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Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict
New Institutions for Collaborative Planning

ISBN 9781936331475
Published September 30, 2010 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Preface About the Contributors Introduction: The Challenges of Adaptive Governance John T. Scholz and Bruce Stiftel PART I: CASE STUDIES OF WATER CONFLICTS 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 PART II: PRACTITIONERS PERSPECTIVES 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 PART III: RESEARCHERS PERSPECTIVES 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 References Abbreviations In

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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.


'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