Implementing integrated water resources management in the Ebro River Basin: From theory to facts
Resumen: In this article, we analyze how successful the implementation of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Ebro river catchment (in Spain) has been. Our main aim is to show some gaps between theory and practice. This implies analyzing the political dimensions of governance and their change and reflecting on the interface between governance and technical knowledge about water. We highlight problems, such as the lack of institutional coordination, blind spots in technical information and path dependences. Actual water management has led to plans for further irrigation even though water availability is, and is expected to continue, shrinking due to climate change and other local factors. To overcome these mismatches, we propose further synchronization, innovative ways of public participation and knowledge sharing between institutions and researchers. As a showcase, we portray a practical real example of a desirable institutional arrangement in one sub-catchment.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.3390/su7010441
Año: 2015
Publicado en: Sustainability (Basel) 7, 1 (2015), 441-464
ISSN: 2071-1050

Factor impacto JCR: 1.343 (2015)
Categ. JCR: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES rank: 146 / 224 = 0.652 (2015) - Q3 - T2
Categ. JCR: GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY rank: 5 / 6 = 0.833 (2015) - Q4 - T3
Categ. JCR: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES rank: 62 / 104 = 0.596 (2015) - Q3 - T2
Categ. JCR: GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY rank: 23 / 30 = 0.767 (2015) - Q4 - T3

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Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MICINN/ECO2010-14929
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/ECO2013-41353-P
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Fundamentos del Análisis Económico (Departamento de Análisis Económico)

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