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Complexity, collective action and water management. The case of Bilbao La Ria

LUT Authors / Editors

Publication Details
Authors: Albareda Laura, Campos Jose Antonio
Editors of book: Russ, Meir
Publishing place: London
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Handbook of Knowledge Management for Sustainable Water System
ISBN: 978-1-119-27163-5
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


This chapters analizes five decades of collective commitment to water management in Bilbao La Ria estuary, creating an institution for collective action to sanitize the estuary and co-mage the water and hydric resources adopted a long-term approach and building a set of complex infrastructures and Knowledgement Management to re-distribute and keep fresh and clean water for the population and the natural ecosystem. The Bilbao-Biscay Water Consortium was created in 1867 as a collective action institution which included particiaption by 19 municipalities across the estuary banks and the regions, together with regional and national governments. It represents an advanced and successful case of collective and adaptive water management reacting to high levels of water pollution that was seriously affecting human life and the region´s economic and social well-being.

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