Water History


List of Papers (Total 52)

Between arguments, interests and expertise: the institutional development of the Dutch water boards, 1953-present

The Dutch water boards perform essential tasks for the Netherlands and generally effectively, yet they have often been called old-fashioned, ineffective and expensive. This paper describes and analyses the discussions on the water boards since 1953 in order to increase insight in the factors that influence institutional change in water management. In this period the water boards ...

Editorial 8.1

Editorial 6.3