New, open access, peer-reviewed, e-journal: Water Alternatives

June 10, 2008.  

We announce that the first issue of the new, free, open access, peer-reviewed, e-journal Water Alternatives has been posted on June 1. The table of contents is given below. The site address is, where you can register for alerts and find more information on the journal. Water Alternatives appears three times a year. The next issue is due October 1.


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With kind regards,

The editors:


François Molle

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), UR199, Montpellier, France; molle@mpl.ird.


Peter P. Mollinga

Department of Political and Cultural Change, ZEF (Center for Development Research), Bonn University,


Ruth Meinzen-Dick

International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA; r.meinzen‐



Volume 1 | Issue 1

June 2008




Water, politics and development: Introducing Water Alternatives

François Molle, Peter P. Mollinga, Ruth Meinzen-Dick

Water Alternatives 1(1):1-6




Water, politics and development: Framing a political sociology of water resources management

Peter P. Mollinga

Water Alternatives 1(1): 7-23


A political economy of water in southern Africa

Larry A. Swatuk

Water Alternatives 1(1): 24-47


Water rights arenas in the Andes: Upscaling networks to strengthen local water control

Rutgerd Boelens

Water Alternatives 1(1): 48-65


River-basin politics and the rise of ecological democracy in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa

Christopher Sneddon and Coleen Fox

Water Alternatives 1(1): 66-88


Lost in translation: The participatory imperative and local water governance in north Thailand and southwest Germany

Andreas Neef

Water Alternatives 1(1): 89-110


Men, masculinities and water powers in irrigation

Margreet Zwarteveen

Water Alternatives 1(1): 111-130


Nirvana concepts, storylines and policy models: Insights from the water sector

François Molle

Water Alternatives 1(1): 131-156


Distilling or diluting? Negotiating the water research-policy interface

Frances Cleaver and Tom Franks

Water Alternatives 1(1): 157-177

Book Reviews


Modern myths of the Mekong: A critical review of water and development concepts, principles and policies. (Kummu, M.; Keskinen, M. and Varis, O. (Eds). 2008).

By: Rajesh Daniel

Water Alternatives 1(1): 178-180



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