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Interactive Perspectives on Water Governance in Asia

  • Kenji OtsukaEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter argues for the importance of water governance perspectives in addressing water issues in Asia, focusing on interactions between policy and practice and between formal institutions and informal practices. First, the concepts of IWRM are revisited by referring to international guidelines. Next, major international perspectives on water governance as well as the concept of basin governance are reviewed, followed by ways to develop proper concepts for Asian countries and communities through interactive approaches. Finally, this chapter identifies issues to be discussed in each chapter of this book and synthesizes our findings while addressing remained tasks to be pursued further.

Keywords

Water governance Integrated water resource management (IWRM) Basin governance Interactive governance Interactive approaches Asia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Developing EconomiesJapan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)ChibaJapan

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