Reference : Actionable knowledge for sustainability at the water-land nexus: An inquiry into gove...
Dissertations and theses : Doctoral thesis
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Multidisciplinary, general & others
Actionable knowledge for sustainability at the water-land nexus: An inquiry into governance and social learning in two river basins in Luxembourg
[de] Handlungswissen für Nachhaltigkeit am Wasser-Land-Nexus. Eine Analyse von Governance und sozialem Lernen in zwei Flussgebieten in Luxemburg
Hondrila, Kristina mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) >]
University of Luxembourg, ​Esch-sur-Alzette, ​​Luxembourg
Docteur en Sciences Sociales
König, Ariane mailto
Schulz, Christian mailto
Pahl-Wostl, Claudia
Chabay, Ilan
Manhart, Sebastian
[en] sustainability ; knowledge ; environmental governance ; social learning ; Luxembourg ; water ; land-use
[en] The thesis offers in-depth empirical insights into diverse factors that foster or hinder collective capacities of actors to address sustainability challenges at the water-land nexus. It focuses on how relations, knowledge, and practices in diverse organisations and professions engaged in governance and social learning processes in the Syr and Upper Sûre river basins in Luxembourg have changed following the entering into force of the EU Water Framework Directive in 2000. Finding that contradictions in water and land systems grow while spaces for self-organisation and meaning-making shrink, the thesis raises fundamental questions concerning both dominant supply- and productivity-oriented paradigms and managerial approaches to sustainability. New approaches are needed to foster actionable knowledge, embracing interrelations between ecological and social regeneration.
Education, Culture, Cognition & Society (ECCS) > Institute of Education & Society (InES)
Ministry of the Environment
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students

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