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Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict: New Institutions for Collaborative Planning / Edition 1

Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict: New Institutions for Collaborative Planning / Edition 1

by John T Scholz, Bruce Stiftel
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Water policy seems in perpetual crisis. Increasingly, conflicts extend beyond the statutory authority, competence, geographical jurisdictions, and political constituencies of highly specialized governing authorities. While other books address specific policy approaches or the application of adaptive management strategies to specific problems, this is the first book to focus more broadly on adaptive governance, or the evolution of new institutions that attempt to resolve conflicts among competing authorities. Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict investigates new types of water conflicts among users in the seemingly water-rich Eastern United States. Eight case studies of water quality, water quantity, and habitat preservation or restoration in Florida were chosen to span the range of conflicts crossing fragmented regulatory boundaries. Each begins with a history of the conflict and then focuses on the innovative institutional arrangements - some successful, some not - that evolved to grapple with the resulting challenges. In the chapters that follow, scholars and practitioners in urban planning, political science, engineering, law, policy, administration, and geology offer different theoretical and experience-based perspectives on the cases. Together, they discuss five challenges that new institutions must overcome to develop sustainable solutions for water users: Who is to be involved in the policy process? How are they to interact? How is science to be used? How are users and the public to be made aware? How can solutions be made efficient and equitable? In its diverse perspectives and unique combination of theory, application, and analysis, Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict will be a valuable book for water professionals, policy scientists, students, and scholars in natural resource planning and management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933115184
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/15/2005
Series: RFF Press Ser.
Edition description: 1
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 1,262,835
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John T. Scholz is the Frances Epps Professor of Political Science at Florida State University.

Bruce Stiftel is a professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University and the coeditor of Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning.

Table of Contents

About the Contributors
Introduction: The Challenges of Adaptive Governance
John T. Scholz and Bruce Stiftel
1. Florida s Water Management Framework
Richard Hamann
Water Quality
2. Suwannee River Partnership: Representation Instead of Regulation
Aysin Dedekorkut
3. Fenholloway River Evaluation Initiative: Collaborative Problem Solving Within the Permit System
Simon A. Andrew
Water Supply
4. Tampa Bay Water Wars: From Conflict to Collaboration?
Aysin Dedekorkut
5. The East Central Florida Regional Water Supply Planning Initiative:Creating Collaboration
Ramiro Berardo
Quantity, Quality, and Habitat
6. Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin:Tri-state Negotiations of a Water Allocation Formula
Steven Leitman
7. Everglades Restoration and the South Florida Ecosystem
Michael R. Boswell
8. Ocklawaha River Restoration:The Fate of the Rodman Reservoir
Mellini Sloan
9. Aquifer Storage and Recovery:Technology and Public Learning
Eberhard Roeder
10. Adaptability and Stability: A Manager s Perspective
Donald J. Polmann
11. The Power of the Status Quo
Richard Hamann
12. Representation, Scientific Learning, and the Public Interest
B. Suzi Ruhl
13. Adaptive Challenges Facing Agriculture
Martha Rhodes Roberts
14. Resource Planning, Dispute Resolution, and Adaptive Governance
Lawrence Susskind
15. Policy Analysts Can Learn from Mediators
John Forester
16. Leadership and Public Learning
Robert M. Jones
17. Public Learning and Grassroots Cooperation
Mark Lubell
18. Putting Science in its Place
Connie P. Ozawa
19. Linking Science and Public Learning: An Advocacy Coalition Perspective
Paul Sabatier
20. Restructuring State Institutions: The Limits of Adaptive Leadership
Paul J. Quirk
21. Incentives and Adaptation
Lawrence S. Rothenberg
22. Conclusions: The Future of Adaptive Governance
Bruce Stiftel and John T. Scholz

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'An important and substantive contribution on environmental governance and water policy by a first-rate group of authors.'
William Blomquist, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

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