Water Governance in Goa
Goa faces numerous water challenges. We conducted a policy lab to identify key actors and institutions needed for water governance in Goa
Tandem Research in partnership with the
Asia Foundation organized a Policy Lab
on Water Governance in Goa, on 3 &
4 April 2017. The aim of the lab was
to identify and understand ‘pathways of
change’ for influencing water policies
in Goa. Drawing on conversations at
the lab, specific insights for influencing
water governance in Goa have been
captured in this report.
- Who are the actors that shape water governance and what is their relative influence?
- How do certain framings and ideas win over others - can examples tell stories?
- What are the processes through which policy is deliberated and decided?
Water Sharing: Inter-state water sharing arrangements and disputes.
Water Allocation Politics: Politics and policies around competing and increasing water demands for industrial, agricultural, tourism, navigation and livelihood use.
Water Decentralization: Participation of user-groups (e.g. farmer associations), citizen groups, local governments and Panchayats to support decentralized decision-making, and manage water commons in villages.
Water Resilience: Policies for building resilience to impacts of climate change; changes in precipitation patterns, sea level rise and salt-water intrusion in rivers and aquifers.