Social Participation in Water Governance and Management: Critical and Global Perspectives

Kate A. Berry, Eric Mollard
Earthscan, 2010 - 361 pages
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"Social participation in water management and governance recently became a reality in many economies and societies. Yet the dimensions in which power regulation, social equity and democracy-building are connected with participation have been only tangentially analyzed for the water sector. Understanding the growing interest in social participation involves appreciating the specificity of the contemporary period within its historic and geographic contexts as well as uncovering larger political, economic and cultural trends of recent decades which frame participatory actions. Within a wide variety of cases presented from around the world, the reader will find critical analyses of participation and an array of political ecological processes that influence water governance. Sixteen chapters from a diverse group of scholars and practitioners examine water rights definition, hydropower dam construction, urban river renewal, irrigation organizations, water development NGOs, river basin management, water policy implementation and judicial decision-making in water conflicts. Yet there are commonalities in participatory experiences across this spectrum of water issues. The book's five sections highlight key dimensions of contemporary water management that influence, and in turn are influenced by, social participation. These sections are: participation and indigenous water governance; participation and the dynamics of gender in water management; participation and river basin governance; participation and implementation of water management and participation and the politics of water governance."--Back cover.

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Participation of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe in Land and Water Resource Management Decisions in Death Valley National Park California and Nev...
For Whom the Turbines Turn Indigenous Citizens as Legitimate Stakeholders in the Brazilian Amazon
Gender and Social Participation in a Rural Water Supply Organization in Rajasthan India
Gendered Dynamics of Participation in Water Management in Nepal and Peru Revisiting the Linkages between Membership and Power
Social Participation in French Water Management Contributions to River Basin Governance and New Challenges
Social Participation in Mexican River Basin Organizations The Resilience of Coalitions
From a Participative Framework to Communities Realities The Challenges of Implementing Stakeholder Involvement in Quebec Watershed Manage...
Social Participation in the Irrigation Sector in Yunnan China Roles of the State Water User Associations and Communities
The Role of Locally Managed Water Aid Effective Partnerships in Sri Lanka
The Publics Role as a Stakeholder in the Yarqon River Authority Israel
Water Rights and RuleMaking Justice as Fruits of Social Struggle in the Ecuadorian Andes
Water Management Practices on Trial The Tribunal Latinoamericano del Agua and the Creation of Public Space for Social Participation in Water Poli...
The Local Application of Global Sustainable and Participatory Development Norms in Turkish Dams
Conclusions Politicizing Social Participation
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Kate Berry is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography, University of Nevada, Reno, USA. Eric Mollard is Research Program Director at the Socio-Environmental Dynamics and Resource Governance Research Unit, French Research Institute for Development (IRD) in Montpellier .

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