The three year project (2013-2016) was led by Neil Powell (SEI) and managed by Annemarieke de Bruin (SEI) and brought together 10 partners from Europe, Australasia and North America with extensive experience in climate change adaptation and water governance issues. CADWAGO built on lessons from ongoing case research to create a forum and dialogue between researchers and stakeholders at different scales. The work was structured along four research lenses:
- Ecological components of ecosystems led by Ryan Plummer (BESRC)
- Climate change adaptability in water governance institutions and organisations led by Tim Smith (USC)
- Systemic governance practices led by Ray Ison (OU)
- Governance learning led by Severine van Bommel (WUR)
The project produced an extensive list of publications detailing the results of the work as well as a number of project reports, blogposts, and posters.
- Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
- Sustainability Research Centre – University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
- Environmental Sustainability Research Centre – Brock University, Canada
- Open Systems Research Group – Open University, United Kingdom
- Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, – Griffith University, Australia
- Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies – University of Tasmania, Australia
- Nucleo di Ricerca sulla Desertificazione (NRD UNISS) – University of Sassari, Italy
- Environmental Communication – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA
- Social Sciences Group – Wageningen University, the Netherlands
The following articles were produced by project members. Links are to external websites hosting the publications.
- Foster, N.; Ison, R.; Blackmore, C.; Collins, K. Revisiting deliberative policy analysis through systemic co-inquiry: some experiences from the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in England. Policy Studies (2019)
- Melo Zurita, M.L.; Thomsen, D.C.; Holbrook, N.J.; Smith, T.F.; Lyth, A.; Munro, P.G.; de Bruin, A.; Seddaiu, G.; Roggero, P.P.; Baird, J.; Plummer, R.; Bullock, R.; Collins, K.; Powell, N. Global Water Governance and Climate Change: Identifying Innovative Arrangements for Adaptive Transformation. Water, 10(1), 29 (2018)
- Powell, N., Kløcker Larsen, R., de Bruin, A., Powell, S., Elrick-Barr, C. Water Security in times of climate change and intractability: Reconciling conflict by transforming security concerns into equity concerns. Water, 9(12), 934 (Special issue: Water Governance in Times of Change: Perceptions, Institutions, Praxis and Learning) (2017)
- Wehn, U., Collins, K., Anema, K., Basco-Carrera, L., Lerebours, A. Stakeholder engagement in water governance as social learning: lessons from practice. Water International 43(1), 34-59 (2017)
- Plummer, R., Renzetti, S., Bullock, R., de Lourdes Melo Zurita, M., Baird, J., Dupont, D., Smith, T., Thomsen, D. The roles of capitals in building capacity to address urban flooding in the shift to a new water management approach. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space (0)0 1-20 (2017)
- Ruiu, M. L., Seddaiu, G., & Roggero, P. P. Developing adaptive responses to contextual changes for sustainable agricultural management: The role of social capital in the Arborea district (Sardinia, Italy). Journal of Rural Studies 49, 162–170 (2017)
- Ruiu, M., Maurizi, S., Sassu, S., Seddaiu, G., Zuin, O., Blackmore, C., & Roggero, P. Re-Staging La Rasgioni: Lessons Learned from Transforming a Traditional Form of Conflict Resolution to Engage Stakeholders in Agricultural Water Governance. Water 9(4), 297 (Special issue: Water Governance in Times of Change: Perceptions, Institutions, Praxis and Learning) (2017)
- de Vries, J.R., van Bommel, S., Blackmore, C.P., Asano, Y. Where There Is No History: How to Create Trust and Connection in Learning for Transformation in Water Governance. Water 9(2), 130 (Special issue: Water Governance in Times of Change: Perceptions, Institutions, Praxis and Learning) (2017)
- Foster, N., Collins, K., Ison, R., Blackmore, C. Water Governance in England: Improving Understandings and Practices through Systemic Co-Inquiry. Water, 8(11), 540 (Special issue: Water Governance in Times of Change: Perceptions, Institutions, Praxis and Learning) (2016)
- Nguyen, T., Mula, L., Cortignani, R., Seddaiu, G., Dono, G., Virdis, S., Pasqui, M., Roggero, P. (2016). Perceptions of Present and Future Climate Change Impacts on Water Availability for Agricultural Systems in the Western Mediterranean Region. Water, 8(11), 523 (Special issue: Water Governance in Times of Change: Perceptions, Institutions, Praxis and Learning) (2016)
- Blackmore, C., van Bommel, S., de Bruin, A., de Vries, J., Westberg, L., Powell, N., Foster, N., Collins, K., Roggero, P, Seddaiu, G. Learning for Transformation of Water Governance: Reflections on Design from the Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance (CADWAGO) Project. Water, 8(11), 510 (Special issue: Water Governance in Times of Change: Perceptions, Institutions, Praxis and Learning) (2016)
- van Bommel, S, Blackmore, C., Foster, N., de Vries, J. Performing and orchestrating governance learning for systemic transformation in practice for climate change adaptation. Outlook on Agriculture, 45(4), 231-237 (2016) (or also available here)
- Ison, R. Governing in the Anthropocene: What Future Systems Thinking in Practice? Systems Research and Behavioral Science 33(5) 595-613 (Special Issue: Governing in the Anthropocene: Contributions from Systems Thinking in Practice?) (2016)
- Baird J, Dzyundzyak A, Plummer R, Bullock R, Dupont D, Jollineau M, Kubik W, Pickering G, Vasseur L Ecosystem Perceptions in Flood Prone Areas: A typology and its Relationship to Preference for Governance Water 8 (5) 191 (Special issue: Water Governance in Times of Change: Perceptions, Institutions, Praxis and Learning) (2016)
- Baird J, Plummer R, Bullock R, Dupont D, Heinmiller T, Jollineau M, Kubik W, Renzetti, S. L, Vasseur L Contemporary water governance: navigating crisis response and institutional constraints through pragmatism Water 8, 6, 224 (Special issue: Water Governance in Times of Change: Perceptions, Institutions, Praxis and Learning) (2016)
- Plummer R, Baird J, Bullock R, Dupont, D., and Renzetti, S., Probing the relationship between ecosystem perceptions and approaches to environmental governance: an exploratory content analysis of seven water dilemmas. Resilience, 1–20 (2016)
- de Lourdes Melo Zurita, M. et al. Reframing water: Contesting H2O within the European Union. Geoforum 65, 170–178 (2015)
- Powell, N. S., Larsen, R. K. & van Bommel, S. Meeting the ‘Anthropocene’ in the context of intractability and complexity: infusing resilience narratives with intersubjectivity. Resilience 2, 135–150 (2014)
- Ruiu M.L., Maurizi S., Nguyen Thi P.L., Roggero P.P. & Seddaiu G. Looking for ‘win-win’ responses for the water governance: “action research in the Arborea district (Oristano). Agriregionieuropa 10, (2014). (In Italian)
- Westberg, L. & Powell, S. Participate for Women’s Sake? A Gender Analysis of a Swedish Collaborative Environmental Management Project. Society & Natural Resources 1–16 (2015)
- Final project report CADWAGO for the funder ‘Riksbanken Jubileumsfond’ (May 2016).
- CADWAGO team, 2016. CADWAGO Final water governance learning workshop, Sassari, Italy, 14-16 October 2015 Workshop report.
- Foster, N., Collins, K., Ison, R., Blackmore, C., 2015. Water governance in the UK and EU: So far, so what and what next? Royal Society, London, 16th September 2015. Symposium report (Open University, Milton Keynes). External link.
- Foster, N., K. Collings, C. Blackmore & R. Ison, 2015. Water governance in England: Improving understandings and practices through systemic co-inquiry. Workshop report. (Open University, Milton Keynes). External link.
A number of blog posts were provided on the CADWAGO website. This are compiled into one downloadable blogposts PDF file.
Posters were produced for the final project event. These are available to download:
CADWAGO was funded as part of the “Europe and Global Challenges programme” by Compagnia di San Paolo, VolkswagenStiftung and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.