This book attends to the processes of water policy formulation and implementation in Ireland and Ghana, offering important insights into the ways in which public administrations operate in a developed and a developing country setting. Tenets of sustainability require nations to develop capacities to enable them strike a balance between harnessing environmental resources to improve the quality of life of their citizens; and adopting measures to guarantee environmental protection. Following the ?sustainability path', this book seeks to illuminate understanding of the complexities involved in policy formulation and implementation of water policy in Ireland and Ghana. It concludes that policy formulation has not facilitated implementation of water policy in both countries, largely because endeavours in this light have been externally driven by such organisations as the European Union, the World Bank the and International Monetary Fund. As a way forward, the book suggests the effective implementation of water policy through robust coordination of economic, political and administrative governance mechanisms in line with the national contexts and local realities of the countries studied.