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Handbook of Knowledge Management for Sustainable Water Systems



Handbook of Knowledge Management for Sustainable Water Systems

Meir Russ (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-27167-3 January 2018 Wiley-Blackwell 328 Pages


A comprehensive synthesis of the best practices for management in the vital and rapidly growing field of sustainable water systems

Handbook of Knowledge Management for Sustainable Water Systems offers an authoritative resource that goes beyond the current literature to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the topic. The text explores the concept of knowledge management as a key asset and a crucial component of organizational strategy as applied to the sustainability of water systems.

Using the knowledge management framework, the authors discuss socio-hydrology sustainable water systems that reflect the present political, economic and technological reality. The book draws on contributors from a number of disciplines including: economic development, financial, systems-networks, IT/IS data/analytics, behavioral, social, water systems, governance systems and related ecosystems. This vital resource:

  • Contains a multifaceted approach that draws on a number of disciplines and contains contributions from experts in their various fields
  • Offers a coherent approach that discusses the dynamic concept of sustainability drawing on data from people, systems and processes of diverse water systems
  • Includes a comprehensive review of the topic and offers a platform for dialog between theory and empirical analysis
  • Explores opportunities for multi-constituent synthesis

This book is written for regulators, water utility practitioners, researchers and students interested in the fledgling field of knowledge management and sustainable water systems and those who want to improve the effective and efficient management of a complex water system.

Introduction and a theoretical frameowrk for Knowledge Management for Sustainable Water Systems
Meir Russ


Chapter 1: Perspectives from a water research institute on Knowledge Management for Sustainable Water Management
Janet G. Hering, Lothar Nunnenmacher and Harald von Waldow

Chapter 2: Information transfer and knowledge sharing by water user associations in China
Dajun Shen, Xuedong Yu and Ali Guna

Chapter 3: Knowledge Management Systems for urban water sustainability: Lessons for developing nations
Vallari Chandna and Ana Iusco

Chapter 4: A Knowledge Management model for corporate water responsibility
Fabien Martinez

Chapter 5: How 21st Century Knowledge Management can greatly improve talent management for sustainable water project teams
Stephen Atkins, Lesley Gill, Kay Lion, Marie Schaddelee and Tonny Tonny

Chapter 6: How sustainable innovations win in the fish industry: Theorizing incumbent-entrant dynamics across aquaculture and fisheries
Bilgehan Uzunca and Shuk-Ching Li

Chapter 7: Decrease in federal regulations in the U.S.: Preparing for dirty water, can Knowledge Management help?
Breanne Parr


Chapter 8: Knowledge Management strategies for drinking water protection in mountain forests
Roland Koeck, Eduard Hochbichler and Harald Vacik

Chapter 9: Knowledge Management, openness and transparency in sustainable water systems: The case of Eau Mediterranee
Chris Kimble and Isabelle Bourdon

Chapter 10: Complexity, collective action and water management: The case of Bilbao ria
Laura Albareda and Jose Antonio Campos

Chapter 11: Virtual and inter-organizational processes of knowledge creation and Ba for sustainable management of rivers
Federico Niccolini, Chiara Bartolacci, Cristina Cristalli and Daniela Isidori

Chapter 12: Water metabolism in the socio-economic system
Delin Fang and Bin Chen