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Water Management in New Zealand's Canterbury Region

A Sustainability Framework


Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Bryan R. Jenkins
    Pages 1-18
  3. Institutional and Theoretical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Bryan R. Jenkins
      Pages 21-36
    3. Bryan R. Jenkins
      Pages 37-81
    4. Bryan R. Jenkins
      Pages 111-150
  4. Failure Pathway Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Bryan R. Jenkins
      Pages 153-203
    3. Bryan R. Jenkins
      Pages 237-275
    4. Bryan R. Jenkins
      Pages 277-310
    5. Bryan R. Jenkins
      Pages 311-337
  5. Sustainability Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Bryan R. Jenkins
      Pages 341-376
    3. Bryan R. Jenkins
      Pages 377-430
  6. Implications for Water Management in the Canterbury Region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 431-431
    2. Bryan R. Jenkins
      Pages 433-462
    3. Bryan R. Jenkins
      Pages 505-512

About this book


The book is designed to achieve two major purposes. The first is to describe the developments in water management policy in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand. The strategic approach, the collaborative engagement, and, the nested adaptive systems approach represent a paradigm shift in water management in New Zealand. The second is to delineate the sustainability framework that underpins the Canterbury approach. The framework is based on the concept of developing sustainability strategies to address critical failure pathways. While the focus of the book is on Canterbury, comparative applications of the framework to issues in other parts of New Zealand and international issues are proposed.

The book can be used in at least two ways. The first is the application of a sustainability framework to the management of water in Canterbury region. The second is the exposition of a sustainability framework that can be applied to the management of water in a region with the application to Canterbury as an illustrative case study.


Water resource management Nested adaptive systems Sustainability framework Collaborative governance Resilience assessment Failure pathways Sustainability strategies

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Hyde ParkAustralia

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