A Research Companion to Water Transitions around the Globe
Elgar original reference
Edited by Dave Huitema and Sander Meijerink
The first plans for this book project were developed early in 2007, when we discovered our shared interest in water governance and policy science. In that year we started discussing possibilities for editing a volume on water policy transitions around the globe. The Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change in May 2007 offered a first opportunity to discuss our plans with others interested in continuity and change in water policies. There we met Per Olsson of Stockholm University, Saskia Werners of the Wageningen University and Research Centre, and Zsuzsanna Flachner of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. We are happy that they belonged to the first group of scholars who committed to the book project. This contributed much to the quality of this book, but even more to the fun we would have on various other occasions when we met to review progress. At the conference we also established our first contact with Felicity Plester, Commissioning Editor of Edward Elgar Publishing. She was enthusiastic about our book proposal from the very beginning, providing a main reason for us to start working with Edward Elgar on publishing this book. Felicity was always there to answer our questions, allow flexibility over deadlines when necessary and to do an excellent job during the production process. Another important milestone came with the acceptance of our panel proposal for the 4th ECPR General Conference, in Pisa, September 2007. In Italy, we met Sara Hughes of the University of California at Santa Barbara...