Water Rights and Water Allocation: Issues and Challenges for Asia

Publication | August 2009

This book outlines how practitioners are discovering what role they can play to avoid and solve water rights and water allocation problems, and to build an enabling environment for integrated water resources management in river basins.

As governments across Asia are searching for ways to increase water security for rural and urban water uses, the need to articulate water rights and improve water allocation practices is rapidly becoming a priority issue to them. The process is made more complex by rapid urbanization, climate change, and other drivers of change. With the support of the Network of Asian River Basin Organizations (NARBO), practitioners are discovering what role they can play in avoiding and solving problems among stakeholders, and in building an enabling environment for integrated water resources management in river basins.

Contents 

  • Abbreviations
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: The Role of River Basin Organizations in Water Rights and Allocation
  • The Principles and Priorities of Water Rights
  • Managing Water Allocation and Authorized Use
  • Building Effective Institutions: A Long-Term Commitment
  • Taking Action
  • Appendixes