Institutional perspectives & water policy


Smit, H., R.M. Kassa, R. Ahlers and P. van der Zaag, 2017. The political morphology of drainage — How gully formation links to State formation in the Choke Mountains of Ethiopia. World Development 98, 231-244 [doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.04.031] [OPEN ACCESS]

Rusca, M., A.S. Boakye-Ansah, A. Loftus, G. Ferrero and P. van der Zaag, 2017. An interdisciplinary political ecology of drinking water quality; exploring socio-ecological inequalities in Lilongwe’s water supply network. Geoforum 84, 138-146 [doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.06.013] [OPEN ACCESS]

Gharesifard, M., U. Wehn and P. van der Zaag. 2017. Towards benchmarking Citizen Observatories: features and functioning of online amateur weather networks. Journal of Environmental Management 193, 381–393 [doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.02.003]

Ping, Neoh Siew, U. Wehn, C. Zevenbergen, P. van der Zaag, 2016. Towards two-way flood risk communication: current practice in a community in the UK. Journal of Water and Climate Change 7(4), 651-664 [doi:10.2166/wcc.2016.015]

Ceola, S., A. Montanari, T. Krueger, F. Dyer, H. Kreibich, I. Westerberg, G. Carr, C. Cudennec, A. Elshorbagy, H.H.G. Savenije, P. van der Zaag et al., 2016. Adaptation of Water Resources Systems to Changing Society and Environment – A statement by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Hydrological Sciences Journal 61(16), 2803-2817 [doi:10.1080/02626667.2016.1230674] [OPEN ACCESS]

Kemerink, J.S., S.N. Munyao, K. Schwartz, R. Ahlers, P. van der Zaag, 2016. Why infrastructure still matters: unravelling water reform processes in an uneven waterscape in rural Kenya. International Journal of the Commons 10(2), 1055-1081 [doi:10.18352/ijc.646] [OPEN ACCESS]

Boakye-Ansah, A.S., G. Ferrero, M. Rusca and P. van der Zaag, 2016. Inequalities in microbial contamination of drinking water supplies in urban areas. The case of Lilongwe, Malawi. Journal of Water and Health 14(5), 851-863 [doi:10.2166/wh.2016.258]

Abdullah, A.D., I. Masih, P. van der Zaag, U.F.A. Karim, I. Popescu, Q. Al-Suhail, 2015. Shatt al Arab River system under escalating pressure: A preliminary exploration of the issues and options for mitigation. International Journal for River Basin Management 13(2), 215-227 [doi:10.1080/15715124.2015.1007870]

Savenije, H.H.G., A.Y. Hoekstra and P. van der Zaag, 2014. Evolving water science in the Anthropocene. In: M. Sivapalan, T.J. Troy, V. Srinivasan, A. Kleidon, D. Gerten, and A. Montanari (eds.), “Predictions under change: water, earth, and biota in the anthropocene.” Special issue. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 319–332 [doi:10.5194/hess-18-319-2014] [OPEN ACCESS]

Frerks, G., T. Dietz and P. van der Zaag, 2014. Conflict and cooperation on natural resources: justifying the CoCooN programme. In: M. Bavinck, L. Pellegrini and E. Mostert (eds.), Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South: Conceptual Approaches. CRC Press, New York; p.13-34 [available online] [OPEN ACCESS]

Van Koppen, B., P. van der Zaag, E. Manzungu and B. Tapela, 2014. Roman water law in rural Africa: the unfinished business of colonial dispossession. Water International 39:1, 49-62 [doi:10.1080/02508060.2013.863636] [OPEN ACCESS]

Komakech, Hans C., and Pieter van der Zaag, 2013. Polycentrism and pitfalls: the formation of water users forums in the Kikuletwa catchment, Tanzania. Water International 38(3), 231–249 [doi: 10.1080/02508060.2013.791763]

Kemerink, J.S., L.E. Méndez Barrientos, R. Ahlers, F. Wester, P. van der Zaag, 2013. Challenging the concept of Water User Associations as the vehicle for transformation: the question of inclusion and representation in rural South Africa. Water Policy 15(2): 243-257 [doi:10.2166/wp.2012.127]

Komakech, H.C., P. van der Zaag and B. van Koppen, 2012. The dynamics between water asymmetry, inequality and heterogeneity sustaining canal institutions in Makanya catchment, Tanzania. Water Policy 14(5): 800–820 [doi:10.2166/wp.2012.196].

