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Governance as a Trialogue: Government-Society-Science in Transition

  • Anthony R. Turton
  • Hanlie J. Hattingh
  • Gillian A. Maree
  • Dirk J. Roux
  • Marius Claassen
  • Wilma F. Strydom

Part of the Water Resources Development and Management book series (WRDM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Anthony R Turton, J Hattingh, Marius Claassen, Dirk J Roux, Peter J Ashton
      Pages 1-28
  3. An Overview of Governance

  4. Interrogation of the Trialogue Model

  5. Cross-cutting Governance Requirements

  6. Conclusion

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 351-354

About this book

Introduction

The last two decades have been marked by a dramatic increase in global attention to the concept of governance, especially in relation to the eff- tive and sustainable management of natural resources. During this period, issues of water governance have received particular attention, for example in relation to the provision of reliable water supplies as a catalyst for p- erty eradication. Within the context of the Millennium Development Goals, and against a backdrop of an increasing frequency of water crises (ranging from widespread flooding to severe water scarcity), it is essential that each country (and particularly those countries that face development challenges) should be in a position to ensure that access to water is ava- able to those who need it most. This issue has been highlighted by the Global Water Partnership, which stated that the water crisis facing the world is in reality a crisis of governance. The South African political environment has changed dramatically in recent years, and the central concepts of social equity and the right to a healthy environment are now entrenched in the country’s Constitution. These concepts are supported by several new laws, in particular the - tional Environmental Management Act and the National Water Act, which, in turn, are based on the principles of sustainable development. However, despite the highly desirable attributes of these landmark pieces of legis- tion, South African authorities are still struggling to implement the - quirements of these Acts almost a decade after their promulgation.

Keywords

Governance IWRM development ecosystem ecosystem management ecosystems environment environmental management health institutions organization sustainability sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony R. Turton
    • 1
  • Hanlie J. Hattingh
    • 2
  • Gillian A. Maree
    • 2
  • Dirk J. Roux
    • 2
  • Marius Claassen
    • 2
  • Wilma F. Strydom
    • 2
  1. 1.IWRMCSIRPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)PretoriaSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-46266-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-46265-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46266-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-810X
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