February 2012



Fostering institutional creativity at multiple levels: Towards facilitated institutional bricolage
Douglas J. Merrey and Simon Cook

Water Alternatives 5(1): 1-19                 Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Strategies of the poorest in local water conflict and cooperation - Evidence from Zambia, Vietnam and Bolivia
Mikkel Funder, Rocio Bustamante, Vladimir Cossio, Pham Thi Mai Huong, Barbara van Koppen, Carol Mweemba, Imasiku Nyambe, Le ThiThan Phuong and Thomas Skielboe

Water Alternatives 5(1): 20-36               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Project politics, priorities and participation in rural water schemes
Barbara Van Koppen, Vladimir Cossio Rojas and Thomas Skielboe

Water Alternatives 5(1): 37-51              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF


Themed Section: Water Governance and the Politics of Scale
Guest editors: Emma Norman, Christina Cook and Karen Bakker

Introduction to the Themed Section: Water governance and the politics of scale
Emma Norman, Karen Bakker and Christina Cook

Water Alternatives 5(1): 52-61&                  Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

The politics of scaling water governance and adjudication in New Mexico
Eric P. Perramond

Water Alternatives 5(1): 62-82                   Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Toward post-sovereign environmental governance? Politics, scale, and EU Water Framework Directive
Corey Johnson

Water Alternatives 5(1): 83-97                      Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

State development and the rescaling of agricultural hydrosocial governance in semi-arid Northwest China
Afton Clarke-Sather

Water Alternatives 5(1): 98-118                 Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Restructuring and rescaling water governance in mining contexts: The co-production of waterscapes in Peru
Jessica Budds and Leonith Hinojosa

Water Alternatives 5(1): 119-137               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Cultural politics and transboundary resource governance in the Salish Sea
Emma Norman

Water Alternatives 5(1): 138-160               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Parcelling out the watershed: The recurring consequences of organising Columbia river management within a basin-based territory
Eve Vogel

Water Alternatives 5(1): 161-190               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF


Book Reviews

Transboundary water management. Principles and practice (Earle et al.; 2010).
Jeroen Warner
Water Alternatives 5(1): 191-192               Full Text - PDF

June 2012

Special Issue: Water grabbing? Focus on the (re)appropriation of finite water resources
Guest editors: Lyla Mehta, Gert Jan Veldwisch and Jennifer Franco

Introduction to the Special Issue: Water grabbing? Focus on the (re)appropriation of finite water resources
Lyla Mehta, Gert Jan Veldwisch and Jennifer Franco

Water Alternatives 5(2): 193-207              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Foreign agricultural land acquisition and the visibility of water resource impacts in sub-Saharan Africa
Philip Woodhouse

Water Alternatives 5(2): 208-222               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Water implications of foreign direct investment in Ethiopia’s agricultural sector
Deborah Bossio, Teklu Erkossa, Yihun Dile, Matthew McCartney, Franziska Killiches and Holger Hoff

Water Alternatives 5(2): 223-242              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Water implications of large-scale land acquisitions in Ghana
Timothy O. Williams, Benjamin Gyampoh, Fred Kizito and Regassa Namara

Water Alternatives 5(2): 243-265              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Water grabbing and the role of power: Shifting water governance in the light of agricultural foreign direct investment
Andrea Bues and Insa Theesfeld

Water Alternatives 5(2): 266-283              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

The water connection: Irrigation, water grabbing and politics in southern Morocco
Annabelle Houdret

Water Alternatives 5(2): 284-303              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Ostrich-like strategies in Sahelian sands? Land and water grabbing in the Office du Niger, Mali
Thomas Hertzog, Amandine Adamczewski, François Molle, Jean-Christophe Poussin and Jean-Yves Jamin

Water Alternatives 5(2): 304-321              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Land and water grabbing in an East African coastal wetland: The case of the Tana delta
Stéphanie Duvail, Claire Médard, Olivier Hamerlynck and Dorothy Wanja Nyingi

Water Alternatives 5(2): 322-343               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Contamination of community potable water from land grabbing: A case study from rural Tanzania
Serena Arduino, Giorgio Colombo, Ofelia Maria Ocampo and Luca Panzeri

