Barriers to implementing IWRM in water supply and sanitation (2 of 2)
There is much good-will surrounding the concept of IWRM, but formidable
A failure on the behalf of the WATSAN sector to engage meaningfully
with the other sectors involved in IWRM
A lack of models of how to go about integration.
A critical lack of both policy and the personnel to implement
it. Conflict between decentralisation and the desire to maintain
central power and influence.
difficulty of getting the large, diffuse group represented by
the WATSAN sector to interact meaningfully with the small, well-organised
lobbies of big agriculture and industry.
An unwillingness to deal with the implications of the critical
need for reliability (and hence often large reserves and buffers)
in domestic supplies, and the implications this has on the availability
of water for other sectors