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Title: Integrated urban water management and water security: A comparison of Singapore and Hong Kong
Authors: Jensen, O. 
Nair, S.
Keywords: Governance
Hong Kong
Integrated urban water management
Integrated water resources management
Process tracing
Urban water security
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: MDPI AG
Citation: Jensen, O., Nair, S. (2019). Integrated urban water management and water security: A comparison of Singapore and Hong Kong. Water (Switzerland) 11 (4) : 785. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Integrated UrbanWater Management (IUWM) has emerged in the past two decades as a promising approach to the application of IntegratedWater Resources Management (IWRM) principles at the city-level. IUWM is expected to contribute to the achievement of multiple policy objectives, often including increased water security. This paper uses a case-based approach to study the impact of IUWM on water security, focusing on the influence of the level of institutionalization of IUWM within water governance at the city-level. Process tracing is applied to the cases of Singapore and Hong Kong, in which IUWM has been adopted but implementation and outcomes have diverged. We find that the depth of institutionalization, a difference between the two cases identified at the outset, has contributed to the achievement of better water security outcomes in Singapore as it has facilitated the development and implementation of a more far-reaching strategy. A supportive governance framework appears to amplify the impact of IUWM on progress towards water security and other policy targets. © 2019 by the authors.
Source Title: Water (Switzerland)
ISSN: 20734441
DOI: 10.3390/w11040785
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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