Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Old problems new solutions


Integrative research supporting natural resource governance
Edited by: Shona Russell, Bob Frame & James Lennox

The Old Problems New Solutions programme examined how water governance has unfolded through disciplinary lenses of law, social science and economics, providing perspectives on a range of different water challenges facing communities, industry, government agencies and the research community. Specific issues include governance arrangements, participation in decision-making processes and the contribution of research for sustainability. We have sought out spaces and places in which water governance is created and undertaken by communities, to support decision-making around water governance for sustainability. This book is a culmination of work from a number of researchers that brings together insights framed within boundaries – a somewhat difficult task in that environmental issues often permeate many aspects of society and humanity’s relationship with the world. Each chapter and the book offers, first, a perspective on water governance – about practices to enable action for water, and second, conversation starters through which to engage with issues of water governance and the contribution of research to address issues of sustainability.