OECD principles on water governance in practice: an assessment of existing frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America

Susana Neto (Lead / Corresponding author), Jeff Camkin, Andrew Fenemor, Poh-Ling Tan, Jaime Melo Baptista, Marcia Ribeiro, Roland Schulze, Sabine Stuart-Hill, Christopher Spray, Rahmah Elfithri

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Through the lens of the 12 OECD Principles on Water Governance, this article examines six water resources and water services frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America to understand enhancing and constraining contextual factors. Qualitative and quantitative methods are used to analyze each framework against four criteria: alignment; implementation; on-ground results; and policy impact. Four main target areas are identified for improving water governance: policy coherence; financing; managing trade-offs; and ensuring integrity and transparency by all decision makers and stakeholders. Suggestions are presented to support practical implementation of the principles through better government action and stakeholder involvement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-89
Number of pages30
JournalWater International
Volume43
Issue number1
Early online date22 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2018

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Neto, Susana ; Camkin, Jeff ; Fenemor, Andrew ; Tan, Poh-Ling ; Baptista, Jaime Melo ; Ribeiro, Marcia ; Schulze, Roland ; Stuart-Hill, Sabine ; Spray, Christopher ; Elfithri, Rahmah . / OECD principles on water governance in practice : an assessment of existing frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America. In: Water International. 2018 ; Vol. 43, No. 1. pp. 60-89.
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OECD principles on water governance in practice : an assessment of existing frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America. / Neto, Susana (Lead / Corresponding author); Camkin, Jeff; Fenemor, Andrew ; Tan, Poh-Ling ; Baptista, Jaime Melo ; Ribeiro, Marcia ; Schulze, Roland ; Stuart-Hill, Sabine ; Spray, Christopher; Elfithri, Rahmah .

In: Water International, Vol. 43, No. 1, 02.01.2018, p. 60-89.

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