Title: Legitimacy and efficiency of water governance regimes; an emerging agenda to support policy tool development. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2002 
Availability: Gearey, M. & Jeffrey, P. (2002) Legitimacy and efficiency of water governance regimes; an emerging agenda to support policy tool development. - paper presented at the International Water Association 2nd International Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Water in Urban Areas. Tenerife, Spain. April 2-4. 2003. 
Author 1/Producer: Gearey, M. 
Other Authors/Producers: Jeffrey, P 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.aquadapt.net/pdf/Gearey_Jeffrey_-_Legitimacy_and_ ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Short description: This paper addresses the challenges that an emerging water epoch brings to both civil society and governance regimes in developed economies, and aims to explore the opportunities and constraints to meeting changing conditions of water availability and quality efficiently, effectively and equitably. Through reviewing past evolutions of water governance regimes and examining forthcoming threats and opportunities, the paper seeks to argue that effective policy tool development to support integrated water resource management (IWRM) can be aided by tightening the bonds between concepts of legitimacy and efficiency. Though exploratory, the paper contends that it is through developing water governance regimes in this manner that societies facing water stress can evolve the requisite adaptive capacities needed to ensure continuity of freshwater resources. 
Link to Project(s): AQUADAPT Strategic tools to support adaptive, integrated water resource management under changing utilisation conditions at catchment level: A co-evolutionary approach
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 14/02/2006

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