Catchment and River Basin Management:Integrating Science and Governance

Smith, Laurence, Porter, Keith, Hiscock, Kevin, Porter, Mary Jane and Benson, David, eds. (2015) Catchment and River Basin Management:Integrating Science and Governance. Taylor and Francis. ISBN 9781849713047

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The central focus of this volume is a critical comparative analysis of the key drivers for water resource management and the provision of clean water - governance systems and institutional and legal arrangements. The authors present a systematic analysis of case study river systems drawn from Australia, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, UK and USA to provide an integrated global assessment of the scale and key features of catchment management. A key premise explored is that despite the diversity of jurisdictions and catchments there are commonalities to a successful approach. The authors show that environmental and public health water quality criteria must be integrated with the economic and social goals of those affected, necessitating a 'twin-track' and holistic (cross-sector and discipline) approach of stakeholder engagement and sound scientific research. A final synthesis presents a set of principles for adaptive catchment management. These principles demonstrate how to integrate the best scientific and technical knowledge with policy, governance and legal provisions. It is shown how decision-making and implementation at the appropriate geographic and governmental scales can resolve conflicts and share best sustainable practices.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2015 Laurence Smith, Keith Porter, Kevin Hiscock, Mary Jane Porter, David Benson, selection and editorial material; individual chapters, the contributors. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: earth and planetary sciences(all),sdg 3 - good health and well-being,sdg 6 - clean water and sanitation ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1900
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Geosciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Water Security Research Centre
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2022 10:30
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 16:30
DOI: 10.4324/9780203129159

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