Komakech, H.C., M. Condon and P. van der Zaag, 2012. The role of statutory and local rules in allocating water between large- and small-scale irrigators in an African river catchment. Water SA 38(1): 115-126 [doi:10.4314/wsa.v38i1.14] [OPEN ACCESS]

Kemerink, J.S., R. Ahlers and P. van der Zaag, 2011. Contested water rights in post-apartheid South Africa: the struggle for water at catchment level. Water SA 37(4): 585-594 [doi:10.4314/wsa.v37i4.16] [OPEN ACCESS]

Komakech, H.C., and P. van der Zaag, P., 2011. Understanding the emergence and functioning of river committees in a catchment of the Pangani basin, Tanzania. Water Alternatives 4(2): 197-222. [] [OPEN ACCESS]

Van der Zaag, P., 2010. Viewpoint – Water variability, soil nutrient heterogeneity and market volatility – Why sub-Saharan Africa’s Green Revolution will be location-specific and knowledge-intensive. Water Alternatives 3(1): 154-160. [] [OPEN ACCESS]

Nazer, D., M. Siebel and P. van der Zaag, Z. Mimi and H.J. Gijzen, 2010. A financial, environmental and social evaluation of domestic water management options in the West Bank, Palestine. Water Resources Management 24 (15): 4445-4467 [doi:10.1007/s11269-010-9667-z]

Van der Zaag, P., 2009. Southern Africa: Evolving regional water law and politics. Chapter 15 in: J.W. Dellapenna and J. Gupta (eds.), The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water. Springer, Berlin; pp.245-261.

Van der Zaag, P., J. Gupta and P. Darvis, 2009. Urgent water challenges are not sufficiently researched. HESS Opinions. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 13: 905-912. [doi:10.5194/hess-13-905-2009] [OPEN ACCESS]

Gupta, J., and P. van der Zaag, 2009. The politics of water science: On unresolved water problems and biased research agendas. Global Environmental Politics 9(2): 14-24. [doi:10.1162/glep.2009.9.2.14]

Verma, S., D.A. Kampman, P. van der Zaag and A.Y. Hoekstra, 2009. Going against the flow: A critical analysis of virtual water trade in the context of India’s National River Linking Program. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 34: 261-269 [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2008.05.002]

Komnenic, V., R. Ahlers and P. van der Zaag, 2009. Assessing the usefulness of the Water Poverty Index by applying it to a special case: Can one be water poor with high levels of access? Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 34: 219-224 [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2008.03.005]

Swatuk, L.A., and P. van der Zaag, 2009. River Basin Security: Theory and Practice in the Save and Pungwe River Basins of Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 21(4): 705-731

Kemerink, J.S., R. Ahlers and P. van der Zaag, 2009. Assessment of the potential for hydro-solidarity within plural legal conditions of traditional irrigation systems in northern Tanzania. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 34: 881-889 [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2009.06.012]

Lamei, A., P. van der Zaag and E. Imam, 2009. Integrating wastewater reuse in water resources management for hotels in arid coastal regions – Case Study of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Water Science and Technology 60(9): 2235–2243. [doi:10.2166/wst.2009.685]

Lamei, A, Tilmant, A, van der Zaag, P, Imam, E, 2009. Dynamic programming of capacity expansion for reverse osmosis desalination plant: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Water Science and Technology- Water Supply 9(3): 233-246. [doi:10.2166/ws.2009.407]

Lamei, A., Von Münch, E., Van der Zaag, P., Imam, E., 2009. Optimum contracted-for water supply for hotels in arid coastal regions. Water Science & Technology 59: 1541-1550 [doi:10.2166/wst.2009.151]

