Water policy initiatives often run into difficulties when they encounter the realities of really existing societies. Policies may not get implemented as planned, and may not achieve their stated objectives. Many things happen when policy initiatives travel from formulation to implementation. The papers in this volume examine the travel and appropriation of water policy by looking at the contestation and the embeddedness of water policy. Organised in the sequence everyday politics of water, politics of water policy, hydropolitics, global water politics, the papers constitute a call for a policy approach that replaces a social engineering with a strategic action perspective.
The book editors
Peter P. Mollinga and Saravanan V.S. are Senior Researchers and Anjali Bhat is Junior Researcher at ZEF, Bonn, Germany. They work on different aspects of water politics and water resources governance.
The series editors
Solvay Gerke is Professor of Development Research and Director, ZEF. Hans-Dieter Evers is Professor emeritus of Development Planning and Development Policy and Senior Fellow, ZEF.