Water Law Commission
The Water Law Commission was created by the University Superior Council (CSU) with the objective of presenting pronouncements regarding water management, in addition to establishing a link with government authorities in charge of water resources. The Commission is made up of representatives from five university faculties, as well as representatives from several universities. The Commission's objective is to design and present proposals to the University Superior Council regarding water management. In addition, the Commission also organizes initiatives to promote citizen participation in water resources management.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- civil society
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision