2.2 Key Issues in River Basin Governance

Presentations

2.2.1     Key issues and perspectives in water and river basin governance View or Download
2.2.2     River basin trajectories View or Download
2.2.3     Three waves of rbm & paradigm shift in water governance View or Download
2.2.4     Inter-basin water transfers View or Download

Lecture notes

2.2.1     Key issues and perspectives in water and river basin governance View or Download

Teaching guides

2.2.1     Key issues and perspectives in water and river basin governance View or Download
2.2.2     River basin trajectories View or Download
2.2.3     Three waves of rbm & paradigm shift in water governance View or Download
2.2.4     Inter-basin water transfers View or Download

Required reading

2.2.1     Key issues and perspectives in water and river basin governance
  • Frank Jaspers (April 2011) Lecture Notes “Legal Arrangements for Water Governance”, pages 15 – 22. View or Download
  • François Molle. 2009. Water, politics and river basin governance: repoliticizing approaches to river basin management.” Water International Vol. 34, No. 1: 62—70. View or Download
  •  Bruce P. Hooper. 2003. Integrated Water Resources Management and River Basin Governance. Universities Council on Water Resources Water Resources Update, issue 126, pages 12-20, November 2003. View or Download
  • François Molle, Philippus Wester and Philip Hirsch. 2010. River basin closure: Processes, implications and responses. Agricultural Water Management 97: 569-577. View or Download
  • Anthony Turton. 2010. New thinking on the governance of water and river basins in Africa. SAIIA Research Report No. 6. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand. View or Download
2.2.2     River basin trajectories
  • David Seckler. 1996. The New Era of Water Resources Management: From “Dry” to “Wet” Water Savings. IWMI research report 1. [16 pp] View or Download
  • François Molle. 2003. Development Trajectories of River Basins: A Conceptual Framework. IWMI research report 72. [28 pp] View or Download
2.2.3     Three waves of rbm & paradigm shift in water governance
  • Bolding, A., and P. Wester, 2005, Three waves of river basin development and management: the Might and Myth of the TVA model, Summary of a paper presented at a two day session on ‘Water Governance: challenging the global consensus’, at the CERES summer school on ‘Governance for Social Transformation’, held at the ISS, the Hague, 27-29 June 2005. View or Download 
  • François Molle. 2009. River-basin planning and management: The social life of a concept, Geoforum (online first) View or Download
  • Lach, D., Rayner, S. and H. Ingram (2005) Taming the waters: strategies to domesticate the wicked problems of water resource management. Int. J. Water 3(1), 1-17. View or Download
2.2.4     Inter-basin water transfers
  • Fereidoun Ghassemi and Ian White, 2007, Inter-Basin Water Transfer: Case Studies from Australia, United States, Canada, China and India. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [read pages 22-48 (Chap. 2) and pp 201-240 (Chap. 11)]. View or Download
  • M.A. Horn (unknown) Method for Estimating Water Use and Interbasin Transfers of Freshwater and Wastewater in an Urbanized Basin. Sources unknown. View or Download

Further reading

2.2.1     Key issues and perspective in water and river basin governance 
  • Ministry of Water Resources. 2001. Implementation Strategy for River Basin Integrated Development Master Plan. Addis Ababa: MoWR. View or Download
  • Swatuk, L.A. 2005. “Political Challenges to Implementing IWRM in Southern Africa”. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 30: 872-880. View or Download
2.2.2     River basin trajectories
  • Molle, F.; Wester, P.; 2009. River Basin Trajectories: an Inquiry into Changing Waterscapes. In: River Basin Trajectories: Societies, Environments and Development / Molle, F., Wester, P. (eds). - Wallingford, UK: CABI (Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Series 8). View or Download
  • Awash River Basin studies (literature to be identified) for use in tutorial View or Download
2.2.3     Three waves of rbm & paradigm shift in water governance
  • Miller, B.A., and R.B. Reidinger, 1998, Comprehensive River Basin Development: the Tennessee Valley Authority, World Bank technical paper No. 416, Washington DC. View or Download
  • Kemper, K., A. Dinar and W. Blomquist, 2005, Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management decentralization. The principle of managing water resources at the lowest appropriate level, when and why does it (not) work in practice, World Bank, Washington DC. View or 
  • Molle, F.; Mollinga, P.P. and Wester, P. 2009. Hydraulic bureaucracies and the hydraulic mission: Flows of water, flows of power. Water Alternatives 2(3): 328‐349. View or Download
  • Warner, J.F., P. Wester and A. Bolding. 2008. Going with the flow: river basins as the natural units for water management? Water Policy 10(S2): 121-138. View or Download 
  • (Tbi) Paper on Awash Valley Authority, for exercise 
2.2.4     Inter-basin water transfers
  • Something on Ethiopia, Inter-basin transfer plans / projects (Borana water grid, or central rift valley pipeline)