Implementing Integrated Water Resources Management. Governance, problem structuredness and projects in Colombia

Valdivieso Cervera, Gustavo Enrique
Abstract:
Integrated water resources management (IWRM) was presented a decade ago as “the” way to respond to the increasing water anxiety of our societies. It should help manage both the low supply problems of Europe and the low quality problems of Latin America. It was –and still is- fully coherent with the Governance paradigm in Public Administration. But as time has passed, it also became apparent that not only has it problems “of its own” but also that it faces the same challenges of the whole Governance paradigm in regard with its dependence on cooperation in networks. This paper focuses on the implementation problems of IWRM in a water-rich country that is rapidly approaching water shortages (Colombia) and on the role of one condition (problem structuredness) to explain those difficulties. Initial findings in the research of the implementation of the first projects implementing IWRM in the country are discussed.
Área(s) temática(s):
Año:
2015
Tipo de publicación:
Paper/Extenso Congresos GIGAPP
Número:
gloo
Serie:
VI Congreso Internacional en Gobierno, Administración y Politicas Públicas. GIGAPP IUIOG. 29 sept. 02 octubre 2015.
Dirección:
Madrid, España
Organización:
GIGAPP IUIOG
Mes:
septiembre
Nota:
Este trabajo es parte de mi disertación doctoral sobre “el rol del nivel de estructuración del problema en la gobernanza operacional, role of problem structuredness in operational governance, visto a través de casos de Gerencia Integrada del Recurso Hídrico en Colombia”.
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