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Water 2016, 8(9), 403;

Water Governance in Bangladesh: An Evaluation of Institutional and Political Context

Geography Section, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia
Department of Agricultural Extension & Information System, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
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Academic Editors: Giacomo Zanni, Davide Viaggi and Meri Raggi
Received: 8 August 2016 / Revised: 7 September 2016 / Accepted: 9 September 2016 / Published: 15 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Water Policy Collection)
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Water crises are often crises of governance. To address interrelated issues of securing access to sustainable sources of safe water for the world’s populations, scholar and practitioners have suggested fostering improved modes of water governance that support the implementation of integrated water resource management (IWRM). Recently, implementation of an IWRM approach was announced as a target for achieving Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This study employs an analytical hierarchy process with a SWOT analysis to assess the current institutional and political context of water governance in Bangladesh and evaluate IWRM as a means to achieve the SDGs. View Full-Text
Keywords: water governance; IWRM; SWOT-AHP; sustainable development goals; Bangladesh water governance; IWRM; SWOT-AHP; sustainable development goals; Bangladesh

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