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dc.contributor.supervisor Bjornlund, Henning
dc.contributor.supervisor Xu, Wei
dc.contributor.author Montgomery, Jenna Marie
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-30T15:42:26Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-30T15:42:26Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3590
dc.description x, 168 leaves : illustrations, coloured maps ; 29 cm
dc.description.abstract The province of Alberta has adopted a collaborative water governance process to enhance sustainability. Introduced in 2003, the Water for Life strategy established three governance partnerships to integrate public stakeholders into a collaborative decision making process: the Alberta Water Council, Water Planning and Advisory Councils, and Watershed Stewardship Groups. An evaluation of the current water governance process will identify if it is meeting the criteria of an effective process. For such evaluations, “good governance” is commonly used. Although no widely accepted definition exists, five pillars have been selected to signify good governance: participation, transparency, accountability, adaptability and the rule of law. The presence of these five criteria has been identified through analysing stakeholder perceptions within the South Saskatchewan Region. Five perceptions of the current water governance process were identified using the Q‐method. This information can inform ways to strengthen and preserve elements of the current water governance system in Alberta. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject water governance en_US
dc.subject stakeholders en_US
dc.subject South Saskatchewan River Basin en_US
dc.subject water allocation en_US
dc.subject Alberta en_US
dc.subject Water-supply -- Alberta -- South Saskatchewan River Basin -- Management
dc.subject Water-supply -- Alberta -- South Saskatchewan River Basin -- Citizen participation
dc.subject Water-supply -- Government policy -- Alberta -- South Saskatchewan River Basin
dc.subject Water-supply -- Co-management -- Alberta -- South Saskatchewan River Basin
dc.subject Water resources development -- Alberta -- South Saskatchewan River Basin -- Citizen participation
dc.subject Water resources development -- Government policy -- Alberta -- South Saskatchewan River Basin
dc.subject Water resources development -- Co-management -- Alberta -- South Saskatchewan River Basin
dc.subject Integrated water development -- Alberta -- South Saskatchewan River Basin -- Management
dc.subject Integrated water development -- Alberta -- South Saskatchewan River Basin -- Citizen participation
dc.subject Integrated water development -- Government policy -- Alberta -- South Saskatchewan River Basin
dc.subject Integrated water development -- Co-management -- Alberta -- South Saskatchewan River Basin
dc.subject South Saskatchewan River Basin (Alta.) -- Management
dc.subject South Saskatchewan River Basin (Alta.) -- Government policy
dc.subject South Saskatchewan River Basin (Alta.) -- Co-management
dc.subject Q-technique
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic
dc.title A table set for five : perceptions of water governance in Alberta en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0595 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0640 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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