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Thirsty CitiesHow Indian Cities Can Meet their Water Needs$
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M. Dinesh Kumar

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198099550

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099550.001.0001

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Capacity Building for Sustainable Urban Water Management

Capacity Building for Sustainable Urban Water Management

Institutional Reforms

(p.191) 8 Capacity Building for Sustainable Urban Water Management
Thirsty Cities

M. Dinesh Kumar

Oxford University Press

Capacity building in water sector has to address three broad sets of concerns: institutional (directive) reforms; organizational strengthening; and human resource development. This chapter discusses the aims for capacity building in urban water supply sector. The various dimensions of capacity building are discussed. The various instruments for capacity building; frameworks for analyzing institutional capacity in water sector are then dealt with. The institutional reforms in urban water sector for ensuring sustainable urban water management, including the design principles and practices, are finally suggested. The new institutional regime suggested for improved urban water management are based on the following practices: separating out water resource management functions from water supply functions; creating an independent water pricing regulatory body; separating out water quality regulation from pollution control measures; and stakeholder involvement in urban water governance.

Keywords:   instruments of capacity building, institutional regime, sustainable urban water management, pricing regulatory body, water quality regulation, stakeholder involvement

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