Integrated River Basin Management through Decentralization

  • Karin E. Kemper
  • Ariel Dinar
  • William Blomquist

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. River Basin Management at the Lowest Appropriate Level: When and Why Does It Work in Practice?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. Blomquist, A. Dinar, K. E. Kemper
      Pages 17-32
  3. The Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. W. Blomquist, B. Haisman, A. Dinar, A. Bhat
      Pages 65-82
    3. R. M. Formiga Johnsson, K. E. Kemper
      Pages 85-108
    4. R. M. Formiga Johnsson, K. E. Kemper
      Pages 111-129
    5. W. Blomquist, K. S. Calbick, A. Dinar
      Pages 131-147
    6. W. Blomquist, M. Ballestero, A. Bhat, K. E. Kemper
      Pages 149-165
    7. A. Bhat, K. Ramu, K. E. Kemper
      Pages 167-185
    8. W. Blomquist, A. Tonderski, A. Dinar
      Pages 187-204
    9. W. Blomquist, C. Giansante, A. Bhat, K. E. Kemper
      Pages 207-226
  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. W. Blomquist, A. Dinar, K. E. Kemper
      Pages 229-238
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-262

About this book


Drawing upon a worldwide survey of river basin organizations and in-depth studies of eight river basins in a variety of locations around the globe, this book examines how institutional arrangements for managing water resources at the river-basin level have been designed and implemented, what the impetus for these arrangements has been, and what institutional features appear to be associated with greater or lesser success in river basin management.


Decentralisation Institution Institutional Economics Institutional Policy Analysis Natural Resources Management Policy Public Administration Riverbasin Management Water Resources Management economy organization political economy water water resources

Editors and affiliations

  • Karin E. Kemper
    • 1
  • Ariel Dinar
    • 1
  • William Blomquist
    • 2
  1. 1.The World BankWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)IndianapolisUSA

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