Category Archive: Articles

What kind of leadership do we need for climate change adaptation?

Sander Meijerink and Sabina Stiller just published a paper in Environment and Planning C which addresses the question what kind of leadership we need for climate adaptation. The paper explores the relevance of various leadership concepts for climate change adaptation. After defining four main leadership challenges which are derived from the key characteristics of climate adaptation …

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Interactive map with case studies on water

The Journal Water Alternatives has published in interesting interactive map which gives access to case studies on water management all over the globe. The journal also made available the table of contents of the first 15 issues on one page.

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Cell phones enhance water governance?

  Recent research from Oxford is arguing that the rapid expansion of mobile communication technology in Africa should be harnessed for enhancing water security. This year, more people in Africa will have mobile phone services than access to improved water services. At the same time, Africa is leading the world in mobile commerce innovations, including …

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New issue Water Alternatives is out

The newest issue of Water Alternatives has just come out (volume 5, issue 1). This time thereis a themed section on water governance and the politics of scale. The journal has free online access and is known for its critical approach to water issues. Find the latest issue at this link.

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The concept of path-dependency in water governance

By Farhad Mukhtarov. Path-dependency is a frequently evoked term in the discussions of policy change and stability in water governance. This term came to mean different things, from inertia to change to change which is conditioned by earlier choices of actors. Often it is used in an intuitive manner by policy scientists who basically want to say that history …

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Recent advances in research on the Advocacy Coalition Framework

In an earlier contribution to this blog we paid attention to a special feature on Elinor Ostrom’s  Institutional Analysis and Development framework in the Policy Studies Journal. Recently, this journal has published a special feature on another influential framework in water and environmental policy research: the Advocacy Coalition Framework.

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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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Recent advances in research on the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework

The Policy Studies Journal has published a special feature on the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework, which was developed by Elinor Ostrom. After the publication of the classic book ‘Governing the Commons’ in 1990, the IAD-framework was further developed at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. A core feature …

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The Water Framework Directive in Spain – Limits to participation?

The Water Framework Directive is the flagship water legislation of the European Union. It is premised on several modern ideas on water governance, including the notion that water should be managed on the basin scale, that users must pay for their water, and that water decision must be taken in a participatory way. In a …

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