Effective participatory water management requires effective co-engineering - the collective process whereby organisational decisions are made on how to bring stakeholders together. This trans-disciplinary book highlights the challenges involved in the collective initiation, design, implementation and evaluation of water planning and management processes. It demonstrates how successful management requires the effective handling of two participatory processes: the stakeholder water management process and the co-engineering process required to organise this. The book provides practical methods for supporting improved participatory processes, including the application of theory and models to aid decision-making. International case studies of these applications from Australia, Europe and all over the world including Africa, are used to examine negotiations and leadership approaches, and their effects on the participatory stakeholder processes. This international review of participatory water governance forms an important resource for academic researchers in hydrology, environmental management and water policy, and also practitioners and policy-makers working in water management.
About the Author
Katherine A. Daniell is a Research Fellow in the Australian National University's Centre for Policy Innovation. Her work focusses on resolving the challenges associated with implementing multi-level participatory processes to bring about coordinated policy, adaptation strategies and local action for sustainable development. Her other research interests include developing decision-aiding theory for 'multi-accountable' groups and encouraging effective inter-organisational collaborations. She also teaches executive development courses for the Australian National Institute for Public Policy (ANIPP) on multi-level governance. Dr Daniell is a guest editor for the journal Ecology and Society and she has received many awards and honours for her work, including a General Sir John Monash Award, a best paper presentation prize at the 2011 IAHR World Congress and being elected as a Fellow of the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust.
Table of ContentsPart I. Framing the Context: 1. Introduction; 2. Water planning and management for the 21st century; 3. Decision-aiding for water planning and management; 4. Co-engineering participatory modelling processes; 5. Intervention research and participatory process evaluation; Part II. Learning through Intervention: 6. Introduction to the intervention cases and lessons from the pilot trial; 7. Creation of the Lower Hawkesbury Estuary Management Plan, Australia; 8. Flood and drought risk management in the Upper Iskar Basin, Bulgaria; 9. Intervention case analysis, extension and discussion; 10. Conclusions and perspectives; Part III. Additional Information: Appendices; References; Index.