Collaborative modelling as a boundary institution to handle institutional complexities in water management

Barreteau Olivier, Abrami Géraldine, Daré William's, Du toit Derick, Ferrand Nils, Garin Patrice, Souchère Véronique, Popova Albena, Werey Caty. 2012. Collaborative modelling as a boundary institution to handle institutional complexities in water management. In : Restoring lands - coordinating science, politics and action : complexities of climate and governance. Karl Herman A. (ed.), Scarlett Lynn (ed.), Vargas-Moreno Juan Carlos (ed.), Flaxman Michael (ed.). Dordrecht : Springer [Pays-Bas], pp. 109-127. ISBN 978-94-007-2548-5

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Abstract : Water management is an area for several sources of institutional complexity, which have been extensively studied but are still poorly handled in pratice. In this chaper we add to the family of boundary entities a concept of boundary institution, in orderto re-visit the dynamics at stake in participatory modelling. On the basis of a few case studies, we show that participatory modelling, as a process, fits this concept of "boundary institution". A boundary institution is a step above considering the model as a boundary object, because it provides rules for interaction among stakeholders without prior consensus among them. In addition, these institutions provide prototypes to develop other institutions that address complex water management issues or that could help in providing institutional infrastructure (rules, etc. ) to exising boundary organization. Boundary institutions have no tangible infrastructure. Because they are intangible, how boundary organizations actually function will require further research. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Modèle, Gestion des eaux, Participation, Étude de cas, Organisation, Système de valeurs, Analyse de système, approches participatives

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Alsace, Afrique du Sud, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Classification Agris : P10 - Water resources and management
U30 - Research methods
000 - Autres thèmes

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2005-2013) - Agriculture, environnement, nature et sociétés

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Barreteau Olivier, IRSTEA (FRA)
  • Abrami Géraldine, CEMAGREF (FRA)
  • Daré William's, CIRAD-ES-UPR GREEN (BFA)
  • Du toit Derick, AWARD (ZAF)
  • Ferrand Nils, CEMAGREF (FRA)
  • Garin Patrice, CEMAGREF (FRA)
  • Souchère Véronique, INRA (FRA)
  • Popova Albena, CEMAGREF (FRA)
  • Werey Caty, CEMAGREF (FRA)

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