Water Resources Planning Office
#25: Water Resources Planning Office
Formal co-ordinating bodies - These are often government agencies or specific government offices that help promote co-operation and collaboration.
They are a key force for building capacity and sharing good practices, as well as overcoming sectoral fragmentation of water-related tasks across ministries. They act as a forum for the alignment of interests and timing across ministries and public agencies.
Example: The "Bureau de Planification et des Équilibres Hydrauliques" in Tunisia
The Office of Planning and Hydraulic Balance (Bureau de Planification et des Équilibres Hydrauliques, BPEH), under the Tunisia’s Ministry of Agricolture, is a body responsible for the coordination of the various actors that interact with the water system, for the mobilization of water resources and the overseeing of the water system workings. The office is responsible for the long-term planning of the development of the water strategy and the water system with its mandate expiring in 2050.
OECD (2014) Water Governance in Tunisia – Overcoming the Challenges to Private Sector Participation. OECD Studies on Water https://www.oecd.org/environment/water-governance-in-tunisia-9789264174337-en.htm Retrieved on 24 September 2020