Adaptive governance in a changing climate situation: exploring a practical approach to manage depleting water resources in Gurgaon, India

  • Chandni BediEmail author


Adaptive governance is an emergent form of environmental governance in the face of the complexities and uncertainties associated with climate change. This article highlights its importance in the context of the water sector which has witnessed an impact due to changing scenarios. The key drivers and dimensions in adaptive governance are discussed using a case study in the villages of Haryana. Though there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution, the study helps to examine the practical tools used to implement adaptive governance. Objective indicators can be complemented to further understand its benefits in a context-specific situation.


Adaptive governance Participatory and collaborative approach Climate change Ground water Accountability Bridging organization 


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© O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rural Management and Training InstituteNavjyoti India FoundationDelhiIndia

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