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Making Water Work: Intermediating between regional strategy and local practice.

Medd, Will and Marvin, S. (2008) Making Water Work: Intermediating between regional strategy and local practice. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26 (2). pp. 280-299. ISSN 0263-7758

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Abstract

Since the early 1990s there has been a proliferation of calls for integrated water resource management as a strategy for sustainable water management. While literatures have examined the extent to which institutions can adapt to management defined by hydrological zones, the significance of other sociotechnical spaces to sustainable water management has been overlooked in these debates. In this paper, having demonstrated the hybridity of the hydrological cycle, we argue that more attention needs to be given to the interaction between regional, network, and fluid spatialities in sustainable water management. More specifically, we examine the fluid work of intermediaries in between regional and network spaces in the translation of regional strategies into local practice. We conclude by looking at the implications of understanding the relationship between regions, networks, and fluids for water governance specifically and environmental governance more generally.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Additional Information: This article will be published in hard copy in the Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26(2) edition in April 2008. RAE_import_type : Internet publication RAE_uoa_type : Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 2188
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2008 11:33
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2013 18:35
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2188

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