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Integrating water and agricultural management: Collaborative governance for a complex policy problem

Fish, R, Ioris, A.A.R., Watson, N.M. (2010) Integrating water and agricultural management: Collaborative governance for a complex policy problem. Science of the Total Environment, 408 (23). pp. 5623-5630. ISSN 0048-9697. E-ISSN 1879-1026. (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.10.010) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:59877)

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Abstract

This paper examines governance requirements for integrating water and agricultural management (IWAM). The institutional arrangements for the agriculture and water sectors are complex and multi-dimensional, and integration cannot therefore be achieved through a simplistic 'additive' policy process. Effective integration requires the development of a new collaborative approach to governance that is designed to cope with scale dependencies and interactions, uncertainty and contested knowledge, and interdependency among diverse and unequal interests. When combined with interdisciplinary research, collaborative governance provides a viable normative model because of its emphasis on reciprocity, relationships, learning and creativity. Ultimately, such an approach could lead to the sorts of system adaptations and transformations that are required for IWAM. © 2009 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.10.010
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: AD - Centre for Rural Policy Research, University of Exeter, Devon, EX4 6TL, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Geography and Environment, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, Elphinstone Road, Aberdeen, AB24 3UF, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints] M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Adaptive environmental management, Collaboration, Governance, Institutional arrangements, Inter-disciplinary research
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Robert Fish
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 10:48 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59877 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Fish, R: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7198-0403
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