Water managers acknowledge on a global scale that current practices are no longer sustainable and have an adverse impact on ecology (disruptions to the water cycle and habitats), public health (water qualities, sanitation services) and the economy (flooding, drought and overuse of resources). The idea of applying transitioning approaches stems from growing recognition that changes in water management are urgently needed. The SWITCH transitioning approach was developed by consolidating the project’s existing stakeholder engagement approach with ideas on transition knowledge, an emerging new field of science.
|Title of host publication||SWITCH in the city|
|Subtitle of host publication||putting urban water management to the test|
|Editors||John Butterworth, Peter McIntyre, Carmen da Silva-Wells|
|Place of Publication||The Hague|
|Publisher||IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|