The Lake Governance book will focus on comparative analysis of governance structures by examining policy, legal and institutional structures of current transboundary commissions to develop a common framework for good governance of transboundary lakes. Cooperation among nations sharing natural resources is important for sustainable use of the shared resources. Lakes contribute a big part to GDP in most of the countries and in some cases are also responsible for providing fisheries (for food, source of protein and livelihood). Climate change and associated risks and uncertainties add more complexity to the problems. This book will explore current water governance challenges, knowledge gaps and recommend a framework for good lake governance.
Introduction to transboundary lake governance and management. Introduction. Water Governance Indicators: Challenges and Prospects for Improving Transboundary Lake Governance. Groundwater Governance and Assessment in a Transboundary Setting. Case Studies. Transboundary Water Governance in the Great Lakes Region. Legal Aspects of Transboundary Lakes Governance in the Western Balkans. Governance of Transboundary Water Commissions: Comparison of Operationalizing the Ecosystem Approach in the North American Great Lakes and the Baltic Sea. Learning from the Transboundary Governance of Lake Victoria’s Fisheries. Lake Titicaca: Case Study. Transboundary Governance in North America: More than 100 years of Development, Operation, and Evolution of the International Joint Commission.