Water Governance

This tool aims to support professionals in water utilities, acting as a guideline to reflect and discuss water governance challenges and alternatives. Most water issues are considered as inherently related to technical problems, this tool invites the reader to consider other dimensions of water supply

Thinking of governance issues can be broad and generic, which usually leads people to talk about it in relative superficial terms. To avoid this, one needs to place strategic questions to understand water governance in terms of what water (groundwater, surface water, waste water, etc.), and what governance (basin governance, groundwater governance, corporate governance, etc.) is under discussion.

Thus, the water governance analysis and assessment framework is an instrument to study the governance system in and around water utilities, where most water professionals work and operate. Overall, this tool provides a framework to judge objectives, opportunities, and challenges for water and sanitation development.

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