Sesan, Sekong, Srepok
Negotiation processes and the skills to design, facilitate and participate in multi-stakeholder negotiations are critical to improving water management. Water users, water managers and policy makers involved in negotiating water decisions need to develop effective negotiation practice. Better negotiation can help stakeholders to arrive at workable solutions they would not otherwise achieve. Applications of better negotiation practice are numerous. Water allocation agreements, watershed management plans, national water law reforms,corporate water policies and transboundary water treaties all involve multiple stakeholders and can be
Transboundary rivers are increasingly being drawn upon to meet the needs of growing populations and economies. This increased pressure on the available water resources sharpens competing demands between countries, rural and urban areas, different user groups, and the river ecosystems themselves. The challenge is to balance these competing demands in a way that is equitable and sustainable for present and future generations.
Nowhere is the challenge of transboundary water management more pronounced than in Africa. The continent’s history has left it with more international
Flow – The essentials of environmental flows
This guide offers practical advice for the implementation of environmental flows in the river basins of the world. It explains how to assess flow requirements, change the legal and financial framework, and involve stakeholders in negotiations. ‘Flow’ sets out a path from conflict over limited water resources and environmental degradation to a water management system that reduces poverty, ensures healthy rivers and shares water equitably.