South Africa’s water legislation is recognised for its ambitious adoption of Integrated Water Resource Management. However, implementation is hindered by conflicting hierarchical and network-based governance styles and lack of coordination between western administration and traditional authority.
Meergans, Franziska / Christina Aue / Christian Knieper / Sascha Kochendörfer / Andrea Lenschow / Claudia Pahl-Wostl (2020)
Die intensive Tierhaltung in der Weser-Ems-Region gilt als Hauptverursacher der Nitratbelastung im Grundwasser. Die Analyse von Koordination und Kooperation zeigt, dass die fehlende Abstimmung zwischen Wasser-, (Bio-)Energie- und Landwirtschafts-Gesetzgebung maßgeblich zur Problemlage beiträgt.
Mineral and metal extraction threatens water quantity and quality in Mongolia. While good legal provisions for coordination exist, a lack of stakeholder involvement, data availability, human and financial capacity, and general transparency and accountability hinder their implementation.
Schoderer, Mirja/ Ines Dombrowsky (2020)
The Current Column, 18 October 2020
Mining companies are increasingly aware that they need to manage their water risks better and to increase dialogue at eye-level with communities. Research that starts from the insight that companies, communities and state agencies are themselves a set of social relations might help identify entry points for dialogue and areas of connection across actors more effectively.