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Opportunities and barriers for water co-governance: A critical analysis of seven cases of diffuse water pollution from agriculture in Europe, Australia and North America
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Environmental and Life Sciences (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Centre for Climate and Safety.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0301-3299
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2018 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 10, no 5, article id 1634Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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Diffuse Water Pollution from Agriculture (DWPA) and its governance has received increased attention as a policy concern across the globe. Mitigation of DWPA is a complex problem that requires a mix of policy instruments and a multi-agency, broad societal response. In this paper, opportunities and barriers for developing co-governance, defined as collaborative societal involvement in the functions of government, and its suitability for mitigation of DWPA are reviewed using seven case studies in Europe (Poland, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands and UK), Australia (Murray-Darling Basin) and North America (State of Minnesota). An analytical framework for assessing opportunities and barriers of co-governance was developed and applied in this review. Results indicated that five key issues constitute both opportunities and barriers, and include: (i) pressure for change; (ii) connected governance structures and allocation of resources and funding; (iii) leadership and establishment of partnerships through capacity building; (iv) use and co-production of knowledge; and (v) time commitment to develop water co-governance

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MDPI AG , 2018. Vol. 10, no 5, article id 1634
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Collaborative governance, Decentralized decision-making, Non-point source pollution, Nutrient management, Water governance
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Water Treatment Globalisation Studies Water Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67495DOI: 10.3390/su10051634Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85047145753OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-67495DiVA, id: diva2:1214717
Available from: 2018-06-07 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2018-07-12Bibliographically approved

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