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Dr. Elli Louka

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195374131

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374131.001.0001

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Designing Effective Organizations

Designing Effective Organizations

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(p.111) Chapter 7 Designing Effective Organizations
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Water Law and Policy
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Elli Louka

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374131.003.0008

This chapter discusses the issue of institutional effectiveness within the context of the water framework directive (WFD). The WFD prescribes that a river basin district must be managed by a competent authority. Certain states have interpreted this provision as a requirement to establish river basin districts that would be governed by river basin institutions. Other countries have adopted more of a coordinating outlook to implementation, according to which multiple national, regional, and local authorities are to work together to prepare a river basin management plan. The preoccupation of both new and existing institutions of river basin management is how to ensure a high degree of effectiveness in water management.

Keywords:   EU, water resource, water management, water policy, water framework directive, WFD, river basin district, institutional effectiveness, river basin management

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