Scale Implications of Integrated Water Resource
Management Politics: Lessons from New Zealand
A paper by Jeffrey McNeill*
School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Here is a short piece from the conclusion:
New Zealand provides a useful case study for examining scale effects on freshwater management. Its experience suggests the application of IWRM principles of catchment-scale management and inclusion of stakeholder interests through collaboration may not be as beneficial as its proponents suggest.
Rather, New Zealand’ s freshwater quality management is multi-scalar, and widening participation may not redistribute the power and infl uence of established freshwater users.
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