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Title: A comparative analysis of Sava, Tisza, Dniester transborder water river basin management agreement and cooperative policies and their impact on the enhancing of mutual understanding and the well being of people involved
Authors: Martignago, Gabriele
Issue Date: 29-Apr-2011
Publisher: Università degli studi di Trieste
Abstract: Water is a natural resource indispensable to life. Throughout history, water has mostly been viewed as a source of conflict, this bias often eclipsing its significant opportunity for cooperation potential. In the past two centuries, the growing pressure exerted on water resources by traditional and new water uses has increased dramatically; Today, IWRM is the modern water governance paradigm, the institutional mechanism parsing the concept of water between a “social and economic good” , which has has gained wide acceptance lately; new International Conventions have been adopted. This in turn has prompted a shift in axis of water governance: from a supply led to a demand driven approach. In EU, the enactment of Water Framework Directive (EU WFD) in 2000 represents a turnaround point in the governance of freshwater resources. All EU river basins must develop a River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) having as benchmark the “good status” of all water by 2015. During the RBMP’ s planning stage the river basin authorities must inform and consult the citizens and actively involved the stakeholder (Public Participation). Since the EU WFD represents one of the first examples of EU legislation which explicitly upheld the boundaries of a biophysical system over the political-administrative institutions governing them, the PhD dissertation attempts to find out if the ED WFD induce PP process can enhance the mutual understanding and wellbeing of basin riparian people living in and around the EU borders., To this end, it focuses on and compares the “Public Participation” process features of the water governance regimes of three transborder river basins - Sava, Tisza, and Dniester ,all located in and around one of more socioeconomic and political complex EU border. Being the first investigation that has attempted this kind of comparative analysis, the roof level’ findings concerning the three case studies and the rationale underpinning their interpretation may serve as a starting point for further research in this field.
Description: 2009/2010
NBN: urn:nbn:it:units-9118
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