Global Challenges in Water Governance

Drought and Water Scarcity in the UK

Social Science Perspectives on Governance, Knowledge and Outreach

Authors: Grecksch, Kevin

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  • Provides a social science perspective on drought and water scarcity in the UK 
  • Focuses on power relationships between stakeholders and the creation and management of drought and water scarcity related knowledge
  • Unpacks relevant drought and water scarcity issues in the UK over the past five years
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This book presents a social science perspective on drought and water scarcity in the UK. It puts forward a narrative of how different stakeholders manage drought and water scarcity, how they generate and manage knowledge and how power relationships between stakeholders shape drought and water scarcity management. The book begins with an analysis and critique of all water resources management plans produced by English and Welsh water supply companies for the period 2014-2019 and introduces a novel typology for drought management options. It then moves on to discuss the effect of drought and water scarcity on businesses and production processes as well as how knowledge about drought and water scarcity is generated, by whom and for what purpose. Ultimately the book argues for the urgent need to engage people in the UK about water issues and offers a novel perspective on how to communicate and engage with drought research.

 


About the authors

Kevin Grecksch is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, UK. He is a social scientist specialising in water governance and climate change adaptation. He holds a doctorate in Economics from Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drought and Water Scarcity in the UK
Book Subtitle
Social Science Perspectives on Governance, Knowledge and Outreach
Authors
Series Title
Global Challenges in Water Governance
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65578-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65578-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65577-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 124
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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