1st Edition

Great Lakes Lessons in Participatory Governance

Edited By Velma I. Grover, Gail Krantzberg Copyright 2012
    464 Pages 10 Color & 29 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This edited volume while focusing on participatory governance in the Great Lakes basin of North America also gives a comparative perspective of the African Great Lakes. The book describes the actions taken at degraded locations along the Great Lakes in North America through Remedial Action Plans (RAP) and other mechanisms, with an aim to highlight the successes and failures encountered in ecosystembased regenerative approaches. The book documents these experiences including the lead taken by industry in improving environmental quality of the Great Lakes. The book concludes with lessons learnt about revitalizing the ecosystem integrity of the lakes, which can be replicated in other watersheds of the world.

    Introduction, Velma I. Grover
    Great Lakes Great Responsibilities, History of and Lessons in Participatory Governance, Tom Crane
    Governance in the Great Lakes, A Regime in Transition, Paul Muldoon
    Innovations in Decision Making, Chris McLaughlan
    Transnational Municipal Networks of American and Canadian Local Governments in the Context of Bilateral Environmental Relations, The Emergence of a European Phenomenon in the Great Lakes Basin, Irek Kusimierczyk
    The Economic Benefits of Remedial Action Plans in Ontario, A. Kubursi

    Integrated Water Resources Planning and Implementation
    General Overview of IWRM, Abigail Cruickshank and Velma I Grover
    A Strategy for Sustainability—Making it Work in the Credit River Watershed, Christine Zimmer, Phil James, Kyle Vanderlinden, Robb Lukes and Tracy Patterson
    Conservation Ontario’s Coordinating Mandate to Promote an Integrated Watershed Management Approach to Protection of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Ecosystem, Bonnie Fox and Sonya Meek

    North American Remedial Action Plans, Remedial Action Plan Case Studies
    North American Remedial Action Plans—A Primer, Gail Krantzberg
    Collingwood Harbour, Gail Krantzberg
    Hamilton Harbour, John Hall and Kristin M. O’Connor
    As the Water Flows, Community Based Decision-Making and Participatory Planning for the Maumee Area of Concern, Ohio, Patrick Lawrence
    A Case Study of Presque Isle Bay, Lori Boughton
    Restoring Beneficial Uses in Great Lakes Areas of Concern Under the Threats of a Changing Climate, S. Abdel-Fattah

    African Great Lakes
    A Holistic Approach to Natural Resource Management, A Case of Lake Victoria Basin, Tom Okurut and Doreen M. Othero
    Top-down and Bottom-up Collaboration in the Management of the Laurentian Great Lakes and Lake Victoria Fisheries, A Comparison of Two Shared Water Bodies, Marc Gaden, Oliva Mkumbo, Ted Lawrence and Chris Goddard

    Industrial Leadership
    Industry and Governance in the Great Lakes Basins, George Kuper
    Hamilton Harbour’s Regeneration—An Industrial Perspective, Ian Shaw

    Conclusion, Gail Krantzberg and Velma I. Grover


    Grover, Velma I.; Krantzberg, Gail