Environmental resilience and intergovernmental collaboration in the Pearl River Delta

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Abstract

Water resource management is a crucial issue in the rapidly urbanizing Pearl River Delta. Numerous studies have examined transboundary water management, but those focusing on Hong Kong are largely technical, with little consideration for political dynamics or collaboration. This study's contribution is a systematic analysis of water governance in China's 'one country–two systems' setting. Through interviews and historical analysis, the study applies Ostrom's Institutional Analysis and Development framework to a setting with political complexity and environmental vulnerability. The principal finding is that cooperation on supply infrastructure reflects a regional interdependence that builds the multiparty trust needed for more strategic governance. Copyright © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-546
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
Volume34
Issue number4
Early online dateOct 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Citation

Hartley, K. (2018). Environmental resilience and intergovernmental collaboration in the Pearl River Delta. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 34(4), 525-546. doi: 10.1080/07900627.2017.1382334

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Transboundary governance
  • Water resource management
  • Hong Kong
  • Intergovernmental relations

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