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Governance regime factors conducive to innovation uptake in urban water management: Experiences from Europe

Governance regime factors conducive to innovation uptake in urban water management: Experiences from Europe

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Sammendrag
Innovative ways to manage the urban water cycle are required to deal with an ageing drinking and waste water infrastructure and new societal imperatives. This paper examines the influence of water governance in enabling transformations and technological innovation uptake in urban water management. A governance assessment framework is developed and applied in three case-studies, examining different scales and types of innovations used to tackle challenges in European urban water management. The methodology combines documentary analysis and interviews to reconstruct historical storylines of the shift in the water governance of urban water management for each site. The research provides detailed empirical observations on the factors conducive to innovation uptake at the local level. Critical governance factors such as commitment to compromise, the necessity to build political support, and the role of “entrepreneurs” and coalitions are highlighted. The paper also explores the role of discursive strategies and partnership design, as well as that of regulative, economic and communicative instruments, in creating barriers and opportunities to initiate and secure change. A number of recommendations targeted at innovators and water managers are presented in the conclusion.
Språk
Engelsk
Forfatter(e)
  • Rouillard Josselin
  • Vidaurre Rodrigo
  • Brouwer Stijn
  • Damman Sigrid
  • Ponce Alberto Antoran
  • Gerner Nadine
  • Riegels Niels D.
  • Termes Montserrat
Institusjon(er)
  • Tyskland
  • Nederland
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • DHI
År
2016
Publisert i
Water
ISSN
2073-4441
Vol/hefte
8(10)
Publikasjons-id
CRIStin 1451738