Social Network Analysis (SNA) case study approach
SNA case study approach
Our work builds on recent water governance research (Schiffer and Hauck 2010, Stein, Ernstson and Barron 2011) and takes a case-study approach applying SNA to explore and help characterize the Okanagan water governance network. Benchmarking the Okanagan water governance network provides an opportunity to better understand the actor relationships, formal and informal, involved in water governance and some of the factors that influence decision making processes applied to water scarcity events in the Okanagan. By applying SNA we can explore some of the characteristics of the network including how funds and information are perceived to flow through it.