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Science, Policy and Stakeholders in Water Management: An Integrated Approach to River Basin Management

Edited By: Geoffrey Gooch and Per Stalnacke

192 pages, photos, figs, maps

Earthscan

Hardback | Mar 2010 | #183193 | ISBN-13: 9781844079193
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About this book

One of the major problems facing practitioners and scientists working with water management is how to integrate knowledge and experiences from scientific, policy and stakeholder perspectives. In this book this science-policy-stakeholder interface (SPSI) is examined both analytically and through the description of practical experiences from river basins in Europe, India and South-East Asia.

'There is a fast growing field of interest around the coupling between scientific results and policy uptake. This highly updated book reflects upon these issues in the context water management. An important feature of the book is the discussion of science-policy interfacing needs with practical examples from four river large basins. The book will be a valuable reference for others engaging in research for sustainable development as well as policy-makers and stakeholders involved in IWRM implementation and development.' Philippe Quevauviller, DG Research, European Commission, and Dept. of Hydrology and Hydrological Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) 'Integrating different forms of experts' and local knowledge is increasingly needed to cope with the challenge of managing complex socio-ecological systems. This book, by a highly interdisciplinary, multinational team, describes and reflects upon sustainability challenges in the context of integrated water resource management (IWRM). The authors' analysis of these challenges, however, translates beyond the water context into useful insights for a much broader community of sustainability-oriented researchers and practitioners.' Carlo Sessa, Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems. Rome


Contents

Foreword######### Acknowledgements 1: Introduction: The science-policy-stakeholder interface (SPSI) 2: Putting the 'Integration' in SPSI 3: SPSI and participation 4: Scenarios in the SPSI 5: The SPSI in Water Pollution Assessment 6: The SPSI in Land and Water Use Interaction 7: The SPSI in Environmental Flow 8: The SPSI in Transboundary Water Regimes (TWR) 9: SPSI in the river basins 10: Overall conclusions and recommendations

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Biography

Geoffrey D. Gooch is Professor of Political Science at Linkoping University, Sweden, and at the UNESCO Centre for Water law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Per Stalnacke is a Senior Researcher and Head of Section 'Water quality and Hydrology' at Bioforsk (Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research)

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