Effective Institutions: Responding to Change

Institutions are the "who" of lake basin management. They are the organizations, both formal and informal, that implement societal decisions on how to control access to a given lake's resources. Usually, however, they are divided along sectoral lines and require significant efforts at conordination in order to ensure effective lake basin management.

Effective Institutions: Responding to Change

Additional Materials

River/Lake Basin Approaches to Water Resources Management

Oya, Kenji

Institutional Coordination and Policy Development in Lake Basin Management

Pattnaik, Ajit

Into the Golden Year of Lake Basin Management in Laguna de Bay, Philippines

Santos-Borja, Adelina

Lessons on Attaining Sustainable Financing for Lake Basin Management Authorities in the Philippines

Santos-Borja, Adelina

Role of District-level Organization in Decentralized Arrangement of Irrigation Management: Lessons from Water Users Association of Farmers in Japan and Egypt

Watanabe, Tsugihiro


What is the institutional situation at your lake?

Which institution has control over which lake and/or basin use? (Please refer to your list of uses from Module 3)

To what degree is coordination between sectors been achieved?