Co-Engineering and Participatory Water Management

Co-Engineering and Participatory Water Management : Organisational Challenges for Water Governance

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Effective participatory water management requires effective co-engineering - the collective process whereby organisational decisions are made on how to bring stakeholders together. This trans-disciplinary book highlights the challenges involved in the collective initiation, design, implementation and evaluation of water planning and management processes. It demonstrates how successful management requires the effective handling of two participatory processes: the stakeholder water management process and the co-engineering process required to organise this. The book provides practical methods for supporting improved participatory processes, including the application of theory and models to aid decision-making. International case studies of these applications from Australia, Europe and all over the world including Africa, are used to examine negotiations and leadership approaches, and their effects on the participatory stakeholder processes. This international review of participatory water governance forms an important resource for academic researchers in hydrology, environmental management and water policy, and also practitioners and policy-makers working in water more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 85 b/w illus. 53 tables
  • 1139418734
  • 9781139418737

Table of contents

Part I. Framing the Context: 1. Introduction; 2. Water planning and management for the 21st century; 3. Decision-aiding for water planning and management; 4. Co-engineering participatory modelling processes; 5. Intervention research and participatory process evaluation; Part II. Learning through Intervention: 6. Introduction to the intervention cases and lessons from the pilot trial; 7. Creation of the Lower Hawkesbury Estuary Management Plan, Australia; 8. Flood and drought risk management in the Upper Iskar Basin, Bulgaria; 9. Intervention case analysis, extension and discussion; 10. Conclusions and perspectives; Part III. Additional Information: Appendices; References; more