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Integrated River Basin Management: A Case for Collaboration.

Watson, Nigel (2004) Integrated River Basin Management: A Case for Collaboration. International Journal of River Basin Management, 2 (4). pp. 243-257. ISSN 1571-5124

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Abstract

Integrated river basin management (IRBM) is an approach that has been interpreted in a number of different ways during the last 100 years. Current support for IRBM is based on a ‘myth’ of inter-agency co-ordination. However, increasing complexity and uncertainty in river basin systems has created ‘wicked’ or ‘messy’ land and water management problems. The limited capacity of state institutions to deal effectively with such conditions suggests that the current ‘myth’ must be reformed and that a more powerful system-response capability founded on inter-organisational collaboration should be developed. The case for a collaborative institutional approach to IRBM is examined with reference to the Fraser Basin Council in British Columbia, Canada.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of River Basin Management
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 13117
Deposited By: Dr Nigel Watson
Deposited On: 05 Sep 2008 15:20
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2016 00:02
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13117

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