Water governance and stakeholder engagement are receiving research attention for their role in formulating and implementing solutions to the world's critical water challenges. The inspiration for this Special Issue came from our desire to provide a platform for sharing results and informing the global water governance community about the wealth of excellent interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and projects being carried out around the world. The 20 peer-reviewed papers collected in this Special Issue have been grouped into three categories: stakeholder engagement, tools for building water management and governance capacity, and perspectives on water management and governance. Following a brief summary of the papers, concluding remarks that reflect on what the papers, taken as a whole, contribute to our understanding are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number190
JournalWater (Switzerland)
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2017


  • Collaboration
  • Groundwater
  • Participation
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Water governance
  • Water management
  • Water resources
  • Water sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Aquatic Science
  • Water Science and Technology


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