Cheryl Lynn de Boer

University of Twente
CSTM, School of Management and Governance

Ravelijn Building
University of Twente
Enschede, Overijssel
Netherlands
7500 AE
c.deboer@utwente.nl |  Visit Personal Website


Search Google Scholar
Search for Google Scholar Profile

Cheryl de Boer currently researches water policy implementation in various international contexts, the influence of governance regimes on the interaction processes found in adaptive management processes and projects, and how the characteristics of a governance regime can be used to address gaps related to supporting adaptive management of water resources. Empirical data and research currently focused on stream restoration processes, multifunctional land use as well as rural change and development.

Citation:
Boer, Cheryl de., and Hans Bressers. 2011. Complex and Dynamic Implementation Processes: The renaturalization of the Dutch Regge River. Enschede. University of Twente
Abstract: This book contains a careful evaluation of the case of the Regge River Renaturalization process according to an analytical framework that coherently integrates a wealth of approaches to policy implementation and project management. An overview is provided of the most interesting aspects of the policies that are combined in these multi-functional projects. Looking towards the actors, the analysis shows a remarkable variety of strategies of practitioners to cope with many environments. The overlapping project goals, open communication and adapting to different opportunities are seen as being key aspects of successful stream restoration projects taking place in a complex and dynamic context. The study includes many lessons for practitioners on how to make optimal use of the opportunities given - or create new ones.
URL: http://doc.utwente.nl/77862/

Substantive Focus:
Environmental Policy
Governance

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation
Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Keywords

GOVERNANCE WATER POLICY ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT RIVERS MULTI-FUNCTIONAL LAND USE CONTEXTUAL WATER GOVERNANCE REGIMES