Lamei, A., Van der Zaag, P., von Münch, E, 2009. Water resources management to satisfy high water demand in the arid Sharm El Sheikh, the Red Sea, Egypt. Desalination and Water Treatment 1: 299-306 [doi:10.5004/dwt.2009.119]

Lamei, A., van der Zaag, P., von Münch, E., 2008. Impact of solar energy cost on water production cost of seawater desalination plants in Egypt. Energy Policy 36: 1748-1756 [doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2007.12.026]

Lamei, A., Van der Zaag, P., von Münch, E, 2008. Basic cost equations to estimate unit production costs for RO desalination and long-distance piping to supply water to tourism-dominated arid coastal regions of Egypt. Desalination 225: 1-12 [doi:10.1016/j.desal.2007.08.003]

Van der Zaag, P., and J. Gupta, 2008. Scale issues in the governance of water storage projects. Water Resour. Res. 44, W10417 [doi:10.1029/2007WR006364]

Savenije, H.H.G., and P. van der Zaag, 2008. Integrated water resources management concepts and issues. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 33: 290-297 [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2008.02.003]

Gupta, J., and P. van der Zaag, 2008. Interbasin water transfers and integrated water resources management: Where engineering, science and politics interlock. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 33: 28-40 [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2007.04.003]

Van der Zaag, P., 2007. Asymmetry and equity in water resources management; critical governance issues for Southern Africa. Water Resources Management 21(12): 1993-2004. [doi:10.1007/s11269-006-9124-1]

Merrey, D.J., R. Meinzen-Dick, P.P. Mollinga, E. Karar, W. Huppert, J. Rees, J. Vera, K. Vegerich and P. van der Zaag, 2007. Policy and institutional reform: the art of the possible. Chapter 5 in D. Molden (ed.), Water for Food, Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. London: Earthscan and Colombo: International Water Management Institute; pp. 193-231 [] [OPEN ACCESS]

Love, D., Twomlow S., Mupangwa W., Van der Zaag P., Gumbo B., 2006. Implementing the millennium development food security goals – Challenges of the southern African context. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 31 (15-16): 731-737. [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2006.08.002]

Van der Zaag, P., 2005. Integrated water resources management: relevant concept of irrelevant buzzword? A capacity building and research agenda for southern Africa. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 30: 867-871. [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2005.08.032]

Mkandla, N., P. van der Zaag and P. Sibanda, 2005. Bulawayo water supplies: sustainable alternatives for the next decade. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 30: 935-942. [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2005.08.040]

Gumbo B., P. van der Zaag, P.B. Robinson, L. Jonker and J.S. Buckle, 2004. Training needs for water demand management. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 29: 1365-1373. [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2004.09.023]

Dube, E., and P. van der Zaag, 2003. Analysing water use patterns for water demand management: the case of the city of Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 28: 805-815. [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2003.08.004]

Mohamed-Katerere, J., and P. van der Zaag, 2003, Untying the “Knot of Silence”; making water policy and law responsive to local normative systems. In: F.A. Hassan, M. Reuss, J. Trottier, C. Bernhardt, A.T. Wolf, J. Mohamed-Katerere and P. van der Zaag (eds.), History and Future of Shared Water Resources. IHP Technical Documents in Hydrology – PCCP series No. 6. UNESCO, Paris [] [OPEN ACCESS]

Savenije, H.H.G., and P. van der Zaag, 2002. Water as an economic good and demand management; paradigms with pitfalls. Water International 27(1): 98-104. [doi:10.1080/02508060208686982]

Van der Zaag, P., A. Bolding and E. Manzungu, 2001, Water-networks and the actor: the case of the Save River Catchment, Zimbabwe. In: P. Hebinck and G. Verschoor (eds.), Resonances and dissonances in development; actors, networks and cultural repertoires. Van Gorcum, Assen; pp. 257-279

Van der Zaag, P., 1992, The material dimension of social practice in water management, a case study in Mexico. In: G. Diemer and J. Slabbers (eds.), Irrigators and engineers. Thesis Publishers, Amsterdam; pp. 73-83

Hwange waterhole, Zimbabwe (photo: Jochem van der Zaag)

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