About the Author
Francois Molle is a Senior Researcher at the Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, France, and holds a joint appointment with the International Water Management Institute. He has 25 years of experience in irrigation and water management in South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. He now focuses his research on institutional and political aspects of water management, water governance, river basin management and water policy. His research in recent years has been centered on water governance in the Mekong Region and he has recently co-edited a book entitled Contested Waterscapes in the Mekong Region: Hydropower, Livelihoods and governance. He is also co-edior in chief of Water Alternatives. Philippus Wester is Assistant Professor Water Reforms with the Centre for Water and Climate of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Trained as a sociotechnical water management researcher, he has 15 years of experience studying water resources management in Senegal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mexico and The Netherlands. His current research focuses on river basin management, institutional change processes and participatory groundwater management."