Assessing water governance capacity in MENA : applying an institutional document analysis to Jordan Public Deposited

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  • Water governance has been identified as a crucial component to improving conditions and balancing supply and demand of water resources in the water-scarce Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Finding a method for, and commencing the process of, evaluating water governance is thus imperative. This study analyzes the potential to assess national capacity for water governance through analysis of institutional legal and policy documents relevant to water resources, using Jordan as a case study. Usefulness and completeness of the methodology, as well as findings for Jordan are presented. Several elements of the analysis framework applied appear to be analyzable using this method; others may be ambiguous or require an alternate mode of assessment, such as government or citizen perceptions. Of the analyzable elements of water governance, Jordan demonstrates high capacity for organization in the water sector, water quality regulation, enforcement of water rights limits, infrastructure development and maintenance/operation, use of incentives and sanctions, and collecting and utilizing water data. There is also some evidence that Jordan is moving toward a more participatory and transparent governance process. Potential challenges exist for allocation, particularly where water rights trades are involved, as well as water service related responsibilities, such as enforcing standards and issuing concessions to private service providers.
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