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A guide providing practical tools for negotiation in water management. This guide aims to equip government officials, NGOs and local communities to create platforms for negotiations that are balanced and open, in order to arrive at collaborative action to improve water resources management. The book contains a brief overview of theory in this field, followed by practical tools and steps to change power relations. It describes how to analyse the issues and political play involved, convince colleagues and stakeholders, set up campaigns and advocacy, set in place participatory methods, enter negotiations, and move towards a multi-stakeholder platform for action. Also available in Vietnamese, Khmer and Lao versions.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Irrigation and water management
  • Provincial and local governments
  • Water resources
  • Water rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

Reproduction of this publication for educational or other non-commercial purposes is authorized without prior written permission from the copyright holder provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of this publication for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission of the copyright holder.

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Author (individual) Dore, John (ed.)
Co-author (individual) Robinson, Julia (ed.); Smith,Mark (ed.)
ISBN number 9782831710280
Publication place Gland, Switzerland
Publisher IUCN
Publication date 2010
Pagination 121 p.
Date uploaded June 11, 2015, 07:51 (UTC)
Date modified June 26, 2015, 06:44 (UTC)