ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION APPROACHES AND THEIR APPLICATION IN WATER MANAGEMENT
Alternative Dispute Resolution comprises various approaches for resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way, ranging from negotiation between the two parties, a multi-party negotiation, through mediation, consensus building, to arbitration and adjudication. Water Conflicts can be resolved in various ways: ● Force: a decision imposed by force on one or more of the parties. ● Adjudication: a decision rendered by an authority, state, institution, Court of Law, or Special Master. Some states assign a “Special Master” who will act as a judge or arbitrator in water disputes. ● Negotiation: a decision requiring an agreement among the parties.