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Governance Regime Factors Conducive to Innovation Uptake in Urban Water Management

Governance Regime Factors Conducive to Innovation Uptake in Urban Water Management

Deliverable 12.1, DESSIN

This Deliverable reports the results of the assessment of governance factors conducive to innovation uptake carried within the context of the FP7 DESSIN project. The research is based on the analysis of innovation uptake in the three DESSIN mature case-study sites (i.e. Aarhus, Emscher, Ebro) which had welcomed some successful transformation in urban water management. A number of recommendations are presented in the conclusion to inspire future "entrepreneurs" in promoting innovation uptake in urban water management. The report is available for download.


Citation

Rouillard, Josselin et.al. 2015: Governance Regime Factors Conducive to Innovation Uptake in Urban Water Management. Deliverable 12.1, DESSIN, European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Grant Agreement No. 619039.

Language
English
Author(s)
Stijn Brouwer (KWR)
Sigrid Damman (SINTEF)
Alberto Antorán Ponce (CETaqua)
Nadine V. Gerner (EG)
Niels Riegels (DHI)
Montserrat Termes (CETaqua)
Funding
Year
2015
Dimension
62 pp.
Project ID
2731
Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 What are DESSIN and WP12 objectives?
1.2 Innovations and governance in the context of DESSIN WP12
1.3 Assessing governance factors influencing innovation uptake in urban water management
2. A GOVERNANCE ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR INNOVATION UPTAKE IN URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT
2.1 A review of the literature related to innovation uptake in urban water management
2.1.1 Levels and scales
2.1.2 Actors and networks
2.1.3 Problem perceptions and goals ambitions
2.1.4 Strategies and instruments
2.1.5 Responsibilities and resources
2.2 The DESSIN governance assessment tool
3. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
3.1 Selecting the focus of analysis
3.1.1 The Aarhus case-study
3.1.2 The Emscher case-study
3.1.3 The Zaragoza case-study
3.1.4 Comparing between sites
3.2 Data collection: documentary and interview data
3.3 Data analysis: answering the guide, developing narratives, comparing across sites
4. STORYLINES OF INNOVATION UPTAKE
4.1 The Aarhus case-study
4.2 The Emscher case-study
4.3 The Zaragoza case-study
5. LESSONS LEARNED FROM CROSS-COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
5.1 Levels and scales
5.2 Actors and networks
5.3 Goals and ambition
5.4 Strategies and instruments
5.5 Responsibilities and resources
6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
7. REFERENCES .

Keywords
transitions, cities, sustainability, adaptation, water governance, Europe, Aarhus, Emscher, Zaragoza, Denmark, Germany, Spain, case study