Water governance and policies

Pahl-Wostl, Claudia / Ines Dombrowsky / Naho Mirumachi
Externe Publikationen (2021)

in: Bogardi / Gupta / Nadalal / Salamé / van Nooijen / Kumar / Tingsanchali / Bhaduri / Kolechkina, Handbook of Water Resources Management: Discourses, Concepts and Examples, Cham: Springer, 253-272

ISBN: 978-3-030-60145-4
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-60147-8_9
Information

Failure at multiple levels of governance rather than the resource base itself is at the origin of the water crisis. Despite increasing scholarly research on water governance and efforts towards policy reform the overall situation has not substantially improved and major transformations in water governance are yet to be implemented. The chapter summarises and addresses multi-level and multi-sectoral challenges for water governance by reviewing and discussing several key concepts in science and policy. An analysis of basin scale approaches and their effectiveness and a discussion of the importance of scale and of multi-level governance approaches shows that crossing boundaries is essential to tackle complexities of sustainable water governance and management. The concept of the WEF nexus is introduced and critically analysed concerning its potential to overcome sectoral fragmentation and sectoral power imbalances. Crossing boundaries also implies governance across national borders. The sub-chapters on transboundary water management and on global water governance address these international and global dimensions. Overall, the chapter highlights from different perspectives the importance of linking and of governing across scales from the local to the international and global.

Über die Autorin

Dombrowsky, Ines

Ökonomin

Dombrowsky

Weitere Expert*innen zu diesem Thema

Aleksandrova, Mariya

Climate risk governance 

Bauer, Steffen

Politikwissenschaftler 

Breuer, Anita

Politikwissenschaftlerin 

El-Haddad, Amirah

Ökonomie 

Hadank-Rauch, Rebecca

Umwelt- und Entwicklungswissenschaften 

Haldenwang, Christian von

Politikwissenschaftler 

Hernandez, Ariel

Ökonomie 

Herrfahrdt-Pähle, Elke

Volkswirtin 

Hornidge, Anna-Katharina

Entwicklungs- und Wissenssoziologin 

Houdret, Annabelle

Politikwissenschaftlerin 

Lehmann, Ina

Politikwissenschaft 

Leininger, Julia

Politikwissenschaftlerin 

Morare, Ditebogo Modiegi

Politikwissenschaften 

Rodríguez de Francisco, Jean Carlo

Ökologische Ökonomie 

Roll, Michael

Soziologie 

Schoderer, Mirja

Umweltwissenschaftlerin 

Scholz, Imme

Soziologin 

Subramanian, Saravanan

Geographie 

Wehrmann, Dorothea

Soziologie