Water management: Sacrificing normative practice subverting the traditions of water apportionment - ‘whose justice? which rationality?'

Mehdi Fasihi Harandi, MG Nia, Marc de Vries

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Abstract

Since current water governance patterns mandate cooperation and partnership within and between the actors in the hydrosystems, supplementary models are necessary to distinguish the roles and the rules of indoor actions which is why we extend a theory in the frameworks of philosophy of technology. This analysis is empirically grounded on the problematic hydrosystems of a river in central Iran, Zayandehrud. Following a modernist-holistic-based analysis, it illustrates how values in the water apportionment mechanisms are being reshaped. The article by using the theory of normative practice has scrutinised the tasks and the rules of the old and new water-management systems, Mirab. Subsequently according to such philosophical theory, it has argued that the conflicts over the cases are due to interference of structural and directional norms within them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241
Number of pages1269
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • water management
  • normative practice
  • Mirab
  • modernism
  • holistic thinking
  • technological development

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    Hydrosystems as Multipractice Phenomena: A Normative Approach to Analysing Governance System Failures

    Fasihi Harandi, M., 9 Jun 2016, 220 p.

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