June 2013

With the financial support of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)

Special issue:
Voices of Water Professionals: Shedding Light on Hidden Dynamics in the Water Sector
Guest editors: Gil Levine, Miguel Solanes, Mercy Dikito-Wachtmeister

Voices of water professionals: Shedding light on hidden dynamics in the water sector – An introduction
Gil Levine, Miguel Solanes and Mercy Dikito-Wachtmeister

Water Alternatives 6(2): 148-153              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Ignorance, error and myth in South Asian irrigation: Critical reflections on experience
Robert Chambers

Water Alternatives 6(2): 154-167              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

The story of a troubled relationship
Ramaswamy R. Iyer

Water Alternatives 6(2): 168-176              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Reflecting on the chasm between water punditry and water politics
Dipak Gyawali

Water Alternatives 6(2): 177-194              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Fifty years of hydroelectric development in Chile: A history of unlearned lessons
Michael Nelson

Water Alternatives 6(2): 195-206              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

The Washington Consensus, Chilean water monopolization and the Peruvian draft water law of the 1990s
Miguel Solanes

Water Alternatives 6(2): 207-217              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Happy like a clam in French water
Pierre-Frédéric Ténière-Buchot

Water Alternatives 6(2): 218-238              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Why has the South African National Water Act been so poorly implemented?
Barbara Schreiner

Water Alternatives 6(2): 239-245              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Responding to context: Some lessons from experience in the water sector
Jeremy Berkoff

Water Alternatives 6(2): 246-258              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

The search for understanding irrigation - Fifty years of learning
Gilbert Levine

Water Alternatives 6(2): 259-264              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Rent-seeking in agricultural water management: An intentionally neglected core dimension?
Walter Huppert

Water Alternatives 6(2): 265-275              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Swimming against the current: Questioning development policy and practice
Kurt Mørck Jensen

Water Alternatives 6(2): 276-283              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Development or disbursement – Vested interests and the gulf between theory and practice
Phil Riddell

Water Alternatives 6(2): 284-292              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF


Tapping fresh currents: Fostering early-career researchers in transdisciplinary water governance research
James J. Patterson, Anna Lukasiewicz, Philip J. Wallis, Naomi Rubenstein, Brian Coffey, Elizabeth Gachenga and A. Jasmyn J. Lynch

Water Alternatives 6(2): 293-312              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF


Decision-making on Amazon dams: Politics trumps uncertainty in the Madeira River sediments controversy
Philip Fearnside

Water Alternatives 6(2): 313-325              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Book Reviews

Shared borders, shared waters: Israeli-Palestinian and Colorado River Basin water challenges (Megdal, S.B., Varady, R.G. and Eden, S. (Eds). 2013).
David B. Brooks
Water Alternatives 6(2): 326-328              Full Text - PDF