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Perspectives of the social sciences on the implementation of water policies

Policy makers and project managers in the field of water and aquatic environments frequently encounter important questions such as whether water polices imply an opposition between humans and nature. Is the concept of the general public interest sufficient to justify policies? How can the necessary changes be implemented in a complex and often conflictual context of collective action? What is the best way to design, accompany and/or participate in the collaborative processes involved? Using a number of concrete examples, the book (only available in French) proposes a diverse panorama of the schools of thought concerning these issues and puts the reader in a position to better understand and defend the political and strategic implications of water policies. This short document provides a glimpse of those issues.