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Université de Fribourg

Scales of justice in water governance: hydropower controversies in Switzerland

Schneider, Flurina ; Buser, T. ; Graefe, Olivier

In: Water Policy, 2015, vol. 16, no. S2, p. 137

One significant challenge for the operationalization of water justice arises from the many dynamic scales involved. In this paper we explore the scalar dimension of justice in water governance through the insights derived from empirical research on hydropower production in the Swiss Alps and the application of the geographical concept of politics of scale. More specifically, we investigate how...

Université de Fribourg

Exploring water governance arrangements in the swiss alps from the perspective of adaptive capacity

Schneider, Flurina ; Homewood, Christine

In: Mountain Research and Development, 2013, vol. 33, no. 3, p. 225–233

In times of increasing uncertainty because of climate and socioeconomic changes, the ability to deal with uncertainty and surprise is an essential requirement for the sustainability of alpine water governance. This article aims to contribute to the understanding of the adaptive capacity of water governance arrangements in the Swiss Alps and to propose options for reforms. To this purpose, we...