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Groundwater Governance Lost in Translation
Fri 25 November 2016, 13:45 – 17:45 GMT
Assume something is broken and you need at least four people with four different skills to repair it. Now assume that these people talk different languages and cannot communicate to each other. Worse, imagine that each one thinks their skill is more important than the other one and can solve the problem alone. The four people do not want to make an effort to stop, and try to slowly understand the other people’s languages and their skills. It is difficult to see how a problem can be solved in such a scenario.
The goal of this workshop is to slow down the pace of the discussion on groundwater governance and provide the chance for different disciplines to sit around the same table and discuss challenges and opportunities facing groundwater in order to find a common language. The workshop will also present examples of groundwater governance from developed and developing countries and will highlight good practices stemming from Scotland.
The workshop will be of interest to researchers and policy makers interested in the field of groundwater governance and to wider range of stakeholders interested in knowing more how States and non-State Actors manage a previous vital resource, such as groundwater, for global water security.