Social Network Analysis (SNA) in practice
SNA in practice
SNA provides a new and practical means to communicate the characteristics of a water governance network and helps in our understanding of individual decision makers within the context of a broader network of people who have different objectives, experiences, understanding of decision theory, and prejudices (Hammond, Keeney and Raiffa 1998). This study using SNA in combination with expert interviews provides new insights into how relationships between actors and their perceived influence and power (i.e. funding, information flow) impact water governance – bounded by policy and geographic constraints.