Tag Archive: Discussion

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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Call for papers: resilience thinking in water resources management

Academics with an interest in resilience thinking can submit a paper proposal to the organizers of a panel at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, to be held in Colorado in June 2013. The call reads as follows: ”Traditionally, water resources management has been driven by technical knowledge with an emphasis on establishing systems …

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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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Water in the Anthropocene Conference

The Global Water System Project (GWSP) is organizing an international conference on ‘Water in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Science and Governance. Indicators, Thresholds and Uncertainties of the Global Water System’ to be held in Bonn, Germany on 21-24 May 2013.

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

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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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Critiquing the state in governance research

This spring I attended two international meetings of social scientists interested broadly in governance and climate change issues. Despite their common themes, the meetings couldn’t have been more different: one meeting drew heavily on critical theory and focused on local-scale and non-state actors and processes while the other meeting was populated with policy research that …

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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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Land grabbing in Africa and beyond

By Farhad Mukhtarov. One of the most captivating talks at the Earth System Governance Conference in Lund, Sweden this April was by Margaret Carol Lee. The subject of the presentation was on land-grabbing in Africa. She called this as “the crime of the new scramble for the Africa’ black gold — land”. The presentation

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Is process enough to make big, watery dreams come true? The example of CALFED in the U.S.

Contribution by Sara Hughes – NCAR (USA). There may be an unwritten rule in water governance: collaboration is key. We advocate collaboration between decision makers and stakeholders, between government departments with different responsibilities, and between actors at different scales. There are many cases that have been used to understand when and how such collaboration has …

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Water and climate change adaptation in transboundary basins

On 25 and 26 April 2012, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe organizes their third workshop on water and climate change in transboundary region in Geneva, Switzerland. The organizers state the following: “This workshop will bring together persons from all over the world, engaged in activities on water and adaptation to climate change and …

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