Climate Adaptation and Watershed Transboundary Governance Institutions

Because the physical circumstances determining water quality and quantity occur on a watershed level, a watershed-wide approach has become all the more imperative when the myriad effects of climate change on water quantity and quality are added to the equation. This policy brief investigates Watershed Transboundary Governing Institutions (TGIs) in order to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the different institutional approaches, governance designs and policies instruments they employ and to recommend which of these approaches, designs and practices should be incorporated in future efforts to manage watersheds.

Three Watershed TGIs are examined as case studies to provide some examples where water quality improvement is likely attributed to TGI actions - including the Delaware River Basin Commission, CALFED, and the Chesapeake Bay Program.

Publication Date: June 2010

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  • Marc Landy

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  • Case study
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