Water Co-Management

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  • Examines water sharing disputes between countries, provinces/states and even local bodies
  • Discusses ways on how to avoid conflicts by co-managing this increasingly scarce resource
  • Includes case studies from geographically diverse areas: North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia


Co-management is a highly dynamic, evolving, adaptive, and forward looking process. This edited volume covers theoretical background and includes supporting lessons learnt from field experiences. The book has case studies from both North and South America (co-management of fisheries, resilience in near-shore waters of the Great Lakes basin, water level management in Lake Ontario, and case studies from Chile and Brazil), Europe (Tisza river, coastal management and examples of rivers from the Netherlands and from Uzbekistan), Africa (Lake Victoria) and Asia (Pushkar Lake in India).

Table of Contents

Working toward Co-Management of the Raccoon River Watershed in Iowa: The Role of Civil Society
Sustainable Development and the Water Energy Nexus
An Analysis of Public Participation in the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Study
Co-Generated Knowledge for Co-Management of a Mobile Resource: Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre
Barriers and Opportunities to Adaptive Co-management of the Tisza River Basin in Hungary
Adaptive Co-Management and Learning: Developments in Coastal Management in The Netherlands From 1985 To 2010
Taking the "Co" out of "Co-Management": The Delegitimization of Fishing Communities on Lake Victoria, E. Africa
Governance Reform to Secure Resilience in the Nearshore Waters of the Great Lakes Basin
Co-management of Water Resources in a High Density Environment as a Stimulus for Sustainable Regional Development
The Roles of Knowledge in the Emergence Co-Management Initiatives for Transboundary Groundwaters: the Case of the Génévois Aquifer
Guarani Aquifer Co-Management and the Brazilian Experience
Managing a Multi-objective, Bi-national Study on Rationalizing the State of Upper Great Lakes Water Levels and Development of Improved Regulation Plans
Irrigation Water Co-Management in the Limarí River Basin, Chile
Towards Community-Based Management of Water Resources: A Critical Ethnography of Lake and Groundwater Conservation in Pushkar, India
An Institutional Dynamics of Khorezmian Water Management on the Peasant Level in Uzbekistan: From the Ancient Practices to the Present Situation

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