Strategies to Enhance Adaptive Governance in the Urban Water Sector

(2009 – current)
Jeroen Rijke

Jeroen is working on a joint PhD project between Monash University’s Centre for Water Sensitive Cities and the Flood Resilience Group at UNESCO-IHE and Delft University of Technology. Through his research, he aims to deliver building blocks for effective governance for creating more flood and drought resilient urban water practice in the Dutch and Australian context. Together with his colleagues at the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities he is conducting a comparative case analysis of the network structures and dynamics, the leadership and transitioning processes, and the advocacy strategies of individuals and organisations in the cities of Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. A similar project in the Netherlands will allow him to compare network dynamics and transitioning processes between the two countries and provide building blocks to make them more drought and flood resilient to future change.

Prof Chris Zevenbergen (TU Delft and UNESCO-IHE) and Prof Rebekah Brown

Publications (link)

Urban Water FuturesUrban Water Governance Program
Project P6 (Society and Institutions)Cities as Water Supply Catchments Program