"Social participation in water management and governance recently became a reality in many economies and societies. Yet the dimensions in which power regulation, social equity and democracy-building are connected with participation have been only tangentially analyzed for the water sector. Understanding the growing interest in social participation involves appreciating the specificity of the contemporary period within its historic and geographic contexts as well as uncovering larger political, economic and cultural trends of recent decades which frame participatory actions. Within a wide variety of cases presented from around the world, the reader will find critical analyses of participation and an array of political ecological processes that influence water governance. Sixteen chapters from a diverse group of scholars and practitioners examine water rights definition, hydropower dam construction, urban river renewal, irrigation organizations, water development NGOs, river basin management, water policy implementation and judicial decision-making in water conflicts. Yet there are commonalities in participatory experiences across this spectrum of water issues. The book's five sections highlight key dimensions of contemporary water management that influence, and in turn are influenced by, social participation. These sections are: participation and indigenous water governance; participation and the dynamics of gender in water management; participation and river basin governance; participation and implementation of water management and participation and the politics of water governance."--Back cover.
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Introduction: Social participation in water governance and management / Kate A. Berry and Eric Mollard pt. I. Participation and indigenous water governance: 1. Participation of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe in land and water management decisions in Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada, US / Terry T. Fisk, Pauline Esteves, Barbara Durham and Madeline Esteves 2. For whom the turbines turn: indigenous citizens as legitimate stakeholders in the Brazilian Amazon / Louis Forline and Eneida Assis pt. II. Participation and the dynamics of gender in water management: 3. Gender and social participation in a rural water-supply organization in Rajasthan, India / Kate A. Berry Gendered dynamics of participation in water management in Nepal and Peru: revisiting the linkages between membership and power / Margreet Z. Zwarteveen, Pranita Bhushan Udas and Juana Vera Delgado pt. III. Participation and river basin governance: 5. Social participation in French water management: contributions to river basin governance and new challenges / Sophie Allain 6. Social participation in Mexican river basin organizations: the resilience of coalitions / Eric Mollard, Sergio Vargas and Philippus Wester 7. From a participative framework to communities' realities: the challenges of implementing stakeholder involvement in Quebec watershed management, Canada / Nicolas Milot and Laurent Lepage pt. IV. Participation and implementation of water management: 8. Social participation in the irrigation sector in Yunnan, China: roles of the state, user associations, and communities / Liang Chuan and Yue Chaoyun 9. Participation in water resource and service governance in South Africa: caught in the acts / Zoe Wilson and Sylvain R. Perret 10. The role of locally-managed water aid: effective partnerships in Sri Lanka / Margaret Shanafield and Palitha Jayaweera 11. The public's role as stakeholder in the Yarqon River Authority, Israel / David Pargament, Richard Laster and Dan Livney pt. V. Participation and the politics of governance: 12. Water rights and rule-making justice as fruits of social struggle in the Ecuadorian Andes / Rutgerd Boelens 13. Water management practices on trial: the Tribunal Latinoameicano del Agua and the creation of public space for social participation in water politics / Carmen Maganda 14. The local application of global sustainable and participatory development norms in Turkish dams / Stephane La Branche 15. Conclusions: politicizing social participation / Eric Mollard and Kate A. Berry.