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Integrated Institutional Water Regimes


Integrated Institutional Water Regimes

Realisation in Greece


Kampa, Eleftheria 2007: Integrated institutional water regimes - Realisation in Greece. Berlin: Logos Verlag.

This book deals with integrated water management and institutional water regimes in Greece, on a national level and in specific river basins. The book presents the results of the doctoral dissertation of Eleftheria Kampa, Fellow at Ecologic.

In view of intensified water problems and new policy requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive, Greece faces nowadays a great challenge to manage its water resources in more integrated and sustainable ways. This dissertation examines whether there have been changes or attempts to change the Greek institutional water regime towards a more integrated phase to date. It also seeks to explain why there has been change (if any) or lack of change towards integration, in order to ultimately make recommendations for institutional improvements in the Greek water management framework. The research aims were pursued empirically first on the Greek national level and then in two case study areas in the Vegoritida and Mygdonian water basins. The analytical framework adopted for guiding the research draws from theories on institutional regimes for natural resources, on public governance, property rights and actor interaction in processes of regime change and implementation.

The book is written in English and can be ordered from Logos at the price of 40,50 €.


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417 pp.
integrated water management, governance, institutional resource regimes, Greece, water basin