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Is there still a need to legislate? A water policy agenda for the Philippines
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This paper outlines the recommended policy agenda for water governance in the Philippines based on the various papers written under a joint research project on water management. Three main themes emerged from the papers despite differences in their approaches and focus. One, the papers are unanimous in declaring that there is a water crisis. Two, the water crisis, which is caused by a conjuncture of natural and anthropogenic events and rooted on destructive land-use practices, is aggravated by a flawed governance system characterized by a soft state. And three, while there is a need to strengthen national laws in order to address the water crisis, the need to empower
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Rola, A. (ed.); Liguton, J. (ed.); Francisco, H. (ed.) (Makati City, Philippines: Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004)
Elazegui, Dulce D. (Makati City, Philippines: Philippine Institute for Development, 2004)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 ...
Orprecio, J.; Rola, Agnes C.; Deutsch, William; Coxhead, Ian; Sumbalan, Antonio (Makati City, Philippines: Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2002)As population and their demands for water continue to rise, water resources in turn become more scarce. In the Philippines, where surface water constitutes about three quarters of the country's fresh water supply and comes ...