The aim of Deliverable 23.2 is to develop a conceptual model of sustainable and stable water governance arrangements, allowing water service companies and regulators to improve the resilience of water distribution agreements. By analysing competing theories and drawing on relevant case studies, the aim of this task has been realised. The report is structured as follows. A formal assessment of the dynamics between (i) the stability of water governance arrangements and (ii) the procedural and distributional justice considerations that determine how water is allocated is presented in Chapter 2. In Chapter 3, we examine water allocation procedures in two countries with contrasting water availability statuses. Chapter 4 provides an analysis of how the features of water governance systems relate to adaptive management theory. Evidenced conclusions on the strengths and weaknesses of various governance models as the physical systems they govern are exposed to unstable operating conditions (climate, demand, competing uses etc.) are drawn upon in Chapter 5. Lastly, a proposed concept for water managers and regulators on how water governance arrangements can be made fit for purpose to deliver its objectives and the needs of stakeholders effectively where (i) resource availability is highly variable, and (ii) there is rapid change in the nature of demand (uses, qualities etc.) is described in Chapter 6. Open access repository:
Main related item: DELIVERABLE D23.2
Other related items: TASK 21.2, TASK 23.2
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