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Water Governance - Concepts, Methods, and Practice

Corporations as Custodians of the Public Good?

Exploring the Intersection of Corporate Water Stewardship and Global Water Governance

Authors: Rudebeck, Thérèse

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  • Gives readers ‘inside knowledge’ of corporate water strategies in different corporate sectors
  • Unveils how corporate water strategies acquire legitimacy, preparing readers to take a critical outlook 
  • Illustrates how local corporate water strategies influence global water governance objectives
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This book provides a comprehensive assessment of how local corporate water strategies influence global water governance objectives. In various geographies, companies spearhead a quest for more sustainable water management within and beyond their own operations. This book critically examines such strategies and provides an overarching analysis of the effects that mounting corporate involvement has had on the global water discourse. 

More specifically, it explains why companies from the food, beverage, textile, and mining sectors have started to incorporate water management objectives into their business strategies, how companies work in partnerships with other stakeholders to realize these objectives, and how these actions acquire wider political legitimacy. It presents insightful interview material from business leaders and other high-level stakeholders. 

Readers will gain the necessary knowledge to develop a critical view and respond appropriately.



About the authors

Therese Rudebeck is a lecturer in environmental economics at University of St Andrews. Prior to joining University of St Andrews, she was a research associate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include corporate water strategies, and businesses’ role in public water management and governance. More broadly, she focuses on the intersection between global politics and natural resources management.
Dr Rudebeck holds a PhD and an MPhil in Geography from University of Cambridge. She received her M.A. in Sustainable Development and International Relations from the University of St Andrews. Alongside her research, she has worked with the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the Global Water Partnership (GWP), the 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG), and the European Water Stewardship (EWS).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13225-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13224-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corporations as Custodians of the Public Good?
Book Subtitle
Exploring the Intersection of Corporate Water Stewardship and Global Water Governance
Authors
Series Title
Water Governance - Concepts, Methods, and Practice
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13225-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13225-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13224-8
Series ISSN
2365-4961
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 198
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
Topics