The diagnostic water governance tool- supporting cross-sectoral cooperation and coordination in water resources management

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dc.contributor.authorStein, Ulf
dc.contributor.authorBueb, Benedict
dc.contributor.authorKnieper, Christian
dc.contributor.authorTroeltzsch, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorVidaurre, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorFavero, Fausto
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-12T06:54:51Z-
dc.date.available2023-07-12T06:54:51Z-
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.issn1462-9011
dc.identifier.urihttp://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/71870-
dc.description.abstractIn the search for solutions for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), decision-makers frequently face governance-related challenges such as the fragmentation of institutions, the interconnection with other essential services and overlapping competences. In many cases, solutions to these challenges involve strengthening co-ordination between different actors and sectors. Today different digital tools and resources are available to support related decision-making processes. These tools can (1) offer a context-specific assessment of the water governance system (''Diagnosis'') and (2) provide, in some cases, context-specific recommendations to tackle identified deficits (''Therapy''). In this paper, we aim to advance the understanding of the potential of digital tools for water governance and management assessments. After reviewing relevant tools, we introduce the Diagnostic Water Governance Tool (DWGT) that builds on a clear diagnosis-therapy-logic. After presenting the empirical basis and functional logic of the DWGT, we test the DWGT in two case studies: the Guadalquivir river basin in Spain and the Emscher river basin in Germany. We find that the DWGT provides context-specific, evidence-based instrument recommendations that can enhance water governance and management, albeit accompanying suit-ability evaluations by governance experts remain critical. We conclude by discussing the limitations of digital tools for water governance and management assessments and sketch out fields of future research.
dc.description.sponsorshipGerman Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) [02WGR1425B]; This paper has been prepared as part of the project ``Increasing Good Governance for Achieving the Objectives of Integrated Water Resources Management'' (STEER) (grant number 02WGR1425B), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) under the funding measure GRoW, which is part of the program ``Research for Sustainable Development'' (FONA3). The funder had no influence in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
dc.relation.ispartofENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY
dc.subjectCAPACITY
dc.subjectCHALLENGES
dc.subjectCooperation
dc.subjectCoordination
dc.subjectDatabase
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subjectFRAMEWORK
dc.subjectGovernance
dc.subjectIntegrated Water Resources Management
dc.subjectOnline Tool
dc.titleThe diagnostic water governance tool- supporting cross-sectoral cooperation and coordination in water resources management
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.envsci.2022.11.014
dc.identifier.isiISI:000902154300002
dc.description.volume140
dc.description.startpage111
dc.description.endpage121
dc.identifier.eissn1873-6416
dc.publisher.placeTHE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, OXON, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationEnviron. Sci. Policy
local.import.remainsaffiliations : University Osnabruck
local.import.remainsearlyaccessdate : DEC 2022
local.import.remainsweb-of-science-index : Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
crisitem.author.deptInstitut für Umweltsystemforschung-
crisitem.author.deptidresearchcenter5-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidKnCh278-
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