Special Issue "Public Policy Analysis of Integrated Water Resource Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2019).
2. Environmental Social Science Department, Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Interests: water policy; integrated water resources management; social-ecological systems; governance; policy studies; policy analysis
Interests: comparative public policy; public administration; international political economy; European studies
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Public policy analysis is interested in how policies emerge and develop in order to adress societal problems. Issues related to water, such as the contamination of surface waters, floods and droughts, or plastic pollution in oceans are often highly complex, concern different jurisdictions, and involve public and private actors. This complexity is adressed through integrated water management principles; but these principles give room to open questions such as: What are main challenges of policy analysis (research and practice) in terms of multi-level actor involvement (politics), cross-sectoral solutions (policies), and new institutional arrangements (polity)? To answer this question we invite policy research that investigates the potential of innovation and effectiveness in integrated water resource management.
Prof. Dr. Karin Ingold
Prof. Dr. Jale Tosun
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- multi-level governance
- integrated water resource management
- policy analysis
- cross-sectoral policy design
- transboundary catchment areas