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Adaptive Governance of Water Resources Shared with Indigenous Peoples: The Role of Law

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dc.contributor.author Cosens, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Chaffin, Brian C.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-23T18:33:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-23T18:33:14Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10094
dc.description.abstract "Adaptive governance is an emergent phenomenon resulting from the interaction of locally driven collaborative efforts with a hierarchy of governmental regulation and management and is thought to be capable of navigating social−ecological change as society responds to the effects of climate change. The assertion of Native American water rights on highly developed water systems in North America has triggered governance innovations that resemble certain aspects of adaptive governance, and have emerged to accommodate the need for Indigenous water development and restoration of cultural and ecological resources. Similar innovations are observed in the assertion of Indigenous voices in Australia. This presents an opportunity to analyze the emergence of adaptive processes within complex legal systems. We explore the role of law in locally driven innovation in this context, concluding that any system of governance that requires greater flexibility will only be viewed as legitimate, and thus succeed, if attention is given not only to adaptive capacity, but also to aspects of good governance. Through examples of the assertion of Indigenous rights, we illustrate critical links between adaptive capacity in water management, good governance, and law." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.title Adaptive Governance of Water Resources Shared with Indigenous Peoples: The Role of Law en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Theory en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.region Pacific and Australia en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Water en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 8 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 97-112 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US

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