Category Archive: Publications

Why are some international River Basin Organizations more successful in sustainably governing shared watercourses than others?

Contribution by Susanne Schmeier – All over the world, international River Basin Organizations (RBOs) have been established by riparian states with the aim to more effectively and more sustainably govern and develop their shared water resources. However, as cursory evidence from around the world shows, their achievements in ensuring sustainability in the use of water resources …

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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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New issue Water Alternatives is out

The new issue of Water Alternatives has just come out. The issue includes an interesting article by Lilin Kerschbaumer and Konrad Ott on water ethis and water praxis in China’s Yellow River. The abstract reads as follows: “Sustainability of freshwater has become one of the most prominent issues in Chinese river basins. Recently, the Yellow …

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Basins at risk – Assessing the likelihood of international river basin conflict or cooperation

Anna Kalbhenn and Thomas Bernauer have just published an open dataset on conflict and cooperation in international river basins, which can be found here. Based on this dataset multiple analyses are possible, including predictions of water conflict and cooperation. The developers of the database suggest  “Rapidly increasing water demand combined with supply constraints is widely believed …

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New issue Water Alternatives is out – reflection on the water footprint

The new issue of Water Alternatives has come out, and the theme is “Open for business or opening Pandora’s Box? A constructive critique of corporate engagement in water policy”. You can read the full new issue here. Of interest for the readership of the Water Governance Blog is the article it contains by two WWF representatives on …

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IRWM: How new collaborations change the management network

Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) has been forwarded as an innovative policy instrument for improving coordination in water management, often at the watershed level. The state of California in the U.S. has been experimenting with IRWM since 2008 when it based the California Integrated Regional Water Management Planning Act. My colleague Stephanie Pincetl and I …

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The Mayans rise and fall: Water security and Climate change

Many mysteries surround the Maya-civilization, living from 250 BC to 900 AD. It is seen as the most developed society in Mesoamerica in ancient history. One of the more intriguing question is how the Mayans managed to flourish and how they abruptly came to their fall in 900 AD (Livescience). Amongst the possible causes to its …

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Emerging scholars award

The Global Water Forum announces it’s Emerging Scholar Award. The organization writes: “This award is an opportunity for early-career scholars and practitioners working in water-related fields to publish a brief article that presents their research, projects, or opinions to a global audience”. Those interested can submit a 800-1,000 word article on water security, water economics, …

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Mainstreaming climate considerations in European river basins

Despite the fact that mainstreaming of climate change into existing European Uinion sectoral policies is a key aim, empirical knowledge of how it works in practice remains scarce. A just accepted article in Environment and Planning C by Stijn Brouwer, Tim Rayner and Dave Huitema explores to what degree climate considerations are taken into account …

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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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