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Hydrology 2016, 3(1), 12; doi:10.3390/hydrology3010012

A Conceptual Framework for Assessment of Governance Performance of Lake Basins: Towards Transformation to Adaptive and Integrative Governance

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Faculty of Environmental Management, Prince of Songkla University, P. O. Box 50 Kho Hong, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand
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Centre for Earth System Environment and Adaptation for Sustainability, Faculty of Environmental Management, Prince of Songkla University, P. O. Box 50 Kho Hong, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand
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Songhkla Lake Basin Research Centre, Faculty of Environmental Management, Prince of Songkla University, P. O. Box 50 Kho Hong, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand
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Academic Editors: Tamim Younos, Tammy E. Parece and Alaina J. Armel
Received: 12 November 2015 / Revised: 22 February 2016 / Accepted: 24 February 2016 / Published: 15 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Intersection of Society and Watershed Science)
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Abstract

Governance is essential to lake basin management, but it is the most challenged and needs increased attention. Lake Basin Governance performance assessment is designed to measure the progress and impacts of policies, institutions and the roles of various actors in ensuring sustainability. It measures the performance of technical/operational, social/networks, and institutional arrangement that make up the socio-ecological system. Governance performance assessment becomes very necessary with over-emphasis of institutions on resources utilization and exploitation. The purpose of this paper is to present a governance performance assessment framework specifically for lake basins. The Adaptive Integrated Lake Basin Management (AILBM) framework is a diagnostic and prescriptive performance assessment tool with an outcome to produce an adaptive and integrative system with equity, inclusiveness, transparency, accountability and flexibility to problem-solving and resilience. A case study on water governance performance assessment of the Songkhla Lake Basin (SLB) in Thailand is provided for illustration and application and indicated a poor performance rating on governance in the Basin, revealing gaps, defects, strengths and weaknesses in the current system, necessary to recommend future improvements. View Full-Text
Keywords: assessment; lake basin; diagnostic; prescriptive; governance; management; performance; conceptual framework assessment; lake basin; diagnostic; prescriptive; governance; management; performance; conceptual framework
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Cookey, P.E.; Darnsawasdi, R.; Ratanachai, C. A Conceptual Framework for Assessment of Governance Performance of Lake Basins: Towards Transformation to Adaptive and Integrative Governance. Hydrology 2016, 3, 12.

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