Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management by uoi11893

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   Integrated Water
Resources Management
  Water Resources Management
        Reform Program
• The objective of the reform program is to establish
  effective, efficient, functional and implementable
  policy, legislation, institutional arrangements and
  development strategies for integrated water
  resources management in Nigeria which will enable
  water resources to be developed, utilised and
  protected to the benefit of all in order to support
  achievement of economic & development goals,
  equity and the eradication of poverty.
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            Important points
• Following program has been designed but
  needs to be assessed by all stakeholders/
• Critical factor- all aspects are flexible
• Importance of the involvement of all
  stakeholders/organizations in design and
  implementation of program

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            Proposed Reform Cycle
Review Phase                 Policy Development Phase
Thematic Review              1) Principles and detailed
Institutional (IDF) Review      policy development

                             Reform Phase
Implementation               1) Legislative Reform-Dev. Of
    Phase                       Water Law
                             2) Institutional Rationalisation
                             3) WRM Strategic Planning
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              Thematic Review
• Thematic groups
  –   Legal & Regulatory
  –   Institutional
  –   Economics and financing
  –   Information and database
  –   International waters
  –   Assets & Assets Management
  –   Environment

• Current status - Reports received
• Establishment of consultation fora in
    selected communities up to LG level in
    certain States
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 Detailed Review (IDF) of Public
        WRM Institutions

• Executed with IDF Grant
• Consultancy by Royal Haskoning
• Project completed with Action Plan for
  complete sector reform

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            What next?

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                     Reform Program
Thematic Review: synthesizing of reports completed.
Policy Development: A National Water Resources Policy, comprising a
  set of Policy Principles and detailed policy-Final Draft completed
  June 2004. [Based on the Thematic Review + other best practices]
Water Law: A new/revised Water Resources Management Law [Based
 on the National Policy]
Inst. Restructuring: A program for rationalising and restructuring of
  water resources management institutions [Based on revised legislation
  and National Policy]
Implementation: A National Strategic Plan for the development,
  utilisation and protection of water resources (including review of 1995
  Master Plan) [to implement National Policy and revised legislation]
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            Governance of the process

• National Steering Committee: Ministers of
  relevant Ministries & Chairmen of Water
  Committees of the National Assembly -
  Chaired by Minister of FMWR
• Internal Steering Committee: Chaired by
  Permanent Secretary, Members - Directors
• Stakeholder consultation
• Public awareness
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            Common project format
• Preparation of draft documents by Ministry
  using National Consultants
• Support and review by International Experts
• Consultation processes
• Finalization of draft documents
• Approval/Adoption

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          Reform program sequencing

Review Project              IMPLEMENTATION

    Policy development

                   Legislative Reform

                              Institutional Reform

                                  WRM Strategic Planning

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   Key points of the Programmme
• National political process
     – Legislative program and elections
• Importance of sequence
     – Each element builds on the previous element
• Importance of process
     – Involve stakeholders in process on whom
       implementation will depend
• Urgent issues
     – Synchronize implementation with related national
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       reform programs
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