Abstract This paper analyzes evolution and efficiency of water governance in Bulgarian agriculture during post-communist transition and EU integration. First, it defines the water governance and the scope of analysis. Next, it presents the process of transformation of agricultural water governance embracing all mechanisms and modes including institutional environment, market, private, public, and hybrid. Third, it assesses impacts of newly evolved system of governance on efficiency and sustain-ability. Finally, it suggests recommendations for improvement of public policies.
Keywords Agricultural water governance • Market, private, and public modes • Bulgarian agriculture
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