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Strategic Intermediation: between regional strategy and local practice.

Medd, Will and Marvin, Simon (2007) Strategic Intermediation: between regional strategy and local practice. Sustainable Development, 15 (5). pp. 318-327. ISSN 0968-0802

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Abstract

The core aspiration of the WFD is that through a focus on hydrological boundaries the development of integrated river basin management (IRBM) will overcome the previously fragmented directives relevant to water and develop a more holistic approach to sustainable water management. In this paper we focus on the significant role that intermediary organizations, often neglected in conventional analysis, play in water governance processes. We use three case study examples of intermediaries working in the North-West of England to illustrate the importance of understanding their work in translating sustainable water management from regional strategy to local practice. Critically, the work of intermediaries across different scales of practice involves a complex array of negotiation, (re)representation and translation of what ‘sustainable water management’ becomes in relation to different contexts. Their strength comes in their ability to adapt their relationship to water into different sets of interests and contexts without necessarily integrating these interests. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Sustainable Development
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water Framework Directive ; sustainable water management ; networked infrastructures ; intermediaries
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 34407
Deposited By: Dr Will Medd
Deposited On: 26 Oct 2010 13:24
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:37
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/34407

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