Appel à communication – Local- and national-level politics of groundwater overexploitation

15 septembre 2017
Groundwater overexploitation is a worldwide phenomenon with worrying consequences and few effective solutions. Work on groundwater governance often emphasizes formal state-centered policies and tools but empirically-grounded work is more limited. Another strand of work examines community-based governance and common-pool resources approaches to managing groundwater, but not many convincing cases have been documented in detail. This special issue will seek to gather and synthesize knowledge on the three following main issues:

The politics of groundwater policy-making;

Implementation and local dynamics;

Groundwater as a common-pool resource.