|Title||The spatial component of integrative water resources management: differentiating integration of land and water governance|
|Author(s)||Scholten, Tom; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo|
|Source||International Journal of Water Resources Development (2019). - ISSN 0790-0627|
Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||governance frontiers - integrated water resource management - OECD principles - water governance|
Contemporary water-governance approaches lack an understanding of the differences revealed when land and water governance interact. Conflicts arise because the spatial component is less regarded in water-governance approaches. This explorative paper introduces an analytical framework for the common management of land and water along three frontiers: the vertical frontier concerns the interaction between subsurface groundwater and land uses on the surface; the horizontal frontier refers to coastlines or riverfronts; and the fluent frontier is about inundations and flood events. Rather than a panacea for all governance issues, this paper proposes a more differentiated perspective on integrative water-governance approaches.