Water Alternatives 5(2): 344-359                Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Exploring the politics of water grabbing: The case of large mining operations in the Peruvian Andes
Milagros Sosa and Margreet Zwarteveen

Water Alternatives 5(1): 360-375               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Privatised hydropower development in Turkey: A case of water grabbing?
Mine Islar

Water Alternatives 5(2): 376-391               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Water grabbing in the Mekong basin – An analysis of the winners and losers of Thailand’s hydropower development in Lao PDR
Nathanial Matthews

Water Alternatives 5(2): 392-411               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Exploiting policy obscurity for legalising water grabbing in the era of economic reform: The case of Maharashtra, India
Subodh Wagle, Sachin Warghade and Mandar Sathe

Water Alternatives 5(2): 412-430               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Water grabbing in the Cauca basin: The capitalist exploitation of water and dispossession of afro-descendant communities
Irene Vélez Torres

Water Alternatives 5(2): 421-449               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Water grabbing in colonial perspective: Land and water in Israel/Palestine
Stephen Gasteyer, Jad Isaac, Jane Hillal, Sean Walsh, and Katie Hodali

Water Alternatives 5(2): 450-468               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF


How the Second Delta Committee set the agenda for climate adaptation policy: A Dutch case study on framing strategies for policy change
Simon H. Verduijn, Sander V. Meijerink and Pieter Leroy

Water Alternatives 5(2): 469-484               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Environmental injustice in the Onondaga lake waterscape, New York State (USA)
Thomas Perreault, Sarah Wraight and Meredith Perreault

Water Alternatives 5(2): 485-506               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Seeing like a subaltern - Historical ethnography of pre-modern and modern tank irrigation technology in Karnataka, India
Esha Shah

Water Alternatives 5(2): 507-528               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Large dams and changes in an agrarian society: Gendering the impacts of Damodar Valley Corporation in eastern India
Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Water Alternatives 5(2): 529-542               Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

October 2012


With the financial support of WWF, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and German Technical Cooperation (GIZ)


Special issue: Open for business or opening Pandora’s box? A constructive critique of corporate engagement in water policy
Guest editors: Nick Hepworth, Jason Morrison and Upmanu Lall

Open for business or opening Pandora’s Box? A constructive critique of corporate engagement in water policy: An introduction
Nick Hepworth

Water Alternatives 5(3): 543-562              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Water footprint: Help or hindrance?
Ashok Kumar Chapagain and David Tickner

Water Alternatives 5(3): 563-581              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Mitigating corporate water risk: Financial market tools and supply management
Wendy M. Larson, Paul L. Freedman, Viktor Passinsky, Edward Grubb and Peter Adriaens

Water Alternatives 5(3): 582-602              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

The private sector’s contribution to water management: Re-examining corporate purposes and company roles
Peter Newborne and Nathaniel Mason

Water Alternatives 5(3): 603-618              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Investigating food and agribusiness corporations as global water security, management and governance agents: The case of Nestlé, Bunge and Cargill
Suvi Sojamo and Elizabeth Archer Larson

Water Alternatives 5(3): 619-635              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

From risks to shared value? Corporate strategies in building a global water accounting and disclosure regime
Marco Daniel and Suvi Sojamo

Water Alternatives 5(3): 636-657              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF



The role of productive water use in women's livelihoods. Evidence from rural Senegal
Emily van Houweling, Ralph Hall, Aissatou Sakho Diop, Jennifer Davis and Mark Seiss

Water Alternatives 5(3): 658-677              Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

Digging, damming or diverting? Small-scale irrigation in the Blue Nile basin, Ethiopia
Irit Eguavoen, Sisay Demeku Derib, Tilaye Teklewold Deneke, Matthew McCartney, Ben Adol Otto and Saeed Seidu Billa

Water Alternatives 5(3): 678-699             Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF

The last will be first: Water transfers from agriculture to cities in the Pangani river basin, Tanzania
Hans C. Komakech, Pieter van der Zaag and Barbara van Koppen

Water Alternatives 5(3): 700-720             Abstract   |  Full Text - PDF


Book Reviews

Water fountains in the worldscape (Hynynen et al.; 2012).
Terje Oestigaard
Water Alternatives 5(3): 721-722             Full Text - PDF