Water Governance in Spain: The Role of Federalism and Public-Private Partnerships
  • María A. García-ValiñasEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Water Governance: Policy and Practice book series (PSWG)


This research provides a broad picture of water sector governance in Spain, a country dealing with serious water stress and quality problems. Moreover, a decentralized structure of regional and local governments supports the design and development of water policies. In this context, governance emerges as a key issue to improve water resources allocation. Several key policies and institutional features have been described, with a special attention to economic instruments and the role of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). Definitively, greater efforts in the policy-making and coordination processes are needed in the Spanish water sector.


Public-private Partnerships (PPPs) Water Sector Spanish Water Water Policy Free Allowances 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oviedo Efficiency Group, Universidad de OviedoOviedoSpain

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