Water Governance in Spain: The Role of Federalism and Private-Public Partnerships

26 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2018

Date Written: February 2018

Abstract

This research provides a broad picture of water sector governance in Spain, a country dealing with serious water stress and quality problems. Moreover, a decentralized structure of regional and local governments supports the design and development of water policies. In this context, governance emerges as a key issue to improve water resources allocation. Several key policies and institutional features have been described, with a special attention to economic instruments and the role of private-public partnerships (PPPs). Definitively, greater efforts in the policy-making and coordination processes are needed in the Spanish water sector.

Keywords: Water governance, economic instruments, private-public partnerships, decentralization

Suggested Citation

Garcia-Valiñas, Maria Angeles, Water Governance in Spain: The Role of Federalism and Private-Public Partnerships (February 2018). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2018/07, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3157137 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3157137

Maria Angeles Garcia-Valiñas (Contact Author)

University of Oviedo ( email )

Campus del Cristo
Oviedo, Asturias 33071
Spain
+34 985104878 (Phone)
+34985104871 (Fax)

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