Importance of the governmental level actions
Managing water for all is not only a question of resources availability and money, but equally a matter of good governance. Water is essentially a local issue and involves lot of stakeholders at basin, municipal, regional, national and international levels. In the absence of effective public governance to manage inter-dependencies across policy areas and between levels of government, policymakers inevitably face obstacles to effectively designing and implementing water reforms.
Water governance is the set of rules, practices, and processes through which decisions for the management of water resources and services are taken and implemented, and decision-makers are held accountable.
There is now an urgent need to take stock of recent experiences, identify good practices and develop practical tools to assist different levels of governments and other stakeholders in engaging effective, fair and sustainable water policies.