Institutional Boundary Conditions for Tidal River Management
Step 1 Delta level: Institutional analysis of spatial fit
At the delta level, we analyze how polders and related water management infrastructures are governed in the southwestern region of Bangladesh.
Step 2 Polder level: Institutional analysis of user groups’ organizational capacity
At the polder-level, we explore how the application of controlled flooding and sediment accretion techniques will affect rural livelihoods.
Step 3 Feedbacks: Interacting delta- and polder level governance solutions
Step 3 regards the study of feedbacks that operate across scales and that are related with modes of governance (e.g., technocratic, participatory, and sociocratic), and with incongruency in mental models of the actors involved.
Step 3 Living Polders: Optimization of governance
Steps 1-3 will identify deficiencies with regard to current delta level governance of TRM, polder level user organizations, and the innovation system in place.
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