7. Institutional framework (2 of 2)




River Basin Organisations
The concept of integrated water resources management has been accompanied by promotion of the river basin as the logical geographical unit for its practical realisation.

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Institutional requirements
In order to bring IWRM into effect, institutional arrangements are needed to enable:

The functioning of a consortium of stakeholders involved in decision making, with representation of all sections of society, and a good gender balance;
Water resources management based on hydrological boundaries;
Organisational structures at basin and sub-basin levels to enable decision making at the lowest appropriate level;
Government to co-ordinate the national management of water resources across water use sectors.


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