Published: July 2013
Authors: Heather Cooley, Newsha Ajami, Mai-Lan Ha, Veena Srinivasan, Jason Morrison, Kristina Donnelly, and Juliet Christian-Smith
Growing pressure on global water resources is having major impacts on our social, economic, and environmental well-being. Water governance processes facilitate interaction and dialogue among key players, both formal and informal, for setting standards and objectives and resolving disputes.
Despite growing recognition that the world’s water-related challenges extend beyond national and regional boundaries, there has been scant discussion of global water governance that looks more holistically at shared water challenges. This report identifies major concerns and offers recommendations for how water governance can be improved at the global scale, in an increasingly interconnected world.