Integrated River Basin Management through Decentralization / Edition 1

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Drawing upon a worldwide survey of river basin organizations and in-depth studies of eight river basins in a variety of locations around the globe, this book examines how institutional arrangements for managing water resources at the river-basin level have been designed and implemented, the impetus for these arrangements, and what institutional features appear to be associated with greater or lesser success in river basin management.

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"This 12-chapter book provide an overview, a summary of the comparative analysis of eight case studies, and a summary of determinants of decentralized water management. … The book is edited and in part written by three recognized experts in institutional development and water management. … the book and underlying analytical framework are comprehensive and a must read for those interested in understanding the dynamics of decentralization, increased participation, and role of integration in progressive, modern water management."(Matthew D. Davis, Eos, Vol. 89 (48), November, 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540283546
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Karin Kemper: Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, South Asia Environment and Social Unit, the World Bank, with research and project experience in Latin America and Asia and a number of publications in institutional economics relating to water resources management.

William Blomquist: Associate Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Purdue Indianapolis, with research and consulting experience on water resource planning and policy and on institutions of water resource management.

Ariel Dinar: Lead Economist, Agriculture ad Rural Development Department, The World Bank and Professional Lecturer of International Relations - Energy, Environment, Science and Technology, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, USA.

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Table of Contents

1. River basin management at the lowest appropriate level: When and why does it (not) work in pracitave? - 2. Comparative analysis of case studies.- 3. Determinants of river basin management decentralization: Motivation, process, and performance.- 4. Australia: Murray-Darling basin.- 5. Brazil: Alton Tietê basin.- 6. Brazil: Jaguaribe basin.- 7. Canada: Fraser basin.- 8. Costa Rica: Tárcoles basin.- 9. Indonesia: Brantas basin.- 10. Poland: Warta basin.- 11. Spain: Guadalquivir basin.- 12. River basin management: Conclusions and implications.

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