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Comparison of institutional arrangements for river basin management in eight basins, Volume 1
Author:Blomquist, William; Dinar, Ariel; Kemper, Karin; Country:Brazil; Indonesia; Canada; Spain; Australia; Costa Rica; Poland;
Date Stored:2005/06/14Document Date:2005/06/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems; Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions; Town Water Supply and Sanitation; National Governance; Drought Management
Language:EnglishRegion:Latin America & Caribbean; East Asia and Pacific; Rest Of The World; Europe and Central Asia
Report Number:WPS3636Collection Title:Policy, Research working paper ; no. WPS 3636
Volume No:1  

Summary: This study represents an effort toward understanding conditions that affect successful or unsuccessful efforts to devolve water resource management to the river basin level and secure active stakeholder involvement. A theoretical framework is used to identify potentially important variables related to the likelihood of success. Using a comparative case-study approach, the study examined river basins where organizations have been developed at the basin scale and where organizations perform management functions such as planning, allocation, and pricing of water supplies, flood prevention and response, and water quality monitoring and improvement. This paper compares the alternative approaches to basin governance and management adopted in the following river basins: the Alto-Tiete and Jaguaribe River Basins, Brazil; the Brantas River Basin, East Java, Indonesia; the Fraser River Basin, British Columbia, Canada; the Guadalquivir Basin, Spain; the Murray-Darling River Basin, Australia; the Tarcoles River Basin, Costa Rica; and the Warta River Basin, Poland. The analysis focuses on how management has been organized and pursued in each case in light of its specific geographical, historical, and organizational contexts and the evolution of institutional arrangements. The cases are also compared and assessed for their observed degrees of success in achieving improved stakeholder participation and integrated water resources management.

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