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Polycentric Transformation in Kenyan Water Governance?

In recent decades attention to the notion of polycentric governance has rapidly grown (see for a count here). This development occured in large part due to the attention that Nobel Prize Laureate Elinor Ostrom paid to this topic. In a fascinating article in the Policy Studies Journal from 2016, four authors (Paul McCord, Jampel Dell’Angelo, …

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Statement on the status and future of California water

Recently, Phil Isenberg, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council in California, gave a speech outlining the history and possible next steps for California’s water supply. The full text can be found here. A central theme for Chair Isenber and, as he points out, the National Research Council and the Governor of California, is to improve …

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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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Sections on climate and water governance at ECPR general conference

The general conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), which will be organized in Bordeaux, 4-7 September 2013, has a promising program for those interested in climate and water governance. Katrien Termeer (Wageningen University, the Netherlands) and Joerg Knieling (HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Germany) will organize a Section on climate change governance (Section nr 07).They …

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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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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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The latest issue of Water Alternatives

In February 2011 a new issue of the journal Water Alternatives came out. In its manifesto, the journal suggests that the debate on water needs to focus more on “modes of governance’. Articles in the February 2011 issue include some on the watershed approach, public particpation in water management, and the organization of collective action. Please find …

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European Science Foundation Meeting 5-10 June

The European Science Foundation is organizing a meeting on water governance, entitled ‘Meeting the challenges of global change’. Look here for a preliminary programme. For a list of participants, please see here. The list of invited participants and the agenda promise a very exciting and fruitful event.  

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Lost in translation: how to study the travel of ideas in water sector?

“Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come”  (Victor Hugo) What happens when a policy idea becomes internationally popular? An idea that becomes a darling of international policy communities that propagate it and institute a system of reward and punishment around its application. And how then do we know …

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Special feature the public-private divide in flood management

For table of contents, see: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g795445456

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