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|Journal publication date||1/11/2010|
|Journal||Science of the Total Environment|
|Number of pages||8|
This paper examines governance requirements for integrating water and agricultural management (IWAM) The institutional arrangements for the agriculture and water sectors are complex and multi-dimensional, and integration cannot therefore be achieved through a simplistic 'additive' policy process Effective integration requires the development of a new collaborative approach to governance that is designed to cope with scale dependencies and interactions, uncertainty and contested knowledge, and interdependency among diverse and unequal interests. When combined with interdisciplinary research, collaborative governance provides a viable normative model because of its emphasis on reciprocity, relationships, learning and creativity. Ultimately, such an approach could lead to the sorts of system adaptations and transformations that are required for IWAM (C) 2009 Elsevier B V. All rights reserved.