Science and Engineering Ethics 22 (3):755-774 (2016)

Neelke Doorn
Delft University of Technology
The management of water is a topic of great concern. Inadequate management may lead to water scarcity and ecological destruction, but also to an increase of catastrophic floods. With climate change, both water scarcity and the risk of flooding are likely to increase even further in the coming decades. This makes water management currently a highly dynamic field, in which experiments are made with new forms of policy making. In the current paper, a case study is presented in which different interest groups were invited for developing new water policy. The case was innovative in that stakeholders were invited to identify and frame the most urgent water issues, rather than asking them to reflect on possible solutions developed by the water authority itself. The case suggests that stakeholders can participate more effectively if their contribution is focused on underlying competing values rather than conflicting interests.
Keywords Water governance  Stakeholder participation  Governance experiment  Interests  Values  Climate adaptation
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-015-9627-3
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