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Committing to place: the potential of open collaborations for trusted environmental governance

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Article numbere1002081
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>5/03/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Plos Biology
Issue number3
Volume13
Number of pages6
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Conventional modes of environmental governance, which typically exclude those stakeholders that are most directly linked to the specific place, frequently fail to have the desired impact. Using the example of lake water management in Loweswater, a small hamlet within the English Lake District, we consider the ways in which new “collectives” for local, bottom-up governance of water bodies can reframe problems in ways which both bind lay and professional people to place, and also recast the meaning of “solutions” in thought-provoking ways.

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Copyright: © 2015 Waterton et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits
unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.