ORGANISATIONER FÖR SAMORDNAD MARK- OCH VATTENFÖRVALTNING / River Basin Entities for Integrated Water Management in Sweden
The paper summarizes a research investigarion of 51 river basin entities in Sweden. These entities cover about 2/3 of the total land area. A questionnaire was sent to the entities. The member circle is multifold, but the most common combination is composed of representatives from local municipalities, industries and a few authorities. The questionnaire reveals that the main activity of the river basins is to assist the county authorities to carry out the integrated surface water quality control, requested by the Swedish Environmental Law. Very few of them took actively part in the latest nationwide master planning campaign, achieved in 1990 in the local municipalitles.