Water Resources Development and Management

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

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

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The last two decades have been marked by a dramatic increase in global attention to the concept of governance, especially in relation to the eff- tive and sustainable management of natural resources. During this period, issues of water governance have received particular attention, for example in relation to the provision of reliable water supplies as a catalyst for p- erty eradication. Within the context of the Millennium Development Goals, and against a backdrop of an increasing frequency of water crises (ranging from widespread flooding to severe water scarcity), it is essential that each country (and particularly those countries that face development challenges) should be in a position to ensure that access to water is ava- able to those who need it most. This issue has been highlighted by the Global Water Partnership, which stated that the water crisis facing the world is in reality a crisis of governance. The South African political environment has changed dramatically in recent years, and the central concepts of social equity and the right to a healthy environment are now entrenched in the country’s Constitution. These concepts are supported by several new laws, in particular the - tional Environmental Management Act and the National Water Act, which, in turn, are based on the principles of sustainable development. However, despite the highly desirable attributes of these landmark pieces of legis- tion, South African authorities are still struggling to implement the - quirements of these Acts almost a decade after their promulgation.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Towards a Model for Ecosystem Governance: An Integrated Water Resource Management Example

    Anthony R Turton, J Hattingh, Marius Claassen, et al.

    Pages 1-28

  • Good Ecosystem Governance: Balancing Ecosystems and Social Needs

    Malin Falkenmark

    Pages 59-76

  • The Role of Good Governance in Sustainable Development: Implications for Integrated Water Resource Management in Southern Africa

    Peter J Ashton

    Pages 77-100

  • Organisational Culture as a Function of Adaptability and Responsiveness in Public Service Agencies

    Nyambe Nyambe, Charles Breen, Robert Fincham

    Pages 197-214

  • The Government-and-Society Challenge in a Fledgling Democracy — Ecosystem Governance in South Africa, with a Particular Focus on the Management of the Phongolo Floodplains and Reservoir

    Barbara Schreiner

    Pages 237-251

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governance as a Trialogue: Government-Society-Science in Transition
Editors
  • Anthony R. Turton
  • Johanna Hanlie Hattingh
  • Gillian A. Maree
  • Dirk J. Roux
  • Marius Claassen
  • Wilma F. Strydom
Series Title
Water Resources Development and Management
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-46266-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-46266-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-46265-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07966-5
Series ISSN
1614-810X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLV, 354
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