This joint initiative between the OECD – particularly its Water Governance Initiative. – and the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) seeks to provide a canvas for a scientific approach to the OECD Principles on Water Governance and their use as a tool for multi-stakeholder dialogue in different contexts. The OECD Principles, adopted in 2015, are used as a common thread across the articles to feed theoretical and conceptual frameworks and draw lessons from practical experiences in water governance reforms. All papers were co-authored by groups of diverse stakeholders involved in the OECD Water Governance Initiative, including academics, regulators, utilities, NGOs, international organisations, user representatives and policy makers.
Table of Content:
- Editors’ foreword, Aziza Akhmouch, Delphine Clavreul, Sarah Hendry, Sharon B. Megdal, James E. Nickum, Francisco Nunes-Correia & Andrew Ross, Pages: 1-4
- Introducing the OECD Principles on Water Governance, Aziza Akhmouch, Delphine Clavreul & Peter Glas, Pages: 5-12
- Addressing the policy-implementation gaps in water services: the key role of meso-institutions, Claude Ménard, Alejandro Jimenez & Hakan Tropp, Pages: 13-33
- Stakeholder engagement in water governance as social learning: lessons from practice, Uta Wehn, Kevin Collins, Kim Anema, Laura Basco-Carrera & Alix Lerebours, Pages: 34-59
- OECD Principles on Water Governance in practice: an assessment of existing frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America, Susana Neto, Jeff Camkin, Andrew Fenemor, Poh-Ling Tan, Jaime Melo Baptista, Marcia Ribeiro, Roland Schulze, Sabine Stuart-Hill, Chris Spray & Rahmah Elfithri, Pages: 60-89
- Functions of OECD Water Governance Principles in assessing water governance practices: assessing the Dutch Flood Protection Programme, Chris Seijger, Stijn Brouwer, Arwin van Buuren, Herman Kasper Gilissen, Marleen van Rijswick & Michelle Hendriks, Pages: 90-108
- The evolution of water governance in France from the 1960s: disputes as major drivers for radical changes within a consensual framework, Marine Colon, Sophie Richard & Pierre-Alain Roche, Pages: 109-132
The special issue is available at https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rwin20/43/1?nav=tocList#.