Water governance in vale do paraiba paulista: Network of actors and socioecological systems

Alexandre R. Marques, Maria Angélica Toniolo, Myanna Lahsen, Sergio Pulice, Evandro Albiach Branco, Diógenes Salas Alves

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Environmental changes bring challenges to the governance of water resources in the Paulista Macrometropolis. In this context, adaptive governance and the articulation of actors in networks are strategies for coping with this type of situation. This article analyzes water governance in the Paraiba Valley in light of the challenges posed by the 2013-2015 water crisis. Objective is to analyze the network of actors, exploring ways for greater participation of civil society in socioecological adaptation actions. The method used was Social Network Analysis. The conclusion is that there is a mismatch between civil society and the state to negotiate positions. The paper identifies opportunities for enhancing connections between civil society and academia and broadening engagement and cooperation with a focus on adaptive water governance.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere01381
Number of pages24
JournalAmbiente e Sociedade
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2020


  • Adaptive governance
  • Jaguari-atibainha interconnection
  • Network of actors
  • Socioecological systems
  • Water crisis

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