Integrated Governance and Water Basin Management: Conditions for Regime Change and Sustainability by Stefan KuksIntegrated Governance and Water Basin Management: Conditions for Regime Change and Sustainability by Stefan Kuks

Integrated Governance and Water Basin Management: Conditions for Regime Change and Sustainability

EditorStefan Kuks

Paperback | December 4, 2010

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This book examines water management integration in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland, based on the European research project EUWARENESS. Coverage includes 12 country-specific case studies, examining theory on water governance, institutional regimes, and property rights, resulting in a tool for monitoring the progress of integrated water management at the basin level in EU member states or other countries.
Title:Integrated Governance and Water Basin Management: Conditions for Regime Change and SustainabilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:283 pagesPublished:December 4, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048166667

ISBN - 13:9789048166664

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Table of Contents

Preface. List of contributors. 1. Governance of water resources: Introduction, H. Bressers, S. Kuks. 2. Institutional resource regimes and sustainability: Theoretical backgrounds and hypotheses, H. Bressers, D. Fuchs, S. Kuks. 3. Harboring water in a crowded European delta: The IJsselmeer and the Regge in the Netherlands, D. Huitema, S. Kuks. 4. Diverging regimes within a recently federalised state: The Vesdre and the Dender in Belgium, D. Aubin, F. Varone. 5. An innovative but uncompleted integration process: The Audomarois and the Sèvre Nantaise in France, J.-M. Dziedzicki, C. Larrue. 6. Redistributing water uses and living with scarcity: The Matarraña and the Mula in Spain, M. Costejà, N. Font, J. Subirats. 7. Competing integration principles in a decentralising state: The Chiese and the Marecchia in Italy, B. Dente, A. Goria. 8. Rivalry based communities in Europe's water tower: The Valmaggia and the Seetal Valley in Switzerland, C. Mauch, P. Knoepfel. 9. Integrated governance and water basin management: Comparative analysis and conclusions, H. Bressers, S. Kuks.

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From the reviews:"This book constitutes the research findings of the project 'EUWARENESS: European Water Regimes and the Notion of a Sustainable Status' . . The book is very well-written and makes a significant contribution to the field . . The variety of case studies from different geographical and institutional settings . makes this volume very useful and informative. The well-structured combination of narrative and analytical sections makes the research results easily accessible for a spectrum of readers including researchers, students, as well as policy makers." (Stefanie Engel and Astrid Zabel, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Vol. 45 (4), 2006)