Public Participation in the Governance of International Freshwater Resources

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Overview

The United Nations has identified the rising demand for water as one of the major threats to human and ecological health for at least a generation. Over the coming decade, governments throughout the world will struggle to manage water in ways that are efficient, equitable, and environmentally sound. The success of these efforts may depend on giving the public a voice in watershed management decisions that directly affect them. Public involvement holds the promise of improving the management of international watercourses and reducing the potential for conflict over water issues.

This volume examines the experiences in many watercourses around the world, drawing lessons learned and highlighting areas for further development. The book also identifies factors —linguistic, political, legal, traditional and cultural, geographic, and institutional —that should be considered in extending and adapting the approaches to other watersheds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789280811063
  • Publisher: United Nations University Press
  • Publication date: 8/17/2005
  • Series: Water Resources Management and Policy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Bruch is a senior attorney at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. Libor Jansky is senior academic program officer at the United Nations University's Vice Rectorate in Europe. Mikiyasu Nakayama is professor of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo. Kazimierz A. Salewicz is a systems analyst specializing in decision support system and water resources management in international river basins.

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Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
Note on measurements
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. From theory to practice: An overview of approaches to involving the public in international watershed management

PART I: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
2. Evolution of public involvement in international watercourse management
3. Transboundary ecosystem governance: Beyond sovereignty?
4. Implications of the Information Society on participatory governance

PART II: EXPERIENCES FROM INTERNATIONAL WATERSHEDS
5. Public participation in the management of the Danube River: Necessary but neglected
6. Citizens working across national borders: The experience in the North American Great Lakes
7. Public participation in watershed management in theory and practice: A Mekong River Basin Perspective
8. Public participation in Southern African watercourses
9. Public involvement in water resource management within the Okavagno River Basin

PART III: INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
10. Access to information, public participation, and conflict resolution at teh World Bank
11. Improving governance and public participation in international watercourse management: Experience of the African Development Bank in the Senegal River Basin
12. A North American toolbox for public involvement in international watershed issues

PART IV: LESSONS FROM DOMESTIC WATERCOURSES
13. Improving sustainable management of Kenyan fisheries resources through public participation
14. Public participation in a multijurisdictional resource recovery: Lessonss from the Chesapeake Bay Program
15. Chesapeake Bay protection: Business in the open
16. A cooperative process for PCB TMDL development in the Delaware Estuary
17. Public participation in the resettlement process of dam-construction projects: A post-project survey of the Saguling and Cirata dams in Indonesia

PART V: EMERGING TOOLS
18. Internet-based tools for disseminating information and promoting public participation in international watercourse management
19. Capabilities and limitations of decision support systems in facilitating access to information
20. Sketches from life: Adaptive ecosystem management and public learning
21. The Colorado River through the Grand Canyon: Applying alternative dispute resolution methods to public participation
22. Public participation in the development of guidelines for regional environmental impact assessment of transboundary aquatic ecosystems of East Africa
23. Access to justice through the Central American Water Tribunal Conclusion
24. Strategies for advancing public involvement in international watershed management
Abbreviations and acronyms
Contributors
Index

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