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Date registered: February 22, 2012

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  1. Going Dutch in flood management? — March 25, 2014
  2. Daring Leadership and the challenge of Dutch water governance — February 20, 2012
  3. Miami Vice as the decor for IWRM — January 31, 2012
  4. One size fits all? Context matters in post-Soviet irrigation management — December 9, 2011
  5. Comparative learning as a two way street: public participation in the Water framework directive — October 24, 2011

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  1. Learning to tell a good story: Narratives and water resources in the Lower Colorado Basin — 2 comments
  2. One size fits all? Context matters in post-Soviet irrigation management — 1 comment
  3. Comparative learning as a two way street: public participation in the Water framework directive — 1 comment

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Going Dutch in flood management?

by Sander Meijerink and Dave Huitema. This winter, the UK has suffered from severe weather conditions, storm surges and river floods. Many were affected and the economic damage is enormous. As in other cases of flooding around the world, Dutch water managers offered assistance, and talk emerged of the ‘Dutch approach’ to flooding as a solution. But …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/water-organizations-and-networks/going-dutch-in-flood-management/

Daring Leadership and the challenge of Dutch water governance

By Peter Scholten: Driven by the necessity of adapting to climate change, water governance in the Netherlands is more and more leaning towards an approach in which many of the governance actions are aimed at creating more space for water dynamics. In the Netherlands, where over sixteen million inhabitants lay their diverse claims on one of Europe’s smallest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/uncategorized/daring-leadership-and-the-challenge-of-dutch-water-governance/

Miami Vice as the decor for IWRM

By Arjan Hijdra. If it are the words ‘Miami Vice’ that drew your attention, just keep reading, I will work my way from IWRM all the way to this famous 80s TV series. As a practitioner in the field of waterway development I currently have the great pleasure of submerging myself in the rich world of ‘water governance’. I’m …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/science-and-policy/miami-vice-as-the-decor-for-iwrm/

One size fits all? Context matters in post-Soviet irrigation management

By Svenja Fox, Freie Universität Berlin. Institutions matter: much focus has been put, by scholars and donors alike, on crafting well-designed and healthy institutions for effective, participatory and sustainable irrigation management. The emphasis on the institutional dimension has replaced the former focus on the „hard path“ in irrigation management, namely the development of infrastructure. As …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/water-security/9/

Comparative learning as a two way street: public participation in the Water framework directive

Contribution by David Benson, Andrew Jordan, Laurence Smith, Hadrian Cook, and Alex Inman. Integrated water resources management (IWRM) is now a worldwide phenomenon, providing multiple venues for comparative learning on potential governance options. One ‘ideal model’ of IWRM often normatively promoted by academics and policy-makers as a learning resource is the European Union’s Water Framework …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/international-comparison/comparative-learning-as-a-two-way-street/

Water governance across the Canada-US border: not seeing the forest for the trees?

Contribution by Cheryl de Boer: Water knows no borders… but we as people most certainly do.  We set up nations, organizations, programs, policies, governments, businesses and groups based on all sorts of systems, conceptual and geographical boundaries. As a result, increases in development tend to be accompanied by the setting up of additional organizational and governance …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/water-conservation/water-governance-across-the-canada-us-border-not-seeing-the-forest-for-the-trees/

Special Issue on the governance of climate adaptation in Climate Law

By Art Dewulf: In a special issue of the journal Climate Law ‘Adaptation in Delta Regions’ five scientific papers were published. These publications are a direct result of the Deltas in Times of Climate Change conference, held in Rotterdam in 2010, and the research of the Governance theme of the Knowledge for Climate programme.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/articles/696/

Learning to tell a good story: Narratives and water resources in the Lower Colorado Basin

Contribution by Helen Ingram, Mrill Ingram and Raul Lejano (University of Calfornia at Irvine and University of Arizona) –  Narratives are the way people make sense of themselves and the ecology around them. If the need to change water policy does not affect or move the people whose behavior needs to change, it is because it has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/water-and-leadership/learning-to-tell-a-good-story-narratives-and-water-resources-in-the-lower-colorado-basin/

Water leaders: From research to action

Contribution by Andre Taylor, Leadership specialist, International WaterCentre In recent years, researchers have investigated the role of different types of water leader in driving processes of change. For example, Brown and Clarke1 identified the attributes of ‘champions’ who worked in a cross-sectoral network to collectively promote more sustainable forms of stormwater management in Melbourne. Taylor2 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/science-and-policy/water-leaders-from-research-to-action/