Enhancing the capacity of water governance to deal with complex management challenges: A framework of analysis

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dc.contributor.authorPahl-Wostl, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorKnieper, Christian
dc.contributor.authorLukat, Evelyn
dc.contributor.authorMeergans, Franziska
dc.contributor.authorSchoderer, Mirja
dc.contributor.authorSchuetze, Nora
dc.contributor.authorSchweigatz, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorDombrowsky, Ines
dc.contributor.authorLenschow, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorStein, Ulf
dc.contributor.authorThiel, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorTroeltzsch, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorVidaurre, Rorigo
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:17:57Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:17:57Z-
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn14629011
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/12473-
dc.description.abstractDespite numerous efforts to promote and implement more integrated approaches, coordination problems persist and impede sustainable water governance and management. This paper introduces a framework for guiding a transdisciplinary diagnostic approach (i.e. a context-sensitive assessment of multi-level water governance, which is combined with a change management process) to address such coordination problems. The approach aims at addressing some of the challenges identified in scientific scholarship and water governance practice by combining context-specific participatory assessments of individual cases with comparative case analysis guided by a generic conceptual framework. The focus is on implementation processes at regional and local scale and their embedding in a mull-level water governance system and a specific environmental and societal context. A coherent approach and formalized representation across individual cases is essential to develop cumulative knowledge and to improve the diagnostic strength of the approach. Based on a broad literature review and exploratory study of multiple, diverse cases conceptual framework identifies a variety of factors that are expected to be important for understanding the performance of environmental governance and management systems. The paper makes explicit the hypotheses on relationships between core variables that resulted from framework development. The framework, including the collection of hypotheses, offers a structured approach for analysing a phenomenon as complex and multi-facetted as coordination. It allows identification of multiple pathways that may lead an improvement or a decline in performance, respectively. The framework can find more widespread application in supporting comparative case study analyses with a focus on improving the understanding of policy implementation also beyond the field of water governance and management.
dc.description.sponsorshipGerman Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF); BMBF programme ``Research for Sustainable Development'' (FONA3)Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF); The research project ``Erhohung der STEuerungskompetenz zur ERreichung der Ziele eines integrierten Wassermanagements''(STEER) was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the funding measure ``Water as a Global Resource'' (GRoW). The funding measure is part of the BMBF programme ``Research for Sustainable Development'' (FONA<SUP>3</SUP>). We would like to thank Nadine Gerner, Moritz Herbst, Sascha Kochendorfer,Ina Kruger, Silke Mollenhauer, and Robynne Sutcliffe for providing feedback and experience from practice during framework development.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
dc.relation.ispartofENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY
dc.subjectADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectCLIMATE
dc.subjectComparative case study analysis
dc.subjectDiagnostic approach
dc.subjectENERGY-FOOD NEXUS
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subjectGERMAN FEDERALISM
dc.subjectGLOBAL WATER
dc.subjectIntegrated water resources management
dc.subjectInter-Sectoral coordination
dc.subjectLAND-USE
dc.subjectNETWORKS
dc.subjectPOLICY COHERENCE
dc.subjectRESOURCES MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectWater governance
dc.titleEnhancing the capacity of water governance to deal with complex management challenges: A framework of analysis
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.envsci.2020.02.011
dc.identifier.isiISI:000525353800003
dc.description.volume107
dc.description.startpage23
dc.description.endpage35
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-3680-4575
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-7231-2893
dc.identifier.eissn18736416
dc.publisher.placeTHE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, OXON, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationEnviron. Sci. Policy
crisitem.author.deptInstitut für Umweltsystemforschung-
crisitem.author.deptInstitut für Umweltsystemforschung-
crisitem.author.deptFB 01 - Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidresearchcenter5-
crisitem.author.deptidresearchcenter5-
crisitem.author.deptidfb01-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-2162-1968-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidPaCl441-
crisitem.author.netidKnCh278-
crisitem.author.netidLeAn432-
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