Policy, governance, institutions and sustainability | Global Water Institute

Policy, governance, institutions and sustainability

How a society chooses to govern their water resources has a profound impact on peoples’ livelihoods and the overall sustainability of water resources. Improving water governance is essential to alleviating poverty and building resilient and sustainable communities.

Water governance

Water governance is the set of rules, practices and processes through which water resources and services are implemented and decision-makers are held accountable. Our expertise lies in the following areas:

  • Water allocation planning
  • Water metering policy
  • Co-regulation
  • Agricultural self-management
  • Community and water engagement
  • Collaborative water governance
  • Water regulation
  • Bore driller regulation
  • Market based instruments
  • Compliance and enforcement of water extraction
  • Groundwater law and governance.

Sustainability assessment:

Sustainability assessments are gaining lot of importance and are increasingly recognised as a powerful tool for policy making and public communication in providing information on countries and corporate performance in fields such as environment, economic, social, or technological improvement. Our researchers have considerable knowledge and expertise in:

  • Triple bottom line reporting
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Environmental foot-printing
  • Multi-criteria analysis