A three-step interdisciplinary method to assess approaches to water shortage, water quality and flood risks is presented. This method, based on water system analysis, economics, law and public administration, seeks to create common understanding based on newly developed concepts and definitions. First, generating content knowledge about the water system and about values, principles and policy discourses. Second, providing an organizational process with sufficient stakeholder involvement, insight into the trade-off between social objectives, and attribution of responsibilities in addition to regulations and agreements. Finally, implementing the agreed service level through adequate infrastructure, enforcement and conflict resolution.

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Keywords integrated water resources management, interdisciplinary assessment method, water governance, water management
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2014.951828, hdl.handle.net/1765/101526
Journal Water International
van Rijswick, M, Edelenbos, J, Hellegers, P, Kok, M, & Kuks, S. (2014). Ten building blocks for sustainable water governance: an integrated method to assess the governance of water. Water International, 39(5), 725–742. doi:10.1080/02508060.2014.951828