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Regional, rural and urban development

Water Governance in Argentina

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Published on October 24, 2019

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Ensuring long-term water security is essential in the pathway towards sustainable development in Argentina. Floods cause 60% of all critical events in the country and are responsible for 95% of economic losses. Severe droughts, in a country where the agricultural sector accounts for 6.4% of GDP as compared to a global average of 3.6%, have a strong impact in the economy. The country is also home to some of the most polluted basins worldwide. Furthermore, climate change will likely shift further water availability, uses and demand. The report is the result of a policy dialogue with more than 200 stakeholders at different levels in Argentina. It assesses water governance in Argentina, identifies several key challenges to effective, efficient and inclusive water policies, and provides a set of policy recommendations to enhance water governance as a means to address relevant societal challenges, both within the scope of water management and beyond. In particular, ways forward for Argentina include strengthening the co-ordination between national and provincial water policies, setting up a multilevel water planning and investment framework, improving basin management practices, and enhancing economic regulation for water services.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Foreword
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Pressing and emerging water risks in Argentina
Multi-level governance of water management in Argentina
Water resources governance in Argentina
Water services governance in Argentina
List of stakeholders consulted during the policy dialogue
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