As defined by the UNDP Water Governance Facility, water governance is determined by the political, social, economic, and administrative systems that are in place. These systems can both directly and indirectly affect the use, development, and management of water resources and the delivery of water services delivery at different levels of society. Improving governance for economic, environmental, and social sustainability is possible through the establishment of stronger public and private institutions, policies, legislation, and processes. Topics addressed in this theme include the principles of equity and efficiency, water administration, the roles of government and other stakeholders, and the frameworks to balance water use between socio-economic activities and ecosystems.
USAID country Profile: Property Rights and Resource Governance: Tajikistan
USAID country Profile: Property Rights and Resource Governance: Uganda
Planning for Climate Change in the West
USAID country Profile: Property Rights and Resource Governance: Zambia
Guidelines for Improving the Financial Performance of Municipal Water and Sanitation Operators
Emerging Private Sector Participation Arrangements for Solid Waste Management in India
Local Government Water Services (Lgws): Quarterly Progress Report No. 2 -- January-March 2001
Principles of Sharing Costs Associated With Operation and Maintenance of The Water Facilities of Interstate Joint Use
Water Utilities Conference Report: July 15-16, 1999, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Audit of USAID/Egypt's Water and Wastewater Activities
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