This book focuses on the questions of how best to manage water resources in the face of growing demand. It explores various water management problems encountered by developing countries, with an emphasis on institutional and human factors that affect economic growth.
Introduction: World Trends and Needs Part I: Water Resources Program Design and Evaluation to Serve the Political Process 1. Institutions for Water Management in a Changing World 2. The Role of Systems Analysis in Water Program Development 3. Selecting Alternatives in Water Resources Planning Part II: Law and Institutions for Water Resources Management 4. The Changing Content of Water Resources Planning: The Next Twenty-five Years 5. Harmonizing Water Use and Development with Environmental Protection 6. Argentina, Brazil, and the de la Plata River Basin: A Summary Review of Their Legal Relationship 7. Politics of International River Basin Cooperation and Management 8. International Cooperation and Inland Waters: The Influence of Federalism Part III: Water Management in the Developing Countries 9. Human-Institutional Factors 10. The Effects of Water Resource Development on Economic Growth: The Conditions for Success 11. The Role of International Agencies Part IV: Notes and Comments 12. Riparian Rights Revisited: Legal Basis for Federal Instream Flow Rights 13. New Mexico's National Forests and the Implied Reservation Doctrine 14. Brief Comments on the United Nations Water Conference