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Title: Understanding emergent participation practices in water governance
Authors: van Buuren A.
van Meerkerk I.
Tortajada C. 
Keywords: citizen participation
community-based initiatives
created participation
invited participation
Participatory water governance
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: van Buuren A., van Meerkerk I., Tortajada C. (2019). Understanding emergent participation practices in water governance. International Journal of Water Resources Development 35 (3) : 367-382. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This introductory article discusses the proliferation of different forms of participation in water governance. It is argued that creating public value through participation can only succeed when effective co-creation between public authorities and communities emerges. However, challenges to realizing co-creation are manifold, and differ among the various types of participation. In this respect, we introduce a typology of different forms of participation, based on the distinction between top-down (invited) and bottom-up (created) participation. We use this distinction to analyze different dynamics in participatory water governance and to delve deeper into the dilemmas and trade-offs. Lastly, the various contributions to this special issue are introduced. © 2019, © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Source Title: International Journal of Water Resources Development
ISSN: 07900627
DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2019.1585764
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