Table 1. Substantive and governance transitions analyzed in the case studies presented.


Country/region Transition analyzed Source

Substantive transitions
 
United States Transition from single purpose to integrated water resources management Ingram and Lejano (2009)
China Transition from hydraulic paradigm to ecosystem-based water management te Boekhorst et al. (2010)
Thailand Transitions from:
  • diversion in wet seasons only to all year-round irrigation
  • giving priority to farming to giving priority to urban and industrial users
  • emphasis on consumable quantities of water to the service-rendering quality of water
Lebel et al. (2009)
Australia Transitions from:
  • economic water use only to environmental water allocation
  • unregulated to regulated ground water use
Hughes and McKay (2009)
South Africa Transition from extraction and pollution of mining water to pollution prevention Turton (2009)
Hungary Transition from hydraulic paradigm to ecosystem-based river management Werners et al. (2010)
Spain Transition from supply-based water management to demand management Font and Subirats (2010)
Germany Transitions from a traditional technocratic safety discourse to an ecological risk perspective Becker (2009)
The Netherlands Transition from hydraulic paradigm (construction of dams and dikes) to space for the river and river restoration Huitema and Meijerink (2009b)

Governance transitions
 
Mexico Privatization (creation of water markets, introduction of water pricing), decentralization, introduction of participatory governance (establishment of water user associations) Wilder (2010)
India Decentralization, introduction of participatory governance (establishment of water user associations) Narain (2009)
Indonesia Decentralization, introduction of participatory governance (establishment of water user associations) Bhat and Mollinga (2009)
Tanzania Privatization, decentralization, introduction of participatory governance (establishment of water user associations) Goldin and Kibassa (2009)
European Union Marketization (introduction principles of full cost recovery and water pricing), introduction of participatory governance (public participation, stakeholder participation) Partzsch (2009)
Turkey Privatization of water services, decentralization, introduction of participatory governance (establishment of water user associations) Kibaroglu et al. (2009)
Sweden Transition from non-adaptive towards adaptive institutions Olsson and Galaz (2009)