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Water Governance in the Face of Global Change : From Understanding to Transformation (Hardcover)

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This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of multi-level water governance, developing a conceptual and analytical framework that captures the complexity of real water governance systems while also introducing different approaches to comparative analysis. Applications illustrate how the ostensibly conflicting goals of deriving general principles and of taking context-specific factors into account can be reconciled. Specific emphasis is given to governance reform, adaptive and transformative capacity and multi-level societal learning.The sustainable management of global water resources is one of the most pressing environmental challenges of the 21st century. Many problems and barriers to improvement can be attributed to failures in governance rather than the resource base itself. At the same time our understanding of complex water governance systems largely remains limited and fragmented. The book offers an invaluable resource for all researchers working on water governance topics and for practitioners dealing with water governance challenges alike.
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Science, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Environmental, Environmental Science, General
Series Title: Water Governance - Concepts, Methods, and Practice
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Claudia Pahl-Wostl
Language: English
Street Date: September 14, 2015
TCIN: 50439999
UPC: 9783319218540
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-8415

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