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Governance as a Trialogue: Government-Society-Science in Transition

Turton, A.R., Hattingh, J.H., Maree, G.A., Roux, D.J., Claassen, M., Strydom, W.F. (Eds.)

2007, XLV, 354 p.

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The Global Water Partnership notes that the crisis in the water sector is a one of governance. The same is true for environmental management. Water management is an integral part of ecosystem governance and is closely linked to the sustainable development discourse. This book unpacks the core elements of governance, with a specific focus on water. It analyzes the linkages between key variables in an effort to increase our understanding of what makes governance good. It is a necessary read for any environmental/water resource professional tasked with the responsibility of implementing Integrated Environmental and Water Resource Management and Sustainable Development.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Governance - IWRM - development - ecosystem - ecosystem management - ecosystems - environment - environmental management - health - institutions - organization - sustainability - sustainable development

Related subjects » Environmental Management - Global Change - Climate Change - Life Sciences - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Pollution and Remediation

Table of contents 

Towards a Model for Ecosystem Governance: An Integrated Water Resource Management Example.- An Overview of Governance.- Global Experience on Governance.- National Perspectives on Water Governance: Lessons from the IWRM Planning Process in Malawi and Zambia.- Good Ecosystem Governance: Balancing Ecosystems and Social Needs.- The Role of Good Governance in Sustainable Development: Implications for Integrated Water Resource Management in Southern Africa.- Transnational Dimensions of Freshwater Ecosystem Governance.- Interrogation of the Trialogue Model.- From Dialogue to Trialogue: Sustainable Ecosystem Governance and Civil Society.- Evolution of International Norms and Values for Transboundary Groundwater Governance.- Dynamics of Transboundary Groundwater Management: Lessons from North America.- Organisational Culture as a Function of Adaptability and Responsiveness in Public Service Agencies.- Lessons from Changes in Governance of Fire Management: The Ukuvuka Operation Firestop Campaign.- The Government-and-Society Challenge in a Fledgling Democracy โ€” Ecosystem Governance in South Africa, with a Particular Focus on the Management of the Phongolo Floodplains and Reservoir.- Cross-cutting Governance Requirements.- Principles Enabling Learning Environments for Good Ecosystem Governance.- The Role of Communication in Governance: The River Health Programme as a Case Study.- An Institutional Perspective on Governance โ€” The Evolution of Integrated River Management in Victoria, Australia.- Conclusion.- Ecosystem Governance and the Trialogue Debate: An Overview of the Trialogue Relationship and the Engagement along Interfaces.- The Trialogue Revisited: Quo Vadis Governance?.

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