Evolution of the Greek national regime for water resources

Eleftheria Kampa, Johannes T.A. Bressers

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Abstract

This paper characterizes and explains the development of the Greek national water regime, based on a framework from institutional resource regime theory. The specific framework combines public resource policies with property rights and operationalizes the concept of integration for resource regimes. The paper concentrates on attempts at more integrated water management in Greece (via important national water laws), which were mainly driven by increasing water resource degradation and EU water policies. It is argued that national attempts since the 1980s (especially the 1987 Water Law) were unsuccessful also under the influence of an unfavourable institutional context which prevailed at the time of the attempts. The outcome of a new 2003 Water Law in practice remains to be seen. The path to integration must involve significant efforts to overcome institutional obstacles which hindered integrated water management in the past.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)481-500
Number of pages20
JournalWater policy
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Integrated water management
  • Institutions
  • Greece
  • IR-60526
  • Water regime
  • Water rights
  • METIS-250692
  • Water policy

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Evolution of the Greek national regime for water resources. / Kampa, Eleftheria; Bressers, Johannes T.A.

In: Water policy, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2008, p. 481-500.

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