Balancing growing water demand with dwindling supply is a pressing challenge. In response, a transition to the Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) paradigm is being proposed. IWRM aims to balance social, economic, and environmental values over water through stakeholder participation and efficient resource use supported by management instruments, institutional innovations, and enabling conditions. This research is designed to support the adaptive processes and social learning crucial for IWRM through the production of policy-relevant and stakeholder-informed insights.
The research consists of two principal components:
The meta-analytical component will yield insights into specific conditions of successful and failed transitions toward IWRM at the global scale. The empirical component will produce detailed histories of institutional and organizational development and actor participation as well as stakeholder perceptions that will guide process-tracing and exploratory network analysis. This will support the development of a framework for assessing key enabling conditions and barriers for IWRM with particular relevance for the Global South.
Funding source: Peter E. De Jánosi Postdoctoral Fellowship
Program: Advanced Systems Analysis & Risk and Resilience Programs
Dates: October 2015 – March 2018
Last edited: 01 February 2018
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Postdoctoral research at IIASA
Fanadzo, M., Ncube, B., French, A., & Belete, A. (2021). Smallholder farmer coping and adaptation strategies during the 2015-18 drought in the Western Cape, South Africa. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, e102986. 10.1016/j.pce.2021.102986. (In Press)
French, A., Mechler, R. , Arestegui, M., MacClune, K., & Cisneros, A. (2020). Root causes of recurrent catastrophe: The political ecology of El Niño-related disasters in Peru. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 47, e101539. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101539.
Rasmussen, M., French, A., & Conlon, S. (2019). Conservation Conjunctures: Contestation and Situated Consent in Peru's Huascarán National Park. Conservation and Society 17 (1), p. 1. 10.4103/cs.cs_17_14.
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