Transboundary Water Governance

Governing Transboundary Waters

Emma Norman bookNorman, E.S. (2015) Governing transboundary waters: Canada, the United States and indigenous communities. New York, Routledge.

This book explores how colonial politics impact water governance – particularly for Indigenous communities spanning international borders.  The book examines the cultural politics of ‘transboundary water governance’ in a postcolonial context and highlights how Indigenous-led efforts are reframing water governance and politics. The hopeful cases provide insight into the power of reframing water governance by and for Indigenous Peoples.

Endorsement: Bringing together politics of coloniality and indigenous struggles for territorial, cultural and resource rights with water politics at the US-Canada border, this work makes significant conceptual and policy relevant contributions. Skillfully weaving diverse narratives, experiences, and moments of relevance for Indigenous communities on both sides of the border, the book makes for an inspiring read that explores key debates for contemporary water governance. – Karen Bakker and Leila Harris, Co-Directors, Program on Water Governance, University of British Columbia, Canada.

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Water Without Borders?

Norman, E.S., Cohen, A.C., and Bakker, K. (2013) Water Without Borders? Canada, the United States and Shared Waters. University of Toronto Press.

Water without Borders? is designed to help readers develop a balanced understanding of the most pressing shared water issues between Canada and the united states. the contributors explore possible frictions between governance institutions and contemporary management issues, illustrated through analyses of five specific transboundary water “flashpoints.” the volume offers both a historical survey of transboundary governance mechanisms and a forward-looking assessment of new models of governance that will allow us to manage water wisely in the future.

Water Without Borders? Policy Briefs

Norman, Emma, Cohen, Alice, and Bakker, Karen (eds) (2012). Flashpoints and Collaboration: How problems can inspire innovative solutions for Canada, the US, and the governance of shared waters (Report June 2012). Vancouver: Program on Water Governance.

Governing Water across the Canada-U.S. Borderland

Norman, Emma and K. Bakker. (2010). “Governing Water across the Canada-U.S. Borderland” in Borders and Bridges: Navigating Canada’s International Policy Relations in a North American Context. Oxford: Oxford University Press, editors Geoffrey Hale and Monica Gattinger. 194-212.

Transgressing Scales: Transboundary Water Governance across the Canada – U.S. Border.

Norman, Emma S. and Bakker, Karen, 2009. “Transgressing Scales: Transboundary Water Governance across the Canada – U.S. Border.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 99 (1): 99 – 117.

Hidden Waters: Transboundary Environmental Management across the 49th Parallel

Norman, Emma S. and Jean O. Melious. 2008. Hidden Waters: Transboundary Environmental Management across the 49th Parallel. Border Bio-Regions and Coastal Corridors: Transnational Policy Challenges in Western North America. University of Calgary Press. Editors Don Alper, Chad Day, and James Loucky. 195-218.

Local Canada-U.S. Tansboundary Water Governance: Issues, Drivers and Barriers (Briefing Note)

Norman, Emma and Karen Bakker. (2007). Local Canada – U.S. Transboundary Water Governance: Issues, Drivers and Barriers. (Briefing Note). Vancouver, BC: Program on Water Governance.

Local Stakeholders Governing Water across the 49th Parallel

Norman, Emma and Karen Bakker. (2007) “Local Stakeholders Governing Water across the 49th Parallel.” Bellingham, WA: Border Policy Research Institute: Western Washington University, 2007. 1-4. Vol. 2.

Drivers and Barriers of Cooperation in Transboundary Water Governance: A Case Study of Western Canada and the United States

Norman, E. and Bakker, K. 2005. “Drivers and Barriers of Cooperation in Transboundary Water Governance: A Case Study of Western Canada and the United States.” Report to The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation.

Transboundary Groundwater Governance: An Annotated Bibliography

Norman, Emma and Karen Bakker. Oct. 2004 Transboundary Groundwater Governance: An Annotated Bibliography.