, New York, USA.

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Table of Contents

1 Enhancing public participation and governance in water resources management 3
2 Public participation and water resources management : the case of West Sumatra 21
3 Public participation in the development of a management plan for an international river basin : the Okavango case 33
4 Transboundary environmental impact assessment as a tool for promoting public participation in international watercourse management 53
5 The Internet and e-inclusion : promoting on-line public participation 83
6 Promoting public participation in international waters management : an agenda for peer-to-peer learning 98
7 Development of an email-based field data collection system for environmental assessment 120
8 New directions in the development of decision support systems for water resources management 133
9 Improving public involvement and governance for transboundary water systems : process tools used by the Global Environment Facility 157
10 Public participation and governance : a Mekong River basin perspective 180
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