Water governance in the face of global change : from understanding to transformation / Claudia Pahl- Wostl.

By: Pahl-Wostl, Claudia [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Water governance (Springer (Firm)): Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2015]Copyright date: ©2016Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015.Description: xv, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783319356341; 3319218549; 9783319218540.Subject(s): WATER SUPPLY | GOVERNMENT POLICIES | LAWS | LEGISLATION | WATER MANAGEMENTHoldings: GRETA POINT: 628.1 PAH
Contents:
The challenge of water governance -- Water policy: from panaceas towards embracing complexity -- Conceptual and analytical framework -- The role of institutions, actors and social networks in societal change -- Governance modes -- multi-level and cross-scale governance -- Shaping human-environment interactions -- A theory on water governance dynamics -- A methodological framework for empirical analysis -- Empirical analyses-- from single case studies to comparative analyses -- Virtual and real world experimentation -- From understanding to transforming.
Summary: This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of multi-level water governance, developing a conceptual and analytical framework that captures the complexity of real water governance systems while also introducing different approaches to comparative analysis. Applications illustrate how the ostensibly conflicting goals of deriving general principles and of taking context-specific factors into account can be reconciled. Specific emphasis is given to governance reform, adaptive and transformative capacity and multi-level societal learning. The sustainable management of global water resources is one of the most pressing environmental challenges of the 21st century. Many problems and barriers to improvement can be attributed to failures in governance rather than the resource base itself. At the same time our understanding of complex water governance systems largely remains limited and fragmented. The book offers an invaluable resource for all researchers working on water governance topics and for practitioners dealing with water governance challenges alike.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The challenge of water governance -- Water policy: from panaceas towards embracing complexity -- Conceptual and analytical framework -- The role of institutions, actors and social networks in societal change -- Governance modes -- multi-level and cross-scale governance -- Shaping human-environment interactions -- A theory on water governance dynamics -- A methodological framework for empirical analysis -- Empirical analyses-- from single case studies to comparative analyses -- Virtual and real world experimentation -- From understanding to transforming.

This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of multi-level water governance, developing a conceptual and analytical framework that captures the complexity of real water governance systems while also introducing different approaches to comparative analysis. Applications illustrate how the ostensibly conflicting goals of deriving general principles and of taking context-specific factors into account can be reconciled. Specific emphasis is given to governance reform, adaptive and transformative capacity and multi-level societal learning. The sustainable management of global water resources is one of the most pressing environmental challenges of the 21st century. Many problems and barriers to improvement can be attributed to failures in governance rather than the resource base itself. At the same time our understanding of complex water governance systems largely remains limited and fragmented. The book offers an invaluable resource for all researchers working on water governance topics and for practitioners dealing with water governance challenges alike.

GRETA POINT: 628.1 PAH

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