Public participation in water governance

Razzaque, J. (2009) Public participation in water governance. In: Dellapenna, J. and Gupta, J., eds. (2009) The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water. Springer, pp. 353-372. ISBN 978-1-4020-9866-6. Available from:

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Public participation in water management remains an evolving issue. International and regional instruments provide mechanisms for local community participation in water related projects and policies. This chapter gives an overview of the growing participatory rights and how participatory processes have influenced the institutional, legal, and political development of water law. It assesses the efficiency of participatory mechanisms, the interplay between law and institutions, and the influence of people on policy - and decision-making. The chapter concludes that water governance is shaped primarily by domestic process with some influence from international processes, with interaction between formal and informal modes of participation.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:water governance
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Law
ID Code:7855
Deposited By: Professor J. Razzaque
Deposited On:26 May 2010 08:36
Last Modified:14 Feb 2017 15:14

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