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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