October 2016


Special issue: Flows and practices: The politics of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in southern Africa
Guest Editors: Lyla Mehta, Bill Derman and Emmanuel Manzungu

Introduction to the Special Issue: Flows and practices – The politics of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in southern Africa
Lyla Mehta, Synne Movik, Alex Bolding, Bill Derman and Emmanuel Manzungu

Water Alternatives 9(3): 389-411               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

The birth and spread of IWRM - A case study of global policy diffusion and translation
Jeremy Allouche

Water Alternatives 9(3): 412-433               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

The flow of IWRM in SADC: The role of regional dynamics, advocacy networks and external actors
Synne Movik, Lyla Mehta and Emmanuel Manzungu

Water Alternatives 9(3): 434-455               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Emergence, interpretations and translations of IWRM in South Africa
Synne Movik, Lyla Mehta, Barbara van Koppen and Kristi Denby

Water Alternatives 9(3): 456-472               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

The ‘trickle down’ of IWRM: A case study of local-level realities in the Inkomati Water Management Area, South Africa
Kristi Denby, Synne Movik, Lyla Mehta and Barbara van Koppen

Water Alternatives 9(3): 473-492               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Surges and ebbs: National politics and international influence in the formulation and implementation of IWRM in Zimbabwe
Emmanuel Manzungu and Bill Derman

Water Alternatives 9(3): 493-512               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

The complex politics of water and power in Zimbabwe: IWRM in the Catchment Councils of Manyame, Mazowe and Sanyati (1993-2001)
Bill Derman and Emmanuel Manzungu

Water Alternatives 9(3): 513-530               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Land, farming and IWRM: A case study of the middle Manyame Sub-catchment, Zimbabwe
Takunda Hove, Bill Derman and Emmanuel Manzungu

Water Alternatives 9(3): 531-548               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

IWRM avant la lettre? Four key episodes in the policy articulation of IWRM in downstream Mozambique
Rossella Alba and Alex Bolding

Water Alternatives 9(3): 549-568               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

The politics of water payments and stakeholder participation in the Limpopo river basin, Mozambique
Rossella Alba, Alex Bolding and Raphaëlle Ducrot

Water Alternatives 9(3): 569-587               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Winners and losers of IWRM in Tanzania
Barbara van Koppen, Andrew Tarimo, Emmanuel Manzungu, Aurelia van Eeden and and Philip Sumuni

Water Alternatives 9(3): 588-607               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Whose waters? Large-scale agricultural development and water grabbing in the Wami-Ruvu River Basin, Tanzania
Aurelia van Eeden, Lyla Mehta and Barbara van Koppen

Water Alternatives 9(3): 608-626               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

IWRM in Uganda – Progress after decades of implementation
Alan Nicol and William Odinga

Water Alternatives 9(3): 627-643               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Reflections on the formulation and implementation of IWRM in southern Africa from a gender perspective
Bill Derman and Preetha Prabhakaran

Water Alternatives 9(3): 644-661               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Viewpoint – IWRM and I – A reflexive travelogue of the Flows and Practices research team
Alex Bolding and Rossella Alba

Water Alternatives 9(3): 662-678               Abstract | Full Text - PDF



Institutional path dependence and environmental water recovery in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin
Graham R. Marshall and Jason Alexandra

Water Alternatives 9(3): 679-703               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Domestic and international dimensions of transboundary water politics
Filippo Menga

Water Alternatives 9(3): 704-723               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

February 2016


A compact to revitalise large-scale irrigation systems: A ‘theory of change’ approach
Bruce A. Lankford, Ian Makin, Nathanial Matthews, Andrew Noble, Peter G. McCornick and Tushaar Shah

Water Alternatives 9(1): 1-32                     Abstract | Full Text - PDF

A political economy of environmental impact assessment in the Mekong region
Andrew Wells-Dang, Kyaw Nyi Soe, Lamphay Inthakoun, Prom Tola, Penh Socheat, Nguyen Thi Thanh Van, Areerat Chabada and Worachanok Youttananukorn

Water Alternatives 9(1): 33-55                   Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Bulk water suppliers in the City of Harare – An endogenous form of privatisation of urban domestic water supply in Zimbabwe?
Emmanuel Manzungu, Margret Mudenda-Damba, Simon Madyiwa and Vupenyu Dzingirayi

Water Alternatives 9(1): 56-80                   Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Critical reflections on building a community of conversation about water governance in Australia
Naomi Rubenstein, Philip J. Wallis, Raymond L. Ison and Lee Godden

Water Alternatives 9(1): 81-98                   Abstract | Full Text - PDF

The Italian water movement and the politics of the commons
Chiara Carrozza and Emanuele Fantini

Water Alternatives 9(1): 99-119                 Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Water metering in England and Wales
David Zetland

Water Alternatives 9(1): 120-138               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Cultivating the desert: Irrigation expansion and groundwater abstraction in Northern State, Sudan
Stephen Fragaszy and Alvar Closas

Water Alternatives 9(1): 139-161               Abstract | Full Text - PDF


Response to the article Virtual water and water footprint: overreaching into the discourse on sustainability, efficiency and equity, by Dennis Wichelns
María J. Beltrán

Water Alternatives 9(1): 162-164               Full Text - PDF

Book Reviews

Water governance in the face of global change (Pahl-Wostl, C. 2015).
Michael Agar
Water Alternatives 9(1): 165-167               Full Text - PDF

June 2016

Special issue: Water, infrastructure and political rule
Guest Editors: Christine Bichsel, Peter Mollinga, Timothy Moss, Julia Obertreis

Water, infrastructure and political rule: Introduction to the special issue
Julia Obertreis, Timothy Moss, Peter Mollinga and Christine Bichsel

Water Alternatives 9(2): 168-181               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Re-engineering the state, awakening the nation: Dams, islamist modernity and nationalist politics in Sudan
Maimuna Mohamud and Harry Verhoeven

Water Alternatives 9(2): 182-202               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

A matter of relationships: Actor-networks of colonial rule in the Gezira irrigation system, Sudan
Maurits Ertsen

Water Alternatives 9(2): 203-221               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Ruling by canal: Governance and system-level design characteristics of large scale irrigation infrastructure in India and Uzbekistan
Peter Mollinga and Gert Jan Veldwisch

Water Alternatives 9(2): 222-249               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Conserving water and preserving infrastructures between dictatorship and democracy in Berlin
Timothy Moss

Water Alternatives 9(2): 250-271               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Transnational system building across geopolitical shifts: The Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal, 1901-2015
Jiří Janáč and Erik van der Vleuten

Water Alternatives 9(2): 272-291               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Infrastructural relations: Water, political power and the rise of a new 'despotic regime'
Veronica Strang

Water Alternatives 9(2): 292-318               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Water infrastructure and the making of financial subjects in the south east of England
Alex Loftus, Hug March and Fiona Nash

Water Alternatives 9(2): 319-335               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Water services, lived citizenship, and notions of the state in marginalised urban spaces: The case of Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa
Lucy Rodina and Leila Harris

Water Alternatives 9(2): 336-355               Abstract | Full Text - PDF

Water and the (infra-)structure of political rule: A synthesis
Christine Bichsel

Water Alternatives 9(2): 356-372               Abstract | Full Text - PDF


Fostering Tajik hydraulic development: Examining the role of soft power in the case of the Rogun Dam
Filippo Menga and Naho Mirumachi

Water Alternatives 9(2): 373-388               Abstract | Full Text - PDF