When Policy Meets Reality

Political Dynamics and the Practice of Integration in Water Resources Management Reform

Edited by: Anjali Bhat, Saravanan V.S., Peter P. Mollinga

Water policy initiatives often run into difficulties when they encounter the realities of really existing societies. Policies may not get implemented as planned, and may not achieve their stated objectives. Many things happen when policy initiatives travel from formulation to implementation. The papers in this volume examine the travel and appropriation of water policy by looking at the contestation and the embeddedness of water policy. Organised in the sequence everyday politics of water, politics of water policy, hydropolitics, global water politics, the papers constitute a call for a policy approach that replaces a social engineering with a strategic action perspective.

216 pages

Publication Date: 6/17/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643106728