Socio-Hydrology: The combined analysis of social and ecological challenges in the water sphere – A Syllabus

  • In the first overview lecture, we take a look at conceptualizations of water – from the hydrological cycle to socio-political perspectives on water. During the 20th century, water management developed from traditional uses and local industrial schemes to the “hydraulic paradigm” and finally, to the concept of modern water governance at the turn of the millennium. We will raise the question of whether there has truly been a paradigm shift from the natural, science based hydraulic paradigm to water governance and how dual- isms of culture/society and nature are still being reproduced. With this in mind, we will also take an introductory look at the much talked about global water crisis.

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Author:Antje Bruns
Parent Title (English):WaterPower Working Paper
Series (Volume no.):WaterPower Working Paper Series (13)
Document Type:Working Paper
Date of completion:2019/11/28
Publishing institution:Universität Trier
Corporative Author:Governance and Sustainability Lab
Release Date:2019/12/20
Number of pages:26
Institutes:Fachbereich 6
Licence (German):License LogoCC BY-NC-ND: Creative-Commons-Lizenz 4.0 International

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