Governance of water resources

W. van Leussen, Kristiaan R.D. Lulofs

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    WATER MANAGEMENT in the Netherlands is highly consensus based, whichseems to be rooted in the decisionmaking process associated with water resources in the polders since the Middle Ages.At that time, such decisions were made by the water boards, democratic stakeholder organizations consisting of elected representatives from the local communities (see Chapter 8).This decisionmaking system has continued for many centuries and still characterizes presentday water resource governance in the Netherlands.The mode of governance has varied depending on the specific situation, and several periods with a characteristic management structure can be distinguished.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWater Policy in the Netherlands
    Subtitle of host publicationIntegrated Management in a Densely Populated Delta
    EditorsStijn Reinhard
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9781936331413
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2009


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