5. How to implement water governance capacity and cooperative transboundary water management?
Recommended (Handbooks & Toolkits):
RULE: reforming water governance (IUCN, 2009)
This guide shows how national water reform processes can deliver good water governance, by focusing on the principles and practice of reform. It guides managers and decision makers on a journey which provides an overview of what makes good law, policy and institutions, and the steps needed to build a coherent and fully operational water governance structure. The book is available in English, Spanish and French.
Water Integrity (UNDP, 2011)
This training manual deals with the issue of integrity and anti-corruption in the water sector – one of the least addressed areas in the governance of water resources and services. It has been developed to assist in building institutional capacity, with water managers and other water decision-makers as the primary target group. The Training Manual on Water Integrity has been developed in partnership between the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI (WGF), Cap-Net, WaterNet and Water Integrity Network (WIN). Supporting power points available here. French version: Manuel de formation sur l’intégrité de l’eau. Spanish version: Manual de capacitación sobre la integridad del agua
Recommended (Case Studies from the Global Water Partnership (GWP) – ToolBox section on
Reforming institutions for better governance):
Africa: Transboundary: Reversal of land and water degradation in Lake Chad; Zambia: Reform and Regulation of Water Sector in Zambia; Mali: Capitalizing on the process of elaboration of the Action Plan for IWRM; Burkina Faso: Action Plan for IWRM
Asia: India: A campaign for conservation of water bodies by water user groups; India: Integrated management of Chilika Lagoon; Thailand: Partnership policy in Songkhla Lake; Bangladesh: IWRM planning for Khulna-Jessore drainage rehabilitation project; India: Conservation and management of Bhoj Wetlands
Recommended (Case Studies on Transboundary Dispute Resolution by Oregon State University):
Watersheds: Danube (Europe) [PDF]; Euphrates-Tigris (Asia) [PDF]; Ganges (Asia) [PDF]; Indus (Asia) [PDF]; Jordan (including West Bank aquifers)(Asia) [PDF]; Kura-Aras (Asia) [PDF]; La Plata (South America) [PDF]; Mekong (Asia) PDF, Middle East (Asia) [PDF]; Nile (Africa) [PDF]; Salween (Asia) [PDF]; Senegal (Africa) [PDF]. Aquifer Systems: Guarani aquifer (South America) [PDF]; US-Mexico aquifers (North America) [PDF]; West Bank aquifers (included with Jordan watershed) (Asia) [PDF] . Lakes: Aral Sea (Asia) [PDF]; Great Lakes (North America) [PDF]; Lake Titicaca (South America) [PDF]. Engineering Works: Lesotho Highlands Project (Africa) [PDF]. Subject Case Studies: River Basins Organizations [PDF]; International Water Pricing [PDF]