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dc.contributor.authorClaudia Pahl-Wostlen_US
dc.contributor.authorAngela Arthingtonen_US
dc.contributor.authorJanos Bogardien_US
dc.contributor.authorStuart E. Bunnen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolger Hoffen_US
dc.contributor.authorLouis Lebelen_US
dc.contributor.authorElena Nikitinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMargaret Palmeren_US
dc.contributor.authorLe Roy N. Poffen_US
dc.contributor.authorKeith Richardsen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaja Schlüteren_US
dc.contributor.authorRoland Schulzeen_US
dc.contributor.authorAndre St-Hilaireen_US
dc.contributor.authorRebecca Tharmeen_US
dc.contributor.authorKlement Tockneren_US
dc.contributor.authorDaniel Tsegaien_US
dc.description.abstractHuman water security is often achieved with little consideration of environmental consequences and, even when these are acknowledged, the trade-offs between human and environmental water needs are increasing in frequency and amplitude on the increase. The environmental flows concept has continued to evolve in response to these challenges. However, the field is characterized by a limited transferability of insights, due to the prevalence of specific case-study analyses and a lack of research on the governance of environmental flows. Building on recent advances in environmental flow science, water governance and management, we identify a clear need for a more systematic approach to the determination of environmental flow requirements (EFRs) on both the natural and social science fronts and, in particular, on the interaction between social/political and environmental systems. We suggest a framework that details as to how these advances and interactions can be achieved. The framework supports scientific analysis and practical implementation of EFRs involving systematic compilation, sharing and evaluation of experiences from different riverine ecosystems and governance systems around the globe. The concept of ecosystem services is introduced into the framework to raise awareness for the importance of ecosystem functions for the resilience of social-ecological systems, to support negotiation of trade-offs and development of strategies for adaptive implementation. Experience in implementation of environmental flow policies reveals the need for an engaged, transdisciplinary research approach where research is closely linked to implementation initiatives on the ground. We advocate that this is more effective at building the foundations for sustainable water management. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Scienceen_US
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental flows and water governance: Managing sustainable water usesen_US
article.title.sourcetitleCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainabilityen_US
article.volume5en_US Osnabrucken_US Universityen_US Project Officeen_US Institut fur Klimafolgenforschungen_US Mai Universityen_US Research and Consultingen_US of Marylanden_US State Universityen_US of Cambridgeen_US universiteten_US of KwaZulu-Natalen_US reseau de l'Universite du Quebecen_US Conservancyen_US Institut fur Gewasserokologie Und Binnenfischereien_US of Bonn Center for Development Researchen_US
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