Institutions and water - the vital connections
Water governance encompasses economic, administrative and even political authority over water resources and services. There are various institutions at play at different levels - national, regional or local, public or private - each having its own mandate and jurisdiction in water decisions and actions. Thus, the attainment of coherent water management goals would depend on the degree of collaboration among these multiple institutions (Malayang 2002). From this perspective, this Policy Notes examines issues emerging from the current institutional framework in water governance and suggests some pertinent policy and institutional reforms.