Water governance assessment

Water governance assessment

As a result of climate change, it is expected that extreme events influencing water

management (flooding or drought) will increase. Early adaptation to this trend of

increasing climatic extremes is therefore required. Governance plays a crucial role in

the adaptation process particularly in restricting or facilitating the implementation of

adaptation measures. In-depth knowledge about the governance setting of a given

region and how to influence governance processes is therefore essential in realizing

ef fective adaptation.

The team of scientists of DROP has developed a

Governance Assessment Tool (GAT), through which

the governance setting of a given region for planning

and realizing drought adaptation measures

can be assessed. Based on this assessment,

recommendations can be developed to regional

water authorities on how to operate most

effectively towards increased drought and water

scarcity adaptation in this governance context.

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