Synopses & Reviews
This collection explores the benefits of co-managing a water resourceas a response to conflicts over a common resource, increased complexity and uncertainty surrounding ecosystem and natural resourcemanagement questions, and emerging interest in good governance processes. The 15 papers describe the progress accomplished by theRaccoon River Watershed Association in Iowa, public participation in the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence river study, ground water conservationefforts in India, and water management among farmers in Uzbekistan. Case studies share lessons learned from co-managing the OntarioFisheries Resource Center, rivers in the Tisza basin, coastal zones in the Netherlands, and the Genevois Aquifer between Switzerland and France.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Co-management is a highly dynamic, evolving, adaptive, and forward looking process. This edited volume covers theoretical background and includes supporting lessons learnt from field experiences. The book has case studies from both North and South America (co-management of fisheries, resilience in near-shore waters of the Great Lakes basin, water level management in Lake Ontario, and case studies from Chile and Brazil), Europe (Tisza river, coastal management and examples of rivers from the Netherlands and from Uzbekistan), Africa (Lake Victoria) and Asia (Pushkar Lake in India).