Bridging parallel discourses of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM): institutional and political challenges in developing and developed countries

Beveridge, R. and Monsees, J. (2012) Bridging parallel discourses of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM): institutional and political challenges in developing and developed countries. Water International, 37(7), pp. 727-743. (doi:10.1080/02508060.2012.742713)

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Abstract

This paper provides a comparative review of the literature on the institutional challenges and politics of IWRM, in relation to the EU's Water Framework Directive (WFD). It reveals two parallel debates with little interaction. The extent to which IWRM is actually addressed in the WFD literature is questioned, as is the assumption that developing countries can learn from WFD experiences. Finally, the mutual benefits of connecting these parallel discussions are demonstrated, especially in terms of encouraging greater sensitivity to the contingencies and complexities of water management.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Beveridge, Dr Ross
Authors: Beveridge, R., and Monsees, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Water International
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:0250-8060
ISSN (Online):1941-1707

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