UBC’s Program on Water Governance hosted 3 sessions at the AAG annual meeting on Thursday April 14th 2011 in Seattle, WA, on the topic of Water governance and the politics of scale: A critical examination of water governance in a multi-scalar environment.
Over the past two decades, geographers have made advancements in addressing issues relating to the politics of scale and water governance independently. We suggest that together the discussions of “politics of scale” and “governance” will bring a more nuanced approach to governing flow resources such as water. For example, unpacking issues related to jurisdictional fragmentation and social construction of borders have both theoretical and practical value. In addition, an expanded relationship between theory and praxis, where academic learning and on-the-ground knowledge are exchanged, would enrich our understanding of the scalar challenges in water governance.
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