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An integrated assessment of water governance in social-ecological systems. Two case studies: the Andarax basin in Almeria and the Tucson basin in Arizona

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Autor: Cabello Villarejo, Violeta
Director: Moral Ituarte, Leandro del
Giampietro, Mario
Camarillo Naranjo, Juan Mariano
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Geografía Humana
Fecha: 2016-01-30
Tipo de documento: Tesis Doctoral
Resumen: The emergence of sustainable development as a mainstream issue in the global political agenda defused voices critical of the limits to growth by embracing the discourse of ecological modernization. According to this narrative, environmental problems can and should be dealt with by the promotion of economic growth within existing economic and institutional arrangements. The field of water governance echoed this discourse in the new integration ideas of integrated water resources management, which has gradually become a dominant water management paradigm over the last decades. In the meantime, the western scientific arena has experienced a drastic epistemological shift from mechanicism to complexity. A theoretical basis of complexity underpins the new field of sustainability science, which strives to respond to the challenges associated with retrieving unsustainable patterns through inter- and transdisciplinary research on social-ecological systems. However, water science for governance...
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/38363

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