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‘Write articles, not blog postings’

This was the very provocative title of an article I found while browsing the internet. Jakob Nielsen argues that if you intend to ‘demonstrate world-class expertise, you should avoid quickly written, shallow posting’. Instead, you should invest your precious time in writing thorough, value-added content that attracts -for his audience- ‘paying customers’.

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Wishing you a happy new year

By Dave Huitema (video Canto Ostinato, combined with aerial images of waterscapes from the Netherlands)- Dear readers, 2011 is almost over. The last days of December are a good period for reflection but also a time for looking forward. Our blog has been online for a while now and the number of visitors is relatively …

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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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What is water governance?

In the 1990s, scholars seized on the term ‘governance’ to make better sense of the situation that had arisen in many countries after the 1980s, when ‘big’ government had retreated under the pressure of neo-liberal reformers like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. The figure below depicts the ‘shifts in governance’ that have ocurred since then. In …

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