Bibliography - Everyday Politics in Agricultural Water Management

Following is a selection of major peer-reviewed contributions that deal with water governance issues. It gives a specific insight into everyday politics within the agricultural water management realm. A brief comment introduces each reference to facilitate users’ reading.

The concept of everyday water politics relate to the contested nature of the daily use of water resources and gives a lens through which we can examine how the (local) social relations of power shape and are shaped by water resource use practices.

The concept actively engages with the close link between social relations and the physical environment in which actors operate, including the biophysical landscape, technologies and hydraulic infrastructure. It offers the possibility to reflect on how social constructs such as gender, class, and ethnicity shape access to and control over water resources at local level and how this relates to structuring forces at larger spatial scales such as economic doctrines, socio-political structures, and culture and religion. The concepts builds on the understanding that institutions, in terms of the rules in use, that govern water use are constantly renegotiated, interpreted and rearranged at local level by socially positioned actors. This bibliography specifically focuses on agricultural water use.

This reference list is an output from the Geneva Water Hub Research Network Consolidating Grants attributed to Dr Jeltsje Sanne Kemerink-Seyoum from UNESCO-IHE.

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