International Journal of Water Governance <p>The International Journal of Water Governance (IJWG) aims to be an important source of knowledge on governance in the domain of water and water-related issues. It was previously published from Erasmus University Rotterdam, and currently a co-production by Wageningen University, TU Delft and Deltares.</p> en-US (Jeroen Warner) (Sumit Vij, Assistant Professor, Sociology & Development Change Group, Wageningen University & Research) Fri, 12 May 2023 11:43:10 +0000 OJS 60 The Bureaucratic disconnect in collaborative institutions: A Case of Rural Water Supply in Punjab, Pakistan <p>The collaborative model for rural water supply (RWS), introduced at the behest of international funders in the 1990s, experienced only partial success owing to the low accept- ability of public managers and the slow process of community development (CD). This article goes into the empirical findings of a study that is based on in-depth interviews with 20 staff and line public managers of the four RWS in different regions as well as on content analysis of policy documents and funding organizations’ reports. The results indicate that appropriate CD, reforms in internal organization arrangements, and understanding of context-specific social, economic, and political diversity remain necessary in collaborative compliance with institutions for RWS sustainability. The study aims at making a contribution to the theory of collaborative governance and the practice of collaborative implementation in developing countries.</p> Seemi Waheed, Maqbool Sial, Aisha Azhar Copyright (c) 2023 seemi waheed Wed, 14 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 A historical perspective on water governance in Republic of Ireland <p>This paper provides a historical perspective on the evolution of water governance in the Republic of Ireland where long-term shifts in agricultural activities, demographic characteristics, water and debates over drinking water supply charges have influenced water resources governance and the integration of management practices. Drawing on threads from the past, the paper first describes how water governance from the early 1950s focused on rural access to water, pollution control and monitoring. With the advent of the Water Framework Directive in 2003, the crux of policy and management practices changed, with 81% of present policies mirroring Integrated Water Resource Management principles. However, issues such as the implementation of drinking water supply water charges and equitable access to water resources remain controversial. Looking to the future, the effects of climate change and land use planning, as well as demographic changes and international legislation are among those factors influencing water policy and management in the Republic of Ireland. Structured stakeholder engagement and further research directed at improving water quality is advocated to promote a sustainable and equitable water future.</p> Sarpong Hammond Antwi, Suzanne Linnane, Alec Rolston, David Getty, Jill H. Slinger Copyright (c) 2023 Sarpong Hammond Antwi, Suzanne Linnane, Alec Rolston, David Getty, Jill H. Slinger Fri, 12 May 2023 00:00:00 +0000