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Water Security: Assessing the Role of Reforms Related to Independent Regulatory Authorities in India

  • Subodh Wagle
  • Sachin Warghade
  • Tejas Pol
  • Mandar Sathe

Abstract

Multiple problems in India’s water sector necessitated governance reforms in the sector. Independent regulatory authorities in water (W-IRAs) are arrowheads of these reforms. Analysis of W-IRAs and related reforms is needed to assess their implications on ‘water security and sustainability’. This chapter presents findings of such an analysis, namely, of legal documents, of the W-IRA functioning, and lessons from the regulatory interventions by the authors. The analysis, using an evolved framework, encompasses: (a) system for tariff determination, (b) financial regulation, and (c) regime of water rights. The paper concludes that replication of current W-IRA model may aggravate the threats to water security and sustainability.

Keywords

Water Allocation Financial Regulation Water Sector Cost Recovery Water Security 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subodh Wagle
    • 1
  • Sachin Warghade
    • 1
  • Tejas Pol
    • 2
  • Mandar Sathe
    • 2
  1. 1.Tata Institute of Social SciencesMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Resources and Livelihoods Group, PRAYASPuneIndia

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