The relevance of scale to water governance: an example from Loweswater, UK

Norton, Lisa; Maberly, Stephen; Waterton, Claire; Watson, Nigel; Tsouvalis, Judith. 2014 The relevance of scale to water governance: an example from Loweswater, UK. In: Padt, Frans; Opdam, Paul; Polman, Nico; Termeer, Catrien, (eds.) Scale-sensitive governance of the environment. Chichester, Wiley Blackwell, 73-87.

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This paper presents a case study from Loweswater in the UK where an experiment in community catchment management has provided insights into the importance of scale for governance from both natural and social perspectives. The study highlights the need for considering the scale at which societies interact with the ecological systems supporting them and providing appropriate multi-level governance structures to support local level initiatives in environmental governance.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity > BD Topic 3 - Managing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Environment > BD - 3.4 - Provide science-based advice ...
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Water > WA Topic 3 - Science for Water Management > WA - 3.4 - Develop novel and improved methods to enable the sustainable management of freshwaters and wetlands
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Parr
ISBN: 9781118567159
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 15 May 2014 14:36 +0 (UTC)

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